Tips On Cleaning Glass Shower Doors

Every housewife, househusband, person who lives in a house who has to clean the shower hates to clean the shower! Even with the best of cleaning solutions it can be a real struggle to keep your shower looking pristine and super shiny week in and week out. And, let’s face it, we all have better things to do with our time than be stuck in a shower cleaning off human grime.

So how can you spend less time cleaning your shower and more time doing the things you love to do? First of all, these five tricks will help you to maintain and keep your shower sparkly clean.

1. Squeegee Every Day

Yes. Every day, after every shower, by every person in your family. Without a doubt, this can be a really effective way to keep your shower glass clean. It doesn’t require much time but it can be difficult getting everyone in the house on board to remember to squeegee after their showers. If you leave the water and soap to stay on the glass after even one shower it will be more difficult the next shower to squeegee the glass clean and then you’ll have to move on to actual cleaning.

2. A Magic Eraser

If your shower has yucky residue, soap scum and mineral deposits then you need to try a Magic Eraser. Magic Erasers are fantastic at making quick work of heavily neglected showers. They are also great at giving your taps and hardware a super shine.

3. Dryer Sheet

Often household cleaning items can have multi purposes and dryer sheets are one of these items. If you get a dryer sheet from your laundry, get it slightly damp, and then use it to scrub down the glass shower door, you will find that the soap scum will soften and come right off the glass.

4. Vinegar or Bleach

Just like household cleaning items can have multi purposes, common staple items that you have in your pantry can be used in multiple ways. Vinegar is something that can do wonders for a shower door. It is less intensive than daily – you only need to use it weekly to get some good results. Make a mixture of vinegar and water with 1-part vinegar and 4-parts water. Spray the mixture on the shower doors once a week and then wipe them off. You can also use bleach to do the same thing. These mixtures will help kill germs that live on the shower door and prevent mould or mildew from forming. This is an inexpensive way to clean the shower door and can be very effective if you remember to do it often enough.

5. Baking Soda

Baking Soda serves a dual purpose in your bathroom. It will clean your shower glass but also deodorize your bathroom. To use it you need to wet your shower glass and then put baking soda onto a wet cloth and wipe it over the glass. You will see that the baking soda creates a paste – this is normal. Once you have gone over the glass wash it off with warm water and you will find that your shower glass shines like new.

While these tips will help you keep your shower looking good, you must be asking yourself if there is a better, easier option.  Well, there is. If you want a solution which will stop you from having to regularly clean your shower, you need Ultrashield’s shower glass treatment. You can make the wise decision to have Ultrashield applied to your shower glass and never have to read another “How to keep your shower glass clean” tip list again!

How does it work? Well, Ultrashield uses nanotechnology to provide a water and soap scum repellent surface, by essentially adding a protective layer onto the glass. This means that once you have Ultrashield installed you will find that the shower water just beads and runs away. The same goes for any flamboyantly thrown shampoo or conditioner. The result is the amount of time you have to spend in the shower trying to get the glass looking clean and shining is reduced to almost nothing. A simple wipe down will restore your shower to looking like new. No need for vinegar or baking soda!

What are you waiting for? Call Ultrashield today and find out just how cost effective and simple this solution is for your home. We promise you’ll be amazed!


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Windscreen Treatment By Ultrashield

Winter not only brings cold wet weather but it increases the chances of you experiencing difficult driving conditions. Unless you have a magic wand, when the low winter sun hits your windscreen you can be blinded by any array of dust, dirt or film on your glass. This can put both yourself and your passengers and the vehicles around you traveling on the road at serious danger of accidents occurring.

Winter driving can be marred by foggy conditions – both those that you drive through and having your windscreen fog up making it difficult to see. Many cars have forceful air conditioning units installed which can help burn the fog away but this is subject to many factors and still isn’t 100% guaranteed.

So what can you do? Ultrashield is a revolutionary product that can provide you with added protection against foggy windscreens, stone chips, pitting and cracks and ensures that your vehicles glass stays in pristine condition.

When you are fighting traffic and struggling to see due to the downpours that are common throughout our winters, having Ultrashield applied to your windscreen will make the water bead and slide away. This beading helps to increase your visibility as a driver and increases the safety of both you and your passengers.

Ultrashield uses nano technology (think smaller than micro) to form a water repellent molecular bonded layer on glass. It is abrasion resistant so it can withstand the use of cleaning agents, wiping, car wash and other chemical cleaning.

Living in New Zealand, UV rays from our sun are a real issue and products can degrade over time and need to be reapplied. Ultrashield is UV resistant and so is not affected by sunlight.

Unlike silicone or wax products that are applied in layers and then wear off, Ultrashield creates a molecular bond with the glass – this ensures a long life span for the Ultrashield application.

Don’t let winter driving conditions take you by surprise. Put yourself and your passenger’s safety in good hands and get Ultrashield glass treatment applied to your windscreen today. You won’t regret your decision to do so – you will just wonder what took you so long to do it in the first place!

