How to Clean Plastic Shower Walls

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 tbsp. liquid dish detergent

  • 1 qt. warm water

  • Clean plastic pail

  • 2 microfiber cloths

  • Spray bottle

  • Undiluted white vinegar

  • Nylon scouring pad

  • Paper towels

  • Automotive wax


Abrasive cleaning solutions and supplies can scratch plastic shower walls.

Applying automotive wax to a shower floor creates a safety hazard.

Clean plastic shower walls with basic supplies.

Plastic shower walls are recognized for their mildew resistance, durability and simple maintenance. They are composed of solid acrylic sheets for structural integrity and longevity. Exposure to soap, body oil, grime and hard water causes plastic acrylic shower walls to quickly become filthy. Regularly cleaning plastic shower surfaces protects them from scratches due to abrasive grime particles. With proper care, plastic shower walls can retain their aesthetic appeal for many years. Clean plastic acrylic shower walls using certain techniques.

Step 1

Create a solution of 1 tbsp. liquid dish detergent and 1 qt. warm water in a clean plastic pail. Thoroughly mix the solution.

Step 2

Wipe the shower walls with the solution using a microfiber cloth. Remove as much loose dirt and grime as possible. Frequently rinse the cloth with fresh water to avoid reapplying gunk to the shower walls.

Step 3

Rinse the shower walls with fresh water to wash away the soapy solution and loosened grime.

Step 4

Inspect the shower walls for remaining soap scum and stubborn mineral stains. If scum and stains persist, fill a spray bottle with undiluted white vinegar.

Step 5

Spray the vinegar onto the remaining soap scum and mineral stains. Scrub the shower walls with a nylon scouring pad until the scum and stains are completely removed.

Step 6

Rinse the shower walls with fresh water to wash away the vinegar.

Step 7

Wipe the shower walls with clean paper towels until thoroughly dry.

Step 8

Spray automotive wax onto the shower walls. Buff the shower walls with a clean microfiber cloth to add shine and prevent soap scum.


April Dowling

April Dowling first started writing in high school and has written many news articles for newspaper and yearbook publications. She is currently pursuing a career as an online writer and affiliate marketer. Dowling writes for several websites and keeps many blogs.