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Bone Dry Etch-A-Crete

For use on hard-troweled concrete

Product Number: -
SKUs: 8-1, 8-5

1 Gallon
5 Gallon
In Stock
Product Info:
  • Opens pores on surface of concrete
  • Allows for better penetration of Bone Dry on hard-troweled concrete
  • Creates stronger bonding of adhesives and surface coatings





Etch-A-Crete Concrete Etching Solution Ensures the Deepest Penetration of Concrete Sealants

Bone Dry concrete sealing products provide a unique vapor barrier for the best in concrete masonry moisture mitigation. Applying low VOC Etch-A-Crete to new or existing concrete slabs will improve the penetration of Bone Dry products. Existing concrete slabs may show signs of efflorescence, rust or mineral stains, discoloration from weathering, and organic growth (algae, mildew, fungus). Etch-A-Crete opens the surface of concrete, preparing it for proper absorption of concrete sealants -  Bone Dry Pro, Bone Dry Plus, and Bone Dry Original - to prevent concrete moisture.

Does My Concrete Need to Be Etched?

If a concrete slab needs waterproofing and has been hard-troweled, an etching solution is essential to providing the deepest penetration of any Bone Dry sealing materials. Etch-A-Crete increases the porosity of hard-troweled surfaces so Bone Dry Pro, Bone Dry Original, or Bone Dry plus absorbed more effectively, providing concrete with the ultimate in waterproofing.

Additional Benefits of Etch-A-Crete

In addition to improving the performance of Bone Dry sealing products, Etch-A-Crete removes stains and pushes concrete contaminants and impurities to the surface so they can be easily mopped away. Etch-A-Crete also enhances the bonding strength of paints, adhesives and epoxies, improving the performance of any floor covering materials applied to the concrete flooring slab. Applying the product to your concrete flooring is simple:


Watch This Video or Follow the Steps Below:

Bone Dry Etch-A-Crete Application

Using a common garden sprayer, apply Etch-A-Crete evenly to the existing hard troweled slab.

Use a common garden sprayer to apply Etch-a-Crete

Agitate the floor’s surface by brushing it with a broom

After waiting 15 minutes for Etch-A-Crete to be absorbed, remove any surface contaminants with a wet mop or autoscrubber

Results: the Etch-A-Crete treated surface absorbs liquids rapidly and is now ready for waterproofing with one of our Bone Dry concrete sealing products

Contact Bone Dry to get a quote for your concrete moisture mitigation solution.

Etch-A-Crete Preps Existing Concrete Surfaces for Waterproofing

Bone Dry products are the most cost effective way of sealing concrete flooring to prevent moisture from damaging surface materials. Etch-A-Crete plays an essential role in this process by preparing hard troweled concrete for waterproofing.

Whether you need to waterproof huge surfaces - such as an airplane hangar or a health care facility requiring the best in concrete mold, mildew and microbial prevention -  or just need to seal your garage or basement floor, Etch-A-Crete and the rest of our Bone Dry products are your answer for the best in moisture mitigation and concrete etching materials.

Contact Bone Dry to order the complete concrete moisture mitigation system for your waterproofing project today!

Bone Dry Etch-A-Crete is a user-friendly water soluble blend of mild inorganic acids, emulsifiers, enzymes & wetting agents that causes no ecological problems. 

Bone Dry Etch-A-Crete will effectively etch troweled concrete to open the surface for the subsequent application of any of the Bone Dry Penetrating Concrete Sealers. Bone Dry Etch-A-Crete will not burn concrete.

Bone Dry Etch-A-Crete will remove: Etch-A-Crete for Sale Online

• Efflorescence (white mineral deposits) 

• Stains from rust, minerals, smoke residue 

• Airborne pollutants 

• Airborne dirt and industrial carbon 

• Weathering discoloration 

• Algae, fungus and mildew 

• Rust and corrosion products on metals 

• Cement build-up on tools and equipment 


Bone Dry Etch-a-Crete 


Etch-a-Crete is a low VOC, salt based, spray on concrete etching product used to open the pores of hard troweled concrete slabs. This product reacts to the concrete opening the pores of the slab which promotes the bond of surface coatings and the penetration of our Bone Dry penetrating concrete sealers. Etch-a-Crete assists in preventing condensation from building up on hard troweled concrete surfaces and creates greater slip resistance on burnished slabs.


Do not use on concrete surface that have received previous surface coatings such as paint, epoxy, adhesive, or surface sealers. Do not allow product to sit on finished surfaces as it will cause discoloration to finished coatings. 

Surface Preparation 

Open any doors and windows in the area to promote air flow. If using a fan to circulate air flow, avoid pointing the fan directly at the slab to prevent evaporation of the product. Broom sweep concrete slab to remove any dust and debris. Mask off finished surfaces up to 2 feet above the concrete floor with plastic to avoid overspray. 


Using a pump sprayer, apply one coat on the concrete surface. Darken the concrete completely with the product. Allow Etch-a-Crete to sit for 5-10 minutes after on the surface of the slab. Using a wet mop and bucket of water or an auto scrubber, clean the surface of the slab of any concrete dust created by the Etch-aCrete product. 


For broom trowel and mechanically profiled surfaces the spread for Pro sealer is 300-350 square feet per gallon. For Hard trowel surfaced where there the slab pores are opened with Etch-a-Crete the spread for Pro sealer is 350-400 square feet per gallon. 


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Kenosha, WI 53144 




Warranty Information 

Etch-a-Crete carries a manufacturer’s limited warranty stating that this product is free of defects and covers only replacing the Bone Dry Product if there is a claim on the product.

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