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What is it I spray on shower wall glass to stop limescale build up please?

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Cuddleczar Sat 23-Nov-13 09:23:30

Once it is nice and clean, dry it and then spray with a smidgeon of furniture polish, eg Pledge and buff with a dry cloth. Keeps it clear longer and yes I agree get into the habit of using a window wiper to get the water off after showering. But be careful not to spray Pledge on the floor as it makes it very slippery (perhaps put newspaper under the door when you spray).

MollyBerry Fri 22-Nov-13 16:59:50

If your'e not into chemicals then lemon juice works too

valiumredhead Fri 22-Nov-13 16:52:38

I used the waitrose spray, the dettol stuff is TONS better.

MaggieW Fri 22-Nov-13 16:47:10

Thanks all - BrownSS, you've hit the nail on the head. It was WD40 I'd been told/heard about ages ago but couldn't remember it recently. Will give it a whirl.

Thanks again.

Optimist1 Thu 21-Nov-13 20:30:43

I agree Viakal will get it off initially. I tried Method shower spray and was sorely disappointed (and considerably poorer). Then changed to Essential Waitrose shower spray and am very happy with its performance. I do live in a hard water area.

(Am a bit excited to learn that Dettol have a product, though - am a big Dettol fan.)

valiumredhead Thu 21-Nov-13 20:13:04

Proceed with caution if you use cilit bang, it stained my grouting!

firemansamsmam Thu 21-Nov-13 20:08:33

Viakal is amazing stuff. Revolutionised my bathroom.

Vivacia Thu 21-Nov-13 20:05:55

No advice on how to remove it, I go for prevention rather than cure. I spray with dilute vinegar and hoover off with a Karcher. I think it's the drying rather than the vinegar that does the trick.

zzzzz Thu 21-Nov-13 20:03:40

Cillit Bang to cut through the chalk, then mist with vinegar and water after you use it.

BrownSauceSandwich Thu 21-Nov-13 19:58:45

Clean it off, then wipe over with wd40 to help prevent more. Do not spray your shower tray with wd40, if you value your elbows and bum bones!

MaggieW Thu 21-Nov-13 14:08:08

Thanks for that. I used Viakal to get it off - spray on, scourer it off a couple of times and it did the trick.

valiumredhead Thu 21-Nov-13 13:42:53

You need the new dettol shower and sink spray and use a wiper after every shower.

kelda Thu 21-Nov-13 10:46:14

Really, get a hand held wiper. It takes a bit of effort but if you get all the water droplets off the shower glass straight after shwoering, then they are not there long enough to allow limescale to build up.

helzapoppin2 Wed 20-Nov-13 18:26:52

I removed some yesterday just by scrubbing hard with a dry hand towel. Don't know how to stop it building up again, though!

Matildathecat Wed 20-Nov-13 17:35:57

Arghhh, cillit bang alert! Don't use anywhere near a natural stone tiled floor. (Sobs), expensive repairs and not really the same as before.

Daily shower shine and weekly scrub. All nice and clean.

Piffpaffpoff Wed 20-Nov-13 14:53:48

Really, the Cillit Bang is miraculous, couldn't see through my door and them one or two shots of that and it's sparkly. I think I used a soft brush (might have been an old dish washing brush?) the first time to scrub it off but now I just use a sponge .

NigelMolesworth Wed 20-Nov-13 14:52:38

I use the Tesco daily shower spray. It keeps it down enough that cleaning the screen every week is not a massive trial. However, the limescale will still build up over time so unfortunately I've found it is not a substitute for elbow grease.

bigTillyMint Wed 20-Nov-13 14:51:04

White vinegar is good for limescale. Whatever you use, you have to keep on top of it - a really good clean once a week keeps it at bay in our house!

VenusDeWillendorf Wed 20-Nov-13 14:49:14

How did you clean it off! Our water here is much harder than our last house. Shower looks almost opaque! Is is elbow grease, or is there a dissolver for a nighttime spray-on?! <hopeful>

Piffpaffpoff Wed 20-Nov-13 14:48:34

Cillit Bang foam v good for this.

Missus2ndwife Wed 20-Nov-13 14:46:11

It doesnt work because I bought the stuff years ago and tried it. Limescale build up is inevitable. All I can suggest is regular cleans.

kelda Wed 20-Nov-13 11:40:14

I use a hand held window wiper to wipe the water off straight after having a shower. I find that very effective.

MaggieW Wed 20-Nov-13 11:38:29

I'm not sure if it was here or elsewhere I read that I could spray something onto shower glass to stop the dreaded limescale build up getting so bad. Now that I've managed to clean it off, would love to know how to prevent it staying on there in future. Thank you wise housekeepers.

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