A water-based, biodegradable concrete etching gel specifically designed to aggressively profile the surfaces of both green (fresh) and mature concrete. The depth of etch achieved is the same as hydrochloric (HCI) or muriatic acid; it also has 80% less odour and a more uniform etch than muriatic acid. The gel form of QuickEtch conveniently profiles the surface with low/no dust compared with sandblasting, grinding or shot blasting. Non-ozone depleting. QuickEtch is not to be used as a cleaner. It can be used over decorative masking patterns and stencils, to etch a non-slip decorative pattern.