Revised July 2007
Neutra Clean: Manufactured for Kemiko and recommended
for use during ‘STEP 1’ (above) in preparing concrete substrates for
staining, by removing deleterious matter such as grime, soil, wall
plaster and other construction related residue. Neutra Clean is also
recommended for neutralizing and removing stain residue during ‘STEP
3’ (above) prior to waxing and/or sealing.
Note: A new or old surface that is
being prepared for staining may have any number of ‘known’ or
‘unknown’ contaminants. Preparing the concrete for staining may then
become somewhat of a “trial and error” proposition as there are many
products on the market that claim to do certain things. The
following compilation of stripping and emulsifying products may be
of assistance in removing those difficult contaminants, however,
every customer must check into products to be used as to their
capabilities, whether they can be used in the customer’s
geographical area, and whether the use of the product is compatible
with the stain and the coatings to be used. Kemiko Concrete Products
is aware that the following products have been successfully used by
laypersons and professional floor applicators, but Kemiko does not
endorse the outcome of the products listed below.
STRIPPERS AND EMULSIFIERS
Strip: Manufactured for Kemiko and recommended
for the use during ‘Step 6’ (above) for removal of Kemiko Easy Shine
and Kemiko Stone Tone waxes.
Tuff Job: Manufactured by BIX- removes paint
Castrol Super Clean: Manufactured by Castrol North
America Auto- removes oil, wax, tar and dirt. 1-800-227-8765
Dad’s Easy Spray: Manufactured by Sansher Corporation-
removes paint, varnish, and surface coatings.
Orange Blossom: Supplied by Parish Maintenance Supply-
Removes mastic, odors, and also a degreaser. (Flammable)
Citrus Peel: Manufactured by Dayton Superior Chemical
Division- heavy duty concrete stripper and degreaser. (Flammable)
Dorado-Strip: Industrial paint and coating strippers.
Orange Peel: Manufactured by Conspec- Biodegradable
and may assist in removal of curing agents, sealing compounds and
Dallas 214-631-6699 or 877-416-3439 / Manufacturer 1-800-348-7351
Urine-Off: Manufactured by Bio-Pro Research, LLC-
removes all types of urine stains.
Sealer and Adhesive Remover: Manufactured by Aqua Mix-
Non flammable multi-purpose stripper.
Sentinel 626: Manufactured by Sentinel- removes carpet
Zep Products: Used to remove stains and adhesives
(oil). May be found at Home Depots & Lowe’s.
1-877 I Buy Zep
Bean* E*doo: Manufactured by Franmar Chemical- removes
Mastic, polymers, top coating, coal tars, dressings, and sealers.
Emerge: Manufactured by Franmar Chemical- All purpose cleaner.
Cleans oil, grease, dirt, and grime.
Ickee Stickee Unstuck: Manufactured by Franmar
Chemical- removes graffiti, adhesives, glues, permanent marker, tape
residue, crayon, gum, and grease.
Soy*Gel: Manufactured by Franmar Chemical- safely
removes lead based paint
Pumice Stone: Removes rust
Stand Off Poultice Powder: Oil and grease remover,
manufactured by PROSOCO,
Stand Off For Oil and Grease: Oil and grease stain
remover, manufactured by PROSOCO
Paver Kare: Tire Mark Remover, manufactured by PROSOCO,
Enviro Klean: Saf Etch, mortar, grout, and job dirt
remover, manufactured by PROSOCO
PETROLEUM STRIPPERS AND EMULSIFIERS
Lacquer Thinner: Used for removing
wood stains, Paint, Adhesives and our sealers.
Acetone: Cleans glue and paint (May not work on many
Denatured Alcohol: Removes “Kilz Prime”
Goof Off/ Goo Off: Manufactured by Valspar Products-
Xylene Type Products: will help in removing glue and paint. May be
found at local hardware stores such as Home Depot. (Flammable)
Methylene Chloride: A good Epoxy emulsifier. Effective
in removing our new sealers. If using this product, you must wash
the floor thoroughly before acid staining. (Note: If floor is acid
stained do not use this product, it may remove the color from the
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (M.E.K): Cleans glue and paint.
(May not work on many sealers)
Mineral Spirits: Used for removing paints and
Paint Thinner: Used for removing paints and adhesives
Note: Be advised when using petroleum
strippers and cleaners that they must be used according to state and
local regulations as they may violate V.O.C. (Volatile Organic
Compound) regulations and /or may be highly flammable and dangerous
if not properly used.
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