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Universal Concrete Cleaner – Concrete Cleaning Made Easy

Universal Concrete Cleaner & Degreaser

Eco-Friendly, Industrial Concrete & Masonry Cleaner

Dirty and stained concrete driveways, patios, garage floors, sidewalks, and parking areas can leave a negative first impression on anyone visiting your property. Oil stains, tree sap, paint stains, efflorescence, leaf marks, and green or black mold, just to name a few, can make your home or business look unwelcoming and downright nasty. To make matters worse, cleaning concrete, and keeping it clean, can be a real drain on resources, time, and money. Choosing the right concrete floor cleaner can make all the difference in achieving effective and efficient results.

The solution to this dilemma is our Universal Concrete Cleaner. A powerful, multipurpose cleaner and degreaser specifically designed to tackle tough concrete stains. Shipped as a super-concentrate that can be diluted with water on-site to suit the job. Our 100% biodegradable formula makes it a safe choice for both you and the environment while delivering the superior cleaning performance needed to keep your concrete looking its best.

The Concrete Cleaning Solution

Using dangerous solvents or harsh acid-based concrete cleaners to clean your concrete surfaces introduces an unnecessary level of risk and complexity to an already frustrating and tedious project. The overwhelming demand for safer, eco-friendly, cleaners has made these types of cleaners obsolete dinosaurs of the cleaning world.

The fact is, you no longer need to worry about exposing yourself or your family to toxic vapors, choking acid fumes, or headache-inducing odors. Furthermore, killing your lawn or landscaping should not be considered an unavoidable consequence of having a clean driveway, sidewalk, or concrete patio.

Instead of dangerous acids and solvents, Universal Concrete Cleaner uses state-of-the-art butyl chemistry to make cleaning easy and safe for the user and the environment.

  • Non-toxic (no “skull and bones”), non-corrosive
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • A very mild hydrocarbon order
  • Not harmful to grass, plants, or pets
  • 100% Biodegradable
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Universal Concrete Cleaner

Advantages: Earth-Friendly, fast working, nontoxic, effective, low foaming.  Coverage: 500 sq. ft. per/gal (theoretical). Applicator: Spray, roll, or brush. Shelf Life: 1 year. Color: No color. Shipping Terms

   8 oz   $19
   1 gal   $51
   2.5 gals   $111 
   5 gals   $199

SDS (pdf)   •  PDS (pdf)   •   Instruction (pdf)

A Powerful Concrete Cleaner and Much More

How many different cleaners are you storing in your garage or storage area? Now you can replace virtually all of them with one safe and powerful multipurpose cleaner. Because not only is our Universal Concrete Cleaner the premier residential and commercial concrete floor cleaner, but it can be safely and effectively used on a wide variety of surfaces like brick, pavers, stone, vinyl siding, plastic furniture, metal, fiberglass, or wood decks. Countless industrial, commercial, and residential uses. Keep a jug handy around the home or shop. The possibilities are endless.

Residential Applications

  • Fireplace brick cleaner (soot)
  • Vinyl Siding Cleaner
  • Vehicle tire mark remover
  • Oil and engine fluid stains
  • Latex Paint stripper
  • Barbecues and outdoor eating areas
  • Tile adhesive remover
  • Paver and brick cleaner
  • Masonry and stone cleaner
  • Carpet adhesive remover
  • Cleaning patio furniture

Commercial Applications

  • Graffiti removal
  • Outdoor Restaurants
  • Box Stores
  • Strip Malls and
  • Commercial Retail Storefronts.
  • Pedestrian Sidewalks and Promenades
  • Dumpster Pads
  • Loading Docks
  • Parking Garages
  • Gas Stations
  • Drive-Through Lanes
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How Does Universal Concrete Cleaner Work?

Our Universal Cleaner is a butyl-based cleaning solution designed to remove a wide range of contaminants from an even wider variety of surfaces. It penetrates deep into porous surfaces to dissolve and emulsify dirt, stains, and accumulated contaminants. The butyl solvent works by breaking down stain-causing materials into smaller particles that become suspended in the cleaning solution. This allows the contaminants to be easily removed with a water rinse, whether by a garden hose, power washer, or wet mop.

In addition to its butyl component, Universal Cleaner contains a blend of proprietary, eco-friendly, surfactants and detergents to enhance its cleaning power. The surfactants lower the surface tension of the cleaning solution, allowing it to penetrate more deeply into the pores of the concrete, while the detergents help to emulsify grease and oil, making stains even easier to remove. Its high solubility for oils and fats makes it highly effective at dissolving deep grease and oil, making it an ideal solution for removing tough stains from concrete surfaces.

