Giving Stone A Wet Look: 3 Tips Giving Stone A Wet Look: 3 Tips
Stone is a popular choice in many applications, such as flooring, countertops, and even some walls. Many people like the slick look of wet stone. It’s not generally a good idea to leave your floors or counters wet to achieve this look. Here are some ways you can give your stone a wet look without keeping it drenched.
Tip #1 - Polyurethane Coating
A polyurethane coating is probably the most popular way to achieve a wet look with stone. This sealant is applied with a brush or spray gun, and will give a glossy finish when it dries. You can choose the type of look you are going for by choosing different finishes with the sealant.
Tip #2 - Silicone Spray
Silicone will penetrate the stone and give it a shiny wet look. You simply spray the silicone on to the surface and allow enough time to dry. The downside to using silicone is that it’s not a permanent solution. It will evaporate with time. If the stone is looking dull you will need to reapply it.
Tip #3 - Misting Outdoor Stone
If you have a stone wall or other stone elements in your landscaping you can look to install a simple mister to give the stone a wet look. These misters will generally just hook up to your garden hose and will spray a slight mist over the stone to make it glisten.