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1 gal. Concrete Etch and Cleaner

  • Designed to open the pores of concrete surfaces
  • Allows coatings to penetrate and achieve a proper bond
  • Simply rinse with water, allow concrete to dry and apply coatings
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Rust-Oleum 1 gal. Concrete Etch and Cleaner is a cleaner and etch combination that opens the pores of concrete surfaces to allow coatings to penetrate and achieve a proper bond. A true alternative to muriatic acid, it creates the same profile but without the dangerous chemicals, harsh odors and need to neutralize after etching. Simply flush with clean water, allow concrete to dry and apply coatings.
  • Prepares unsealed concrete floor surfaces for concrete coatings and stain
  • Covers up to 500 sq. ft. per gal.
  • Creates superior adhesion of coatings for a longer life
  • Additional cleaning properties ensure oil and grease spots are removed prior to coating
  • Use on bare concrete: garage floors, basements, driveways, carports, patios, walkway and pool decks to create a concrete profile prior to coating
  • Universal, for use with all concrete coatings, including EpoxyShield and RockSolid
  • Removes efflorescence and residue that could impact adhesion
  • Formula free of odors, dangerous chemicals and does not need neutralizing after application
  • Will not harm grass or plants
  • Rinse 3 times with water after application using a stiff bristle brush
  • Do not apply to previously sealed, painted or stained concrete
  • See label for complete instructions

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Gallon
Product Size
GA-Gallon

Details

Approximate Coverage (sq. ft.)
500
Features
No Additional Features
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Pack Size
1
Paint Prep & Cleanup Product Type
Concrete Etch
Product Form
Liquid
Recommended Surfaces
Concrete
Rinse required
Yes
Scent
No Odor

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
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Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.8
    out of 210 reviews
  • 68% recommend this product
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Turned our concrete brown....
Turned our concrete brown.
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportApr 5, 2021
That is odd to hear! Our Rust-Oleum Clean & Etch for Concrete does not contain any ingredient that can change the color of concrete surfaces, however, remnants of the cleaner may discolor the surface slightly if not fully rinsed away. We recommend rinsing the surface again thoroughly, using a pressure nozzle on a hose if possible to ensure all remnants of the cleaner are removed. Once the cleaner has been removed, the concrete should no longer foam when rinsed. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2 Rustoleum
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Discolored garage floor
Followed directions and it appeared to absorb in certain spots vs. others.
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportOct 15, 2020
That's odd, Frank! Rust-Oleum Concrete Clean and Etch is intended for use on bare, unsealed and uncoated concrete surfaces. This product must also be thoroughly rinsed from the surface after application. The solution should not dry on the surface. It is also key that the whole container is mixed with one gallon of water.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
    Purchased product to prepare garage floor for painting. Cleaner floor twice and allowed floor to...
    Purchased product to prepare garage floor for painting. Cleaner floor twice and allowed floor to dry for 3 days before painting. Used same brand of garage floor paint. Allowed paint to cure for a week before parking on it and it still lifted. Waste of $250 in paint and supplies.
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    Response from Rust-OleumSupportAug 7, 2020
    That's not what we expect to hear! Please keep in mind, Rust-Oleum Concrete Etch and Cleaner also needs to be used with a degreaser product to help prep bare concrete. You also want to ensure that a splash test is preformed to test for a sealer on the surface. If a sealer is present, it will need to be ginded off prior to coating.
    - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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    I profusely scrubbed concrete with oil in it with this product, with minimal results. It was a ...
    I profusely scrubbed concrete with oil in it with this product, with minimal results. It was a waste of time and money.
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    Response from Rust-OleumSupportJan 10, 2019
    Thanks for bringing this to our attention! Keep in mind that Rust-Oleum Concrete Clean and Etch is designed to clean and degrease concrete driveways to improve penetration and adhesion of coatings, paints, stains, and sealants. For any oil spills or deep stains, we recommend using Rust-Oleum Cleaner & Degreaser for Concrete.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-1-gal-Cleaner-and-Degreaser-301243/206495771 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5 Rustoleum
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    Made a tough job so easy! All we had to do was follow the product manufactures instructions.
    Made a tough job so easy! All we had to do was follow the product manufactures instructions.
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    Works as expected. Helped prep my garage floor concrete...
    Works as expected. Helped prep my garage floor concrete for epoxy paint.
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        This worked really well. It even got infamous Georgia...
        This worked really well. It even got infamous Georgia red clay mud off!!
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          The product seemed to work really well. The only complaint...
          The product seemed to work really well. The only complaint I had is that I really had no idea how much to use. Once you put it in and it bubbles, that seems to go away quickly. So, I wasn't confident that it was working as I moved it around on the cement. Based on the powered product that was include in my epoxy kit, I guessed that it covered about 100 Sq feet for reference. When all was said and done, the concrete all seemed to be etched and the epoxy appears to have bound really well over the entire area.
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