The KLEEN KRETE Advantage

Cleaning and prepping the holds of your vessel between cargo loads should not be a time consuming or an unnecessarily labor intensive task.  KLEEN KRETE has been specially formulated to be safe for your crew yet extremely effective.  It can be used full strength or diluted to suit your needs.

KLEEN KRETE effectively removes hardened cement powder and soluble salts making preparation for your next cargo or repaint much less time consuming as well as safer for your crew and vessel.

KLEEN KRETE is a specially formulated product that is safe for use on: aluminum, steel, chrome, glass, paint, rubber and most other surfaces when used according to directions. It does not require any special application equipment and will significantly reduce cleanup and preparation times.  As an added benefit KLEEN KRETE will reduce your waste water disposal costs by reducing the amount of water needed for cleanup when used as recommended.


Available Sizes:

  • 1 gallon
  • 4-1 gallon case
  • 5 gallon
  • 55 gallon
  • 275 gallon tote

If your vessel looks like this, OR WORSE, after you offload a cement powder cargo, try KLEEN KRETE. A safe and cost effective way to maintain your fleet.


KLEEN KRETE is the most effective and user friendly cement remover currently on the market.
It can also be used for removing soluble salts when preparing surfaces for repainting.
Soluble salts and improper preparation and the leading cause of premature paint failure.


  • Cement Powder
  • Hardened Concrete
  • Soluble Salts


  • Strong and Dangerous Acid
  • Special Equipment Hammering
  • Scraping
  • Hammering

Environmentally Friendly

KLEEN KRETE is a biodegradable, eco-friendly concentrate that is safer than conventional methods of removing cement powder, hardened concrete and soluble salts.

Safe for Use on Most Surfaces

KLEEN KRETE will not harm aluminum, chrome, electrical systems, glass, paint, rubber and most surfaces when used according to directions.


Easy to Use

KLEEN KRETE is packaged ready-to-use and can be sprayed, brushed or rolled on without the use of special equipment. For added convenience, it is packaged in 1 gallon (3.78 liters), 5 gallon (18.90 liters) and 55 gallon (207.90 liters) quantities and every 1 gallon(3.78 liter) bottle includes a 36″ trigger sprayer.


KLEEN KRETE is safer for your employees and the environmental than conventional acids.


Reduces Equipment Damage and Labor Costs

KLEEN KRETE reduces the amount of labor and water needed to remove cement powder, hardened concrete or soluble salts. Also, it is packaged ready-to-use without the need for special application or cleanup equipment.

Can be diluted in some applications.


These are the primary applications, as well as suggested mix ratios, for KLEEN KRETE. The ratios can be varied up or down according to your results. For Kleen Krete usage suggestions and instructions, please visit our Product PDFs tab to download printable PDFs or Text versions. If you have any questions regarding a particular application or mix ratio, please feel free to contact customer support at 800.801.7832 or support@4progressive.com.


Hardened Cement Powder Remover

  • Undiluted thru 1 to 1
  • KLEEN KRETE to remove hardened cement powder from a variety of surfaces. Also, it is an environmentally safe, easy to use alternative to traditional methods of removing hardened cement.

Soluble Salt Remover and Surface Preparation

  • 5 to 1
  • KLEEN KRETE is used to remove soluble salts from all types of surfaces. This allows for better paint adhesion and also lessens the chances of corrosion beginning under the paint surface.


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