Shower glass 'like new again' after using £3 spray that removes limescale effortlessly

Viakal spray has been put forward as a method for getting rid of limescale
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Maintaining a spotless shower can be a challenging task. Over time, shower screens can become stained and cloudy due to the accumulation of soap scum and mineral deposits, commonly known as limescale.

Although cleaning after every use can help maintain its shine, most people do not have the time to do this. A woman recently sought advice on the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook page about how to remove a white chalky layer from her glass shower screen, reports the Express.

She wrote: "Any tips for removing limescale/water marks off the shower screen? I've tried a magic eraser, limescale remover, white vinegar, Mr Muscle glass and mirror cleaning and an oven scraper/glass scraper, and so far none of those have made it budge. Any tips really appreciated."

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She also shared images of her shower screen with a cloudy layer that she was unable to remove. Fortunately, fellow followers of cleaning guru Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, came forward with a solution that had worked for them.

How to remove limescale from shower glass

Among the various suggestions offered by cleaning enthusiasts, one that stood out was Viakal Bathroom Limescale Remover Spray. This product claims to "quickly eliminate limescale and hard water marks", and many people swear by it.

Discussing their method, a commenter said: "Viakal spray. Leave 3 mins, use a dish sponge [green side] to lightly rub, then rinse. I do this once every 2 weeks and use a daily shower spray in between (Method Shower spray). My glass is like new 6 months after being installed."

Another said: "Viakal spray but you need to use regularly to remove and keep it off. A third person chipped in: "Viakal and a non scratch scourer once you have got it off. I use Morrisons' shower screen cleaner. You just spray it on after your shower and leave it. It cleans the screen with no effort!"

One responder suggested using a Scrub Daddy and a squeegee after applying the spray. Alternatives to Viakal spray put forward include washing up liquid and a dual-coloured sponge and a halved lemon smothered in baking soda. The Pink Stuff cream cleaner was praised for "working wonders".

A 500ml bottle of Viakal spray currently costs £2.99 at Tesco, £3 at Asda, £3 at Sainsbury's and £3 at Iceland.