Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 19
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kiki Works great!
This Etch and Clean for Concrete worked really great. I had to prep a concrete porch for a special paint job and it exceeded my expectations! I just followed the directions on the bottle.
Since you are not supposed to let it dry, I worked on small sections at a time and it went smoothly. It did take me 3-4 hours to complete. 1 diluted gallon covers alot of area. Since my porch was so dirty, I went over it twice. You can tell by the black spot in the left top corner what a difference the 2nd wash made. I have no idea what that was, but have never been able to get it off the cement before.
It was easy to mix and easy to apply with the sprayer. Wet the surface lightly, spray, scrub with a brush, rinse really well. Let dry before applying anything to the surface.
As you can see by my pictures, my porch was a mess and so it was time to do something about it. This Etch and Clean got the prep work done and after applying special concrete paint, my porch looks brand new.
May 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ddddd 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.
May 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmy 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.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Good product
Good buy, a good product at a very good price. Will buy again when needed.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by None Good Quality
Good Quality product easy to cleans great good quailty
June 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yogi Easier than I thought
The wife and I put this down on the floor of my taxidermy show room. The burnt orange color really looks nice; in some places (I guess from the makeup of the concrete) it looks like alligator skin. Because the concrete had not been sealed or had heavy traffic prior to this task all we did was sweep the floor and apply the acid. Once the acid was down we worked it with a stiff bristle push broom. We could have been a bit more thorough but it still came out looking fantastic. We mopped the floor 3-4 times and put down two heavy coats of Eagle sealer (they could have said it would go down blue) and let it dry. We used 1.5 gallons to burn ~600 sq ft; for the money you just can’t beat it.
November 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by yodathehutt 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.
January 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LadyConcreteWorker Not Used for the Wet Look
I understand that most people use this to obtain the wet look on concrete. I used the product to etch/clean 100-year-old concrete around the base of my home (I used this INSTEAD of muriatic acid). I mixed it 50-50, poured it on, and used a wire brush. Then, let it soak for 15 minutes. I could tell it was doing what I needed to do. Then rinsed it several times and applied concrete over the old (with bonding/fortifier agent included in concrete mix).
May 27, 2014