Thursday, 27 December 2012

Viakal Cleaning tips by Anthea Turner

I have for a while now used Viakal in the bathroom, what I like is its effective removal of limescale, without having to use any effort. I live in a hard water area and limescale builds really fast.
I particularly like the spray version as it gets in hard to reach places like under the taps and around the rim of the toilet. It also prevents more build up so I use it regularly and it takes seconds to spray, leave and just rinse away.

Its fab on kitchen sinks too, again so easy to use.
I would love this made for kettles.

Its also great to make the taps and chrome work really shiny, I have just read its because it contains a polymer pro-shine technology which maintains the improved appearance of surfaces through a water sheeting action or protective film that prevents further limescale build up

Viakal has it’s own celebrity ambassador in the shape of Anthea Turner and here are her tips

Cleaning tips by Anthea Turner

  • Storage, storage, storage– it’s very difficult to clean around shampoos and shower gels so put them away after every use especially if you have a big family
  • To create that sparkly hotel feeling, use a wet cloth to clean then polish with a separate dry one
  • Colour coordinate your cleaning cloths – blue for loo and pink for sink
  • Keep an eye out for unsightly, chalky limescale especially if you live in a hard water area and use a good limescale remover like Viakal as soon as you spot any – danger areas are taps, the plughole and shower head (it’s best to unscrew this and soak)
  • Keep your toothbrush in the cupboard to protect it from airborne germs
  • Don’t let dirt build up, instead wipe the sink after every use
  • Opt for tiles or a lino flooring rather than carpet as this is a breeding ground for bacteria
  • Refrain from keeping pot pourri in the bathroom as this will collect dust
  • It’s a great idea to keep cleaning products in the bathroom itself but pop them in the cupboard
  • Most importantly, keep your bathroom in a state you enjoy

I received a Viakal goody bag in return for this post but all opinions are my own


  1. I live in a hardwater area and would love something you can spray, leave and rinse away. I like all of Anthea's tips except I leave my toothbrush out as I think it dries more quickly.

    1. It is perfect for me as I hate scrubbing and polishing.

  2. The storage tip has to be one of the most simple but most effective pieces of advice I've ever had. Everybody quotes it, from Anthea Turner to Kim & Aggy to cleaning blogs but it's rarely used. Invest in some linen lined wicker baskets and turn your clutter into an ornament!

  3. I've never heard of this, and i've never seen it in the shops either but i'll keep a look out, it seems very effective. The tips seem mostly about storage which annoys me abit because unfortunetly not everyone has room/space to have cupboards everywhere to store things in!

  4. I'm going to steal a couple of tips from here :)

  5. Some good tips here. Thank you for sharing!

  6. My bathroom doesn't have a window and so I have terrible trouble with mildew and limescale. I'll look into Viakal!

  7. Viakal is great stuff, my bathroom would look a mess without it

  8. Haven't tried this but I struggle with scrubbing due to MG so I might try it, I am always keen on trying new things :)