New concrete surfaces must be cleaned before final coatings or toppings are added. Existing slabs often require a deeper cleaning to remove built up stains, grease, rust, and grime. Existing paint, epoxy, or adhesives must also be removed. There are many cleaning and stripping products, ranging from light-duty, water-based solutions to heavy-duty, acidic coating removers. The following manufacturers offer a selection of surface preparation materials. For more information, visit our reader service center or the manufacturers’ Web sites.

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