Introduction: How to Remove Soap Scum
We've all seen it. The unseemly hard water and soap scum nastiness that not only leaves glass and tile looking dingy and lackluster, but also uninviting. Sure, there are a ton of products that promise to rid the layers of deposit plaguing your bathroom with loads of harsh chemicals, but as it always does, the scum and hard water marks will return. I'm here to tell you that you no longer need to wear a gas mask while cleaning your shower or bath, and that the process will leave your lavatory looking immaculate not to mention revitalized.
By the way, did I mention the stuff we're going to use you probably already have lying around?
Let's get it started!
Step 1: Method 1
For this method, all you need is a slightly damp dryer sheet (even if its been through the tumble a couple times, it'll still work!)
Simply rinse the dryer sheet with some tap water, ring out any excess water, and begin to wax on wax off (Mr. Miyagi certainly knew what he was talking about). A bit of elbow grease, and you'll begin to see the soap scum and hard water deposits disappear. Rinse with water depending on how thick the layer of scum is.
Why this works?
Who knows. But it works something awesome!
Step 2: Method 2
For this method, you will need Pam cooking spray. That's right. Read that first sentence again. Whowouldathunk? You might also use some dish soap afterwards.
Shake the can of cooking spray, and standing about 6 inches away, begin lightly spraying your glass and tile. Allow to stand for 5- 10 minutes (if you leave it on much longer, it'll get goopy and more difficult to remove), then either rinse with plain ol' water or with soapy water, depending on how thick your scum is.
Why this works?
The long list of oils in the cooking spray helps to break down the soap and lime particles, leaving behind a streak free revival of your surfaces.
Step 3: Before & After
Look at that difference! You can barely tell that there's glass there at all because it's so spotless!
Just a quick note on the two methods; although cleaning with the dryer sheets is super easy with hardly any cleanup, it does not achieve the spotless clean that the cooking spray method does, albeit messy.