How to Clean and Etch a Concrete Surface
Make sure the surface is clean. Wipe up all oil and grease spills. Sweep and scrape away all dirt and loose contaminants with a broom.
If the surface is new or uncoated, use a product to clean and etch the surface. Use a plastic watering can to evenly distribute the product. Spread the product with a stiff bristled, non-metal brush or broom. Allow the product to stand for 10-20 minutes.
Using a stiff bristled, non-metal brush or broom, vigorously scrub the concrete surface. DO NOT allow the surface to dry.
Thoroughly rinse the surface with clean water using either a garden hose with a high-pressure nozzle or a pressure washer. Prevent the rinse solution from entering the storm drains.
Remove excess water with a non-metal squeegee or mop.
Allow the surface to dry. The surface is ready for priming when it feels like medium grit sandpaper and no residue or loose concrete remains.
Broom (Stiff Bristle)
Chemical Resistant Gloves
High Pressure Nozzle