Dog Kennel Etcher is a water-based non-hazardous, non-corrosive, biodegradable, odorless, VOC-free, non-flammable concrete etching and cleaning solution. This advanced formula incorporates a blend of organic chemicals and surfactants for the most effective concrete etching solution available. Therefore, It does not contain phosphoric or hydrochloric (muriatic) acids which present health and environmental risks including toxic fumes and corrosive run-off.
Dog Kennel Etcher is the preferred eco-friendly and user-friendly etching alternative for interior or exterior concrete dog kennels and runs. This causes the pores to open up on hard-troweled or non-porous concrete allowing better adhesion prior to application of any of either Dog Kennel Sealer X-1 or Dog Kennel Sealer X-3.
Dog Kennel Etcher is a ready-to-use etcher which covers 100 to 200 sf/gal depending on the concrete porosity. Apply with a pump up sprayer or watering can and scrub the surface with a stiff brush for 15 minutes without allowing the etcher to dry out. If the etcher starts to dry out then reactivate by just pouring water on to it from a watering can. Rinsing thoroughly with water a couple of times to neutralize the etching action.
In the video above an egg is in the Dog Kennel Etcher solution. Notice that almost instantaneously the product begins to dissolve the calcium-based shell of the egg. The product uses the same kind of reaction to react with the alkaline concrete. Consequently, this opens up the pores to make them more absorbent for sealer application.