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BEHR PREMIUM® Concrete & Masonry Cleaner & Etcher

BEHR PREMIUM® Concrete & Masonry Cleaner & Etcher

Start your project with the BEHR PREMIUM Concrete & Masonry Cleaner & Etcher to help create a beautiful and long-lasting finish. This indoor/outdoor formula will clean and etch the concrete substrate which allows floor coatings to properly adhere to the surface. This prep product is also great for removing rust and red clay stains.

Where to Use
Use on Interior/Exterior uncoated surfaces including Garage Floors, Driveways, Walkways, Patios, Pool Decks and Basement Floors.
Full Strength: 14-18 m2
Diluted: 28-37 m2

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Where to Use

  • Use on Interior/Exterior uncoated surfaces such as: Garage Floors, Driveways, Walkways, Patios, Basement Floors and Concrete Walls.
  • Removes grease, oil, auto fluids, rust and red clay stains.
  • NOTE: If etching is not desired, use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM® CONCRETE & MASONRY DEGREASER & CLEANER NO. 990.

CAUTION: Surfaces may become slippery when wet. Use caution when walking on surface when moisture is present.

Usage Summary

Full Strength
14-18 m2
28-37 m2

Keep Surface Wet
During Use

Soap & Water


The following steps are required.

  • New concrete must cure for a minimum of 30 days.
  • Wipe up all excess oil and grease spills.
  • Scrape and sweep away dirt and loose contaminates on the surface.
  • For severe oil or grease stains use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM® NO. 990 Degreaser & Cleaner.
  • Remove dirt and loose contaminates.
  • Protect grass and any nearby plants by dampening these areas with water and covering with plastic drop cloths.
  • Prevent all rinse solution from entering storm drains.



  • DO NOT MIX IN A METAL CONTAINER. Use a plastic mixing container, large enough to hold up to 2 gallons of diluted solution.
  • Use full strength on hard to clean interior/exterior stained surfaces and smooth concrete. Always work in a well-ventilated area.
  • For new and lightly stained concrete or to etch galvanized metal, use a diluted solution of 1 part NO. 991 to 1 part water (1:1 dilution).
  • Stir diluted solution thoroughly. Avoid splashing.


  • Wear protective clothing, goggles and acid resistant rubber gloves & boots.
  • Avoid splashing. Spraying is not recommended.
  • For best results, use a plastic watering can to evenly distribute product or spread product using a stiff bristled, non-metal brush or broom.
  • On sloped surfaces, start at the lowest point working up to the highest point.
  • Apply to a dry surface for best results.
  • Allow product to stand for 10-20 minutes then scrub vigorously.
  • Do not let product dry on the surface.
  • NOTE: The surface is ready when it feels like medium grit sandpaper and no residue or loose concrete remains on the surface.
  • Dense and smooth surfaces may require additional applications.
  • Exterior Surfaces:Rinse surface thoroughly with fresh water while scrubbing to properly remove all remaining residue. Remove excess water with a non-metal squeegee or mop.
  • Interior Surfaces: Remove residue using a mop and bucket or wet/dry vacuum to minimize the amount of water left on the concrete surface. Allow the surface to completely dry.
  • NOTE: Wipe your fingers over the clean floor to cheque for dust or powder. If residue is visible on your fingers, repeat the rinsing step.


  • In case of contact with painted or finished surfaces, rinse immediately with fresh water.
  • Product will damage automobile finishes. Properly dispose of soiled rags.
  • To recycle or properly dispose of product in your community, contact your household refuse collection service.

To consult with a Behr Certified Coatings Professional, call 1-800-661-1591.