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

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  • Concrete etcher and cleaner
  • Removes tough stains and efflorescence from concrete and masonry
  • Prepares concrete for staining sealing
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Product Details

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 and treats 1000 square feet. 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
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Q:We are sealing interior concrete floors. Is this product highly recommended prior to sealing? I wonder how to "wash" this off without damaging interior walls.
by|Sep 17, 2023
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A:  Yes, the Etch and Clean is a great cleaner to use prior to sealing, while also opening the pores of the concrete. I recommend covering/taping off the walls to prevent any damage to your walls. You can use a wet vacuum to assist in the controlled cleaning of the Etch and Clean.

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    Q:Do I have to use a neutralizer after using the etch and clean?
    by|Aug 2, 2023
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    A:  You do not have to neutralize the Etch and Clean after applying it. Once cleaning is complete, pressure wash, or scrub the surface with clean water, rinsing away all cleaning solution.

    by|Aug 2, 2023
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      Q:Can this be used with a pressure washer round surface cleaner attachment?
      by|Jul 17, 2023
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      A:  The Etch and Clean should be mixed with 4 parts water to 1 part cleaner. Depending on the staining, it may need to be applied and then scrubbed with a deck brush. After the staining has been removed, a pressure washer can be used to remove the cleaner and residue from the cleaning process.

      by|Jul 18, 2023
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        Q:I have the decorated base with anchor bolts for my cypress post. Would I need to avoid contact with the metal?
        by|Aug 31, 2022
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        A:  Metal should be protected from the Etch & Clean. It is acidic and could cause metal to rust.

        by|Jul 18, 2023
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          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.
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          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.
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            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.
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            Response from THD Customer ServiceNov 8, 2013
            Hi Jimmy, I did reach out to the MFG for more information on this product and below is their response to you. Per instructions, floor must be clean of residue. The white is most likely residue from the ETCH & CLEAN. It must not be allowed to dry on the floor and it must be rinsed completely off. Likewise the ACID STAIN must be neutralized with CLEANER NEUTRALIZER after staining. Wipe hand or cloth across floor to check for residue. Do not seal until floor is completely free of residue. At this point the only fix is to strip the floor. Clean with ETCH & CLEAN, neutralize with CLEANER NETRALIZER, rinse until there is no residue, allow to dry and re-seal. Hope this helps.
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            After following the directions, I saw little etching. Even going to 1:2 only slightly improved the problem I returned 3 of the 4 bottles.
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              Easy to apply and did what it was suppose to...
              Easy to apply and did what it was suppose to do.
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              Cleaned very well and does a light etching....
              Cleaned very well and does a light etching.
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