Sealing Your Granite Kitchen Countertop
Sealing a granite kitchen countertop is important. It prevents damage and stains - keeping your countertop beautiful
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What to Use?
Sealing your granite countertop won't last forever. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help you know when it is time to reseal it.
When Should You Reseal?
The Water Test
Pour about 1/4 cup of water onto the counter and set a timer. If the counter appears stained and the water has been quickly absorbed, it's time to think about resealing.
Steps to Applying the Sealant
Before applying the sealant, make sure the countertop is clean of all debris. You don't want to anything between the countertop and sealant.
Distribute the sealant in an even coat to allow it to fully absorb into the granite. Wait about 20 minutes or see specific product instructions.
After the first coat has dried, reapply a second or third coat as necessary. Continue to wait for a set amount of time between coats.
When Should You Reapply?
Number of sealant coats applied.
The results of the water test.
How porous is your granite slab?
The active ingredient of the sealant.
Factors to Consider
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