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Acid washing concrete is fast, simple and effective when using the Armor Concrete Cleaner & Micro Etcher. The Armor Concrete Cleaner & Micro Etcher is an acid based cleaner that also includes over a ...

Acid washing concrete is fast, simple and effective when using the Armor Concrete Cleaner & Micro Etcher. The Armor Concrete Cleaner & Micro Etcher is an acid based cleaner that also includes over a dozen additional, environmentally friendly additives to help open the pores on the surface and deep clean the concrete. The Armor Concrete Cleaner & Micro Etcher comes in concentrated form allowing you to dilute the cleaner based on how clean or dirty your driveway is. If you need an acid based cleaner but don’t want to etch your concrete, the Armor Efflorescence Remover is a great alternative as it is also acid based and used for mild cleaning applications.

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  • 1. How To Acid Wash Concrete
  • 2. Acid washing concrete is fast, simple and effective when using the Armor Concrete Cleaner & Micro Etcher. The Armor Concrete Cleaner & Micro Etcher is an acid based cleaner that also includes over a dozen additional, environmentally friendly additives to help open the pores on the surface and deep clean the concrete. The Armor Concrete Cleaner & Micro Etcher comes in concentrated form allowing you to dilute the cleaner based on how clean or dirty your driveway is. If you need an acid based cleaner but don’t want to etch your concrete, the Armor Efflorescence Remover is a great alternative as it is also acid based and used for mild cleaning applications.
  • 3. Armor Concrete Cleaner The Armor Concrete Cleaner & Micro Etcher deep cleans the concrete and opens up surface pores to allow for adequate adhesion for concrete coatings, and better acid staining color development and reaction. Find it here: www.foundationarmor.com/armor-concrete-cleaner
  • 4. Application Instructions Always test the concrete to be prepared for previous coatings. This product will not work properly over coated concrete surfaces and is not to be used as a chemical coating stripper. 1. Protect all areas not to be cleaned and prepared. 2. Dilute material with water to desired dilution rate. 3. Using a polyethylene pump sprayer, apply at a rate of up to 150- 300 sq. ft. per gallon. An acid brush may be used to brush in material for a better application. Always use an acid resistant plastic sprayer and acid resistant brush. 4. Allow 5-10 minutes for proper reaction then rinse thoroughly with a mop and PH balancing solution (such as water and ammonia, or water and baking soda). Remove standing water with a wet vacuum. Repeat until floor is clean and free of all material. 5. Allow the area to dry 18-24 hours.
  • 5. Concrete Etching For concrete that has a lot of deep stains, concrete etching is a more common cleaning solution. Concrete is usually etched with a muriatic or similar type of acid. See How To Acid Etch Concrete. Etching is also a common cleaning solution for removing paint and some sealers from concrete.
  • 6. Removing Paint and Sealers From Concrete Concrete etching is the most popular cleaning method for removing paint and stains because the acid eats away just about everything. For a “safer” solution to removing paints and sealers there are other products on the market. Unless you know exactly the brand and type of paint or sealer used however, removing the paint using cleaning solutions could be a guessing game. Citristrip and BEHR manufacture a complete line of cleaning products.
  • 7. How To Keep Concrete Clean Once the concrete is clean it is important to keep it clean for a longer period by using a concrete sealer. Seal the concrete with one of the following sealers: 1. Armor S2000 (enhanced sodium silicate) 2. Armor L3000 (enhanced lithium silicate) 3. Armor SX5000 (enhanced silane/siloxane)
  • 8. Visit Us! Learn more about Foundation Armor’s professional grade line of concrete sealers, concrete coatings, concrete cleaners and concrete repair products by visiting FoundationArmor.com or by calling 866-306-0246.