Easy Ways to Clean a Shower Tray

When we think of showering, we inevitably think of the beauty of shaking off all the fatigue with a jet of water on the body. Unfortunately, however, the mental image associated with the shower stall is not always so idyllic, as this environment easily tends to look dirty and full of mold due to the high concentration of moisture. But from today this will no longer happen, as we will look together at some natural home methods to make the shower tray shiny again and remove mold in the corners!

  • Baking soda

The first remedy we propose is to use baking soda for its cleaning, degreasing and stain removing properties. All you will have to do, then, is to mix 4 cups of water and one cup of baking soda in a bowl until they are mixed and you get a kind of homogeneous mixture. After that, apply it along the surface of the shower tray and leave it for about 10 minutes. Finally, rinse it off and your shower tray will be as clean and shiny as ever! For cleaning the corners of the shower specifically, however, you can apply this same compound to the black mold stain, helping yourself with a sponge, then, let it work for a while and rinse.

  • Vinegar

Another very effective ingredient is vinegar, which not only boasts very effective degreasing and cleaning properties, but also has a strong bleaching action. Not surprisingly, it is used to give laundry its original whiteness! In a spray bottle, then, pour half amount of vinegar and half amount of water and shake it, then, vigorously to mix the ingredients well. At this point, spray the resulting mixture on the shower tray, concentrating, in particular, on the areas with the most dirt and yellow stains. After that, leave for a while and scrub with a soft sponge to remove the dirt. Similarly, spray the mixture on the black corners, leave on for a few minutes and rinse: goodbye dirt from your shower tray!

N.B We remind you not to use vinegar, citric acid and lemon in case of marble or natural stone tiles because you may corrode them.

  • Citric acid

As an alternative to vinegar, you can also use citric acid, which is a godsend for removing mold and also limestone. In fact, we remind you that it is often used to thoroughly clean household appliances! So, mix 1/3 lb of citric acid in 1 quart of water, after which pour this mixture directly onto the shower tray and mold-stained corners. After that, leave for a few minutes and scrub with a nonabrasive sponge to remove the dirt-your shower will be as good as new!

  • Lemon

After the ingredients already mentioned, how could lemon, which has a great degreasing action and can be a great ally in saying goodbye to mold from the shower, be missing from the roll call? You can use it in two ways. The first is to mix half a cup of lemon juice with 4 tablespoons of baking soda until it forms a kind of paste and apply it, then, along the surface of the shower tray. After that, scrub with a toothbrush or a nonabrasive sponge and rinse.

If you want, on the other hand, to focus more on the mold-soiled corners, then we recommend filtering the juice of 1 large lemon and pouring it, then, on a cloth that you will place directly on the affected areas. At this point, let it act for about 1 hour and rinse thoroughly, helping yourself with a sponge to remove the last residues: your shower will be as clean as ever!

  • Wadding trick

This trick is especially good for the corners of the shower as it is aimed at removing the black mold stain. Therefore, equip yourself with:

  • 5 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tablespoon of fine salt
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • absorbent cotton to taste.

Start by dissolving the baking soda and salt in the water in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil, then add the hydrogen peroxide as well, turn off the heat and wait for the mixture to become lukewarm so as not to scald yourself. Next, completely soak absorbent cotton balls or cotton discs in the solution and, without wringing them out, place them along the area where there is mold as if to form a kind of barrier. Leave it for about an hour, after which you move the wads and rinse: the black stain from the corners of your shower will be just a bad memory!

How to prevent the formation of dirt, lime scale and mold

So far, we have seen how to make the shower tray clean and remove lime scale or mold stains present in the corners of the shower stall. But how to prevent the formation of dirt, lime scale and mold? Let’s see it together!

First of all, we recommend that you always rinse the glass, tiles and tray after taking a shower, so as to remove all soap residues that could stain the surfaces in the long run. After that, it would be good to thoroughly dry the shower stall (tray, glass panes) because the main cause of limescale and mold is precisely the excessive presence of moisture. To do this, you can also make use of a glass squeegee so as to remove all traces of water. Finally, we suggest that you always let the bathroom air out and use a fan heater both during the shower and for the next half hour so as to absorb excess moisture.


Our remedies are harmless and gentle so they may not “work” in case of stubborn black mold. In such cases, we recommend that you contact a specialist. Always use gloves and mask when you want to clean mold stains.

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