Acidic Detergent and Surface Treatment: Descale by Kleentek

Product Overview

Descale is a versatile liquid acidic compound used for cleaning and preparation of metal surfaces for painting.



Features & Benefits

Descale is a versatile liquid acidic compound designed to be used by either immersion or ‘wipe-on’ and formulated to remove oil and inorganic soils, at the same time as preparing metal surfaces for painting.

  • Removes rust, heat scale, oxides, flux and welding spatter from ferrous metals and zinc coated (galvanised) steel.
  • Inhibited to minimise attack on base ferrous metal.
  • Conditions mild steel surfaces for painting by imparting some of the properties of a phosphate coating.
  • Surfactant System wets out surfaces and assists in penetration of joints and recesses.
  • Provides temporary rust protection to ferrous metal surfaces.
  • Removes oxides (white rust) from aluminium and zinc surfaces.

Directions for use:

Wipe On

  • Concentration: 2%-50% dependent upon type and quantity of oil/rust/scale
  • Temperature: Ambient
  • Application:
    • Apply with cloth or brush (wear gloves)
    • Leave for 2-3 minutes
    • Rinse
    • Wipe dry with a damp cloth


  • Concentration: 2.5%-25% v/v Water
  • Temperature: Ambient or up to 50°C
  • Time: 5-30 minutes
  • Application:
    • Descale immersion
    • Overflow rinse – ambient
    • Static rinse – hot

Descale is available in 5 litre and 25 litre containers.


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