Shower Glass Restoration: A Simple Step by Step Guide

Shower Glass Restoration: A Simple Step by Step Guide

Shower glass restoration: A simple step-by-step guide

How do you restore shower glass? It’s not as hard as you might think, even if your shower is looking pretty bad.

Showering is an essential part of our daily routine and keeping it clean is important. However, over time, the glass can become stained, cloudy, and covered in soap scum, making it difficult to see through and reducing its overall appeal.

Hard water stains are formed when a high concentration of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, found in hard water, dries on a surface. As the water evaporates, these minerals are left behind and can build up over time, leaving unsightly (and unwanted) stains.

Hard water stains can be especially noticeable on shower glass because of the frequent use of water and high humidity which fogs up on the glass. Additionally, the mineral deposits can mix with soap and other oily substances to form a sticky residue, making the stains even more difficult to remove.

However, with a few simple steps, you can restore the glass to like-new condition. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you through the process of shower glass restoration.

Pro tip: Are you curious how professionals clean shower glass and other surfaces that have become heavily stained? They use the method below.

Materials needed:

Step 1: Spray the glass

The first step in restoring shower glass is to spray it down with cold water. This is done to remove any contaminants and debris that might be laying on the glass, as well as prepping the glass for application of the Restoration Powder™. Do not dry the surface, as it needs to be wet before proceeding to step #2.

Step 2: Clean the glass with Restoration Powder™

On a non-abrasive scrubber pad, apply the Restoration Powder™ and scrub the glass in circular motions. If you do not have a non-abrasive nylon pad, we recommend using our white scrubber pad. The Restoration Powder™ will act as a gentle, but powerful abrasive to help remove any mineral contaminants, soap scum, and hard water stains. If stains persist, do not be afraid of applying more product and using a bit more pressure.

Important: It is recommended to test a small amount of Restoration Powder™ on an inconspicuous area before use to ensure compatibility.

Step 3: Rinse and dry the glass

After applying the Restoration Powder™ to the glass, and removing any unwanted stains, rinse the glass with warm water and wipe it down with a towel to remove any residue and completely dry the surface. This step is especially important before proceeding to step #4.

Step 4: Apply Clear-Fusion™ V coating

As a final step to keeping your shower door looking clean and pristine, we recommend using our shower glass water repellent coating. Clear-Fusion™ V is an easy-to-use, clear protective coating that is applied directly to the glass and will help prevent hard water stains from reappearing. The water repellent coating also reduces cleaning time and eliminates the need for chemical cleaners.

By using Clear-Fusion™ V at the end of your shower glass restoration project you can make sure that the cleaning you performed will last and stay looking new.

Step 5: Wipe the glass down

The last step of the shower door restoration project is to wipe down the glass with a microfiber towel. This will ensure the coating is properly applied to the glass and that the glass is ready to be used. And because the Clear-Fusion™ V water repellent coating has no cure time, you can shower immediately after applying the coating.

That’s it! By following these simple steps, you can restore your shower glass and make it look like-new, as well as protect it from hard water stains.


Restoring shower glass is a simple and affordable way to give your bathroom a fresh new look. With a few basic materials and a bit of elbow grease, you can make your shower glass sparkle again.

So, if you’re wondering, “how do you fix water damaged glass?”, then try this method first. You might be surprised to learn that your shower glass door, no matter how bad it looks, might just need a deep clean with these stain removing products. With DFI’s Restoration Powder™ you get exactly what you need to clean and restore glass shower doors, helping to remove old water stains from the glass.

So, forget the distilled white vinegar, baking soda, and home remedies. Instead, use the products that were scientifically created for the sole purpose of restoring glass shower doors and protecting them with a water repellent coating. This is the best way to clean your shower door. Happy cleaning!

P.S. For a comprehensive cleaning solution to restore and protect your shower glass, check out DFI's all-purpose shower glass treatment kit.

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