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Cemtetch® Self Etching Cleaner

Cemtetch® Self Etching Cleaner

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An industrial cleaning and acid based etching solution for preparing concrete floors prior to painting which ensures excellent bondage of coatings. A great muriatic acid alternative.
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An industrial cleaning and etching agent for the preparation of concrete floors. It is recommended for preparing concrete floors in warehouses, light manufacturing facilities, garages, machine shops and other industrial areas prior to coating.

Features and Benefits of Cemtetch® Self Etching Cleaner - Concrete Preparation:

  • Acid-based etching solution to acid prep concrete prior to painting
  • Essential preparation for new, smooth or bare concrete
  • Optimizes adhesion & bonding of coatings
  • Reduces alkalinity of new concrete (important when applying single component paints)
  • Use for both interior and exterior applications
  • Suitable for concrete and brickwork
  • Covers approximately 400 sq. ft. per gallon
  • Simply rinses away
  • Tools: stiff broom

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  • Specifications
    Appearance pink liquid
    Delivery Time (Days) Standard
    Primer Required no
    Usage - Interior / Exterior interior & exterior
    Usage - Suitable for preparation
    Usage - Properties simply rinses away, excellent at removing dirt from bare concrete, removes the fine layer of dust on new concrete, promotes adhesion of coatings, can also be used to etch bare concrete to improve slip resistance
    Usage - Surfaces floors
    Coverage (sqft per kit) approximately 400 sq. ft. per gallon
    Application - Application Condition must be free of any sealer or curing agents, damp (not wet) or dry surface
    Preparation & Application
    Surface Preparation: This effective acid based cleaning and etching agent is recommended for preparing concrete floors to remove surface laitance and light dirt. It also helps provide a suitable surface profile to the concrete. There is no benefit for use on previously coated floors. To properly etch the concrete, it must be free of any sealer or curing agents. Test for a sealer by lightly sprinkling water on the surface of the concrete. If the water droplets bead up rather than soak into the concrete, then there is some type of sealer present. If this is the case, the Cemtetch® will not be effective and an alternate method of surface preparation, such as abrasive blasting, will have to be used.

    Curing Time: Remove grease and oil using a solvent free cleaner/degreaser. Apply Cemtetch to a dry or reasonably dry surface (can be slightly damp but not wet). Apply evenly to avoid marking the concrete — the use of a plastic garden type sprinkling can works well. Do not use a metal container. An immediate foaming action should begin as a uniform amount of Cemtetch is applied to the concrete floor*. Scrub the Cemtetch into the concrete with a stiff bristle brush. When the foaming action stops, rinse the floor thoroughly with fresh water. It is best to continue the scrubbing while rinsing to ensure all of the concrete fines are removed. After completion, the concrete should have a texture, which resembles fine grit sandpaper. Repeat the process if necessary. *Note: If no foaming reaction begins, it is an indication that some type of sealer is on the concrete preventing etching.
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