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Living in a hard water area, I was very keen to see how Viakal worked and if it worked, from the claims given. The results are quite impressive, you can see it working as soon as you apply it (I used the spray bottle), and it gets into those hard to reach areas on taps, showers etc. I always use an old toothbrush to irritate the product which, after leaving for some time, appears to re-active it. I then simply rinse with cold water and wipe over with a damp cloth. As I mentioned, the results are pretty good, the surfaces do come up shiny, as the product claims, and the limescale does disappear, even if this may take a few applications, depending on the build up. I have used this product on taps, showerheads and the shower unit itself. The best results I have seen is visually on the taps (we tend to get limescale encrusted on the tap) as well as on the showerhead itself, which was always a nightmare to clean. By spraying into the holes on the showerhead, I leave, brush, then rinse (by putting the shower on) and any blocked holes generally get cleared. I find I need to use this on a weekly basis, as part of my cleaning routine, so is another product to use, but it is worth it, as it has made a great difference, particularly to the shower and now having removed the build up of limescale on the taps, it is not re-appearing.
I would definitely recommend this, and will continue to use it.
Viakal is really quick and easy to use and it?s very effective. I?ve used it on all of my taps and my draining board and they are all shining like new. I?ve also used it on my shower doors and it?s made a noticeable difference to them, also to the showerhead where all traces of limescale have gone after 2 applications. I have also used it in my toilet bowl where, once again, it?s made it all shiny and new looking. I wouldn?t hesitate to recommend Viakal to anyone who wants to make their kitchen and bathroom look like new again.
I think Viakal is a brilliant name for a kitchen and bathroom cleaner. You can just hear the voice over man in the television commercials saying the name Viakal is a really deep voice and the name to be is quite near the word kill, so I imagine this product being really good as killing all limescale it comes in contact with, dead!
Viakal against limescale promises a brilliant removal and brilliant shine. So, what exactly is limescale? Well, according to an article I read, "Limescale is the hard, off-white, chalky deposit found in kettles, hot-water boilers and other items and other than being unsightly and harder to clean, limescale seriously impairs the operation or damages various components."
So, if you do get limescale you need a dedicated cleaner and what I like about this one is that its definitely for the removal of limescale. On the back of the bottle it says, Viakal Spray is ideal for applying on large and vertical surfaces in your bathroom and kitchen. It removes even the toughest limescale and watermarks. Used regularly, it will provide clean and shiny surfaces every day. Its formula respects your surfaces and helps prevent limescale return.
Viakal comes in a bottle with a spray nozzle at the top which makes it really easy to spray on surfaces as you can target where you want it to go. The spray function has a safety feature where you can turn the nozzle to off or on which I really like as I can turn it to off when not in use in case my kids manage to find the bottle. That way its not dangerous to them.
I have quite a bit of limescale on the bottom of my taps and so I bought this specifically for them. The taps are now seven years old and they have worn well but the limescale was getting to be a bit unsightly and regular cleaning was just not shifting it. THe spray is really easy to use and what surprised me was that the spray actually has a gel consistency to it so when you spray it on it clings to the surface and works its magic whilst it stays on the place you have sprayed it. Then the instructions are to just wipe it off with a dry or damp cloth (I use a damp jay cloth) and then rinse the area thoroughly with water. I like to leave it on for a few minutes before I wipe it off so it has a chance to really get rid of the limescale.
I've been using this for quite a while now and I have definitely noticed a difference on my taps. The limescale is not completely gone but it looks so much better and I think with continued use I can eventually get rid of all of it.
Last night I rememberer that I have a full unused bottle of Viakal waiting to be used. I followed the instructions and left the Viakal on for the max time (5 minutes) and when I went back to wipe off the limescale, to my utter suprise it came off and I didn't even have to scrub. Some of the limescale was still on (I have probably spent around an hour a week for the past year trying to scrub the grime away so it is pretty bad!) so I had to apply the Viakal twice but what a result! I am astonished and would advise anyone and everyone with limescale troubles to buy this product and end your limescale troubles in a super easy way. If I was to rate this product out of ten then it would definitely score full marks. Don't be put off if you don't live in a hard water area, my water is as soft as they come but somehow still leaves nasty stains!
