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Should I Seal My Granite Countertops?

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Question: Should I Seal My Granite Countertops?
Do you need to seal your granite countertops? Yes. Is it a pain? No.
Answer: Granite. The stuff of mountains, nothing harder on earth? Not really. Granite, while hard, is surprisingly absorbent. In fact, just in terms of practicality, man-made surfaces such as Corian tend to deliver the goods better than stone. But, of course, people buy granite countertops more for natural beauty than for pure practicality (in fact, granite is also susceptible to scorching from hot pans). Great - just what you wanted to hear?

Sealing your granite is one of the many things you just need to put up with if you want to own this type of countertop. When you think about it, it really should come as no surprise that granite needs to be sealed. It is like any other organic material. Wood has its grain, stone has its porosity.

Types of Granite Sealers to Buy

Frankly, I have not learned about any clear preference for granite stone sealer products. Black Diamond Nex-Gen Granite Stone Sealer is a type of product that you see on store shelves quite often, and the price is reasonable.

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Keep in mind, the price is really not much of an issue as this stuff goes a long ways. Just a few squirts are usually enough to fully coat an average sized bathroom counter. Yes, you will be doing two or three coats on the counter, but you will find that each subsequent coat spreads even a little bit further.

Really, granite stones sealer is nothing to stress about. If you don't get it on right away, it's not like your granite is permanently damaged for life. But certainly seal before too water gets on your counters, and especially before any kind of stains occur (which would be permanent!)

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