How to Clean Shower Door With Protective Coating

Do you have a show door that is covered in soap scum and hard water stains? Have you tried to clean it, but nothing seems to work? If so, We recommend using the protective coating method. In this blog post, we will discuss how to clean a shower door with a protective coating. 

The first step is removing all of the existing soapy residues by wiping down the entire surface with a cleaning product such as Windex or vinegar. Next, dry off any excess moisture before applying your chosen coating sealant,

which should be done every year or two depending on the frequency of use and type of adhesive used. Finally, wipe away any remaining streaks while giving it one last look over for missed spots before calling it good! Read on to know more!

How to Clean Shower Door With Protective Coating

Reasons Why Should Clean Shower Door With Protective Coating?

If you have a coating door, the cleaning process is straightforward. However, some reasons will help you do that job in a short time and thoroughly:

1. If the glass has a protective coating, it does not need to be cleaned as often since water doesn’t stick to it.

2. The glass surface is not constantly exposed to the elements, so the dirt doesn’t build up as quickly.

3. You can use a cheap, non-abrasive cleaner instead of costly commercial cleaners which contain ammonia and other harsh chemicals.

4. It’s environmentally friendly if you use water and vinegar since it makes your home a green home.

5. You can use a gentle microfiber cloth on the coating; it won’t leave any fibers or lint behind.

6. It’s simple to clean; you must wipe it down after every shower with a soft, damp microfiber towel.

7. The glass is easier to clean if you wipe down the door after every shower because it doesn’t have time to dry and leave behind soap scum or mineral deposits.

8. There are several ways to clean your glass safely without damaging the coating, such as using environmentally friendly products like baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, and other natural products.

9. The glass is easier for children and the elderly to clean since it doesn’t have a coating that might be slippery.

10. You can save money in the long run if you do not have to hire a professional to come and scrub your shower door down every year.

Materials You’ll Need

Use some protective gloves

To clean a shower door, you must have all sorts of materials. Some are compulsory, while others are optional. Make sure you have the following:

  • Bucket with warm water
  • Protective gloves
  • Dishwashing liquid or hand soap (make sure it is gentle)
  • Rubber scrubber
  • Cleaning agent (you can use vinegar or glass cleaner)
  • Cleaning sponge
  • A paper towel for drying
  • Microfiber cloth for finishing the job.

Steps to Follow: How To Clean Shower Door With Protective Coating

Steps to Follow To Clean Shower Door With Protective Coating

Step 1:

The first thing you need to do is protect your hands. Use protective gloves and carefully remove the shower door from its brackets. Next, put a plastic bag on the floor, underneath the shower door,

So that the excess water falls there instead of on the rest of your bathroom tiles or your feet! Going one step further, if you have an acrylic-type shower door, you can protect the floor from water damage by placing a towel on it.

Step 2:

Wash the outside of your door. Use a bar of gentle hand soap or dishwashing liquid and scrub gently with your rubber sponge. When rinsing off, don’t let the water hit the glass directly because that will leave streaks. Instead, make sure the water goes straight to the plastic bag.

Step 3:

After you have cleaned the outside of your door, it’s time to start cleaning the inside. This is a much more delicate process. Use a cleaner and a microfiber cloth for this job. Dip your cloth in the solution and wash from top to bottom, rinsing after each stroke.

Step 4:

You can also use a paper towel if you don’t have a microfiber cloth. However, this type of towel will leave some streaks behind, so it’s better to be safe than sorry and go with the former option.

Step 5:

Once your shower door is completely dry, take a look at it. If you notice any streaks or drips that the cleaning process has not removed, wipe them away with a cotton swab soaked in your cleaning agent.

Step 6:

Re-install the shower door back into its brackets and admire your work! Then, enjoy a nice warm shower without any fear of leaving behind stains or having to wipe the door constantly.

Tips to Maintain Your Shower Door:

Tips to Maintain Your Shower Door

Knowing how to clean the shower door with a protective coating is helpful. Here we will look at some tips to maintain your shower doors and keep them in good condition.

1. You may go for a glass company and buy new panels if yours are damaged, but new panels can be costly, and you might not like how they look compared to the ones you have now.

2. If you want to prevent the need for new panels, you can use protective coatings. Protective coatings are available in hardware stores and provide a second barrier atop your glass doors that help protect against corrosion.

3. You should know how to clean the shower door with a protective coating without scratching your panels before applying any protective coating. The first step is to clean your panels.

4. Many glass companies will clean panels for a fee. If you want to do it yourself, you can purchase a home window-washing kit or mix up your own solution.

5. To make a cleaning solution, add one part white vinegar and three parts water to a spray bottle. Shake well before using, and remember to wear rubber gloves when working with the solution.

6. Clean your panels with this solution and wipe them dry with a microfiber cloth to avoid streaks. If you have stubborn areas, use an old toothbrush to scrub them gently.


The best way to clean your shower door is with a protective coating. This will help protect the glass against hard water deposits that can cause unsightly stains, mineral buildup, and other problems over time. You do not need any expensive products or tools to apply this product. You must wipe it on evenly using an old t-shirt rag, paintbrush, or towel. 

The blog post has helped you learn about how to clean a shower door with a protective coating. We hope that the information provided in this article was helpful and will assist you when it comes time for cleaning next. If not, please feel free to contact us at any time if there is anything else we can help you with!

Jennifer Branett
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