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Sealing Granite Countertop


We just finished having a granite vanity top installed in the master bathroom and NOW I find that I need to seal it at least every 6 months (something I didn't want to get into but too late now)  Anyhow have any of y'all ever used a solvent (not water) based granite sealer before and, if so, what brand and was is difficult to apply?

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I used a DuPont product , when I replaced the top in a bathroom, I think this is the same product, its easy to use and has lasted a long time , be sure to follow the instructions,,, as you can see it isn't cheap,,, Personally I think its silicone based,, but what eve ,, it works , I reapplied it once since the original coating,,

I think I got it at home depot or Lowes

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We use some stuff called "Granite Gold"; the line has a stripper, cleaner, and a sealer.  We strip and clean the counters about every three months (they recommend six), and re-seal them - especially the kitchen, which gets a lot more wiping and washing down than the bathrooms.  When we put the sealer on, it has to dry, and be polished out, but it shines like a new dollar.  Personally, I like the granite better than any other counter to material we have ever had. It is less forgiving of dropped breakables, just like tile is, but it is so easy to keep nice looking; no grout lines to clean, no glued edges to worry about knocking loose, and just truly nicer looking than even the finest tile job I eve did.  The only thing that tile job had that the granite doesn't was the mosaic details in the counters and the backsplash; they were quite attractive. 



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Thanks, Gents, the contractor called and said he was coming over this evening to seal it so I'll pick his brain and watch his technique and maybe even improve on it.

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