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Can I use this to strip off old Acid Stain from my garage concrete floor?

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Ronny
New Jersey
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August 6, 2014
I stained it using Eagle Acid Stain. It didn't come out well. The floor is 2 years old and completely uneven patters are there. I want to remove the stain and put Epoxy. Will this do the work or I need to use Grinder?
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August 6, 2014
You would need to use a grinder or a non-flammable paint remover that can also remove stains. Muriatic Acid won't be able to accomplish this.
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May I use Muriatic Acid to unclog the toilet? My 2 year old throw a plastic tube ( eye lotion cosmetic) inside and flushed it!

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Adri
SAvannah. GA
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May 24, 2014
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KleanStripExpert
May 27, 2014
I'm afraid Muriatic Acid wouldn't do anything for it. I would try plunging it up. If this doesn't work your best bet would be to remove the toilet to the outdoors and try blasting it out with a garden hose or possibly use a strong solvent to dissolve and loosen up the plastic tube.
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jbagel2
American Fork, UT
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July 29, 2014
it dilutes in water very quickly, and would probably not work very well. you would have to use a TON of muriatic acid especially at these low concentrations. would be better to just get some more specific unclogging solution, or a sewer snake.
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Is this item Hydrochloric acid, 20° Baume (31.45%)?

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mrsmarti
Wisconsin
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April 3, 2014
IF not, what is the Baume and resulting percentage?
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KleanStripExpert
April 3, 2014
The KS Green Muriatic Acid is 20% hydrochloric acid, 13 degrees Baume.
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jbagel2
American Fork, UT
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July 29, 2014
no, its closer to 14%
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Safer Muriatic Acid

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scotty
morwell,victoria 3840
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March 5, 2014
how can i buy this as i live in Australia thanks
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KleanStripExpert
March 5, 2014
I'm afraid you may not able to. We're not selling Muriatic Acid in Australia at this time. You might check with one of your local hardware stores to see if they can have it shipped in for you.
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i have a dull finish silestone counter in my kitchen. it has "water marks". is your product appropriate for cleaning the counter ?

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roxey
arlington va
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February 1, 2014
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February 3, 2014
Silestone recommends it, but this isn't an application that we've tested. Your best bet would be to give Silestone a call to make sure that you apply the Muriatic Acid properly. Try it in a small test area first.
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Can I use Klean Strip Safer Muriatic to clean a marble shower stall of mold and mildew? If so, do I need to dilute the product?

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Reno
Paramus New Jersey
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November 18, 2013
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KleanStripExpert
November 19, 2013
No, the Muriatic Acid is caustic enough that it could discolor the marble. Before bying anything I would call the marble shower manufacturer to see what they recommend using to clean it. There are a lot of chemicals that can damage and/or discolor natural stone.
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Dan2
Ohio
April 1, 2014
Acid will etch marble. I can picture the marble gone and the mildew still there, although probably both will be gone, the mildew only temporarily.

Use a product specific to killing mold and mildew and safe with calcareous surfaces such as marble.

Diluting an acid is dangerous. If you add water to acid, the surface will explode and undiluted acid will fly around. There is still a risk when done properly, adding the acid to water. There still can be splashing and violent reaction while mixing, but it's going to be diluted and by pouring slowly and smoothly you can minimize and control it.
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how do i clean slate patio with this acid

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ricky
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September 16, 2013
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September 17, 2013
It depends. If you're trying to clean the surface I would steer clear of Muriatic Acid and use a patio wash or perhaps an oxygen bleach like Oxy Clean. If you need to brighten the surface, here are the directions from the Muriatic Acid label: "Wear chemical-resistant gloves and chemical splash goggles. Remove all surface oil, grease, and dirt prior to using this product. BRIGHTENING CONCRETE, MASONRY, BRICK, STONE, GROUT AND HARD SURFACES: Dilute 12 ounces of Safer Muriatic Acid per gallon of water in a plastic sprinkling can or a plastic pump up sprayer. Gently stir with a non-metallic utensil. Apply evenly and spread with a broom to any missed areas. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with water."
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Can I use muriatic acid to unstop sewer lines?

