A powerful interior/exterior water-based product that was specifically formulated to clean grease stains, oil stains, algae stains, mildew stains, dirt and most auto fluids from concrete surfaces prior to painting and staining. Its biodegradable detergents are safe for use indoors or outdoors and can be used full strength for tough stains or diluted for general cleaning.
- Concrete Cleaner & Degreaser No. 990 - MSDS
Where To Use
Ideal for removing surface dirt and grease from uncoated concrete surfaces.
Extremely effective when used full strength to remove greasy, oily stains such as transmission fluid, anti-freeze and gear fluid caused by automobiles, motorcycles and bicycles.
If applying paint or stain to the surface, use BEHR® NO. 991 CONCRETE ETCHER & RUST REMOVER after cleaning with BEHR CONCRETE CLEANER & DEGREASER. See etcher product label for directions and other uses.
Use on interior/exterior masonry surfaces such as garage floors, driveways, sidewalks, patios, walkways, porches, basement floors, steps, stepping stones and pool decks. Great on concrete, brick, stone, asphalt and exposed aggregate (concrete with pebbles).
Caution: Surfaces may become slippery when wet.
Use caution when walking on surface when moisture is present.
Use full strength on interior/exterior, heavily stained areas and diluted on interior/exterior lightly stained and soiled surfaces. For previously painted surfaces, use a 1:16 (1 cup cleaner in 1 gallon of water) diluted solution.
Test solution in a small, hidden area before applying to see its effectiveness.
(The following steps are recommended for best results)
Wear appropriate apparel, eye and skin protection when applying product.
Wipe up all excess oil and grease spills. Scrape and sweep away dirt and loose contaminants on surface.
Protect grass and any plant life by lightly dampening these areas with water; use plastic drop cloths to cover these and any other areas that might be accidentally splashed during the cleaning process. Failure to keep grass and plants dampened will result in damage to these areas. Use plastic drop cloths to cover and protect all areas not being cleaned.
Be sure to have the following before using BEHR CONCRETE CLEANER & DEGREASER and BEHR CONCRETE ETCHER & RUST REMOVER: source for tap water, garden hose with a pressure nozzle, chemical resistant rubber gloves, eye goggles, large plastic mixing container, a plastic brush or broom, squeegee or mop and protective plastic drop cloths.
Wear protective clothing; eye goggles and chemical resistant rubber gloves. Be sure the plastic mixing container is large enough to hold up to 2 gallons of diluted solution.
Use BEHR CONCRETE CLEANER & DEGREASER full strength for tough stains; 1:4 dilution (1 qt cleaner in 1 gal water) for general cleaning and 1:16 dilution (1 cup cleaner in 1 gal water) for cleaning previously painted surfaces. Stir diluted solution thoroughly. Avoid splashing.
Application And Coverage
Wear protective clothing; eye goggles and chemical resistant rubber gloves.
One gallon of diluted solution will clean and degrease up to 500 sq. ft. and one gallon of full strength will cover 150 sq. ft. Actual coverage will depend on method of application and surface porosity and texture.
To ensure uniformity, lightly treat the entire area to be cleaned. Wet the surface first by spraying with a garden hose. Then apply the product (full strength for tough stains, diluted for general cleaning) and work into the surface with a plastic brush or broom.
Wait 10-15 minutes while product lifts stains from concrete.
Rinse surface well by using a garden hose with a pressure nozzle set in a stream pattern. Excess residue may interfere with the penetration of protective products such as paints, stains, epoxies or sealers. Remove excess water with a squeegee or mop.
Repeat applications may be necessary for really tough stains.
After application, be sure to thoroughly saturate surrounding grass and plants with fresh water.
For disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your local household refuse collection service.
Close container for storage or disposal.
If BEHR CONCRETE CLEANER & DEGREASER accidentally comes in contact with rubber or painted/finished surfaces, rinse immediately with fresh water. May damage automobile finishes if not rinsed.
LIMITED WARRANTY: Behr Process Corporation warrants that this product meets Behr's manufacturing specifications. If this product does not meet these specifications, Behr will, at its option and upon proof-of-purchase, either furnish an equivalent amount of new product to you or refund the purchase price of this product. Behr will not be responsible for (1) labor or the cost of labor for removal or application of any product; or (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
WARNING! IRRITANT! HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. MAY CAUSE EYE, NOSE AND THROAT IRRITATION. AVOID CONTACT WITH SKIN AND EYES AND AVOID BREATHING OF VAPORS AND SPRAY MIST. WEAR EYE PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. USE WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION. To avoid breathing vapors and spray mist, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering, headaches or dizziness, increase fresh air and use a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved for organic vapor with P Series particulate prefilter). Obtain professional advice before using. A dust mask does not provide protection against vapors. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. Close container after each use.
FIRST AID: If you experience difficulty in breathing, leave the area to obtain fresh air.
If continued difficulty is experienced, get medical assistance immediately. In case of eye contact, flush immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and get medical attention; for skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water. If swallowed, get medical attention immediately.
CAUTION: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN - DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY
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