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Surface Prep & Maintenance

Surface preparation and maintenance is vital to the durability of decorative concrete. Brickform offers cleaners and maintenance products that are designed to be compatible with the complete Brickform decorative concrete systems.


E-Etch is a cleansing and surface preparation agent that contains no hydrochloric acid. It is safe to use, rinses easily, and biodegradable. Use E-Etch to lightly etch cementitious surfaces, remove grime and contaminants during surface preparation, or to clean and maintain decorative concrete surfaces.

E-Etch Specifications

  • 1 gal. bottles
  • 250 ft2 per gallon; undiluted usage
  • Can be diluted for less aggressive etching and cleaning
  • Non-hazardous and VOC compliant
  • Biodegradable
  • Rinse with water
  • Non-abrasive and non-carcinogenic
  • Antique Release / efflorescence remover

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Neutra Clean

Neutra Clean is a concentrated neutralizer and mild degreasing and cleansing agent. Use Neutra Clean in conjunction with E-Etch to neutralize the concrete surface, readying it for product application. Neutra Clean is also suitable for light-duty cleaning and release powder removal.

Neutra Clean Specifications

  • 1 gal. bottles
  • 150 to 200 ft2 per diluted gal
  • Dilute 32:1 – 4 oz. Neutra Clean with 1 gal. potable water
  • pH neutral

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Safely remove water- and solvent-based sealers from concrete, masonry, tile, and terrazzo surfaces using Strip-It. Strip-It is suitable for textured and decorative concrete applications. It does not contain Methylene Chloride and is safer than petroleum solvents.

Strip-It Specifications

  • 1 gal. bottles or 5 gal. pails
  • 60 to 100 ft2 per gal
  • Less than 50% VOC by weight
  • Non-flammable
  • Contains no methylene chloride

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Premium Acrylic Floor Finish

Protect interior colored, textured, or exposed aggregate concrete from wear and dirt associated with foot traffic. Premium Acrylic Floor Finish is a metal cross-linked acrylic finish designed to protect surfaces sealed with Brickform sealers. It forms a high-gloss sacrificial coating that protects and enhances appearance. It dries hard, does not powder, and can be recoated up to 100 times.

Premium Acrylic Floor Finish Specifications

  • 1 gal. bottles and 5 gal. pails.
  • 800 to 1000 ft2 per gal.
  • Recoat up to 100 times with no stripping needed
  • Dries hard and easy to clean and maintain
  • Easy to apply
  • Can be burnished
  • Interior use only
  • Slip-resistant

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Evaporation Retarder

Slow moisture evaporation to improve workability and finishing time with Evaporation Retarder. Reduce or eliminate plastic shrinkage cracking and concrete crusting. Evaporation Retarderb> is compatible with Color Hardener, Antique Release, super plasticizers, silica fume, and low water-to-cement ratio mix designs.

Evaporation Retarder Specifications

  • 1 gal. bottles and 5 gal. pails
  • 200 to 400 ft2 per gal.
  • Dilute 9:1 with potable water
  • Dissipating blue dye makes application easier
  • Interior / exterior use
  • Apply with sprayer

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