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Redhorse554ces
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August 26, 2013
One of my bathrooms toilet bowel is stopped up, the toilet bowel in the other bathroom is alright.
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KleanStripExpert
August 27, 2013
No, Muriatic acid isn't recommended to be put down the sewer system. I would try using a drain snake or a wet vac if plunging isn't working for you.
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gfphoto
Easton, PA
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July 15, 2014
You should "snake" out the clog, don't use any harsh chemical like muriatic acid or drain cleaner/opener.
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Will it hurt plant material ? muriac acid

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kvn3525
greeley co
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June 13, 2013
I would like to use muriac acid to clean a flagstone patio but am concerned with the surrounding plant material
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KleanStripExpert
June 14, 2013
Muriatic Acid can burn and kill plants if it gets directly on them.
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ChemistryDoc
Lehigh Valley, PA
August 7, 2013
Straight out the bottle, it will kill all of the plants next to your patio. I suspect even after it is diluted for proper use to etch or clean your patio, it will also kill the plants if they are contacted by the liquid. It won't give off a gas that will kill an overhanging plant, but you really don't want to splash it on the plant. Once you have used it on the patio, wash it off with a lot of water, if you dilute it enough the plants should be ok. Basically, you are making a Calcium Chloride solution (road salt) by etching concrete with this product. If you rinse it away with a lot of water, the plants should be ok. Most lawn grass and hardy bushes will tolerate a little bit of this stuff.
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Can I use Muriatic acid to balance water in an inground pool

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Ed
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June 11, 2013
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KleanStripExpert
June 12, 2013
No, you won't be able to use the Klean Strip Muriatic Acid in a pool. Check your local pool supply store for a muriatic acid that's designed for use in pools.
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ChemistryDoc
Lehigh Valley, PA
August 7, 2013
Yes you can, I have used both the "20 Baume" fuming muriatic acid and the "13 Baume" Kleen Strip "no vapors" acids in my concrete swimming pool and epoxy painted reflecting pool to balance the pH and to lower the alkalinity. 20 Baume is 32%, concentrated strength, 13 Baume is about 20%., so you have to use 1.6 times more Kleen Strip compared to the concentrated product. It is also safe to use in a liner pool as well. Make sure you mix up no more than 1 quart of the acid in 2 gallons of water before you put it in the pool. To lower the pH, toss the mixture you just made so it splashes on the surface of the water in the pool. To lower Total Alkalinity, you slowly pour the mixture in columns around the pools edge. I don't know why it matters how you add the acid, but it does.
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diyBill
Brownsville, TX
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May 31, 2014
I used Kleen Strip Muriatic Acid in my inground pool and it reduced the pH. I had to use more than I expected to use, but the reason is that Kleen Strip is 20% acid instead of the common and fumey 30%. Now, based on the Kleen Strip Expert's answer above, I wonder if there are ingredients in the Kleen Strip Muriatic Acid that are inappropriate for pool use. The label gives no clues.
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How does one dispose of muratic acid?

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TexasHarper
Frisco, Texas
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February 21, 2013
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KleanStripExpert
March 12, 2013
I'm terribly sorry for the delay in my reply. Muriatic Acid will need to be disposed of at your local chemical drop point. Either your fire dept. or city hall can let you know where this is in your town.
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ChemistryDoc
Lehigh Valley, PA
August 7, 2013
DO NOT POUR IT DOWN THE SINK!!! Lacking access to a chemical hazardous waste drop-off in your town, one way to do it is put 1 gallon of water in a 2 gallon bucket, then put 1 cup of the acid into the water. Outside of a closed space (like a garage) slowly add baking soda (as a powder) to the bucket and watch it fizz, it is making carbon dioxide gas. When the mixture in the bucket won't fizz anymore after you add more baking soda, you have a harmless bucket of Calcium Chloride salt solution. You can pour this down the sink, it's the same stuff they put on icy roads to melt the ice.
Before you mix up another bucket of water to get rid of more acid, rinse ALL of the extra baking soda out of the bucket before you re-fill it with water and add more acid. Any extra baking soda will fizz when you add the next batch of acid, and can splash the acid out the bucket on you.
Wear eye protection.
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stickin2j
February 4, 2014
Maybe donate it to a local school chemistry department? Or, maybe you could find some friends/acquaintances that do construction or cleaning that could use it.
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Foodieken
February 21, 2013
Hi TexasHarper, the only question I see is you're asking how to dispose of this product? The material Safety Data Sheet states to dispose in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations. This product is considered hazardous waste. You will have to take to a waste disposal site. You can usually find these on the web for your area, or contact your local city or county administration office for a disposal site.
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