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Ultrasheild – Protecting Yourself Against Graffiti

Very few people have an appreciation for graffiti. Although forms of graffiti have existed since ancient times it is generally viewed as vandalism and associated with a part of society that disregard the property of others.

Some would argue that graffiti is a way of artistically expressing themselves however if it is your property that has been targeted with graffiti it is unlikely you will be appreciating the artistic value of what has been scribbled, scratched or spray painted.

It has been found that one of the best ways to deter recurrent graffiti from appearing on your property is to remove it as quickly as possible. If you have ever had the “pleasure” of trying to remove spray paint from a surface without damaging the original surface or coating, you will know that this is no easy task.

What if graffiti has been etched into your glass? Without the right tools, and usually a lot of time and effort, you are left with an insurance claim and lengthy wait to get your glass replaced.

What if Ultrashield could make this nightmare go away?

Ultrashield has a product that is specifically used in the prevention and easy clean-up of graffiti. Called Graffiti Film, it will protect your surfaces against most scratches, acid, etching, gouges and tagging.

Graffiti glass protection film can be used on vehicle windows, bus shelters, glass walls in office buildings and around your home. Because the film uses nano-technology, it is hard to see and in most cases vandals will not notice that it is in place. Without it being seen, there is minimal attempts to peel it off in order to scratch the underlying surface.

Due to the tensile strength of Graffiti Film, it can be used both on interior and exterior applications.

An added bonus to the Graffiti Film is that once it has been installed, it rejects 99% of UV rays that cause fading, and this helps to extend the life of your display merchandise or furnishings.

Overall, with Ultrashield Graffiti Film applied to your glass surfaces you will save yourself time and money. You will be able to remove graffiti with minimal disruption and have your property looking its best at all times.

If you find that your property is being targeted by vandals with graffiti, call Ultrashield and talk to us about our Graffiti Film. We will advise you on the best way to apply the Graffiti film and you can then get back to doing what you do best, and not worry about graffiti in the future!

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All Surface Protection Available

If you have just stumbled across our blog, or perhaps have found our website you will see that Ultrashield provides surface protection for a range of applications. In fact, you name the surface, we will have a protective coating solution to suit.

Nano technology has been in existence for many decades but with the latest technological advances being applied it is fast becoming the answer turned to for increasing the lifespan of residential and commercial products the world over.

We are contacted most often because people are looking for protection options for glass, tile, metal treatment, splashbacks, concrete, or on marine assets. Did you know that we also can help you with surface restoration, and window tinting for both commercial and residential areas which helps to reduce fading, glare, heat and UV rays?

Our surface protection is a form of liquid glass sealant that is applied to your surfaces to give a long lasting, dust and rust repellent “over surface” to your items. It is applied in a very thin – but super strong – layer. On a nano level (think incredibly microscopic) it fills in all irregularities in the surface and creates a barrier to dirt, grime and moisture. This allows your protected surfaces to experience a longer life span and to look like new for longer.

Not only can you protect your glass and metal surfaces around your home, office or boat but Ultrashield can also be applied to areas that may be prone to attracting graffiti. Once Ultrashield has been applied, the removal of graffiti paints and inks will be a breeze. This is an especially good deterrent to the vandals as they get bored when their work is removed and will stop targeting your property.

If you are looking for a brand you can trust and products that will protect your investments for longer and make them look better, Ultrashield is what you need. When you choose Ultrashield you have the reassurance of our quality and service as we are New Zealand based. This means that we have a close relationship with our suppliers, and we choose to work with suppliers who are innovative in creating new products and services.

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Insulation Your Windows With Penjerex Film

Does your house feel too cold in winter? Maybe you’ve insulated your roof but you still feel the chill? The Penjerex window insulation film could be your solution.

Double glazed windows are now the standard, but often it can be very costly to retrofit them into an older home or building. Sometimes it is not even possible to do the retrofit, due to the frames not being designed to take the extra weight of the double glazing. So if you are in this situation, what can you do?

Insulation window film is your answer! Penjerex glass insulation film is 95% as effective as double glazed windows, but at around half the cost. BRANZ research shows that your rate of heating loss can be as high as 48% through single pane windows during winter periods. This means that you can save more than 20% on heating just by insulating your windows.

It also blocks 99% of UV light, keeping your furnishings protected against fading. It also keeps the glass together in the case of a broken window, making your home even safer.

Another benefit of Penjerex insulation film is that it is very easy to install, and it’s virtually transparent, so it won’t effect the look of your windows or sliders. You won’t even notice it’s there.

Because it’s visually undetectable from normal windows without film, you can pick to insulate only hot or cold areas in your home, saving you a great deal in cost. No need to do the lot if it won’t benefit you.

Penjerex insulation film is manufactured by Nitto Denko in Japan who is a global manufacturer of advanced film and adhesive products with almost 100 years’ experience.
Penjerex is the highest performing window insulation film available on the market today and comes with a 10 year replacement warranty so you can be sure you’re installing the best product in your home. To read more about the Penjerex window insulation film, see our insulation films page.

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