How do I know if my stone is sealed?
The protective seal wears over time. Regularly check the integrity of the seal with an at-home water test. Pour water (about 3 inches in diameter) on the surface in several locations and let it sit for 30 minutes. If the water penetrates the stone–look for a dark mark or ring–it is time to reseal. Frequent use maintains maximum surface protection, penetrating stone surfaces to provide superior, long-lasting resistance to staining, etching and soil build-up.
In what order do I use Granite Gold Polish®, Granite Gold Cleaner® and Granite Gold Sealer®?
Use the Granite Gold Daily® Cleaner followed by Granite Gold® Sealer. It is safe to polish your freshly sealed natural stone 24 hours after applying Granite Gold® Sealer. Regular polishing after cleaning will bring out stone’s natural beauty and provide ongoing protection against water spots and fingerprints. Polishing shower walls and tub surrounds will help prevent soap scum build-up. Do not polish floors, which can become slippery.
On what types of surfaces can Granite Gold be used?
Granite Gold® brand stone-care products are specially formulated to protect any natural stone surface, including granite, marble, limestone, travertine, onyx and slate. Granite Gold® can be used on any finish, including polish, honed, sandblasted, etc., and the products are safe for use on manufactured stone surfaces such as ceramic tile, porcelain tile, concrete, Corian®, Silestone®, Terrazzo® and Formica®. Granite Gold® products will not damage polished nickel or chrome hardware and faucets.