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Seal-Krete 64 oz. Clean N-Etch Etching Solution


64 oz. Clean N-Etch Etching Solution

$17.55 /each

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Product Overview

SEAL-KRETE Clean-N-Etch is an etching solution used to clean and degrease bare concrete surfaces to improve penetration and adhesion of paint, stains, and sealants. It also neutralizes the pH of new concrete. Suitable for interior/exterior use, Clean-N-Etch is biodegradable and safe to use near grass and plants. Use Clean-N-Etch on bare concrete: garage floors, basements, driveways, carports, patios, walkways and pool decks.

  • Cleans & prepares bare concrete
  • Concentrated: makes up to 2 Gallons
  • Safe to use
  • Low odor
  • Plant friendly
  • Online price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can I use this over a painted concrete floor ? I am then painting with granite grip .

Asked by: PJ
Clean-N-Etch will not work on a painted concrete floor. It is formulated to etch bare concrete.
Answered by: Seal-Krete Product Expert
Date published: 2016-05-05

Does it remove paint.

The room was painted with a sprayer so the floor about 1 foot from wall has light paint on it. Will this product remove the light coat of paint?
Asked by: Nanny
The solution can't remove paint.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-05-06

Enclosed Basement?

We have a 1200 sq ft fully enclosed sealed basement, the instructions state to use a strong jet of water to rinse, however how can I achieve that? I have nowhere for the water to even go and don't want to flood the basement? There is one tiny floor drain, but with open lumber and exposed insulation, electrics, furnace etc. I don't think that would be appropriate. Any suggestions would be really appreciated, thanks!
Asked by: Gray
Dear Gray, Here are our instructions for Clean-n-Etch application: Working a 10 ft. x 10 ft. section at a time, dampen surface with water, then apply Clean-N-Etch with a pump sprayer or watering can. Using a stiff-bristled broom, scrub solution into surface until foaming action stops. Rinse surface thoroughly with a strong stream of water, scrubbing while rinsing to ensure removal of all material. Surface should feel rough (like 150 grit sandpaper). When dry, check surface by applying a few drops of water. Water should penetrate quickly – if not, re-etch affected area. Allow surface to dry thoroughly before applying paint or stain. Note: Smooth troweled concrete (i.e., carports, garage and basement floors) generally requires 2 applications to achieve a proper profile.
Answered by: Convenience Products Product Expert
Date published: 2016-09-24

If the floor has some glue still left do I need this before painting with garage floor paint?

The people who lived our house before us removed the parquet floor and didnt get all the glue up and we want to use garage paint on the floor because we have three BIG dogs. Do we need to "even it out" before we paint it or will the garage floor paint do that? Its alot of glue thats left, its very small areas but the floor is not completely smooth. If we need to even it out can we use this to do that?
Asked by: Lez4671
I doubt it would remove glue, try another product.
Answered by: Roger
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

64 oz. Clean N-Etch Etching Solution is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does what it is supposed to do, instructions are not good After having used another product, I thought this was citrus based like it was, making it a good choice for basement usage. The description was vague, but said was not harmful and most likely it is not, however, it messed with our sinuses, big-time. Another thing was that info says that it does 200 sf, but when you read the bottle, it says to not water it down that much, if you want it to work. That is wrong, we watered it down to cover that area and it worked just fine. Also, instructions were apparently for a rough driveway as it says to get surface as rough as 100 grit paper, huh? What if you are doing a basement floor or garage floor? Never seen one that rough and hope not to. Since we had used the other brand, we had a good idea of how to use and all turned out well.
Date published: 2012-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as Seal Krete states I thought I had my concrete ready for stain until I sprayed water on it and found that it did not soak in all over. I purchased the Clean N-Etch and mixed 1 to 1 as instructions state. It worked perfectly. I did go over mine on the heavy side but it did great. This and all etching solution say you must scrub with a stiff push broom or scrub brush. Hard work but if you put some elbow grease in it this product works very well and for the price it is hard to beat. Would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product I used it to clean concrete floors inside the house and it clean very well. I used 1 to 1 water ratio and it cleaned the concrete nicely before sealing it.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't bother Coverage isn't anywhere near what the label claims. If you watch the video, the foaming action is nothing like what is shown. It says it's a concentrate, and will cover 400 sq ft, ha, more like 100 sq ft, and then it requires a second application. Never did get to the 150 grit roughness either. Worked better once I pressure washed the slab (new concrete by the way). I went thru 3 half gallons got less than half the job done (24' x 36' area). Won't waste my money again.
Date published: 2014-11-01
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