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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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Container Size
1 GA-Gallon
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
Product Size (oz.)


Application Method
Paint Sprayer
Soap and Water
Concrete Use
Deck Use
Mildew Resistant
Paint Product Type
Paint Cleaners and Removers
Paint/Stain Base Material
Product Dispenser Type
Plastic Bottle
Product Form

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Since the methods of application and conditions are beyond our control, we make no guarantee or warranty concerning the use or results to be obtained from use of the described product. Any such warranty of merchantability is disclaimed. Buyer is solely responsible for results.

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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: 2017-08-07

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

do you have to use a power washer to clean it off inside a shop with out getting the walls wet I ...

do you have to use a power washer to clean it off inside a shop with out getting the walls wet I seen videos on line how to and I'm not a fan of water in side a 24x24 ft shop
Asked by: rob
This can be cleaned off with a lawn sprayer and a garden hose.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-06-24

Do I use this before the acid stain

Asked by: Dimpled
NO! Definetly not!. That etchant, is to clean the concrete, which will help it look clean, help other products adhere, etc. However, it itself, is an acid. It reacts with elements in the cement. That "etching" is a polite way to say "eating away". In reacting with these elements, it is removing the very substances that the acid stain is intended to react with. That will make an acid stain much less effective.. There is a possibility, that your surface has been previously cleaned with an acid, so you might not have the expected results anyway. There are other ways to color concrete, that are not acid stains. I am not saying that acid stains are not good, they are something I work with myself. However, sometimes acid stains are not the best in a specific situation. Just as an aside, if your project is outdoors, I find that the earthier tones are more colorfast in the long run, than things in the blue and green ranges, especially in direct sunlight. If you are working indoors, on a floor that has previously had carpet or linoleum over it, you might find that some of the pores and been clogged with adhesives. These things are not deal killers, but be prepared for the fact, that good prep may be necessary, either renting a grinder to expose new concrete from under the surface that you see now, or, recoating with a thin coat of a cement based product, made for the purpose of refreshing the surface. That way you get a fresh canvas for your acid stain work. Sometimes, just misting a little water on the concrete, will show you where issues are, and there are some tests you can perform, that will help you to determine if your concrete is reactive enough for acid staining. If you see water beading up and not soaking in, then the concrete will probably reject the stain I suggest that you contact the manufacturer of the specific acid stain you plan to use, and ask then for hints on these issues. You can also get a lot if information from a lady in Albuquerque, whose name is Gaye Goodman, her business is Faux Real. I am not sure it I am allowed to offer this information, but she is a great source on the how tos of concrete acid staining. If this advice is not approved, I may have to edit it, but that is about the best I can do to help you. Good luck, if you take the time to do it right, you will get a beautiful result with acid staining, but clean the crete with detergents, power washers, but not acid etchants.
Answered by: DesertFixit
Date published: 2017-06-22
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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 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 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 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
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 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 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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from concrete didn't turn out like the way Ithought it would bought this along with the acid stain. followed all directions, and the color was just a hint of brown looking conrete
Date published: 2016-10-18
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