Model # EEC1

Internet #203075984

Store SKU #1001646003

Eagle 1 gal. Etch and Clean for Concrete in 4:1 Concentrated


1 gal. Etch and Clean for Concrete in 4:1 Concentrated

  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Covers up to 1000 sq. ft.
  • Easy to use
$2997 /each

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Product Overview

Eagle Etch and Clean is specially formulated to clean concrete and remove efflorescence from its surface. This concentrated 1 gal. formula makes up to 5 gal. of finished cleaner. It is recommended for use on dense and smooth finished concrete in preparation for sealing or acid staining.

  • Efflorescence remover
  • Cleans and opens surface of concrete
  • Prepares concrete for acid staining and sealing
  • Concentrated 1 gal. formula makes 5 gal.
  • Mild acid
  • Will not damage surface
  • Use on smooth or rough concrete

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Customer Questions & Answers

Will this etch old sealer before painting?

Asked by: Ck
No. This product is designed to etch bare concrete before sealing. Existing seal coatings may need to be stripped prior to an additional coating (i.e. water-based and solvent-based sealers are typically not compatible). If you are looking to "paint" your concrete surface, we would suggest looking at Eagle Solid Color Sealer.
Answered by: EagleCo
Date published: 2017-03-06

How long does it take to dry for interior use?

Asked by: drc
The dry time for this product will vary depending on conditions. You do not want Eagle Etch and Clean to dry on the surface due to the fact that it will leave behind a residue. Make sure you rinse Eagle Etch and Clean off the concrete with water before it completely dries.
Answered by: EagleCo
Date published: 2016-10-27

what can you etch epoxy paint with for repainting

Asked by: Esetvan
Eagle Etch and Clean is designed to etch bare concrete. You may have to mechanically profile the coating when dealing with epoxies.
Answered by: EagleCo
Date published: 2016-10-27

Should I use this product to remove sealer from concrete to then stain it? Will the stain then soak into the concrete?

Asked by: Breanna
This product is designed to etch bare concrete substrates. Eagle Etch and Clean will not remove sealer. Look for a coatings stripper to remove your existing sealer. Once the sealer is stripped, you may then use Eagle Etch and Clean to ensure the stain will soak in or bond to the concrete.
Answered by: EagleCo
Date published: 2016-10-27
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. Etch and Clean for Concrete in 4:1 Concentrated is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good item. easy to mix & use. it does a great job. good item. easy to mix & use. it does a great job.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not use before staining concrete!!!! I read an earlier review warning of the same issues we saw and unfortunately was swayed by a few other positive reviews. We have an old house with very old concrete with a smooth surface so I thought I needed this to prep the surface. Unfortunately I was very wrong. The result was the stain did not take right wherever I applied this. For grins I left a small area untouched and washed with soap and water. I should have flipped the model. That is the only place that resulted in good color saturation. The rest of the floor with 2 coats of the dark rustic stain ended up instead in a very light orangy color. Absolutely ruined. So take heed of the negative reviews, steer clear of this product.
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff, but for acid staining? It is a good product, plenty strong for purposes where other muriatic acid products fail. The bottle says for use as a prep in acid staining concrete, and some of the reviews mention this also. This is actually what prompted me to write a review. I am a professional acid stainer, and I would hate for a beginner to ruin their acid stain job by using this. Acid stain works by reacting with the concrete. If you put this on the concrete, you will reduce that material in the concrete that the stain is supposed to react with. That means your stain will be lighter, less colorful, perhaps less permanent. You can mix it with acid stain if you want a more subtle shade of color, but using it ahead of time, inhibits how the stain is supposed to work. If you want to clean concrete prior to staining, you are better of using a green or orange liquid detergent concentrate, then rinsing with water. If you want to clean concrete that you are not going to be acid staining, then this product works great. The one instance where it makes some sense to use prior to acid staining concrete, is when the concrete has been over troweled to a very slick surface, and you want to open the pores and provide a little texture, but you must work very quickly, or dilute the product, otherwise you will ruin your concrete for acid staining purposes.
Date published: 2012-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not use for acid staining! You cannot follow the directions on the bottle and get great results if you acid stain an interior concrete floor. I diluted the etch 4 to 1 with water and used 1 1/2 bottles to clean 1800 sq. ft. I sprayed on using a pump sprayer and then scrubbed with a stiff bristle brush never allowing the floor to dry. I then sprayed the entire floor with water and squeegeed the water off. Once the floor dried it looked good but I noticed some bright white powder in areas (See Photo). I then went ahead and started staining and noticed the real problem (See Photo). The stain magnified the white areas and would not adhere to the concrete. (See Photo) After wasting almost 2 bottles of Acid Stain I repeated the Etching process per the instructions on the bottle in the whiter areas with no success. I then had to used a 2800 psi power washer to get the white powder off my concrete. It took me two days messing with the Etch and Clean disaster. I used the Eagle Acid Stain-Rustic, Eagle Neutralizer and Cleaner and Eagle Concrete Polish Gloss Floor Finish and I am very happy with the final results. If I had to do it over again I would still use the Eagle products, just not the Etch and Clean. My concrete was in good shape to begin with and really only needed a good cleaning with a citrus degreaser.
Date published: 2013-10-30
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, really cleaned the concrete! Sprayed it on, gave it a good scrubbing with a brush, rinsed it off real well and the concrete was clean and ready for the acid stain.
Date published: 2012-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from will lighten your acid stain color I etched one room and did not etch the other before acid staining. The etched room came out a lot lighter than the non etched room. The etched room actually has a lot more color in it but i like them both. It is not muriatic acid so unless you really drench and let it sit there for a while you wont ruin the concrete. i sprayed a light coat broomed it around then neutralized right away.
Date published: 2015-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product cleaned the concrete very well We used a power scrubber for acid etching the concrete floor. It cleaned the mortar from the floor from a previous bricking job and prepared the floor for acid staining.
Date published: 2012-09-11
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