Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 7
Rated 4 out of 5Â by monty3465 Did the trick
Safety: I used the required protective gear (yes even goggles) so I had no issue with skin irritation.
Workability: The product was not hard to distribute using a small one-gallon sprayer (I did not dilute the solution). I then used a push broom to work the material in a little. Once the material sat for twenty minutes, I then scrubbed using the brush before rinsing with the hose. In hindsight, I did not apply it liberally enough nor did I let it sit quite long enough.
Quality: Didn't work as well on the old pre-sealed surfaces but was still effective. Next time I will apply more and let it sit longer before removing.
Cost: I used one gallon for my deck, in hindsight, I should have used two.
Overall: Make sure you apply the material somewhat liberally. My deck still turned out nice even though I didn't get quite the etch I wanted.
July 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DIYatWork Cleanup is the time consuming part of this operation
We are redoing our break room at work and I used this to etch the floor once I had gotten off all of the adhesive. I used an old plastic watering can of mine and it worked well.
The problem is the clean up. After this stuff has sat for 10 or more minutes and you clean it with water, it foams up something awful. I went through 3 mop heads trying to get all of the sudsy residue off of the floor. On a positive note, it definitely etched the floor because I swept up a coffee can full of cotton fibers that the floor had "grabbed" from the mop.
If you think you're going to mop this a couple of times and be done with it, think again; it's a real mess.
January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Steven Steven D. Harrington, Elk River
It works well, and warns you ahead of time about the caustic effect it has on your hands and face. Add a little dawn and water and scrub it down, vacuum it up and you have a brand new concrete surface to seal.
August 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Jules25 Works great. Get more than specified
I used the cleaner and etcher on a two year old smooth concrete garage floor with just a few rust spots. I thinned the product at a 1:1 ratio as specified to yield two gallons of working material for roughly 400 square feet. While the product worked perfectly, there was not nearly enough to provide the coverage specified in the instructions. I would recommend getting 2 to 3 times the quantity called for do you don't run out in the middle of application. (Hey, it's from Home Depot - you can always return one if not opened)
Part of the running short was related to the product soaking into the concrete VERY fast. The instructions say to not let the product dry on the surface, but this was almost impossible.
Be aware that it takes a LOT of rinsing to get this fully flushed from the concrete. I used a pressure washer to clean and rinse. It took a couple of hours to really get all residue off the floor.
The floor is now cleaned and etched as good as it can be with the quantity I had. Next step is to apply primer then Behr's garage floor paint.
April 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by burlybilt save your money
so-so cleaning. After using it, i went over the floor with TSP and got better results at 10% of the cost
March 7, 2014