How to Apply Granite Sealer

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Granite surfaces, with sufficient care, can make an ordinary home seem extraordinary. A key initial step to maintaining granite surfaces is proper sealing. Using a professional sealer can help repel stains and etching, keeping the granite looking great. Applying sealer is a time consuming, but simple process which will ensure you have beautiful granite surfaces for years to come.

Things You'll Need

  • Microfiber cloth
  • Water
  • Electric fan
  • Granite sealer
  • Paint brush
  • Towel
  • Terry cloth
  • Wipe dust and loose debris off the granite surface with the microfiber cloth.

  • Wash the granite surface with water. Place the fan facing the granite and turn it on. Allow the surface to dry for at least eight hours.

  • Pour or spray (depending on your brand) the granite sealer onto the surface. Spread in into an even coat with the paint brush. Wait 30 minutes for the sealer to fully penetrate. Wipe up excess sealer with a dry towel.

  • Wait 30 minutes and repeat the process to apply a second coat of sealer. Wipe up excess sealer with a dry towel.

  • Buff the sealed granite with the terry cloth, producing a shine. Wait 24 to 72 hours for a full cure.

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