Shower screen: how to avoid lime deposits?


Having a clean bathroom is nice, because we usually like to wash in a spotless room! However, cleaning the shower screens can be really painful and difficult, especially because of the lime scale. This deposits on the surface each time you use the shower and leaves unsightly white droplets. Discover our tips for removing and avoiding lime deposits on your shower screens.

Our solutions for removing lime deposits from shower screens

Solution # 1: White vinegar

This miracle product is essential in a home! While it is ideal for cleaning, descaling, sanitizing, degreasing, disinfecting and shining surfaces, it is also perfect for removing limescale. Economical and ecological, it is the star of natural and effortless cleaning!

To clean your shower screens, the principle is simple. All you need to do is heat 50 cl of white vinegar in a container. Once hot, pour it into a spray bottle and spray it over the entire surface of the wall. If you don’t have a spray bottle, you can apply it with a sponge, being careful to protect yourself with gloves and not to burn yourself. Then leave on for about 30 minutes.

Finish by rinsing with clear water and wipe immediately with a clean absorbent cloth, then finish with a buffing using a clean and dry microfiber cloth.

You can also apply cold white vinegar if the lime deposits are not very encrusted.

Solution # 2: white vinegar and baking soda

If the limestone is very encrusted on your shower screens, you can combine white vinegar with baking soda, another essential economical and ecological product! Very effective separated, they are even more powerful when combined.

You can mix 50 cl of white vinegar with a few spoons of baking soda in a basin. Be careful, because the meeting of the two components produces a chemical reaction. So be gentle and don’t pour all of a sudden to avoid the geyser. Apply this mixture to the walls and let sit before rinsing.

You can also spray or apply the warm white vinegar, as in the previous recipe. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes, then sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge. Use this sponge to scrub the walls. Rinse with clean water once the lime is gone and dry well with a clean absorbent cloth. Finally, finish with a polish with a clean and dry microfiber cloth.

Solution no.3: lemon

Lemon is a nemesis of limestone. This small yellow citrus fruit is known for its very powerful natural virtues and is appreciated in the context of cleaning the house since it is a degreaser, descaler, sanitizer and even deodorant. Besides, it doesn’t cost much!

Simply cut a lemon in half and rub the walls of the shower with half the fruit. The pulp will dissolve the limestone in a few moments. Rinse with clean water and repeat if necessary to remove everything. Finally, dry with a clean absorbent cloth and finish with a buffing with a clean and dry microfiber cloth.

Solution # 4: toothpaste

You might not have thought about it, but toothpaste is very effective at removing lime scale. If you have nothing else on hand to help you, it will dissolve unsightly marks on your shower walls as it dissolves dental plaque on your teeth. It is especially useful for hard-to-reach places such as recesses or joints in the wall. Place a small amount on an old toothbrush and scrub until the limescale is removed. Finish with careful rinsing and drying.

Solution No.5: Methylated Alcohol

Methylated spirit is another economical and quick solution to remove lime deposits from the walls of the shower, but it is a product that has the disadvantage of giving off a strong odor. If it is disinfectant, descaler, degreaser and stain remover, it is best to use it in a ventilated room. It consists of ethanol and a denaturant which gives it its bad odor.

Place a few drops on a clean microfiber cloth. Rub the walls with it to remove lime deposits. Finish by rinsing with clear water, making sure to remove all the product. Finally, dry with a clean absorbent cloth and polish with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.

Solution No.6: Dishwasher Rinse Aid

Dishwasher rinse aid is effective in removing lime deposits from glass surfaces. It works well on drinking glasses, so why not use it on glass sides?

Place a few drops on a microfiber cloth and rub the glass walls of the shower. Rinse with clean water then dry with a clean cloth before buffing with a clean and dry microfiber cloth.

How to prevent lime from being redeposited on the shower walls?

To prevent your shower screens from being full of limestone, here are some simple things to do.

  • Once the shower (s) of the day are taken, do not let the walls dry alone, but use an absorbent cloth or a squeegee to remove the water that has settled there.
  • As soon as you notice some traces of lime deposit, spray a little cold white vinegar on it to remove them immediately and rinse well with clean water before drying.
  • Clean all the walls and small removable parts of the shower with white vinegar about once a month to remove natural deposits.
  • You can equip your mixer or your shower head with a filter nozzle that filters the limestone. However, you need to buy filter cartridges and replace them once or twice a year.
  • Use a water softener if you live in an area with very hard water. This will protect your entire home and your skin.