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TileLab® Sulfamic Acid Cleaner

Concentrated crystals that mix with water to make a mild, safe to use, acid cleaner. Removes dried Portland cement, grout haze and mortar residue from tile, concrete and masonry. Safe for use on colored grouts. Removes hard water deposits, efflorescence and also etches concrete.

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Key Features

  • Removes grout haze and residue


Use on all colors of grout, tile, clay pavers, concrete and masonry. 


Health Precautions

DANGER: CORROSIVE. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. CAUSES EYE, SKIN AND RESPIRATORY IRRITATION. Wear skin and eye protection. Do not breathe vapor or spray. Contains Sulfamic Acid. If in eyes, flush with water for at least 15 minutes. If on skin, wash with soap and water. If causing respiratory irritation, move to fresh air. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. If swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting, seek medical attention. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Do not transfer contents to unlabeled containers. Close container after each use.

Limitations to the Product

Do not use on marble or other polished stone. May etch some glazed tile.

Mixing Procedures

Mix solution in a plastic container using clean, warm water. Don't mix in metal container. Wear rubber gloves and eye protection. For removal of light mineral deposits and Portland cement grout haze or mortar residue on unglazed quarry or glazed tile with colored grout, mix 2 to 3 oz. (57 to 85 gm) with 1 gallon (3.78 L) of water. Mix 6 to 12 oz (170 to 340 gm) to 1 gallon (3.78 L) of water for unglazed tile or masonry that has gray-colored grout joints. For etching concrete or heavy-duty cleaning of old concrete, mix a minimum of 12 oz (340 gm) to 1 gallon (3.78 L) of water.

Note: Do not use on marble or other polished stone. This product may etch some glazed tile. Test solution on a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Don't allow product to contact metal fixtures.

Application of Product

USE CHEMICAL-RESISTANT GLOVES, such as nitrile, when handling product.

Read entire label before using. Concrete and grout should be cured a minimum of 10 days and be clean. Saturate unglazed tile, concrete, masonry or grout with clean water for one hour prior to application. Apply solution to wet surface and scrub with a nylon bristle brush. Work in small areas. Flush with water immediately after brushing. Do not use repeatedly or surface damage could occur. For heavy concrete etching, allow solution to sit for up to 30 minutes prior to flushing with clean water.

Cleaning of equipment

Clean tools and hands with water before material dries.


  • Close container tightly after each use
  • Store in original container only
  • Store in and use in temperatures between 40°F - 90°F (4°C and 32°C)
  • Store in areas inaccessible to small children
  • Do not reuse empty container, wrap and discard in trash or recycle

Product Maintenance

Properly installed product requires no special maintenance.

Ordering Information


1 lb (450 gm) tub

Warranty Information

Product Warranty

Obtain the applicable LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY at or send a written request to Custom Building Products, Inc., Five Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA. Manufactured under the authority of Custom Building Products, Inc. © 2017 Quikrete International, Inc.

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Coverage Chart

SIZE Min Coverage Max Coverage
1 Gallon (3.78 L) 300 sq. ft. (28 M²)  

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