VIAKAL - limescale spray
We don't live in an especially hard water area but we do get limescale around the ends of the taps and shower heads and also around where the tap joins the bath or sink. I also notice the shower screen getting cloudy in some areas.
I had previously bought some lime scale remover and hadn't read the instructions. When I sprayed it on the fairly new stainless steel taps I removed more than lime scale. Our taps are now a sort of mixture of stainless steel and darker looking pewter coloured shiny metal. We hadn't had our new bathroom very long before i did this and we have left them as they are because although they don't look so great they are perfectly serviceable. luckily I only tried it on the one set!
Back to the shops:
This time I carefully read the instructions on the back prior to the purchase. This was safe to use of stainless steel and glass so I was happy to put it in my trolley despite its quite high price tag of £3 for 500ml. I notice it is on sale in Tesco for £2 at the present time.
This comes in a trigger spray with a child safety nozzle that you twist on/off depending on which way you turn it.
The plastic bottle is recyclable through the scheme you have locally for plastics. I sometimes use spray bottles like these rinsed out to store mixtures like diluted bleach as the spray is great for applying lots of cleaning things but read the label in case it may cause a chemical reaction.
Rinsed out it is also good for weed killer if you mix your own but naturally not for any fertiliser or food stuffs.
The Product claims:
100% limescale removal, 100% shine
Leaves a barrier that prevents watermarks and limescale build up
Its formula respects your surfaces and helps prevent limescale return
Try again on the taps:
I was a good girl this time and read the instructions again just to make sure. I sprayed the mixture carefully onto the parts of the taps that had whitish lime scale and then left it for a few minutes. The liquid is a thin and very pale blue gel with a mild quite pleasant aroma. It certainly isn't a harsh smell. Round the base of the taps I use an old tooth brush to get right into the join. I also use the toothbrush to get in the tap handles as we had the sort with a cross on the top and it is in those corners that the lime scale lurks.
The instructions are rather basic and show them in pictures, I suppose it saves long complicated explanations. After spraying they suggest pouring a cup of water over the taps. I just used my hands to swish water over the area and a cloth.
I have to say I was mightily impressed as after the scrubbing the lime scale almost melted off, it certainly turned soft rather than being calcium like. Not only did the lime scale come off pretty easily but I was also left with lovely bright shiny taps as well. I dried off the taps using kitchen paper or an old towel and it was like a polished trophy sort of shine. They were like new again I was so pleased. It hasn't been able to repair the damage I did to the other taps in the main bathroom but it did make them lime free and shiny albeit varying colours.
I found this stuff was also excellent for cleaning the bottom of the shower screens and the removable seal that stops leaks from the bath. Once again I just sprayed it , left it and tooth brushed it then dried it and it now slides really easily with no gritty feeling and it also looks lovely and clean even in the corners.
You can use this in toilets but I used the other lime scale remover that wrecked my taps for this and will until it is used up.
I find that once I have used this it takes some little time before the lime scale builds up again because this have an ingredient to help prevent lime scale returning. Because we don't live in a really hard water area i only have to do this job every couple of months so a bottle lasts me a good long time.
Obviously this is a chemical cleaning product so needs to be kept out of reach of children.
If you have any allergies to chemicals I would suggest that you wear rubber gloves when handling this and wash your hands thoroughly after using anyway.
I always give my hands a really good wash with a nice moisturising soap then put some hand cream on after I finish my housework and it does help keep the damage from chemical minimised.
Viakal contains an acid solution, in order to dissolve the alkali lime scale so we are warned not to allow prolonged contact with the skin, as it could cause irritation.
I have also used this for cleaning the tiles and around the plugs and it is fine for plastic baths and ceramic sinks but they say it should NOT be used on enamel baths or gold plated taps.
Finally although it removes lime scale it is not a descaler for anything that prepares food such as a kettle nor should it be used to de scale washing machines or dishwashers . You need to buy specific stuff for those jobs.
