Asked by: Colby Hoppenrath
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th April, 2020

How long does concrete need to dry after etching?

After all the water has been removed, the pad should have at least 48 hours of drying time before you apply any etching to the surface. If the weather is particularly humid, wait up to 72 hours for best results.

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Correspondingly, how do you know if concrete is dry enough to seal?

After letting it sit for 24 hours, peel it up and look for any condensation on the underside of the plastic or look for a dark spot on the surface of the concrete. Water on the underside of the plastic or a dark spot on the concrete is created from moisture. If none exists, then you should be fine.

One may also ask, how do you neutralize concrete after etching? Mix 1 cup of baking soda to 1 gallon of water in your large 5 gallon bucket and pour it into the now empty watering container. Sprinkle your neutralizing solution over the part of garage floor that was acid etched and let it sit for a minimum of 10 minutes.

how long should concrete dry before painting?

Allowing the new concrete to cure for at least 30 days can reduce the alkalinity and moisture content to levels low enough for the concrete to take paint. But it can take as long as 90 days before new concrete has cured enough for painting, depending on climate and weather.

What happens if you don't etch concrete before epoxy?

Acid etch residue on the surface Many epoxy floors have peeled up because this fine white dust was not effectively removed before the epoxy was applied. If epoxy is applied over concrete with this fine white dust, the epoxy sticks more to the dust and not the surface.

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