Granite Sealer


Using a natural stone & granite sealer is a way to help protect your stone from staining and also to make your day to day cleaning easier. There is quite a lot of debate on sealing. Should you or shouldn't you seal your stone? The answer is simple. If you don't have to seal your stone, don't.

Before sealing or selecting natural stone and granite sealers, consider these things:

How Do I Know If I Need To Seal My Stone?

Quite Simple: The Water Test.

Where Is My Stone Located And What Will It Be Exposed To?

A kitchen counter is used daily and exposed to water and oil based liquids. To help prevent staining on porous or absorbent kitchen tops, an oil repellent sealer such as MB-4 Impregnator Sealer is used. The backsplash in your bathroom isn't exposed to staining agents - does it really need to be sealed?

Are All Stone & Granite Sealers The Same?

  • Some are better at repelling oil based liquids. Others are better at repelling water based liquids.
  • Some suggest re applying every 3-6 months. Others suggest re applying every 5-10 years.
  • There are water based sealers, no smell, and solvent based sealers. Similar to paints.
  • Impregnating Sealers absorb into the stone. Topical sealers sit on the surface of the stone.
  • Some sealers may change the look of the stone.

Will A Sealer Make My Stone "Bullet Proof"?

No. A stone & granite sealer will dramatically reduce the natural absorbency rate of your stone by filling in any open pores and voids. An impregnating sealer does not protect the surface of the stone - it absorbs into your stone.

Will It Change The Color Or Gloss Of My Stone?

This depends on the sealer you choose. Most impregnating sealers will not change the look of your stone. Topical sealers and color enhancers will change the look of your stone.

Will It Hurt My Cabinets?

Probably not but we suggest using blue painters tape wherever the sealer could come into contact with your cabinets.

How Long Does Sealer Last?

It depends on the brand of sealer you choose. Sealers last anywhere from 3 months to 10 years before it is time to reapply. MB-4 Impregnator Sealer is reapplied every 10 Years.

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