Viakal and bleach should never be used at the same time or mixed as a chemical reaction could occur. This warning and other safety advice is printed on the bottle.
Would I buy this again ?
Yes it does a great job of getting rid of lime sale without harming the taps and bath and sink. It leaves them beautifully shiny and it is quite some time before I notice the lime scale building up again.
Obviously in between times I use normal bathroom cleaners but if you live in a really hard water area you may need to use it more often.
As our house has been on the market for some time I make sure before we have anyone looking around the house that I have used Viakal and made the bathrooms as clean and shiny as they can be.
Thanks for reading . This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.
When me and my husband moved into our house just over 3 years ago we spent a week doing all the decorating and cleaning that needed doing, we were lucky as who we purchased the house off had left it in excellent condition with a new bathroom and kitchen, however I'm a bit fussy and there were one of two things I felt needed a bit of extra cleaning, one of which was the kitchen sink and draining board which had really bad limescale and watermarks on it. In order to get rid of these and restore it back to its shiny self I purchased a bottle of Viakal as I knew the marks were too bad for vinegar to remove. Viakal has a good reputation for removing tough limescale from surfaces so I was hoping that it was going to work.
The Viakal comes in a white plastic bottle, this is wider at the bottom and thinner towards the top which makes it an ideal shape to hold, it also has a blue and white spray trigger on top which can be unscrewed if needed. The front of the bottle has a label stuck to it, the majority of this label is taken up with a picture of a shiny shower and pictures of different areas that you can use the product. Right in the middle of the label is the word Viakal written in a blue arrow head shape and outlined in red, just underneath this are further statements about the product. On the back of he bottle is a second label which contains all of the product information such as further information about Viakal, directions for use, what areas the product should not be used on and warnings. All of the information is clearly set out and easy to read.
Viakal is designed to remove limescale and water marks from various surfaces, it promises to remove 100% limescale and produce 100% shine, it is also a regular treatment and is suitable to use everyday, regular use will help prevent limescale from returning. Viakal is a clear coloured liquid, it does foam very slightly when sprayed onto a surface and it has quite a distinctive smell to it. The smell of Viakal is quite strong and can be overpowering if too much is used, to be honest I'm not sure what the fragrance of this product is supposed to be, it does have a slightly chemically smell to it but this is mixed with something else which I cannot tell exactly what it is. Before using Viakal it is worth reading the label on the back of the bottle as there are a few surfaces which this product cannot be used on, these include
* Acid sensitive surfaces such as gold, silver, copper and aluminium
* Coloured enamel
* Damaged or old enamel
* Plastic water boilers
* Natural stone
* Hot, damaged or scratched surfaces
* Electrical appliances
As well as the bottle stating where you cannot use Viakal, it also indicates where it can be used with the use of small pictures on the front of the bottle, these include
* Bathroom sinks
* Kitchen sinks
Directions for Use
Using Viakal is quite simple, however there are instructions on the back of the bottle which are also accompanied with small pictures. To use the Viakal you spray it onto the surface, wipe with either a dry or damp cloth and then rinse thoroughly with clean water. For extra tough stains or limescale you simply spray the Viakal on and leave for 5 minutes and then rinse with clean water and repeat if needed. After rinsing the Vaikal off there is no need to dry the surface with a cloth. It is recommended that you always do a small test patch on an area that cannot be seen before fully cleaning a surface just in case it is not suitable.
There are several warnings on the back of the bottle which should be adhered to at all times, such as
* Keep out of reach of children
* Avoid contact with eyes, if this occurs rinse immediately and seek medical advise
* Avoid prolonged contact with skin
* Do not inhale spray
* Do not mix wit bleach or other cleaning products
* Always use in a well ventilated area
* Do not ingest, if this happens seek medical advise
* Rinse hands after use
Price and Availability
Viakal can be purchased in most supermarkets, I bought my 500ml bottle from my local Tesco and it cost me £3.20, however it is currently on offer at two bottles for £4.00. Personally I think Viakal is a little bit on the expensive side, however I wanted it for a specific purpose so if it worked it would be well worth the money. However I have also found that it is long lasting, you really do not need much at a time meaning the bottle lasts a long time, personally I do not use this product everyday so a bottle lasts me even longer making it good value for money.
