Optimum Surface Prep Made Easy

Painting and coating projects require a clean, etched surface in order to get the best adhesion results.  Obtain Optimum Surface Prep with DX-ETCH Surface Prep Cleanser and Etcher.

Why Use DX-ETCH Surface Prep Cleanser and Etcher?

Sand blasting, grinding and sanding surfaces require equipment, supplies and difficult labor, while an easier, quicker solution can provide the same result.  DX-ETCH Surface Prep works in minutes.  Simply add the product to the surface, let it work its magic and then wash with water.  The DX-ETCH solution eliminates time consuming clean-up and is furthermore a less costly alternative.

Features & Benefits of DX-ETCH

  • Cleans & Etches in One Step
  • Enhances Coating and Paint Adhesion to Surface 
  • Mild Odor, Safe to Apply
  • DIY – Works in Minutes
  • Industrial Strength 
  • No Acidic Vapors 
  • Neutralizes Alkali Salts
  • Works to Prep Sheet Metal Film
  • Can be Diluted with Water    

  DX-ETCH Removes                   

  • Rust, Oil, Dirt, Soot
  • Smut, Fines and Rust Inhibitors 
  • Form Release Compounds 
  • Heat Scale Oils   
  • Efflorescence & Laitance 
  • And More

Recommended Uses for DX-ETCH

  • Cleaning and Profiling Concrete
  • Preps Galvanized for Coating 
  • Preps Galvanized for Coating 
  • De-rusting Steel 
  • Cleaning Masonry and Brick
  • Phosphating Steel
  • Food Plant Cleaning 

DX-ETCH Directions for Use       

DX-ETCH can be applied with an acid-resistant, hand pump sprayer, a plastic sprinkling can, or with a plastic pail and acid-resistant brush.


  1. Select proper dilution
  2. Add concentrate to water and mix. If available, hot water will accelerate cleaning and etching.
  3. Sweep loose debris and dampen the surface with water.   
  4. Apply solution and scrub with a stiff brush or broom until bubbling stops. NOTE: If no bubbling occurs, surface is coated with curing compounds or contaminants preventing etching. Remove contamination and  reapply DX-ETCH.   
  5. Triple rinse with water to neutralize.

STEEL, GALVANIZED AND ZINC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

  1. Brush or spray solution onto surface or immerse parts in DX-ETCH solution.
  2.  Refer to Dilution Guide for recommended concentrations.
  3. Sweep loose debris and dampen the surface with water.   
  4. Allow 1 – 3 minutes contact time, and if possible, rinse with hot water or wipe and force dry.  
  5. For smooth, shiny galvanized, apply solution, scrub with a synthetic abrasive pad, rinse with hot water and force dry.

For further information and dilution charts see the DX-ETCH Product Data


Additional information

Weight 10 lbs


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