In the construction and landscaping industries, tool maintenance and cleanliness are as crucial as the expertise of the craftsmen who use them. This is especially true for businesses working with concrete, where maintaining equipment is key to ensuring longevity, efficiency, and quality in their work.

A fundamental yet often overlooked aspect of this maintenance is the removal of concrete from forming tools. While it might seem trivial, this task is essential to keep tools in prime condition for their next use. This article will explore effective techniques and tools for this purpose, emphasizing the efficiency and effectiveness of Aurand Surface Prep Tools.

Importance of Cleaning Concrete Tools

Concrete tools such as floats, jointers, brick hammers, chisels, and even heavy machinery like compactors, diggers, rakes, and tampers can accumulate concrete residue. This residue, once hardened, can significantly diminish the tool’s effectiveness, leading to subpar work quality or even the need for premature tool replacement. Regular cleaning is therefore crucial not just for maintenance, but for cost-efficiency and quality assurance.

Cleaning Various Tools and Equipment

The challenge of cleaning extends beyond hand tools. It includes various equipment and vehicles used in concrete work, like scaffolds, wheelbarrows, mortar boxes, hoes, mud buggies, shovels, and vehicles such as cars, forklifts, ready-mix trucks, and trailers. Each item requires a tailored approach to cleaning, considering factors like size, material, and the extent of concrete accumulation.

The Aurand Advantage

For effective cleaning of concrete tools, Aurand Surface Prep Tools, such as handheld scalers and deck scalers, are exemplary. These tools are engineered to make the cleaning process not only thorough but also time-efficient. Their compact and handheld design, coupled with surprising power, makes them perfect for removing concrete from a wide range of tools and equipment, from delicate hand tools to larger machinery.

The electric operation of Aurand’s tools ensures ease of handling and maneuverability, making them ideal for both landscapers and concrete companies. Their ability to clean various tools without causing damage is a notable benefit.

Cleaning Procedure

  1. Safety First: Always wear protective gear, including gloves and safety glasses.
  2. Pre-Cleaning: Remove loose debris from the tools using brushes or compressed air.
  3. Using Aurand Tools: Power up the tool and gently apply it to the surface. The scaler efficiently chips away at the concrete without harming the tool itself.
  4. Final Touches: After scaling, wipe down the tools with a damp cloth or sponge to remove residual dust or particles.

The Importance of Regular Maintenance

Regular cleaning not only extends the life of your tools but also ensures safety and efficiency on the job site. With Aurand tools, a task that used to be tedious is now a quick and easy part of your routine.


Aurand’s range of surface prep tools, including their electric handheld deck scalers, are transformative in maintaining masonry tools. They represent an investment that preserves the integrity and performance of your valuable tools. Aurand equips you with more than just tools – they provide solutions.

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