Resincoat Etch and Clean
£23.33 ex VAT.
Resincoat Etch and Clean is the easy way to prepare and clean your concrete floor before painting or resurfacing.
This product can be used on brick and concrete surfaces to remove laitance and neutralize alkalinity in new concretes (concretes must be at least 1 month old).
Removes a weak, dusty layer (laitance) on new floors
Provides a key for future coatings on smooth concrete
Excellent alternative to mechanical surface prep
Reduces alkalinity of new concrete to ensure a great bond
Colour changing formula indicates neutralisation
Resincoat Etch and Clean is the premier cleaning formula for preparing and cleaning concrete before applying epoxy paints or resurfacing products. The formula will change colour to indicate neutralisation allowing you to maximise the bond between your floor and paint products. Etch and Clean is ideal for preparing new floors, removing all laitance and providing a great foundation for other products.
A 5 Litre container should cover 15-20m² if applied correctly. Guarantees of this, however, cannot be given due to varying porosity of different surfaces.
Preparation and Application
1. Decant product in to a watering can or similar and apply evenly to your surface in a circular motion.
2. The etcher will froth as it hits the surface, this is the acid base reacting with the alkaline and helping to remove any contaminants, keying your surface in the process.
3. Scrub the surface with a stiff broom. If you have a large area you may require a scrubbing machine.
4. When the frothing stops, clean your surface thoroughly with water.
5. Leave surface to completely dry before coating with any Resincoat product.
• Please note: If the Etch and Clean does not begin frothing when it meets the concrete, this may mean the surface is sealed and would need to be lightly abraded to create a key. If you have a smooth concrete and finding the Etch and Clean is not frothing, the suggests the etcher may not be able to penetrate.
• IMPORTANT: Etch and Clean is a hydrochloric acid and, as such, would make any soil it comes into contact with acidic. Not all plants thrive in an acidic environment.
- dilute Hydrochloric acid solution
- Cleaning and preparing concrete surfaces
- Application Tools
- Plastic watering can, stiff broom