Here’s how to clean the shower tray to eliminate mold in the corners

When we think of the  shower , we necessarily think of all the well-being it provides and the fact of washing away  all the fatigue  thanks to a jet of water passed over the body.

Unfortunately, the mental image associated with the shower stall is not always so idyllic, as  this environment  tends to be easily  dirty and filled with mold  due to the  high concentration of humidity .

But from today this won’t happen again, because together we are going to discover  some natural homemade methods to make the shower tray shine again and remove mold in the corners!


The first tip we suggest is to use bicarbonate  ,  known to our grandmothers for its  cleaning, degreasing and stain removing properties. So all you need to do is mix  4 glasses of water  and  a glass of baking soda  in a bowl until you get  a smooth mixture.

Then, apply it to the entire surface of the shower tray and leave it to act  for about 10 minutes . Finally, rinse everything and  your shower tray will be cleaner and shiny than it has ever been!

For  specific cleaning of shower corners , you can, however, apply  this same compound to the spots blackened by mold,  using a sponge, then leave to act for a moment and rinse.


Another very effective ingredient is  vinegar, which not only has  very effective  degreasing and cleaning  properties  , but also has a strong whitening action . Unsurprisingly, it is used  to restore linen to its original whiteness!

Fill a spray bottle half with water and half with vinegar  and shake vigorously to mix the ingredients well. Then spray the mixture thus obtained  on the shower tray,  paying particular attention to the dirtiest areas and yellow stains. After that, let it sit for a while and scrub with a  soft sponge to remove the dirt.

Likewise, spray the mixture on the black corners, leave to act for a few minutes and rinse:  goodbye to the dirt on the shower tray!

NB  : We remind you not to use vinegar, citric acid and lemon in the case of marble or natural stone tiles as you could corrode them.

Citric acid

As an alternative to vinegar, you can also use  citric acid , which is a godsend for removing mold and even limescale. We remind you, in fact,  that it is often used to thoroughly clean household appliances!

Mix  150 grams of citric acid  in 1 liter of water, then pour this mixture directly onto the shower tray and onto the corners affected by mold. After that,  leave it on for a few minutes  and rub with a non-abrasive sponge to remove the dirt:  your shower will be like new!


After the ingredients already mentioned, how could I not mention lemon, which  has a great degreasing action  and can be an excellent ally  to say goodbye to mold in the shower?

You can use it in two ways. The first is to mix  half a glass of lemon juice  with  4 tablespoons of baking soda  to form a sort of paste, then apply it along  the surface of the shower tray. Then scrub with a toothbrush or  non-abrasive sponge  and rinse.

If you want to focus more on the moldy corners, then we advise you to filter the  juice of 1 large lemon , then pour it onto a cloth which you will place directly on the affected areas. Leave it on for about 1 hour  and rinse thoroughly with a sponge  to remove the last residue:  your shower will be cleaner than ever!

Cotton tip

This  tip is particularly suitable for shower corners , as it aims  to eliminate the black mold stain. To do this, equip yourself with:

  • 400 ml of water
  • 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tablespoon of fine salt
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • Cotton, as needed

Start by  dissolving the baking soda and salt in water  in a saucepan and bring to a boil, then add the hydrogen peroxide, turn off the heat and wait until the  mixture becomes lukewarm  so as not to burn yourself.

Next,   completely  submerge the cotton balls  or cotton pads  in the solution  and, without wringing them out, place them along the area where the mold is present to form a  sort of barrier.  Leave it on for about an hour , then move the balls and rinse: the black stain from the corners of your shower will be nothing more than a bad memory!

How to prevent the formation of dirt, limescale and mold?

So far we have seen  how to clean the shower tray  and remove limescale or mold stains from the corners of the shower cabin. But  how can you prevent the formation of dirt, limescale and mold  ? Let’s see it together!

First of all, we recommend that you  always rinse the window, tiles and tray after showering,  in order to remove any soap residue that could stain the surfaces in the long term.

After that, it is recommended to  carefully dry the shower cubicle (tray, glass)   because the main cause of limescale and mold is the  excessive presence of humidity. To do this, you can also use a  squeegee  to remove any traces of water.

Finally, we suggest that you  always ventilate the bathroom  and use a  fan heater  during the shower and for the next half hour in order to absorb excess humidity.


Our tips are harmless and delicate, so they may not “work” for stubborn black mold. In this case, we recommend that you contact a specialist. Always use gloves and a mask when you want to clean mold stains.