I have been very impressed with Viakal, when I first purchased it it really did work at making my sink shiny and removed all of the limescale and water marks. I have used Viakal on several occasions and have been pleased with the results every time, personally I do not use it every day and tend just to use it when I have tough limescale that needs removing. I particularly like Viakal is it is easy to use and can make your sink shiny very quickly without any hassle or mess. Whilst I think it is a little expensive it is worth the money as it really does work and does what it says it will, also if you do not use the product every day one 500ml bottle will last a long while, so I would say that it is good value for money, it can also be used in a variety of areas. Overall I would certainly recommend Viakal to anyone, it is an excellent cleaning product that lives up to its promises.
Viakal is great for removing limescale from taps, showers, sinks, draining boards etc. It is also available in gel form, in my opinion the gel smells better and it's really good at making the toilet bowl sparkle! It sometimes takes two or three applications for very old and hard limescale but even the first use makes a difference. The only drawback is that you need to rinse it off with plenty of water and that makes it difficult to use on things such as bathroom mirrors, wall tiles etc.
Working on a boat is not such a glamorous life as it would first appear, it doesn't matter if you are on a sailing boat or a Gin palace (also known as plastic fantastics or flash and trash), 90% of the work is cleaning, 9% sailing and 1% being scared!
So making sure the boat is gleaming at all times is a major concern made more difficult when you are in an area of extremely hard water as we are.The water nearly comes out of the tap in chunks it is so hard! Those little water marks get on everything, as soon as the water dries there they are, on window, handrails, bathroom fittings, everything it touches it marks no matter how quickly you wipe it off and, if they build up you get a real problem ranging from blocked shower heads to bunged up drainage holes.
This is why you will find Viakal in my cleaning kit whether it is at home or at work, it is an essential for gleaming fittings and I dread to think how many bottles I have used over the years. A few years ago Proctor and Gamble brought out a trigger bottle version of the standard bottle, which is the subject of this review and I tend to have both of them to hand. The bottle with the nozzle is great for using on runners of sliding doors and for areas where a spray is too general.
I think my bottle is a little more up to date than the photo, It has an easy to grip neck on top of a body made of a hard white plastic. You can fit two fingers easily on the trigger and, although I have not measured how far you can spay with it, (it is an acid after all), it is easy to use and your hand does not ache if you are using it for a long time. The spray can be turned off by twisting the end of the nozzle which then ensures it does not drip on anything cos on a boat if you leave anything like this upright and open it will fall over, and it will spill. I do have a complaint about the nozzle, it has a little srpay logo made of raised dots to indicate when the spray is open and this is so difficult to see, just a little bit of colour would ensure you know 100% that the top is closed
My bottle has a gleaming shower head on the front and says 100% antical , 100% shiny with picture of gleaming sinks, tiles and baths so you get the idea what to use it on. On the reverse it has a large cross indicating that it is an irritant and both in words and pictures, to keep it away from children, don't get it in your eyes, and don't mix it with other cleaning agents or bleach. In fact treat it with care! It also decribes how to use it ,which I descibe below. My trigger spray contains 700ml
How to use it.
This is mainly designed for use in bathrooms and kitcens. At home I use it on my taps and shower fittings and shower screen, the same on the boats but we extend it's use to windows and windscreens
First of all, put on gloves, (nothing terrible has happened to my hands without gloves on over the years). Select your victim! turn the spray to on and carefully spray the object. The liquid is a very light blue in colour with a slight soapy smell that is not unpleasant. When the liquid hits the cal it will foam a little, you can now spread it around with a sponge, cloth or tooth brush depending on what you are cleaning, you will see the cal disappearing. Now, important, WASH IT OFF! It says this most definitely on the bottle so I have never left it on anything to see what happens. The great thing is that you do not have to dry whatever it is you are cleaning and it leaves it spot free and gleaming. If the object has a lot of cal on it leave it on for 5 mins then rinse.
