Have you ever put a glass with condensation down on your stone top and found that it has left a dark ring on your countertop?
That’s your stone top telling you, “Please seal me!”
The reason why that glass leaves a mark is because your stone is fairly porous. When you place a glass that has condensation on the stone, the stone soaks up the condensation/water and therefore, leaves a dark mark.
To fix this problem, all you have to do is seal your granite, marble, limestone, travertine countertops. We recommend using a pint of Seal & Go® S (solvent-based sealer) or Seal & Go® W (water-based sealer) to seal your countertops.
These are both great penetrating sealers, meaning they go into the pores of the stone and repel liquids like water, coffee, tea, grease, oil, etc. They are not topical sealers, so they won’t just sit on the surface of the stone.
Clean your stone first before applying the sealer. When you use either Seal & Go® S or Seal & Go® W, put a trigger sprayer on the pint bottle and spray the sealer in a mist form all over the countertops. Wait no more than 20 minutes and then wipe off all the remaining residue with a clean cotton cloth. Wait two hours and then repeat the process. Make sure you clean up all residues otherwise the sealer will become sticky. Please make sure that you do NOT allow the sealer to dry. Wait 12 hours before you use the countertop, so the sealer can cure. (Ladies- tell you man that you just have to go out to dinner that night- Oh darn!)
We recommend re-sealing your stone annually especially in kitchens and bathrooms.
Below are links to both products if you would like to learn more about them:
Also, a good daily cleaner for your stone top is Akemi Crystal Clean. It is a neutral cleaner that removes light calcium deposits as well as light soap scum. It won’t harm your stainless steal fixtures or glass; it will just clean them.
See! That wasn’t too hard; it’s all smooth sealing…