How to Seal a Tile Backsplash

What You'll Need
Ceramic tile sealer
Ceramic til cleaner

Many people have a tile backsplash in their kitchens that adds style to the overall look of the space. If you want to keep your backsplash looking good over time, you need to make sure that it is properly sealed. Here are the basics of how to seal a ceramic tile backsplash.

Step 1--Clean the Ceramic Tile

The first thing that you need to do is make sure that the ceramic tile surface is clean. If there is any food, dirt, or oil stuck to the tile, you need to make sure that you remove it. Use a ceramic tile cleaner and a rag to clean the surface of the tile. This will ensure that nothing gets sealed in behind the sealer.

Step 2--Apply the Sealer

Now, you can apply the sealer. Make sure that you are using a sealer that is designed for ceramic tile. Use a rag to apply the sealer evenly to the surface of the tile. Be sure to properly ventilate your room because the fumes of sealants can be powerful.

Allow the sealant ample time to dry. You might want to place a fan near the area so that it will dry out thoroughly.