SAFE USE OF HYDROCHLORIC ACID
STORE AND TRANSPORT IN UPRIGHT POSITION, ENSURE CAP IS TIGHT.
Hydrochloric Acid Safety Instructions:
Avoid contact with skin or eyes, avoid breathing vapours, wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye / face protection when using this product.
For advice contact Poisons Information Centre on 131126 or a doctor. If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. If in eyes, hold eyelids apart and flush the eye continuously with running water. Continue flushing eye until advised to stop by the Poisons Information Centre or a doctor, or for at least 15 minutes. If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water. Additional information is listed on the Material Safety Data Sheet.
NOTE: Never mix Hydrochloric Acid with Sodium Hypochlorite (Chlorine). Always add acid to water (NEVER ADD WATER TO ACID).
HAZCHEM 2R UN 1789
PKG GRP II
Fossil bearing rocks constructed from limestone or a mixture of limestone and sandstone can be etch using Hydrochloric acid. An article has been written on how to etch fossils using Hydrochloric Acid. Click here to view more.
Austral Bricks have provided an informative booklet on Cleaning of Clay Masonry which includes cleaning pavers using hydrochloric acid. They suggest it should normally only be used to remove mortar stains. Therefore, only pavers that have been wet-bedded may require acid cleaning. Read more here….