It is important to seal your solid surface countertop to protect it from spills and scratches. If you are remodeling and installing new counters, it is best to seal them right away before there is even a chance for damage. Here are a few quick steps that will guide you through the sealing process for your solid surface countertop.
Step 1 - Clean Countertop
Before sealing your countertop, you have to make sure that it is completely clean. Use a cleaner that is specific to the material of the counter. Wet the surface and apply the cleaner. Use a damp sponge, without an abrasive side, to remove any dirt or stains that may be present. Be careful not to scrub too hard and damage the surface. Rinse of the surface and wipe it down with a dry clean cloth.
Step 2 - Seal Countertop
Once the countertop is completely dry you can begin sealing. Use either a soft, clean cloth or a brush to apply a thin layer of sealant onto the surface. Allow this to dry for several hours. Then, apply a second coat evenly and let it sit overnight to ensure that it sets and dries without a problem.
Step 3 - Finishing Up
Clean the area thoroughly once it has dried.