Citrus Clean is a bio-degradable cleaner and degreaser designed to remove from concrete surfaces medium solids acrylic resin based cures and sealers, motor oil, grease, wax, light pollution grime and some limestone, sand- stone and brick.
Citrus Clean is a bio-degradable cleaner and degreaser designed to remove from concrete surfaces medium solids acrylic resin based cures and sealers, motor oil, grease, wax, light pollution grime and some limestone, sand- stone and brick. Citrus Clean is composed of citrus peel oil that is emulsified into a water solution. This unique combination of raw materials eliminates the hazardous flammable ingredients and toxic acids used in many concrete cleaners on the market. It permits use in interior areas as well as exterior areas. Proper surface preparation is the single most important factor in achieving coating penetration. This penetrating type citrus oil dissolves the adhesive structure of the contaminates which are attached to the concrete. These contaminates are emulsified so they can be lifted from the surface for easy removal with a plain water or soap and water rinsing. They float off the surface whereas the solvents in most other cleaners drive a portion of the contaminates deeper into the concrete removing only parts of them with each application. Citrus Clean ensures that hard to remove concrete contaminates are removed sufficiently so that proper penetration and bonding may be achieved. Used to clean concrete and concrete products of grease, oil, wax, and medium solids sealers and cures. Citrus Clean is primarily used on horizontal surfaces.
Sweep surface of loose debris. Pre-wet concrete to be cleaned. Mechanically remove (machine or hand scrap) large deposits of dirt, grease and grime. Protect adjoining areas, plants, and shrubs from spillage, blow-over, etc.
Stir CITRUSCLEAN™well prior to use and periodically during use. Apply full strength to the concrete substrate by brush, roller or low pressure spray equipment. Use good application procedures to ensure complete and uniform coverage. Allow CITRUSCLEAN™to soak into the surface for 5 to 10 minutes then agitate the surface by scruffing area vigorously with stiff brush (wire brush if necessary) or floor buffer (swing scrubber). Allow 20 minutes or longer for penetration and lifting of cures and sealers. Then scrub substrate thoroughly with a water and tri-sodium phosphate (soap) solution. Rinse area with plenty of clean water. Repeat process for additional cleaning if required.
Stir well prior to use. Thin emulsions have a tendency to separate slightly but become homogenous by stirring. CITRUSCLEAN™is for use on horizontal concrete substrates. It requires scruffing on saturated contaminated concrete and in most cases more than one application. Always apply a sample test before large-scale application to ensure suitability and results are as desired. Testing should determine the best surface dwell time for CITRUS CLEAN™, other cleaning steps required, and number of applications necessary for a complete cleaning. Tests will also determine the effects of the cleaner and rinse on older, more delicate concrete surfaces. Test areas should be allowed to thoroughly dry prior to inspection. For optimalperformance, use above 40oF (4.4oC).