Granite countertops are beautiful pieces of craftsmanship and something that, if taken care of can look great for a very long time. However, there are certain kinds of granite that may require different types of sealants. So, before you start following instructions below on how to seal your granite countertop, the first thing you need to do is find the right sealant for your granite.
Here are the 3 steps to seal your granite countertops:
1. Clean your countertop.
In fact, before you even clean your countertop you should test if your countertop actually needs sealing. Pour a few drops of water onto your granite countertop. Leave it for 15 minutes, if the water begins to soak in, then you should seal your granite countertop.
Once you’ve found the right type of sealant for your kind of granite, begin by cleaning the entire surface using water and dish soap, or some kind of granite surface cleaner.
2. Apply the sealant
Secondly, begin applying the sealant evenly over the granite countertop surface. Don’t soak the surface, but make sure it is evenly covered. Leave the sealant to absorb into the granite countertop for 15 to 20 minutes or as long as the label says.
3. Wipe Away the Sealant
Unless the sealant says to add a second coat, at this point you should be able wipe away the sealant using a clean dry cloth. Finally, keep the granite countertop free of use for at least 48 hours, unless the sealant states otherwise.
A granite countertop can be a centrepiece of any kitchen or room. This simple 3 step process can add years onto your granite countertop meaning you don’t have to replace the worktops any time soon.