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Eagle 1 gal. Etch and Clean for Concrete in 4:1 Concentrated
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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
$12.97 /each

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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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Will this etch old sealer before painting?

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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.
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No- not an etch product.
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Yes, this product will etch old sealer before painting.
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How long does it take to dry for interior use?

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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.
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Depends on the humidity but no more than a couple of hours and faster if you put a fan to it. Outdoors it dried in no time.
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what can you etch epoxy paint with for repainting

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Eagle Etch and Clean is designed to etch bare concrete. You may have to mechanically profile the coating when dealing with epoxies.
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Should I use this product to remove sealer from concrete to then stain it? Will the stain then soak into the concrete?

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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.
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1 gal. Etch and Clean for Concrete in 4:1 Concentrated is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A GREAT PRODUCT THIS IS A GREAT WORKING PRODUCT. BE CAREFUL OF THE PERCENTAGE OF WATER YOU DILUTE THIS PRODUCT WITH. VERY IMPORTANT STEP.
Date published: 2016-08-02
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I thought etching was an unnecessary expense. WRONG! Should have seen the water as I went along... I thought etching was an unnecessary expense. WRONG! Should have seen the water as I went along. UGLY
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Easy to apply and is really cleaning the concrete floor
Date published: 2016-08-02
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-26
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