Dilute to Match the Cleaning Job

Universal Concrere Cleaner removes various deposits, contaminants, and even water-based paints:

Dirt and GrimeLatex-based Paints & Adhesives
Oil Spills, Oil Stains, and Carbon ShadowWater-based Acrylic Paints
Soot from Fireplace BricksGraffiti
Tire MarksTree Sap Resin
Light Cleaning:  1 oz. cleaner/1 gal of water
Many light cleaning jobs around the home or in the shop.
Normal Cleaning: dilute 10:1
Shop floors and walls, bilges, exhaust stack smoke, rubber clothing, oil-soaked ground or beach sand, vinyl siding, decks, teakwood, exterior mobile homes, air conditioner filters, shower stalls, bathtubs, sinks, carpets, etc.
Heavy Cleaning: dilute 5:1
Ramps, decks, oil platforms, engine rooms, automatic transmission parts, bulkheads, galleys, oil-stained concrete, petroleum-based drilling mud, creosote, etc.
Extra-heavy Cleaning: dilute 1:1 or use straight
Holding tanks, engines, carbon on engine heads, grease traps, oil and grease on concrete, encrusted oil and grease, removing paints and adhesives, graffiti removal, etc.
Stripping Paint: use straight
Once the paint dissolves, pressure wash or wipe it off. If necessary, spray on more cleaner to keep the surface wet and let it work. On rough surfaces, agitate with a stiff nylon brush.
Steam Cleaning/Pressure Washing
A pre-mixed solution of 1:5 to 20 can be drawn from an auxiliary tube or put directly into mixing tank giving up to 1 to 200 dilution at the nozzle.

How to Use Universal Concrete Cleaner

First, wire brush, scrape, or pressure wash loose dirt, adhesives, or peeling paint.

Properly dilute the Universal Cleaner and apply in a thick layer on the concrete surface with a hand-pump sprayer, or just pour the cleaner out and spread with a push broom or wet mop. Grime and dirt will usually soften or liquefy within minutes. It helps to scrub stubborn spots with a stiff bristle brush to make the cleaner penetrate deeper.

Keep the Surface Damp:  As long as the cleaner is wet, it will continue to work. If it is hot, or windy, the concrete surface will dry more quickly. Rewet as often as needed to keep the cleaner working. If cleaning an uneven slab, push the cleaner to higher areas. Heavier paint may need a couple of hours to soften. For tougher jobs, cover the cleaner with a plastic sheet to stop evaporation and let it work overnight.

Dwell time is particularly important when it comes to paint removal. Since the cleaner has to sit on the painted surface to lift it away, it is ideal for painted concrete slabs or paint splatter marks on concrete floors.

Graffiti Removal:  Use Universal Cleaner in concentrated form. An eco-friendly solution that replaces hazardous chemical solvents. Used by graffiti removal professionals.

This cleaner is even effective on latex-based paints and adhesives, as well as water-based acrylics. Great for removing paint over-spray from floors and to remove water-based wet-look or gloss topical sealers.


Q: What is Universal Concrete Cleaner?

A: Universal Concrete Cleaner is a powerful, multipurpose cleaner and degreaser specifically designed to tackle tough concrete stains. It is a safe and eco-friendly concrete cleaning solution that is shipped as a super-concentrate and can be diluted with water on-site to suit the job.

Q: What are the benefits of using Universal Concrete Cleaner?

A: Universal Concrete Cleaner is safe and easy to use as it does not contain dangerous solvents or harsh acid-based cleaners that can be harmful to users and the environment. It is also versatile and can be used on a wide variety of surfaces like brick, pavers, stone, vinyl siding, plastic furniture, metal, fiberglass, or wood decks. It is 100% biodegradable and non-corrosive, making it safe for both indoor and outdoor use.

Q: How does Universal Concrete Cleaner work?

A:: Universal Concrete Cleaner is a butyl-based cleaning solution that penetrates deep into porous surfaces to dissolve and emulsify dirt, stains, and accumulated contaminants. Its butyl solvent breaks down stain-causing materials into smaller particles, which become suspended in the cleaning solution, making them easier to remove with a water rinse.

Q: What are the different dilution ratios for Universal Concrete Cleaner?

A: The dilution ratio for Universal Concrete Cleaner varies depending on the cleaning job. For light cleaning, use 1 oz. cleaner/gallon of water. For normal cleaning, dilute 10:1. For heavy cleaning, dilute 5:1. For extra-heavy cleaning, dilute 1:1 or use straight. For stripping paint, use it straight.

Q: What are the residential and commercial applications of Universal Concrete Cleaner?

A: Universal Concrete Cleaner is suitable for both residential and commercial use. It can be used to clean various surfaces like fireplace brick, vinyl siding, vehicle tire marks, oil and engine fluid stains, latex paint, barbecue and outdoor eating areas, tile adhesive, paver and brick, masonry and stone, carpet adhesive, and patio furniture. It is also ideal for commercial applications such as graffiti removal, outdoor restaurants, box stores, strip malls, commercial retail storefronts, pedestrian sidewalks and promenades, dumpster pads, loading docks, parking garages, gas stations, and drive-through lanes.