How to Clean a Shower Curtain Liner
How to Clean a Shower Curtain Liner


A shower curtain liner dotted with soap scum, mold, mildew, and stains can make your skin crawl. If you've reached the point of hugging the wall to avoid letting the plastic curtain touch you, it may be time for a good cleaning.

Many cleaning tips suggest washing the liner with about 1/2 cup of baking soda and a cup of distilled white vinegar. But the acetic acid in vinegar and the sodium bicarbonate in baking soda react to make carbonic acid, which then immediately falls apart into carbon dioxide and water. Last we checked, soap scum and shower grime will not fall victim to a little dilute solution of sodium acetate (salt) and water.

Clean your plastic shower curtain liner with Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner and extend its usability for months to come. Simple Green can be used for spot cleaning and as a detergent booster when it comes time to wash your plastic shower curtain liner.

We recommend giving your curtain liner a quick clean each week as you're cleaning the rest of your bathroom. Every few months, deep clean to prevent soap scum buildup and keep it looking brand new.

Directions for Cleaning a Shower Curtain Liner:


  1. Apply Simple Green. Spray the liner with Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner.
  2. Scrub. Wipe down with a sponge or microfiber cloth.
  3. Rinse. Rinse using the shower head.

Every Few Months

  1. Remove shower curtain. Separate shower curtain liner from shower curtain and remove any hooks or rings.
  2. Throw it in the washer. Place liner in the washing machine with ¼ cup Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner.
  3. Add two bath towels. Throw two bath towels in with the curtain liner to provide extra scrubbing on your liner.
  4. Add laundry detergent. Add your regular laundry detergent according to the load size.
  5. Wash. Wash the shower curtain liner on a warm water cycle.
  6. Air dry. Hang dry the curtain liner immediately, and dry towels as normal.


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