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SureCrete’s SCR™ is a concentrated concrete cleaner, degreaser, and etcher which is a safe alternative to muriatic acid for driveways, sidewalks, pool decks, and patios. Manufactured for the solution to go into the pores of the concrete and to bubble the impurities out to be rinsed away. Learn how to clean concrete, cement, bricks, and pavers. Super Concrete Renovator (SCR™) is also eco-friendly. SCR™ formula quickly dissolves mortar, scale, rust, algae, stains, and mineral deposits such as efflorescence. SureCrete’s product is a stronger cleaner than citric acid and a safe alternative to muriatic acid, as it contains no toxic heavy metals or ozone-depleting solvents.
In addition to its uses on natural surfaces, SureCrete’s SCR™ is a premier chemical surface preparation solution for decorative cement products. The combination of an etcher and cleaner makes it an ideal application before applying concrete overlays, stains, and acrylic sealers. The etching process will open up the pores allowing for an increase in adhesion and absorption of cement overlays acrylic sealers and paints. SCR is excellent on thin overlays (such as SureSpray, SureTex, SureBroom, and Micro Topping) and stamped overlays before the application of reactive acid stains, water-based stains, dyes, and Eco-Stain. This application with SCR ranges from 3-1 to 4-1 (part water to part SCR). How to clean concrete driveway without a pressure washer, SCR™, brush in, and rinse off.
SCR™ will open the pores of the concrete and cement-based overlays aiding concrete coloring systems like reactive acids, water-based stains, and dyes. In addition, it assists in delivering a higher bond strength to exterior concrete acrylic sealers. Its multi-function, environmentally-friendly properties include cleaning and preparing:
- All SureCrete Overlays
- Xtreme Series and D-FRC Castings
- Removing Travertine Powder from Xtreme Series and D-FRC
- Eco-Stain and Eco-Accent Applications
- Application of Super, HS, ColorTec Acrylic Sealers
- Removal of SureRelease and SureTique
- Brick, Mortar, Paver, and Grout Surfaces
- Vitreous China Surfaces and Fixtures
- Stamp Tools and Molds
How Do You Clean Concrete with SCR:
Step 1. Depending on the surface you intend to clean, dilute cleaner to as much as four parts water to 1 part cleaner
Step 2. Dampen concrete surface prior to application of concrete remover cleaner.
Step 3. Apply mixed cleaner evenly across the cement surface with a pump-up sprayer, being careful to maintain a wet surface.
Step 4. While the cement surface is still wet, work cleaner into the surface using a nylon bristle broom.
Step 5. Before the concrete cleaner can dry, rinse the concrete surface with a hose or power washer and make sure all residue has been removed.
SURFACE PREPARATION ON INTERIOR CONCRETE
Step 1. Dilute SCR™ 2:1 with water
Step 2. Dampen concrete with water from mist of pump-up sprayer or a garden hose trigger nozzle.
Step 3. Apply evenly 2:1* diluted product across the surface of the concrete. Best results are achieved by spraying from an acid-resistant pump-up
Step 4. While still wet with product, rub concrete with a black pad on a rotational floor machine
Step 5. Keep the floor wet with frequent rinsing.
Step 6. Mop residue until rinse water is clear or utilize water extraction equipment.
CLEANING STAMPING TOOLS AND MOLDS
Step 1. Dilute S.C.R. 4:1 with water (4 parts water to 1 part SCR™)
Step 2. Dampen stamping tools or molds with water from mist of the pump-up sprayer or sponge.
Step 3. Spray 4:1 diluted product from an acid-resistant pump-up sprayer onto tools or molds.
Step 4. While still wet with SCR, gently brush surface with a stiff bristle brush.
Step 5. Before Super Concrete Renovator dries, completely rinse surface.
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