Neutral-Crete is also known as the "Neutral Rinse" in the acid staining process. Neutral-Crete is a specially blended pH neutralizer with the intention to prevent adhesion problems when applying concrete sealer over acid.
Neutral-Crete neutralizes the remaining acid residue and helps eliminate incompatibility with thesealers. Failure to neutralize acid stains may result in sealer failure (white spots, blistering, premature delamination etc.) By neutralizing the acid stain properly with Neutral-Crete, the sealer topcoat will wet out the surface and bond more efficiently. This will enhance the overall appearance of the acid stained surface and help extend the life of the sealer.
One gallon will cover approximately 1,000 square feet (diluted 1:4 with water)
Substrate temperature must be no less than 40 degrees F and not exceed 80 degrees F.
MIXING: Mix solution prior to use. Separation can occur over long storage.
APPLICATION: Apply this product using a sprayer or mop. Apply diluted Neutral-Crete at a rate of 150-200 square feet per gallon to ensure proper pH neutralization. This product should be used in place of the first application of clean-up water when acid based cleaners, prep products, or acid based stains are used. When using as the neutralizing agent for acid based stains, it is recommended to mop on (interior floors) to help release excessive residues left behind. Allow Neutral-Crete and any plain water rinses after that to dry 18-24 hours prior to applying any coatings (Refer to coating manufacturer's instructions for proper application timing).
PLEASE NOTE: It is always recommended to test the product in a small, inconspicuous area (on the same concrete substrate) for desired results prior to application. Coverage rates may vary for all coatings and substrates depending on porosity, density, texture etc.