Mighty Boy Stain Sucker is formulated with surfactants which lower the surface tension of the product. It also has a whiting agent in it to allow it to dry to a powder. When applied to a porous surface like stained concrete, the lower surface tension allows it to penetrate into the pores of the concrete and loosen up the stain. This is drawn up to the surface by “wicking” action during the drying of the product remaining on the surface. When completely dry the wicking stops and the product residue is swept off or flushed away along with the stain material which was pulled out of the pores of the concrete.
Concrete is a mix of chemicals that falls on the alkaline side of the pH scale and therefore is better removed with products on the acid side of the pH scale. These would include No-Ox and Super Ox. An alternative product for lighter duty removal of concrete would be CJ Industrial Cleaner. It has the advantage of being highly buffered and will have less potential for surface damage than products using “free acid” technology, like the No-Ox and Super- Ox.