Sealing Granite Countertops
When it comes to granite counter tops, installing them was probably just as hard as the granite itself. Luckily sealing them isn’t. It’s a job you can easily do yourself and should be done every 6 months to year. You can always tell when it needs to be sealed because the water will soak into the stone instead of creating beads of water. Here are some easy instructions for sealing your granite countertops.
- Clean Dry Washcloth
- Sealer (contact local hardware store for correct brand)
- Granite Countertop Cleaner
- Clean Rags
- Clear everything off of your countertops
- Wipe down counters to make sure they are free from dirt and debris
- Use Granite Cleaner to clean counter tops. Let sit for 30 seconds before scrubbing to clean with a soft cloth. Wipe down with a dry cloth to dry.
- Work in a small area and apply sealer using a clean rag.
- Let sealer absorb for about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Apply more sealer when sealer is almost dry. (this is your second seal)
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have done all your granite.
- Let sealer dry completely. See your specific sealer instructions for drying time. Should be around 3 hours, but could take as long as overnight.
You can tell when sealer is properly done by dropping some water on the counters. If the water beads up, it has been done correctly and you are finished.