Molecule [HS] Hardscape Shampoo
➢ Personal protective equipment (PPE) is
recommended for application:
○ Safety glasses
Coverage Rates for Molecule [HS] Hardscape Shampoo
Concrete (standard or decorative) - 300 Ft2/ Gallon (7.4 m2/ litre)
Pavers & natural stone - 300 Ft2/ Gallon (7.4 m2/ litre)
➢ Handheld or backpack pump sprayer (25-45 PSI/ 1.7-2.75 bar)
➢ Soft to medium bristle push broom
➢ Handheld scrub brush
➢ Pressure washer
Suitable Applications / Materials
➢ Parking areas
➢ Garage / Shop floors
➢ Retaining walls
➢ Stone veneer
Top 5 Tips for Molecule [HS] Hardscape Shampoo
➢ Molecule [HS] should be applied within an
ambient and surface temperature range of 40º-
90º F (4.4-32 C). Shaded, low sunlight, or colder areas will
lengthen workability times. Conversely, direct sun,
warmer areas will shorten workability times. Avoid
temperatures at or below freezing (0 C) or above 100º F (38 C)
for application or storage.
➢ Do not allow Molecule [HS] to dry completely on
surfaces before or after scrubbing. If shampoo
dries, reapply shampoo over dried area, scrub, and
rinse as soon as possible.
➢ Molecule [HS] contains a supplemental sealer
component designed to penetrate and bolster
original applications. It can be used to clean and
prepare surfaces for Molecule brand sealer
applications and for regular wash and wax
maintenance coats afterward
➢ Avoid overspray onto adjacent surfaces such as
houses, sheds, cars, or other surfaces as it can
stain if allowed to dry. Mask or shield while
applying to prevent overspray. Clean overspray
areas immediately by scrubbing and rinsing with
water as needed.
➢ For general maintenance, Molecule [HS] can be
applied and rinsed off with high pressure water.
For tougher staining, scrub shampoo with soft to
medium bristle brush before rinsing with water
➢ Always perform a test section using
recommended installation methods to confirm
suitability of materials and project conditions!
➢ Molecule [HS] can be used on most horizontal
and vertical hardscape surfaces, even if they have
previously been sealed with another sealer.
Always perform a small test section first.
➢ Coverage rates may vary based on surface staining
Installation of Molecule [HS] Hardscape Shampoo
➢ For best results, thoroughly clean any heavy,
residual oil or grease stains with an
environmentally friendly degreaser before using
➢ Molecule [HS] is not an efflorescence remover and
does not contain acid.
➢ Mask or shield any adjacent surfaces in case of
overspray or accidental application.
➢ Pour contents of Molecule [HS] bottle into a 1 - 5
gallon (3.8-19 litre) capacity handheld or backpack pump
➢ Plan application process to allow for adequate
scrubbing and rinsing time .
➢ Visually map out sections of application area
according to recommended coverage rate to
ensure proper coverage.
○ TIP: If the recommended coverage rate
is 300 ft2/gallon (7.4 m2/ litre), measure an area that
matches 300 ft2 (7.4 m2/ litre) (20’ x 15’ for example)
and set a small indicating marker at the
beginning and end of the section. Ensure
1 gallon (3.8 litre) of shampoo has been evenly
distributed over the section.
➢ Spray Molecule [HS] evenly over surface using a
side-to-side motion. Avoid puddling or significant
○ TIP: In warm conditions and/or to allow
extended workability time, mist the
surface being cleaned with water before
➢ While still wet, agitate Molecule [HS] with soft to
medium bristle push broom or scrub brush. Do
not allow liquid to dry.
➢ Immediately after scrubbing, rinse with high
pressure water hose with nozzle.
○ IMPORTANT! An electric or gas-powered
pressure washer can be used to rinse but
this can also dislodge paver joint sand or
loose materials. Proceed with caution if
using pressure washer.
➢ Continue application process over entire project.
○ TIP: For heavy staining, repeat Molecule
[HS] application process as needed.
Cure Times for Molecule [HS] Hardscape Shampoo
➢ Clean all tools immediately after use by simply
rinsing tools with water and a soft bristle brush.
➢ In case of accidental shampoo spill onto tools,
equipment, or adjacent surfaces, clean
immediately with soap and water as needed.
○ For dried shampoo stains, use a 1:1
acetone / water mixture and a brush to
scrub affected areas. Use caution,
acetone will remove paint from surfaces.
Storage of Molecule [HS] Hardscape Shampoo
➢ Store unused Molecule [HS] with lid secured
indoors and out of direct sunlight in a
temperature range of 40º-90º F (4.4-32 C)
○ Do not allow material to freeze
➢ For periodic maintenance of surfaces sealed with
Molecule brand sealers, use Molecule [HS]
Hardscape Shampoo to clean and bolster the
➢ Molecule [HS] maintenance coats can be applied
at the recommended application rates at any
time to clean and protect.
TechniSoil Global, Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects. Where permitted by law, TechniSoil makes no other warranties with respect to this product, express or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose. The purchaser shall be responsible to orchestrate their own tests to determine the suitability of this product for their particular purpose. TechniSoil's liability shall be limited in all events to supplying sufficient product to re-treat the specific areas to which product proven to be defective has been applied. Acceptance and use of this product absolves TechniSoil from any other liability, from any and all sources, including liability for incidental, consequential or resultant damages whether due to breach of warranty, negligence or strict liability. This warranty may not be modified or extended by representatives of TechniSoil, its distributors or dealers, independent contractors, clients or end-users of any kind.