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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.

Brickform E-Etch®

Brickform E-Etch is an environmentally friendly industrial strength floor cleaner, degreaser and light etching product. It is ideal for cleaning and preparing cementitious surfaces for acid staining, decorative overlays, water-based stains, and coatings applications. It may also be used on concrete, stucco, terrazzo and most masonry surfaces to open up the pores on the surface and clean grime, dirt, grease, scuff marks and stains. E-Etch effectively removes excess Antique Release from textured concrete and can also be used as an efflorescence remover.

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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Brickform Neutra Clean

Brickform pH neutral cleaner is a cleaning and neutralizing agent engineered for use on acid and reactive stained floors prior to sealing and to remove light oil, grease or other types of soils from colored, imprinted and natural concrete surfaces. This product combines cleaning and light degreasing without the use of petroleum solvents and effectively loosens residues from the staining process, as well as loosening release powders from stamped concrete.

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
  • Neutralizes acid stains

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Brickform Strip-It

Brickform Strip-It is an environmentally sound and user-safe stripper for water and solvent-based sealers and paints. Strip-It may be used on all masonry surfaces including concrete, quarry tile, ceramic tile, terrazzo, cementitious overlays and other surfaces. Strip-It meets 2005 California Air Resources Board VOC standards (less than 50% VOC by weight).

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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Brickform Premium Acrylic Floor Finish

Brickform Premium Acrylic Floor Finish is a finish that forms a long-lasting protective coating over a Brickform sealer. It provides a wear-resistant sacrificial coating and stands up to the heaviest of traffic conditions. It is easily applied and can be re-coated up to 100 times without having to strip the floor. It will not powder and it can be mopped or cleaned time after time without damaging its original shine. Brickform Premium Acrylic Floor Finish is ideal for ongoing maintenance.

Premium Acrylic Floor Finish Specifications

  • 1 gal. bottles and 5 gal. pails.
  • 800 to 1000 ft2 per gal.
  • High gloss
  • Recoat up to 100 times with no stripping needed
  • Super tough film
  • Easy to apply
  • Can be burnished
  • Interior use only
  • Slip-resistant

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Brickform Evaporation Retarder

Extends Working Time for Coloring And Stamping

Brickform Evaporation Retarder is formulated to be V.O.C. compliant. This water-based film minimizes the evaporation of water from the surface of newly placed concrete, extending both workability and finishing time. Brickform Evaporation Retarder comes in an odorless concentrate that is mixed with water, making it economical and environmentally friendly. Brickform Evaporation Retarder will not affect the final cure and concrete strength.

Evaporation Retarder Specifications

  • 1 gal. bottles and 5 gal. pails
  • 1 gal. of concentrate when mixed, will make 10 gallons, and cover 2000 to 4000 ft2
  • Helps prevent plastic shrinkage cracks
  • Economical
  • Dissipating blue dye makes application easier
  • Interior / exterior use
  • Easy to apply
  • Apply with sprayer

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