This technology increases its powerful natural properties and prolongs its useful life.

A product idea for demanding customers who require a material that is resistant to scratches and stains and that offers outstanding performance over time. The process alters the surface tension of the natural stone, causing the material itself to prevent liquids such as water, coffee or oil from penetrating it.

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It is easy to compose a review that says how easy the product went on, but how well the product works is going to take time, look for people who come back and update their review or people who add in how long they have been using the product. The tiny molecules are able to penetrate deeper into the granite providing better bonding and coverage.

One thing to keep in mind is that no granite sealer will provide 100% protection against all stains or chemical etching, no matter how good the product is. Although the bottle is small, it contains enough sealer to cover 50 to 200 square feet, how much depends on how porous the surface is. Both products work to help prevent oil and water based stains, the technology they use to get there is different. One the other hand many counter tops will need more than one application, with the exception of hone-finished travertine, polished travertine, and polished marble. Before applying another application you will want to test the surface to determine if it is properly sealed, ensuring you do not use more sealant than necessary. Each pint will cover 25 to 50 square feet on porous surfaces or 100 to 150 square feet on denser surfaces.

The sealer will protect your countertops for several years, but a sealant test should be conducted every few years to determine if new sealant needs to be applied. Even better is that every time you clean your countertops you will improve the performance of the sealer. Rather than allowing the spills to soak into the stone or grout, the sealer forms a barrier to keep the liquid out. Even better is how easy it is to use, simply spray it on, allow to sit for about 3 minutes and then wipe off any excess with a dry towel.

Reading granite sealer reviews is the best way to get the best product for your needs. Reading them is simply not enough, although you can get the gist of whether or not the product works. When looking through granite sealer reviews you want to find the reviews that go into detail. Perhaps most importantly you want to look for reviews that have been updated after the product had been in use for a period of time. You have spent a lot of money on installing the best countertops; now make the same investment in protecting them. Most granite will need two applications to properly seal, while more porous counters will need three or more. This is the type of sealer that you will want to use on countertops when they need the most protection, such as kitchens.

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Even better is that this can be used to seal more than just countertops, it can also be used as a grout release before grouting your tile floors. The drawback to this granite sealer is that more than one application will be needed to offer maximum protection. Failure to clean the countertops traps dirt and stains beneath the sealer so your counters do not look their best.

The only drawback to this product is that you should use a regular sealer before using this product for best results. This sealer bonds with the surface to help keep out any oil or water based stains. One 16-ounce bottle should allow for two applications in an average sized kitchen. If you choose a good product you won’t have to redo it again for many years. I would say you may be happy with a clear epoxy coating over the top.

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As such, we seal each and every slab before it goes out the door — even those colors or materials that lower quality fabricators might say don’t require sealing or are impossible to seal (we get a good laugh about that one). In these times a typical homeowner is often especially cost-sensitive and skeptical of add-on options or upsells.

However, for those homeowners who are especially concerned about stains and sealing or who simply prefer the peace of mind, reduced maintenance requirements, and the protection of an additional warranty a 15 year product and warranty might be ideal. In some cases the time, effort or expense involved might nearly approximate those of conventional sealing products.

The only reason there might even be any doubt is that the 15-year products simply haven’t been on the market for 15 years yet. However, since it hasn’t been 15 years yet it can be hard to say with certainty. We still stand proudly behind our guarantee with even with conventional sealers, which can still typically be expected to last a year or more without needing to be re-treated. In light of this and combined with the fact that our high standards for sealing granite with conventional products, we don’t try to pressure every customer into buying a 15 year granite sealing product. This can especially true when the cost might only represent a single-digit percentage of the overall cost of granite countertops. A minor disadvantage might be that some 15 year granite sealing products require or recommend specialized cleaning products and/or upkeep requirements.

Just mention it to us when inquiring about your granite and we can include it the the cost estimate for your project.

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It penetrates deeper and forms permanent chemical bonds with the stone, which no other retail sealer does.

And usually the only reason anyone makes this mistake is because someone erroneously told them to apply it and just let it absorb.

When left to dry on the surface the granite sealer will leave a streaky haze. To remove a previously applied sealer, then wash and scrub with mineral spirits a couple times more vigorously than just for prepping the surface as described above. Despite what you read, very few granites need re-sealing every year. Now, there are several variables that factor into the frequency for applying a granite sealer but most granite countertops will go 3-5 years, some up to 10, some 15 years and beyond and some granites never need sealing at all.

Sealer is made specifically for use on granite and all natural stone. Applying a sealer when it isn’t needed may result in a hazy film that must be stripped off. That’s why you should always test for sealing granite countertops (use water or acetone) any stone you intend to seal to determine if indeed it will need or even absorb a sealer. The catch on doing it yourself is that you do not get the 15-year warranty. So, even if you do stain your marble or granite countertops you can remove the stain using the same simple method any “pro” would use for far less money. I agree with the slab merchant that sealing granite and/or marble yourself saving the money a pro would charge you is the way to go. Applying a granite sealer is simple procedure, which is why we encourage homeowner’s to do it themselves and save a bunch. You should always inspect and pick out the exact slab you want installed vs. Such concerns aren’t as important in a bathroom, but with so many granite and stone varieties and colors to choose from no need to install an overly absorbent slab, etc. Senguard forms permanent bonds and requires only one application, but one “application” means to the point the stone is effectively sealed and not just one “coat”.

