Fans of cleaning guru Mrs Hinch have shared the £2 product that will help remove watermarks from your shower screen in minutes – and will leave it looking good as new
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If you’ve got a glass shower screen fitted in your bathroom, you probably know just how annoying watermarks can be – especially if they’ve been left to build up for some time.
The marks occur thanks to the high concentration of magnesium and calcium minerals in our water, and they build up on surfaces such as your shower screen every time water makes contact with the glass.
And not only is it easy for watermarks to appear, it’s also difficult to clean them off once they become ingrained on the glass – meaning a wipe down with a damp cloth isn’t going to cut it, as Express.co.uk reports.
But thankfully, fans of cleaning guru Mrs Hinch – real name Sophie Hinchliffe – have shared their tips for removing the stains on Facebook, with one easy-to-find cleaning product that they say is guaranteed to get your glass looking good as new.
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The fans shared their advice on the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips page after one woman asked how she could remove stubborn stains from her shower after she tried to use some other hacks she’d seen but hadn’t had any success.
She asked: “Best way to get stubborn water marks off a glass shower screen? Tried a scrub daddy with Elbow Grease also washing up liquid, seems to be engrained.”
The woman received around 30 comments from cleaning fans who offered their help, and many of them told her to use the same product – Viakal bathroom limescale remover.
One person said: “Mine was really bad, Viakal removed it all.”
While another offered more steps, as she wrote: “Viakal should sort it out. Open the window and spray your screen with Viakal. Leave for 15 minutes or so and then using a non-abrasive scourer, rub in circular motions all over.
“Then wash off with hot water and leave to dry.”
And a third commented: “Scrub with Viakal then rinse well. Then white vinegar and buff with glass cloth.”
If you’d rather try a cleaning method that uses natural products, Glass.com reports that vinegar and lemon juice can both work wonders on glass surfaces and can help restore them to all their glistening glory.
The site says plain white distilled vinegar is ideal for cleaning, and a solution of 50% vinegar and 50% water can be strong enough to wipe your shower screen clean.
To do so, you should spray the solution onto a clean towel or cloth and then use that to wipe down the screen, rather than spraying the solution directly onto the glass – and be careful not to leave the vinegar solution or any water to dry on the glass, as this could leave more marks.
You can also do the same with lemon juice by squeezing the juice into a spray bottle, or even just rubbing the lemon itself over your glass shower screen before removing with water and cleaning as normal.
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