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Blend of non-fuming acids and detergents for removal of efflorescence salts and minor surface deposits from concrete and masonry.


Efflorescence & Hardscape Cleaner C-10 is a blend of fumeless, low odor acids, detergents and surfactants formulated for general cleaning of concrete and masonry surfaces. Efflorescence & Hardscape Cleaner C-10 effectively removes efflorescence (typically whitish salts), related surface mineral deposits such as manganese (brown salts), vanadium (green salts), soot and ground in dirt. Efflorescence & Hardscape Cleaner C-10 is safe to use on colored masonry or integrally colored concrete and will not burn the pigment out of the surface. Efflorescence & Hardscape Cleaner C-10 is recommended for regular or decorative concrete flatwork, retaining walls, or pavers prior to the application of sealers or water repellents to allow improved surface penetration.


  • Contains no muriatic (hydrochloric) acid. (No fumes)
  • Safer cleaning with no discoloring or surface damage.
  • Ideal for use on integrally colored mortars or concrete.
  • Easy to use, multi-functional cleaner.

COMPOSITION: Blend of phosphoric, sulfamic, and glycolic acids with neutralizing detergents and surfactants. This product contains no phosphates or muriatic acid.

DILUTION: Handle the Efflorescence & Hardscape Cleaner C-10 in polyethylene or polypropylene buckets only, as acidic materials will attack metal. Always pour cold water into the bucket first and then add Efflorescence & Hardscape Cleaner C-10 solution to the water. Do not use hot water for dilution. Apply Efflorescence & Hardscape Cleaner C-10 solution to a small, out of the way test area to determine suitability and results before making the overall application. Typical dilution rates are recommended as follows, but can be adjusted higher or lower as needed based on the pre-test results:

To clean efflorescence and related stains  Dilute Efflorescence & Hardscape C-10 Cleaner 1 part to 4 parts water by volume
To remove hardscape materials  Dilute Efflorescence & Hardscape C-10 Cleaner 1 part to 9 parts water by volume

COVERAGE RATES: For use as an efflorescence cleaner, recommended coverage rates are typically 200-400 square feet per gallon of diluted Efflorescence & Hardscape Cleaner C-10. Textured or porous surfaces usually fall in the lower coverage range and harder, denser, less absorbent surfaces in the higher coverage range. For stubborn efflorescence stains, dilutions of 1 part cleaner to 2 parts water can be used. For use as a hardscape cleaner recommended coverage rates are typically 800 square feet per gallon average after dilution. 

SHIPPING NAMES: UN1805, Phosphoric Acid, Corrosive Liquid, 8, III


AVAILABLE IN: 1 Gallon (3.78 L), 5 Gallon (18.9 L) pails, 55 gallon (208 L) drums

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