Muriatic Acid
 
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Muriatic Acid

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Muriatic Acid is a strong, corrosive, inorganic acid (HCl), manufactured by absorbing hydrogen chloride in water. It is one of the most corrosive of acids, and is particularly destructive to cellulose, breaking the cellulose chain into even smaller units, resulting ultimately in its complete hydrolysis. It is the same chemical as Hydrochloric Acid.

Uses include cleaning brick, etching concrete, cleaning metal and for swimming pool maintenance. Will attack varnish, fabrics, metals, plastics, most paints and many other materials. Can be diluted with water.

 
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Directions for working with Muriatic Acid:
  • Wear protective clothing, rubber gloves and plastic safety glasses while using. To etch or clean concrete and masonry or metal:
  • Dilute to desired strength by adding acid carefully to water, avoid splashing.
  • Start with a highly diluted mixture and strengthen gradually (1 part acid to 20 parts water).
  • Apply solution. Bubbling indicates solution is strong enough.
  • Flush thoroughly with clean water and immediately after cleaning or etching is complete.

    Cleaning Masonry With Muriatic (Hydrochloric) Acid

    Masonry can be very alkaline, which makes for poor adhesion of paints, etc. Washing masonry with muriatic acid neutralizes the alkalinity, leaving it in optimal condition to accept paints and other coatings. When cleaning masonry with muriatic acid, a powdery residue is left on the surface. Once that residue is rinsed off, you are left with a very clean, coating friendly surface.

  • BRAND: Recochem
    Type: Thinners and Solvents
    4.8 6

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    RecochemMuriatic Acid
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to clean (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        worked well for us

        By zulasggiftedchyle

        from Oakland, California

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Cleaned the scum
        • Corrosive--

        Cons

        • Use carefully

        Best Uses

        • Clogged bathtub drain

        Comments about Recochem Muriatic Acid:

        I am a first time user of this product. It was recommended by a plumber friend and although I was extremely apprehensive at first I am glad I used it. It solved my drain problem so far. If the drain works well in the morning---HOORAY for me.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Steve

        from Pioneer CA

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Recochem Muriatic Acid:

            I found this by chance:
            A few drops down a fire ant nest, kills the nest forever. I found this to be true of all other types of ant nest that I tried. The nest is dead and does not come back!

            Steven D. Campbell

            (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Can cause skin burns and lung problems

            By Straightpath1

            from SouthernCalifornia

            About Me Professional

            Pros

              Cons

              • Can burn skin severly
              • Gases can damage lungs
              • Poison gas can be made

              Best Uses

                Comments about Recochem Muriatic Acid:

                Muriatic Acid is diluted Hydrochloric Acid. Wear gloves and eye protection during use. Have good ventilation, and dont mix with other chemicals or a poison gas could be produced. Don't use in an enclosed area. Make sure if you get on your skin you wash it off thoroughly and wash the area for some time. This stuff works well, but can cause serious eye, skin, and lung damage. Be careful

                (3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By babay

                from jacksonville,fl

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean

                Cons

                • Deteriorates

                Best Uses

                • Large Areas

                Comments about Recochem Muriatic Acid:

                when my washer went to spend both tubs and toilets had backed up and i had no clue what to do and a friend told me to get some and i put it in the bathrooms and this smoke and smell came and i left the room when i came back it worked then i called another friend and recommended to her. this stuff is so great.

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Cleaning power with great value

                By Derek

                from Burke, VA

                About Me Do-It-Yourself

                Verified Reviewer

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                      Comments about Recochem Muriatic Acid:

                      This product worked great for cleaning my paver patio. It actually made the pavers look better than when it was first installed.

                      (10 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      muriatic acid

                      By angel_eyes7788000[@]

                      from michigan

                      About Me Handyman

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Clean
                      • Easy to use

                      Cons

                      • Smells like rotten eggs

                      Best Uses

                      • Drains-fish tank
                      • Large Areas
                      • Small Areas

                      Comments about Recochem Muriatic Acid:

                      the worst thing is the smell. but when it comes to cleaning fish tank filters plumbing drains concret, it is the best!! just soak or poor down drain rinse with water and your done. no scrubbing no fuss no mess. this stuff is wonderful for cleaning!

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