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Heavy duty acid blend with surfactant for removal of tough vanadium or manganese efflorescence stains as well as cement laitance smears.


Vanoclean is a blend of acids, detergents and surfactants formulated as a safe and effective cleaner for buff colored brick or other masonry surfaces that are subject to metallic oxidation stains or tough cement smears. Vanoclean removes vanadium (green) salts, manganese (brown), pyrite and other metallic stains commonly found in buff colored brick, stone or tile. Vanoclean is a multi-functional cleaner that may also be used to clean architectural concrete block, concrete, marble (unpolished), granite, terrazzo, and slate. Vanoclean can also be used to remove tough cement mortar deposits or smears more safely on colored brick or block than using straight hydrochloric (muriatic) acid.


  • Acid combination with surfactant for increase etch and cleaning power.
  • Slow dry formula clings to masonry surface for greater penetration and softening of excess mortar or stains.
  • Does not burn colored brick like straight hydrochloric acid.
  • Multi-functional cleaner rinses clean with no streaks.

COMPOSITION: Phosphoric and hydrochloric acids, glycol compounds with neutralizing silicates and surfactants

DILUTION & COVERAGE RATES: Handle Vanoclean in plastic buckets only, as acidic materials will attack metal. Always pour cold water into the bucket first and then add Vanoclean solution to the water. Do not use hot water for dilution. Apply Vanoclean solution to a small test area (usually 4 ft. x 4 ft) to determine suitability and results before making the overall application. Dilution rates can be adjusted based on this pre-test where upon the Vanoclean cleaner can be used straight (as is) as a concentrate on very tough stains, or diluted with one part of concentrate and up to eight parts potable water for more shallow surface stains. Recommended coverage rates per substrate are shown below:

Architectural Concrete Block  Smooth, Split-faced, Burnished, or Ribbed:  500-900 sq. ft. (46-84 sq. m.)
Concrete  Brick, Tile, Precast Panels, Pavers, Cast:  500-900 sq. ft. (46-84 sq. m.)
Fired Clay  Brick, Tile, Terra Cotta, Pavers: 600-900 sq. ft. (56-84 sq. m.)
Marble, Travertine, Limestone  Polished (Do not use) / Un-Polished 600-900 sq. ft. (56-84 sq. m.)

 Polished /


800-1000 sq. ft. (74-93 sq. m.)

700-1000 sq. ft. (65-93 sq. m

Sandstone  Un-Polished  600-900 sq. ft. (56-84 sq. m.)
Slate  Un-Polished  700-1000 sq. ft.(65-93 sq m.) 

FREIGHT CLASS: UN 1789, Hydrochloric Acid Solution, Corrosive Liquid, 8, II / Item # 44155, Sub 2, LTL 77.5

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

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