How to Seal Granite and Other Stone Surfaces
Sealing and maintaining natural stone surfaces like granite countertops is important to prevent stains and damage.
In this blog post, we'll explore foolproof techniques for sealing and caring for granite and other stone surfaces. We'll also highlight Granite Gold's high-quality sealing and cleaning products specifically designed for granite, marble, and other stones.
Choose The Right Products
Sealing and maintaining natural stone surfaces like granite countertops is crucial to prevent stains, etching, and damage over time. Using high-quality products specifically designed for granite and other stone surfaces makes all the difference in keeping their beauty intact for years.
- Choosing products not specifically intended for natural stone can also lead to loss of shine, discoloration, and accelerated deterioration.
- Harsh chemicals and acidic cleaners eat away at granite, eventually damaging the surface and finish.
- Abrasive scrubbers also compromise granite's polish and make it more vulnerable to staining.
Granite Gold®'s high-quality sealing and cleaning products are specifically designed for granite, marble, and other stones. The Granite Gold® Sealer is easy to apply and provides long-lasting protection against stains and etches. The Granite Gold® Daily Cleaner is specially formulated to deep clean and protect natural stone surfaces without damaging the stone or the sealer. What’s more, our Granite Gold® Daily Cleaner Cloth allows you to thoroughly clean natural stone without scratching or damaging it.
By using Granite Gold's elite sealing and cleaning system, you can keep natural stone surfaces sparkling like new for years while avoiding damage from improper care.
Proper Use of Products Is Key
Of course, it's important to follow the instructions carefully on any sealing product to ensure that the sealer is applied correctly and evenly. Different types of products also require different frequencies of application. For example, the Granite Gold® Sealer should be applied every six to twelve months, depending on usage and wear. The Granite Gold® Daily Cleaner, however, can be used daily to keep natural stone surfaces looking clean and shiny.
Clean Spills Immediately to Prevent Staining
In addition to proper sealing, it's crucial to wipe up spills immediately when they happen on surfaces like granite, marble, and quartzite countertops. Natural stone is porous, meaning liquids can seep into the surface and leave permanent, stubborn stains if left too long.
Substances like wine, coffee, juice, and tomato sauce are very acidic and will seep into the stone’s finish if not cleaned up quickly. Even oil-based products like salad dressings and olive oil can leave oily stains that result in dark spots and discoloration over time.
Aim to wipe up kitchen and bathroom countertop spills within 1-2 minutes if possible. Checking natural stone surfaces after each use is also a smart practice to ensure no wet messes are left behind. Giving a final wipe-down ensures you get everything before stains can set in.
Foolproof Techniques For Sealing And Caring For Granite And Other Stone
Here are some foolproof techniques for sealing and caring for granite and other stone surfaces:
- Clean the Surface: Before sealing, make sure the surface is clean and dry. Use the Granite Gold® Daily Cleaner to deep clean the surface and remove any dirt or grime.
- Apply the Sealer: Apply the Granite Gold® Sealer evenly to the surface using a soft cloth or sponge. Be sure to cover the entire surface and avoid leaving any streaks or bubbles.
- Let the Sealer Dry: Allow the sealer to dry completely before using the surface. The drying process can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours, depending on factors such as the specific product used and the environmental conditions.
- Maintain the Surface: Use the Granite Gold® Daily Cleaner Wipes to maintain the surface and keep it looking clean and shiny. Wipe up spills immediately to prevent staining.
- Reapply the Sealer: Reapply the sealer every six to twelve months, depending on usage and wear. This will help protect the surface from stains and etches.
Keep Your Granite Pristine with Proper Sealing
Sealing and maintaining natural stone surfaces like granite countertops is important to prevent stains and damage. Granite Gold®'s high-quality sealing and cleaning products are specifically designed for granite, marble, and other stones. By following our recommendations and using proper care and maintenance techniques, you can keep any granite or stone looking pristine and elegant for years to come.
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