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please recommend a product for LIMESCALE!

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WhereAmIWhereAreYou Fri 31-Dec-10 13:51:51

many thanks in advance

Anice Fri 31-Dec-10 13:53:24

plain normal cheap-as-chips-white vinegar (and heat if possible).

PrettyCandlesAndTinselToo Fri 31-Dec-10 13:55:20

Depends for where/what.

Lemon juice, vinegar, both very good general-purpose limescale removers.

Viakal excellent for heavy deposits on drainage and taps.

John Lewis do an excellent kettle descaler.

PrettyCandlesAndTinselToo Fri 31-Dec-10 13:55:58

drainers, rather than drainage

coffeeinbed Fri 31-Dec-10 13:57:42

The Waitrose own label one.
For taps and showers and stuff.

biglips Sat 01-Jan-11 13:50:30

got mine from Lidl and it works too.

bessie26 Sat 01-Jan-11 14:20:45

I find the Ecover stuff works well.

Ba8y1 Sat 01-Jan-11 18:24:47

Second prettycandles - Viakal is a wonder product, you can see the limescale fizzing on contact! Smells horrid though!

SoupDragon Sat 01-Jan-11 18:26:54

i've found Cilit Bang 'Lime and Grime' great for bathroom limescale.

BigTillyMincepie Sat 01-Jan-11 19:07:54

Vinegar is fantastic. You just have to open all the windows to get rid of the smell grin

bessie26 Sat 01-Jan-11 23:16:36

I remember using Viakal on some taps once & it seemed to eat away at the surface? They were really old knackered taps (rented house) so perhaps they were already ruined under the limescale? It's put me off ever using it again though (that & the horrendous chemicals it must contain!) - should I be brave & try it again?

PrettyCandlesAndTinselToo Sun 02-Jan-11 13:32:55

I would only ever use Viakal on stainless steel. It is nit good for plated metals. Perhaps the taps were chromed. Heavy build-up of limescale over years can in any cause damage to some surfaces.

mummyflood Sun 02-Jan-11 14:02:19

Can't praise cillit bang grime & lime enough if it's for the bathroom. Absolutely no scrubbing whatsoever. Home Bargains, if you have one, have a trigger spray for £1.39 at the moment. Have just bought 2!!

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