The more you put off cleaning soap scum — the buildup of soap, minerals, dead skin, dirt and body oil — the more difficult it becomes to eliminate. Fortunately, you have quite a few alternatives in regards to cleaning soap scum off your shower door and walls. Specially formulated cleansers are available in grocery store aisles, but you may also create your bathtub sparkle using greener and less expensive techniques.
Pour 1 cup of white vinegar into a spray bottle. If desired, dilute the vinegar with 1 cup water and add 1 tablespoon dishwashing fluid.
Spray the bathtub generously. Permit the vinegar to sit for 15 minutes. Don’t use this mixture on stone showers. It’s safe for tile.
Scrub the shower using a wet scrub brush. If necessary, scrub round the door frame and handles using a toothbrush. Implement more vinegar remedy as needed.
Rinse the bathtub with warm water and dry with a chamois cloth or squeegee.
Baking Soda and Abrasives
Mix 1 cup of baking soda with enough water to form a thick paste. If desired, use a industrial abrasive cleanser instead. Don’t use this mixture on stone showers. It’s safe for tile.
Turn on the shower to wet the door and walls. Turn it off as soon as the shower is moist.
Dip a scrub brush to the paste and apply the paste to the door and walls. Allow it to sit for five minutes.
Rinse the scrub brush and scrub again, using a toothbrush for the door frame and handles if needed.
Rinse the shower with warm water and dry with a chamois cloth or squeegee.