Well life would be a lot harder, (terrible pun) without it. We use it alot on the boat windows, because even the dew has cal in it. Spray it on, spread it around with a sponge, and then rinse it off and dry with a window squeegee. It is great on all bathroom fittings and appropriate kitchen fittings, if in doubt try it on a hidden test area. It is best used with care and definitely kept out of the reach of children but it can turn a spotty fitting into a gleaming asset. In Spain it is recommended by "Roca" the largest bathroom fitting company but choose carefully whether you want this in your home or not.
Do not use on
Enamelled baths, the inside of kettles, marble or composite stone surfaces, damaged or hot surfaces, electrical appliances, plates casseroles and pans, and surfaces sensitive to acid like gold,copper and aluminium.
4 stars from me as the nozzle could be better indicated and the warnings could be written in larger letters (Should have gone to Specsavers!)
Available widely in supermarkets, I pay about 3.50euros (just over 3.00pounds}
Thank you for reading my review which my also be posted on Ciao, happy cleaning!
As I live in a hard water area my taps and sink are often caked with limescale which builds up quickly and can be very hard to shift unless I find the right product.
Viakal is the best lime scale remover I have ever found. The Label on the spray is slightly different than the one provided at the top of the page as they now have a new formula since that picture was published. The label is now is lighter blue with a picture of a shower head at the top of the label.
The spray bottle has an easy grip trigger which is locked so you must twist to turn it on before using. The spray cleaner comes out as a fine spray and can cover a wide area in seconds.
The label states that you will achieve 100% limescale removal and 100% shine and I must say that it certainly does both. The instructions are very simple, turn on the spray, spray onto the surface to be cleaned, wipe with a damp or dry cloth and rinse thoroughly. For tough areas leave on for up to 5 minutes.
The first time I used Viakal the limescale was so thick especially around the taps and I found I had to do a little scrubbing with the scouring side of an ordinary kitchen sponge but I did get 100% of the lime scale off easily. The whole thing takes me about 15 minutes, including the waiting time to clean my draining area, taps and the kitchen sink.
I now use Viakal every week and it keeps everything very shiny and limescale free.
This product cannot be used on acidic sensitive surface, a full list of which is on the back of the bottle, and must not be put into the kettle As always with products of this nature store out of reach of children.
I would recommend Viakal to anyone one who has a problem with Limescale .
Viakal can be bought in most supermarkets and is £.2.98 at Tesco for the 500ml spray
This is definitely one of those products that, once you've discovered, you just can't live without. My kitchen and bathroom are full of chrome, which quickly starts to turn milky white with limescale as we live in a fairly hard water area.
I always found that most normal bathroom and kitchen cleaners were good at cleaning the worktops and bathroom suite, but never quite managed to get the chrome taps, stainless steel sink or shower head clean. Then I found Viakal!
I have to admit that it does smell pretty strong when you initially spray it and I always try to make sure that the window is open when I'm using it. You can spray it straight onto your surfaces and I find that leaving it for a couple of minutes makes a huge amount of difference on sinks and taps as it really gets into the little nooks and crannies, so that when it's rinsed off they are left gleaming with not a hint of limescale in sight!
I always use a sponge to "wash" the surfaces as well, even though it says on the bottle that you don't actually need to do this and can simply rinse off the Viakal. I then rinse and dry off the kitchen or bathroom with a towel to really make sure that everything is left sparklingly clean.
So many people have commented on the fact that my bathroom still looks as good as the day it was put in almost 6 years ago, but part of this is due to my discovery of Viakal as it's really helped to keep things gleaming rather than them starting to look tired as the limescale builds up over time.
This is one of those cleaning products that until I had a place of my own I would never give a second glance at but that I now can't live without!
THE LOVE AFFAIR BEGINS!
