Installing Better Glass In Your Home

A few months ago, I realized that I really needed to update our windows and a few other glass fixtures around the house. I started searching for a great glass shop in the area, and I was able to find a place that I felt really good about. I worked with them to replace our mirrors, our glass shower enclosures, and our windows. When we were finished, our house looked and felt brand new on the inside and the outside. I was really impressed with how much of a difference those changes made. This blog is all about installing better glass in your home.

Tips For Preventing And Removing Hard Water Stains On Glass Shower Enclosures


When glass shower doors are first installed, they are beautiful and pristine. Over time, however, mineral deposits from hard water can cause unsightly stains to form on the glass, making it less than attractive. The good news is that you can easily remove the mineral build up using products you most likely already own, and restore the natural beauty of the glass.

There are several different types of glass enclosures available. Frameless shower doors consist of a single pane of glass, and will give your bathroom a sleek, modern appeal. A curved glass shower door will add a touch of elegance to the space, while a bi-fold shower door has as more traditional look. 

For a more intricate appearance, you can go with an etched glass shower door. Designs include flowers, circles, or even themed patterns, such as tropical fish or seahorse for a beach-inspired bathroom. You can thoroughly remove hard water spots from every type of glass shower enclosure, but you may need to spend a little more time with an etched style so that you don't damage the designs. 

Here are some tips for preventing and getting rid of unattractive spots on your glass shower enclosure:

Preventing the Stains 

The best way to prevent or reduce hard water staining is by thoroughly removing all excess water from the surface after each use. Using a rubber squeegee, run the blade from the top all the way down to the bottom of the enclosure. Work your way all across the top of the enclosure, overlapping the strokes to prevent lines. 

If you don't have a squeegee, you can also wipe the glass down with a lint-free, moisture-absorbent cloth, such as a chamois. Then, spray the glass down with a water repellent product to prevent the moisture from adhering during the next shower.

Removing the Stains

If the unsightly milky white stains are already on the glass, you can first try removing them with a rolled up black-and-white-print newspaper. When the glass is completely dry, rub the newspaper over the stains to completely erase them. You can then follow-up with a spray glass cleaner to remove any leftover ink.

As another option, make a natural stain-fighting solution using 50 percent distilled white vinegar and 50 percent water. Spray the vinegar mixture onto the stains, allowing it to penetrate and break them down for a few minutes. Then, work the solution into the spots using a soft sponge and rinse away with clear water. Dry the glass with a chamois or squeegee. 


4 August 2019