Applying a grout sealer is more convoluted than many homeowners realize. It’s not just a matter of spreading the sealant—it is important to know which sealant to use, how often to apply it, and how to prepare the granite for sealing. If you are curious to know how a professional conducts granite cleaning and sealing, read this article.
Before granite can be sealed, it may need to be professionally restored. This is because sealant tends to lock in the look of the granite until it needs to be re-sealed. So if you want your granite to look its best in the meantime, restoration must precede the application of sealer. If your granite is old, discolored, chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged, the professionals at Seal Team One can perform a restoration that restores the luster and shine of your granite before it is sealed.
Granite cleaning is recommended before sealing. Granite resists moisture, but over time it is normal for oil, grease, wine, and other food spills to soak into the material. The granite must be completely dry from cleaning before the sealer can be applied.
There are many different types of granite sealant out there, so the granite sealing professional will first need to choose the best type of product for your specific granite surface. Professional granite sealing usually requires multiple applications. The first application must be fully absorbed before the second can be applied. Refrain from using the granite countertop for several hours or overnight, depending on the granite sealer used. Proper granite sealing should be done one to four times per year, depending on the type of granite you have. Schedule a granite sealing service after a new countertop is installed but before the appliances are put in.