Used to open pores in concrete, etching creates a rough surface
that lets coatings adhere properly. Although concrete may look solid
it is a porous substance. Before beginning any etching job be sure
to clean and sweep the area. Also consider using a product like
TSP (Trisodium phosphate a cleaning agent, stain remover and degreaser)
to remove any remaining dirt, grease or stains. This will prepare
the surface to take to the “ etch “ better.
Where to Use:
Use MasonrySaver No-Rinse Concrete Etch to etch
concrete, brick or masonry surfaces prior to staining or sealing.
The etching properties of the product allow the user to seal the
surface, once it has been properly stained, without the need for
further preparation or rinsing.
MasonrySaver No-Rinse Concrete Etch should only be used on bare,
unsealed surfaces. Brush surface to be treated with a stiff brush
to remove loose particles. Mix container contents thoroughly to
ensure uniformity. Apply MasonrySaver No-Rinse Concrete Etch with
a paint pad, tight nap roller cover or pump type sprayer. (Splash
gloves and eye protection such as splash goggles should be used
along with a NIOSH approved respirator equipped with a multi gas/vapor
filter protecting against ammonia and other organic vapors.)
What are the Coverage Rate(s):
200-400 square feet per gallon on concrete. coverage rates
will vary based on the porosity of the substrate.
How Long to Wait:
15 – 30 minutes, depending upon conditions.
Safety Precautions to Observe:
Proper safety procedures should be followed at all times when handling
chemical products. Always wear chemical resistant gloves and chemical
Refer to the
Safety Data Sheet for specific safety information regarding