Why Should I Seal My Granite Counter-tops?

Why Should I Seal My Granite Counter-tops?

Your granite countertops make a beautiful statement. They can retain their beauty indefinitely with proper maintenance, including sealing.

Granite is a porous rock with small dips and crevices that can trap substances. These substances can make your countertops dull-looking and omit a rancid odor. Some foods such as vegetable oil and flour can be removed easily with a quality cleaner such as Marblelife Granite & Quartz Countertop Cleaner. Other foods and household products such as coffee, red wine, red sports drinks, barbecue sauce, and make-up can stain granite. Granite has different densities. The denser a piece of granite is, the less likely it is to stain. The same is true for colors of granite. A lighter colored piece of granite will stain more easily than a darker colored one. To help prevent these stains a sealer needs to be applied.

A sealer places a safe, transparent layer into the pores of the granite to block any substances from getting in. It’s recommended to re-seal your granite surfaces at least once a year. For high use areas a sealer can be reapplied every six months. Sealers are meant to wear off a little at a time. This is best for the granite surfaces.

Applying a sealer is important, even for new granite products. A Sealer may have been applied to your granite by the fabricator that cut and polished it. It may have been sealed by the installer when your countertops were installed. If you purchased a pre-owned home, the prior owner may have applied a sealer. Unfortunately you don’t know what type of sealer was used, when, or how it was applied. Applying a high-quality sealer made specifically for granite such as the Marblelife Granite Countertop Sealer will ensure your granite is sealed properly.

There are several steps involved in properly sealing granite surfaces. First step is to give it a good deep cleaning. Using a cleaner, such as Marblelife Granite & Quartz Countertop Cleaner, spray a generous amount onto the surface of the countertops. Scrub with a soft brush and then let set for ten minutes. Scrub again, wipe up, and then repeat the process. After wiping up the second time, lightly spray the surface, then wipe up with a micro-fiber towel. Flip the towel over and buff the countertop dry. Now you can apply the sealer. Spray enough of the sealer on  the countertop to thoroughly wet the surface. Rub this in with a paper towel or rag. Keep the surface moist with the sealer for ten minutes. It’s important the sealer doesn’t dry before the ten minutes are up. After ten minutes use a clean cloth or rag to wipe excess sealer up and buff dry. It will take 72 hours for your granite to cure. Do not clean or expose to chemicals, oils, or food prior to then.

Sealing is an important step in the maintenance of your granite. Using only quality products specifically made for granite, the natural beauty of your stone countertops can shine through.


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