It first came into its own when I was moving out of a rented flat and wanted to give it a really good spruce up before I left (to make sure I got my full deposit back!) After cleaning the bathroom I noticed all up the back of the tiles by the shower there were these horendous watermarks that I'd obviously been oblivious to for the last 6 months or convieniently chosen to ignore! Trusty old mom suggested I try this prodcut and there the love affair began!
Viakal is made by Proctor and Gamble and has been around since the early 90's. Their website claims Viakal is a limescale and watermark remover that can be used on house surfaces such as tiles, sinks, taps and toilets.
WHY IS IT NEEDED?
So what is limescale? If you live in hard water area such as I do all you need to do is look at the base of your taps and that white, chalky residue is it! It is a real pain as not only is it unsightly but is very difficult to shift.
Apparantly 47% of the UK population lives in a hard water area
Viakal comes in a 500ml spray bottle and I recently brought mine in Tesco for £2.92. It has the usual features of a spray bottle with a nozzle enabling the spray to be off, a fine spray or a thicker spray.
As it is in a spray format it is ideal for use on larger surfaces and vertical ones such as the splash tiles in the shower.
The spray itself is a blue liquid and the formula has recently been changed so the fragrance is actually quite pleasant (when I first started using this product a few years back I used to choke on the haze but this is a big improvement!)
The packaging advises you to spray the liquid directly on tothe affected area, levae for a few moments and then rinse thoroughly with water. For those tougher encrustations it suggests leaving it to act for up to 5 minutes and then repeating if necessary
The packaging advises against using on natural stone, enamal, acid sensitive surfaces or damaged/scratched surfaces
It is also an irritant so extra care needs to be taken to avoid prolonged contact with the skin and any contact with the eyes. Although the smell is much improved, it is still advisable to use in well ventilated areas and definitely, definitely keep out of the reach of children as it is an acid solution.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Limescale is the build up of mineral deposits from the water and Viakal dissolves these dulling deposits resulting in a fantastic shine! It also creates a water sheeting action on the surface to prevent further limescale build up.
SO DOES IT WORK?
In a word yes! I dont use this product every week, maybe once a month when I can see a small build up appearing. (I guess if you did use it every week there wouldn't be any but as its quite pricey I try and make it last and find its more satisfying this way!)
I use it primarily around the kitchen sink and bathroom taps to eliminate limescale but have also found it useful in the bath itself!
Although it says not to use on enaml surfaces, my bath is that old the enamal has disappeared! Hence when you've been wearing flip flops or wandering round bare foot in the summer and you get in the bath you leave dirty footprints, well viakal shifts this! Also when all the water doean't drain down the plug properly and there are water marks up the bath, grab the viakal!
In summary a handy product for those more thorough cleaning days and shifts the tough stains my favourite Mr Muscle wont! 5 out of 5 for me!
We live in an area where the water is medium to hard and that means that we often find that limescsale builds up fairly quickly. Only yesterday I was quite shocked to see just how much scale had collected inside of my kettle and it shamed me into descaling it.
When it comes to the mixer tap in the kitchen and the basin and sink taps I always seem to be spraying them with the Viakal limescale remover. If I leave them to their own devices they would soon look dull and tatty.
Years ago we just had to scrub them and hope for the best, sometimes I used to use a solution of vinegar in warm water to try to remove the scale but it was always fairly useless if I am honest.
Now at least we can buy a bottle of Viakal, or in my case a spray bottle.
A 500ml spray bottle of the Proctor and Gamble Viakal limescale remover costs just under £3 but you do get your moneys worth out of the product, one bottle seems to last for ages.
I used to buy my Viakal in a stumpy plastic bottle, inside the bottle there was a small pouring spout which meant that it was incredibly difficult to aim the liquid successfully. However now that Proctor and Gamble have decided to offer the limescale cleaner in a handy spray bottle it makes life much easier.
The spray bottle is similar to those that contain the household cleaners, a white plastic bottle with the familiar blue and white paper label and a blue trigger at the the top. The trigger has a twist mechanism at the end of the spout which means that the bottle can easily be turned on and off.
Of course having a spray means that you can aim the Viakal into all of those awkward places.
