LATICRETE® STONETECH® Epoxy Grout Haze & Coating Stripper Solves Residue Issues in 10 Minutes or Less

The high-performance, water-based cleaner is fast-acting and safe to use on a variety of interior and exterior surfaces

April 10, 2018, Bethany, Conn. — LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has introduced STONETECH® Epoxy Grout Haze & Coating Stripper for installers seeking a simple, high-performance cleaner that is safe for use on natural stone, masonry and tile. The fast-acting, non-runny gel solution is able to dissolve epoxy grout haze and coatings such as varnish, lacquer, sealer, wax, paint, polyurethane and acrylic in 10 minutes or less, even if the residue has been present for more than a week.

“Epoxy grout usage has grown in popularity due to superior benefits, such as its durability and stain proof qualities that make it a great choice for tile and stone projects. However, improper epoxy grout clean up can result in epoxy grout haze or residue issues that are extremely difficult to remove. STONETECH Epoxy Grout Haze & Coating Stripper is the solution,” said LATICRETE Product Manager Diane Phelan.

In comparison to other cleaners that can take up to two hours to dissolve residue, STONETECH Epoxy Grout Haze & Coating Stripper offers a significantly reduced dwell time.

This product is ideal for adhering to vertical and horizontal applications and does not contain any harsh solvents or chemicals such as Methylene Chloride, which is commonly found in cleaning solutions. Thanks to its water-based formula, STONETECH Epoxy Grout Haze & Coating Stripper is a safer and more environmentally-friendly alternative to other heavy-duty cleaners.

“Sustainability is an important factor LATICRETE scientists consider when developing new products. Our goal as a company is to continuously improve our products for our community and the world,” added Phelan.

STONETECH Epoxy Grout Haze & Coating Stripper meets U.S. VOC limits set at the federal, state, and local level and is available in 1 gallon (3.79 liter) or 1 quart (.95 liter) bottles.

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LATICRETE is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry. LATICRETE offers a broad range of products and systems covering tile & stone installation and care, masonry installation and care, resinous and decorative floor finishes, concrete construction chemicals, and concrete restoration and care including the LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® System. For 60 years, LATICRETE has been committed to research and development of innovative installation products, building a reputation for superior quality, performance and customer service. LATICRETE methods, materials, and technology have been field and laboratory proven by Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Owners. Offering an array of low VOC and sustainable products, LATICRETE products contribute to LEED certification, exceed commercial/residential VOC building requirements, and are backed by the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. For more information, visit

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