Eco Concrete Etcher is a water-based non-hazardous, non-corrosive, biodegradable, odorless, VOC free, non-flammable concrete etching and cleaning solution. This advanced formula product incorporates a special blend of organic chemicals and surfactants. It is the most effective user and environment-friendly concrete etching solution available. Above all, It does not contain phosphoric or hydrochloric (muriatic) acids which present health and environmental risks including toxic fumes and corrosive run-off.
Historically, concrete has been etched with hydrochloric acid also known as muriatic acid. The main disadvantage of muriatic acid is that it is a corrosive liquid made from hydrogen chloride gas which is very difficult to handle. Moreover, It will aggressively corrode metal surfaces and it fumes excessively making it very difficult to use in enclosed spaces. It is also dangerous for human beings as contact with the skin causes burns, ulcers and dermatitis of the skin. Contact with the eyes can lead to partial or complete loss of vision. Burning of the mouth, esophagus, and stomach occurs after swallowing hydrochloric acid.
The problems of muriatic acid have led to the need for an environmentally and user-friendly alternative. Hence, the development of Eco Concrete Etcher to eliminate the above risks and harmful effects. This product is also ideal for cleaning, degreasing and acid etching concrete floors, walls, basements, garages, factories, warehouses, driveways, swimming pools, patios, and containment areas prior to coating, staining or sealing. Use on concrete, masonry, cinder block, brick, mortar joints and grout to properly prepare substrates for optimum penetration and adhesion of stains, paints, industrial coatings, and sealers. Moreover, It also removes dirt, clay, mortar deposits, rust and efflorescence and reduces the pH of new concrete which can burn off sealers, paints and stains.
In this video, an egg Is immersed in Eco Concrete Etcher solution. Almost instantaneously the product begins to dissolve the calcium-based shell of the egg. The product uses the same kind of reaction to react with the alkaline concrete. At the same time, It opens up the pores to make it more absorbent for sealer application. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db9yDXZOTqU
Poison Control Center Data
The threshold for tolerably safe exposure is 10 parts per million (ppm). Even brief exposure to 35 ppm can irritate the throat. Individuals cannot stand being exposed to concentrations in the range of 50 to 100 ppm. Additionally, exposure to 1,300 to 2,000 ppm of hydrochloric acid is fatal. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers Surveillance System data In 2002. Of the 3,452 individuals exposed to hydrochloric acid, 22 of theme had a severe reaction. Consequently, this included life-endangering medical complications that resulted in disability and 2 died from exposure.
Eco Concrete Etcher Packaging
The product is available as a ready to use product available in quart bottles, 1-gallon jugs, 5-gallon pails, 30-gallon drums or 55-gallon drums which all ship as non-hazardous. Eco Concrete Etcher covers approximately 100 to 200 sq. ft. per gallon depending on the concrete porosity. Apply with a pump-up sprayer or watering can and scrub the surface with a stiff brush for 15 minutes without allowing the product to dry out. Finally, rinse thoroughly with water 2 or 3 times to neutralize the etching action.