How to Clean a Plastic Shower Pan

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Things You'll Need

  • WD-40

  • Scrub brush

  • Baking soda

  • White distilled vinegar

  • Spray bottle

  • Sponge


Another way to scrub a plastic shower pan is to use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda.


WD-40 is very slippery. Make sure you get all of it off the floor before showering.

The shower pan is the tray floor of your shower. Many pans are textured and seem to attract dirt. Just like a bathtub, plastic shower pans collect soap scum. To keep the shower pan clean, you need only a few items and a little time.

Cleaning A Dirty Plastic Shower Pan

Step 1

Spray a dry shower floor with WD-40 and let it soak in for a few minutes.

Step 2

Scrub the floor with a scrubbing brush. A dish-scrubbing brush will be fine for this project.

Step 3

Rinse the shower pan floor with warm water. The floor will be slippery.

Step 4

Sprinkle the entire shower pan floor with baking soda. Scrub the floor, using the soda and warm water. Keep scrubbing until the floor is no longer slick.

Maintenance Cleaning A Plastic Shower Pan

Step 1

Fill a spray bottle with undiluted white vinegar.

Step 2

Spray the plastic shower pan floor with undiluted white vinegar.

Step 3

Wipe the floor with a damp sponge.

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Lisa Duncan

Lisa Duncan is a freelance writer based in Maryland who contributes articles related to computers, health, and fitness. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from University of Delaware and a Master of Arts degree in computer fraud investigations from George Washington University.