Your browser version is not officially supported, and you may experience a degraded service. Please upgrade your browser.

Watco Etch & Clean

Essential for preparing bare concrete ready for painting

  • Acid based, neutralises when it’s done the job
  • Colour change indicator shows when it’s finished
  • Etches and removes dirt and light oil
  • Prevents new paint from flaking and peeling

Frequently bought together

Description

Watco Etch & Clean is the ideal way to prepare concrete and brickwork surfaces for painting. It will remove surface laitance and will also neutralise excess alkalinity in new concrete (concrete must be at least 4 weeks old before use). 

Features

  • Ensures excellent bonding of coatings and reduces alkalinity of new concrete
  • Contains detergent for cleaning action
  • Removes laitance (a weak dusty layer) on new concrete and will provide a key for surface coatings on very smooth concrete
  • Gel formula to provide more even etching over surface
  • Colour change system to indicate neutralisation
Specifications
Properties Ensures excellent bonding of coatings, reduces the alkalinity of concrete, cleans surfaces prior to painting.
Suitable for Bare concrete
Surfaces Floors.
Interior or Exterior Interior and exterior
Composition Hydrochloric acid and cleaner blend
Coverage 20m² per 5L
Application

Application

Apply Etch & Clean to a maximum area of 20m² per 5 litres in conjunction with harsh scrubbing by a soft broom or machine and leave for 15 minutes until all frothing stops and the formulation has changed from pink to white/clear. Once the colour change has occurred the surface alkalinity has been fully neutralised.

Flush the area with generous amounts of water to remove all traces of Etch & Clean and allow the area to dry thoroughly before painting. Brush and vacuum the surface to remove loosened particles of laitance. If a fine powdery film can still be easily removed from the surface, more etching with Watco Etch & Clean will be necessary.

Data sheets

Safety data sheets

Safety data sheet

Technical data sheets

Technical Data Sheet
Ask a question

Be the first to ask a question...

Ask a question
0 questions / 0 answers

€33.50 (Ex VAT)

In stock

Do you know the size of the area?

Compare with similar products

Ratings Etches bare concrete Biodegreadable Can be applied to painted surfaces Virtually odourless Level of oil or grease removal Reduces alkalinity in new concrete Suitable for asphalt & concrete
This product: Watco Etch & Clean

€33.50

(Ex VAT)

Please make a product selection to continue

(7)
Light-medium

Please make a product selection to continue

Watco Bio D

From

€24.30

(Ex VAT)

(6)
Medium-heavy
Watco Concroff

€31.90

(Ex VAT)

(2)
Heavy
Acid Etcher

€25.50

(Ex VAT)

(1)
This product:

Watco Etch & Clean

Watco Bio D

Watco Concroff

Acid Etcher

€33.50

(Ex VAT)

From

€24.30

(Ex VAT)

€31.90

(Ex VAT)

€25.50

(Ex VAT)

Please make a product selection to continue

View View View
Etches bare concrete
Biodegreadable
Can be applied to painted surfaces
Virtually odourless
Level of oil or grease removal Light-medium Medium-heavy Heavy
Reduces alkalinity in new concrete
Suitable for asphalt & concrete

Please make a product selection to continue

View View View

Tools and accessories

Stiff and Soft 12" Brooms

Stiff and Soft 12" Brooms

A multi-purpose broom ideal for cleaning prior to painting

From €12.10  (Ex VAT)

What our customers say

Subscribe