Granite countertops look amazing and beautifully in our kitchen. As granite is hard natural stone, it is also very durable and resilient. However, it does not mean that we do not have to clean it, and care of it every day. Of course, it is really important to clean it properly every day. The other characteristic of all natural stones is porous surface, which results in regular sealing. Despite highly-styled and aesthetic look of granite, a lot of people may be discouraged to order granite countertops, because they have to be sealed. In fact, sealing is simple process that you can do on your own. Moreover, detailed and very accurate sealing needs to be performed only once a year. Our aim is to explain granite countertops owners how they should seal them. At the same time, we wish to show those who consider granite countertops sealing very difficult that they are simply wrong.
At the beginning, there should be underlined that you do not have to purchase extremely expensive and professional items for sealing. Most of the need staff you probably already have, so you will save a lot of money. Firstly, take all staff which you usually keep on countertops. Before you attempt to seal them, be sure that they are clean and dry. As the best product we recommend to buy something what is specifically designated for granite and other natural stones. Such cleaners will not leave any harmful residue on the surface. Moreover, by using proper products, you will avoid changing the look of granite, and you will keep it as natural as it is now. It remains look and aesthetic. The other thing that we advise is to clean countertops twice. Keep in mind that you need to wait about one hour before you start cleaning countertops again. The reason why you should do this is to be sure, that a sealer has penetrated the stone accurately.During cleaning, there is a lot of moisture which does not allowed us to really properly clean the whole surface. Why is it so important? As it has been already mentioned, granite has porous surface, which makes sealing difficult to perform.Twice cleaning is really good and professional job. Surface of the countertop is quite big, so we also recommend buying a product with a sprayer. Thanks to this, you will not only avoid using to much the cleaner than it is needed, but also you will save your time. You can seal countertops with a small paintbrush or a kitchen sponge, but the best are flat painting pads that are designed for painting in and around the window. Once you have put your cleaner on the surface, you can start manipulate the sealer across the countertop. You should cleanproperly parts around the kitchen sink and cook top, because they are areas we put a lot of grease. If you have a coffee machine, you can also pay special attention to area around and under it. After that, you need to dry the surface. In order to do this you can use a paper towel or a cloth. Making all these steps once is possible, but if you are not sure your countertops are sealed up properly, you should put the second coat of the product you choose, and repeat everything one more time.