The fact that water is still readily absorbing causing dark spots is an indicator that you haven’t actually sealed the surface. You do not need to re-clean the surface and you do not need to use the lamb’s wool. Just start with the step where you apply the sealer to the cloth/surface. Such a product may help increase the effective life of a granite sealer, but the surface must be sealed in the first place. The fact that standard/non-permanent sealers degrade is the reason a “cleans and seals” product exists. The reason sealers are made this way is for the benefit of the stone.

It was originally developed for factory application to create pre-sealed granite countertops.

The only mistake people make when applying a sealer is letting it dry on the surface, which is easily avoided.

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Impregnating sealers work below the surface, so they need to absorb, but then you wipe the residue off the surface before it dries. This is harmless to the granite, but will remove any gunk and prep the surface.

To suggest that “all” granite must be sealed, and every year at that, is by and large just ignorant nonsense.

The reason to apply a sealer isn’t because a stain will forever ruin your granite. The reason to apply a sealer is so you eliminate the hassle of having to remove stains. The correct procedure is to apply a sealer (multiple coats may be needed for some stones) at one time until effectively sealed and then water test annually until testing shows it needs to be sealed again. So, you have to consider the likelihood that you’d ever actually need it. Today’s “standard” sealer will break down over time particularly from cleaners and other chemical/substance exposure, which is why they need periodic re-application. I also think that the product is so good, the risk so low and the repair so easy that the warranty really doesn’t offer you much value. Sealing granite countertops is as simple as painting a wall and you should use pretty much the same precautions and preparation. We certainly encourage homeowner’s to do as much as possible, but it depends on the type of project. This will be the only granite in my house, and it will only be approximately 8 square feet total in two separate 4 sq. Many people have received a sub-par slab when not picking it out themselves.

That way you can rule out slabs that are too porous or that etch, which would be problematic in a kitchen. The vast majority of granite countertop colors or varieties will only require one coat to effectively seal the surface. Therefore , you may need 2 or 3 coats of the granite sealer before your granite countertop is actually “sealed”. The “cleans and seals” product is a bit of an exaggeration.

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You are shooting for aborption times greater than 20 minutes. What granite countertop sealers do is dramatically increase the time it takes a liquid to absorb so you have more time to clean it up before it stains. Permanent topical coatings that form a film over the stone can be harmful to the stone and they also make the stone look plastic and require more maintenance than the stone itself, so should not be used. Best on the market using the most advanced chemical technology to form permanent bonds. Kind of reminds me of running around the house trying to find my hat only to discover it on top of my head!

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Attempting to increase coverage by spreading too thin yields inferior results. Two coats (or even three for very porous stones) may be necessary to seal the stone properly in one application. The instruction pamphlet is word for word what is said in the video. What she missed just beaded and we were able to clean it and no stains. I rarely, if ever use my sink/counter as a shield from incoming shrapnal so theres that. In addition, we may need to hire a professional to try to remove the stains.

We have new bathroom countertops that we were assured were sealed “with the best” but they get dark spots by the faucets when water drips on them and stays.

Allow the stone absorb as much sealant as possible without letting it dry on the surface.

You must use thinner first and make sure everything is clean. It does have a mild to strong chemical smell to it and proper ventilation is required. A week after my 6 year old daughter spilled grape juice on it and all she did was spread it across the countertop while trying to clean it herself. Liquid does not bead up but rather absorbs into the top immediately.

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However, they screen reviews, and it appears that they only post the 4 to 5 star reviews which explains a lot about the products high rating. Since then we have cleaned it with nothing but a damp cloth and it has easily taken off grape juice, dried on soy sauce (ooops), tomato sauce, and repels water even when it has been sitting there for some time. I mean, who wipes off the counter every time you wash your hands? ! It says lifetime protection because it chemically bonds to the granite/marble.

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Low-odor, water-based formula makes for easy application when sealing granite countertops, marble floors and all other surfaces. It is a common mis -conception that sealers will prevent chemical etching. You do not need a special or specific sealer for a particular type of stone or surface. However, it is always best to make a test application on a sample tile, left over piece or small area prior to sealing granite countertops and all other surfaces. The absorbency of natural stone can vary widely, thus coverage for any particular stone installation can only be estimated.

Multiple applications may be necessary depending on the porosity of the surface being sealed. Very porous mercantile granites, sandstone, quartzite and any other highly porous surface may require three or more applications. To test if the stone is perfectly sealed, create a puddle of water on a few different spots of a sealed area and wait for half an hour, then wipe dry. Our marble bath vanity was basically ruined with hard water stains and deposits from other failed cleaning and polishing products.

This sealer creates an invisible barrier resistant to stains, while allowing the surface to properly breathe. To prevent etching always use coasters, trivets, place mats, cutting boards and only use cleaning products specifically formulated to be safe on marble.

This sealer works equally well on all porous natural stone and concrete surfaces. Apply to test area, let cure for 48 hours and observe for satisfactory results. For effective sealing the stone must be allowed to absorb as much sealant as possible to saturate the stone and should not be “painted on” in an attempt to extend coverage. One application is usually enough on polished marble and hone-finished travertine (polished travertine may not need sealing). If the surface of the stone did not darken it means that the stone is perfectly sealed.


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