If you’re looking for an Amazingly Effortless Scum removing cleaner recipe, look no further. This super simple, dirt cheap cleaner removes the scuzziest of grime without ANY elbow power- and what’s better than that? It’s Environmentally Friendly to boot!
Below is a photo taken from the inside of my shower (yeah I know soap scum is nasty!) I only washed one door on the right so you could see the before & after.
This works so well we’ve even had people say they didn’t think the door was even closed, but look, you can clearly see the knob on both sides!
Before we begin, here’s a safety reminder, be sure to use regular plain DAWN. Do not substitute other brands and do NOT use Dawn with Bleach. It is NEVER EVER EVER Safe to mix bleach & Vinegar together. It creates a noxious gas that can (& Will) kill someone.
Heat the vinegar until it’s HOT, I simply put mine in a glass pyrex measuring cup and stuck it in the microwave for 1 minute.
Pour it into a clean spray bottle, add the dawn dish soap, put the cap on and shake very gently to mix. Or you can mix it right in the pyrex measuring cup and pour it into the bottle, as I did.
You’ll want to have the area well ventilated, this smells something awful!
Spray liberally on the surface you wish to clean, leave it alone to do the work for 20 minutes or so. Or better yet, spray it before you go to work, and wipe it up when you come home.
Once it’s had a chance to work it’s magic, wipe it off with a clean rag or sponge and some warm water. The surface will shine like the top of the Chrysler building, just like ol’ Miss Hannigan prefers it!
You could technically mix up more than 1 c. at a time, but you want the vinegar to be hot when you mix them and use it, so it’s best to only mix up what you need.
When you spray it on, it applies like a gel, so it sticks well to most surfaces.
This works best while hot, but can be stored and used cold if desired.