We share a series of tips, tricks and basic products to conveniently clean your shower screen.Getty Images
For a few years now, shower screens have become one of the most demanded choices to complete the number of toilets that make up the bathrooms of a home. And, for this reason, its cleaning is different from the typical bathroom screen. Whether they are fixed shower screens, bathtub screens or sliding shower screens, dirt must be removed in a specific way. Next, we share several tricks, tips and basic products (also specialized in case you need them) to leave them pristine.
How to clean bathroom screens with basic products?
There is no single product for this, because a toilet with these characteristics is made up of various areas to be treated, but a series of basic items can be brought together at affordable prices that can be purchased on online platforms such as Amazon. These are the six essential products that you must gather before getting down to business.
Flexible spatula with ergonomic handle and support
A good way to remove any remaining soap or water in just a few strokes.
work cushion for knees
Ideal for use when cleaning the lower areas of the screen.
Extra soft and non-abrasive scouring pad from Scotch-Brite
With this accessory we will not leave any type of scratch or mark.
Corner and joint brush set
The ideal candidates to remove embedded dirt in specific places.
Pack of twelve absorbent and anti-lint microfiber cloths
Cloths capable of absorbing eight times their weight that will be of great help to us.
Multi-Purpose Baking Soda
The all-rounder of cleaning to remove the most stubborn stains.
Shower screens: six steps for basic and effective cleaning
From EL PAÍS Escaparate we are aware that time is the main factor that plays against us when referring to cleaning tasks. Therefore, the clearer we are about the steps to follow in certain procedures, such as when removing dirt from the shower screen, the more minutes we will save. These are the steps that we can follow for a basic but effective cleaning of this bathroom area:
We remove the drops of water and the remains of soap that may have remained in the last shower using a spatula as described above (and with longitudinal movements from top to bottom). Meanwhile, we will leave the window or the door (or both) open to that the air runs and the humidity does not concentrate. Once these two steps have been completed, which we should carry out with some regularity, we will resort to mixing sodium bicarbonate and white vinegar diluted with water. The resulting mixture will be applied, above all, in the most difficult stains that the putty knife could not remove. We can do it with a soft scourer. After this, we will dry well with several microfiber cloths, previously moistened to drag the possible remains that remain in a simple way. We will let it dry in the air. Without forgetting the joints with the floor and the corners, areas where traces of dirt adhere, such as body hair detached during the shower. It will be easier for us to clean this area with a brush with an ergonomic handle and hard but flexible bristles. And if you need to lie down, use a soft cushion (your knees will thank you).
Specific cleaners against limescale, mold and other refills
Limescale, mold and embedded dirt can be prevented on a surface such as the shower screen, which is so exposed to wear and tear due to contact with water and soapy products. Therefore, resorting to the following professional products is a great alternative. Its action lies not only in cleaning, but also in preventing dirt from appearing and becoming embedded. These are our specialized product proposals:
Cleaner to remove lime scale, from Viakal
This product provides a lasting shine and prevents the appearance of limescale stains or shadows on the glass of the shower screen, even in hard water areas. Its protective formula removes the accumulation of lime deposits effectively. Its application is simple: let it act for five minutes and clean with a dry or damp cloth.
Anti-mold spray for partition joints
The mold that is generated in poorly ventilated bathrooms can tarnish (a lot) the joints of our shower screen, especially the areas close to the tiles. To avoid this, there is nothing better than resorting to a specialized cleaner such as Pattex. It acts effectively and in just ten minutes in the areas most exposed to constant humidity.
Anti-drip cleaner for screens
The remaining drops after the shower splash the surface of the entire screen and considerably disfigure it. If we want the water to go all the way down, it is necessary to use some hydrophobic additive. The one we propose can be used in all types of glass or bathroom mirrors. You just have to spray in the desired area and then proceed to dry it.
Durable anti-limescale protector for screens
A product resistant to soaps, repellent to water and other soaps and long-lasting (withstanding years of use): this is what this anti-limescale cleaner is like. It does not allow dirt to become embedded and is suitable for screens, mirrors or large windows. With it, we will shorten cleaning times and it is applied in just three steps manually, according to the manufacturer.
Shower Door Rubber Sealing Gasket
Sometimes, cleaning does not serve to restore the original shine and poise. For this reason, one of the elements of any self-respecting bathroom screen that wears out before is, without a doubt, the joints of its windows. If you want to renew them, this product that we highlight is made of flexible plastic with a translucent finish. Suitable for glass from 4 to 6 mm thick. No glue or tool required for installation.
Batch of stainless steel bearings
Another of the spare parts that are usually changed over time are the bearings. This set, which we found on Amazon, includes four sets (for both the top and bottom of the screen). Made of a zinc and metal alloy, its wheels are six millimeters thick and 23 millimeters in diameter.
*All purchase prices included in this article are current as of October 7, 2022.
[Recuerda que si eres usuario de Amazon Prime, todas las compras tienen gastos de envío gratuitos. Amazon ofrece un período de prueba gratuito y sin compromiso durante 30 días.]
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