How to Seal a Marble Countertop How to Seal a Marble Countertop
You purchased that gorgeous marble counter-top of your dreams, and finally had it installed. So you are probably wondering how to seal the marble counter-top to protect it from everyday wear and tear right? Well have no worries because we are here to help and with a few simple instructions you can learn how to seal your gorgeous marble counter-top yourself.
Step 1 - Purchasing a Sealer
Visit your local hardware and be sure to purchase a sealer that is specifically made for sealing marble counter-tops. If you need assistance on finding the right product you can always ask a store associate.
Step 2 - Cleaning Off the Counter-top
Remove everything off of the top of the counter-top including all appliances, spices, and everything else. Next using a soft clean rag remove all of the dust and crumbs that might still be on the counter-top.
Clean the counter-top with a cleaner made specifically for the marble counter-top. When doing this mist the cleaner and let it it sit on the counter-top for about 30 seconds before wiping the area clean with a cloth or sponge. Then using a clean dry towel dry the counter-top.
Step 3 - Sealing the Counter-top
You may use a brush or clean cloth to apply the sealer to your new marble counter-top. When doing this make sure to let the sealer dry for approximately four minutes. The process needs to be completed in sections so you will need to repeat steps 2 and 3 until the entire counter-top has been sealed. Please note the sealing process alone needs to be completed at least twice to ensure proper coating and sealing of the marble counter-top takes place.
Step 4 - Allow the Sealer to Dry
When the entire marble counter-top has been sealed at least twice give the marble counter-top ample time to dry before placing items back on it. The time can vary depending on the type of sealer that you purchased so make sure to read the instructions on the product carefully.
Step 5 - When to Reseal
Please note that not all marble counter-tops require sealing so make sure you speak with a professional at the time of purchase because there is different kinds of marble counter-tops out there. Sealing a marble counter-top that requires it should be completed at least on an annual basis as this will help them to keep their new appearance.