Viakal is useful in the bathroom and the kitchen and it can remove limescale quite successfully but if you have a build up it may be necessary to repeat the process a few times at first.
It is no good thinking that you can shirk either, if you want to keep the limescale at bay then you need to make sure that you use the Viakal on a regular basis.
I like to allow myself plenty of time for this household job, it is no good trying to use the spray in a hurry. Give the taps a good spray with the Viakal and then let it start to get to work, within seconds of spraying the stainless steel you will see a bit of fizzing going on, that is the cleaner starting to get to grips.
I prefer to leave the Viakal sitting on the taps for five minutes or so, that makes sure that it has had plenty of time to do the job properly. After five minutes just rinse the Viakal liquid away and then buff the taps up with a good soft clean cloth.
Although I still have a slight problem with scale build up around the base of the spout you can certainly notice that the taps have had a good clean. The only way that I can really get to grips with the ends of the spouts is to take a small knife and pare the scale away as gently as I possibly can.
There are a few things that you must not use Viakal on and they include plastic kettles, marble and natural stone, enamel baths, gold plated fittings and you cannot use the cleaner on damaged or cracked surfaces.
This is one cleaner that must be stored away safely, well out of the way of tiny hands.
The Viakal spray works well and it does make a difference but I find that it still struggles to remove any solid limescsale build up.
It does have a slightly acidic smell that I would prefer not to inhale, so I leave the door wide open when I use the spray, maximising the flow of fresh air.
If you live in a hard water area then this should already be sitting in the cupboard along with your other cleaning products and if it is not then you had better go and purchase a bottle.
Do you live in a hard water area but like your kitchen and bath room to sparkle and shine?
Then this is the product for you! I have lived in hard water areas all of my life and water marks and limescale are the bane of my cleaning days.
I have tried lots of all in one cleaners and other limescale removers but this is by far the best product I have used.
Follow the instructions on the bottle and spray it onto the surface that needs attention. I use this on my plastic and ceramic bathroom suite and all of the surface shine and sparkle away. It not only brings up my taps to a sparkly shine, but they carry on looking good for a few days. This is unlike other products I have used.
Viakal also works well on my kitchen worktops once in a while I spray and clean them with Viakal and the look great!
I discovered this product when my new cleaner promptly sent me off with a list of 'needs'
She proceeded to turn my house into an amazing shiney chrome wonder. I have never looked back,although I have to say I am not as liberal with this chemical ridden cleaner than my is. She literally used it on anything metal and shiney! The sink came up gleaming....as did the taps...the shower head..the kettle....you get the drift. I simply now use it inside the walk in shower screen. I hate water marks, and they appear after a few day. So off I spray my viakal, i generally do it while in the shower...not great as it is very eye stinging and chock full of very stuff that cleans really really well! My eyes water and my hands get very dry! But It really does get rid of the water marks and leaves no smear. I apply once every 3 or so weeks and that seems to do the job. My shower is curved glass, not plastic, so test the area you intend to clean, as I can't tell ou how strong this bad boy is.
Foams up when it come out of the spray gun, not gloopy thich like gel limescale removers, so need to be acted on fairly swiftly. not the best for toilets. If you clean like my cleaner, you will use it on everything with a shine...and it works. I think its a bit over chemically, but sooooo works.
I have used Viakal and similar product over the years and am always pleased with the results but not the smells or the price you pay for this and similar products. To be blunt it absolutely stinks and if you found yourself inside a shower unit frantically spraying away at your shower glass you will almost certainly have to escape for air.This always put me off using it and despite its great results i was sure there had to be something greener, cheaper safer and more user friendly.
What i experimented with was normal household Vinager and lemon juice, not at the same time but both have high acid content and dissolve light limescale buildup in next to no time, More stubborn areas are best treated overnight. you can use it neat or mixed with water and experiment with quantities until you find a solution that works best for you.
With viakal you also have to be careful with certain surfaces as with porous stone it will leave marks that do not shift easily.
I'd not recommend this product especially as you can get equally as good results using household vinegar or lemon juice at a fraction of the cost.
Spray household cleaner / 750mL.