Imported Marbles are beautiful, resilient and strong. It can be a big purchase for a homeowner, but it is also something that lasts a lifetime. Imported marbles have classic good looks. They are incomparable in their look, a natural stone with textures and design created out of natural processes. Buying and installing imported marble for your home is an easy decision to make. Knowing what to buy, its size, colour and shape depends on several factors, one that can be discussed with the store during purchase or even with architects and designers doing up the interiors of the home.
However, they are usually fragile in the amount of resistance to scrapes, etchings, and stains due to their softness. Consequently, if not maintained correctly with regular sealing as well as daily wipes, imported marble countertops come with an extremely high possibility of receiving destruction from scratches, scorching pot as well as pan burns, and oil and chemical stains.
Imported Marble surfaces are actually pre-sealed by manufacturers, but it is advisable to reseal them regularly. Sealing can be a process of closing the pores within marble for making it resistant towards the absorption of chemicals, acids, as well as other stain-producing moistures. Additionally, it gives marble surfaces their visible gleaming appearance. It is suggested to have the marble countertops sealed a couple of times a year, depending on how often you utilise them. Sealing ultimately helps create a protective barrier over the marble, while also ensuring the stone’s pores are filled with sealer rather than whatever liquids happen to end up on the countertops.
Applying sealing agents repels stains but doesn’t make marble stain-proof. When buying marble, make sure to ask what kind of sealing agents to apply. When beading up of water on the stone stops, it means the porosity has increased and a sealant needs to be applied. Let us today discuss about why marble sealers are important and how can you seal imported marble countertops:
Why are marble sealers important?
Sealing marble regularly is especially important for countertops because kitchens and bathroom instals typically include a sink, which means marble will frequently come in contact with water. Additionally, common things like coffee, fruit juice, oil, lotion, lipstick, and other cosmetics can penetrate into the pores of the stone if not wiped up quickly enough. A sealer doesn’t prevent stains from happening in the first place. Instead, it helps buy time from a stain settling into the stone’s soft surface. Some sealers also offer some level of protection from etching, which results from acid reacting with the calcium carbonate and causes the surface to dull or etch like a scratch in the stone.
How to Seal Marble?
Step 1: Clear your counters, remove all items. Use a damp cloth and wipe the whole counter to make sure that there is no dust or any other particulates. You can also do some prep cleaning with a marble or granite cleaning solution, which is formulated specifically for cleaning natural stone.
Step 2: Once your counters dry, apply the stone sealer. You can spray a generous amount of sealer all over the countertop. Depending on the size of your kitchen, it might be best to work in sections so as to not lose track of what areas you’ve already applied sealer to.
Step 3: Let the sealer dry now. Keep observing it for 15 minutes or so. What you want is for the sealer to fill in any pores but also not dry entirely on the surface. If the sealer soaks into the crevices and pores of the marble before 15 minutes, apply more sealer, and repeat. At the end, remove the remaining sealer from the surface top. If it dries before you can wipe it up with a dry cloth or paper towel, simply spray more sealer, wait a few minutes, and wipe up.
Step 4: You are done now. Remember to leave your countertops free of items and usage for the next 24 hours. This will ensure there is zero chance of you or anyone undermining the annual seal.
Things You Will Need
- Marble cleaner
- Several soft cloths
- Marble sealer
- Open-mouthed container
- Foam paint brush
Do’s and Don’ts:
- Seal the countertop
- Reseal the countertop once in a year
- Polish the countertop or tiles
- Start using a good marble cleaner for the countertop
- Wipe splatters immediately
- Make use of cutting boards Don’ts:
- Reveal your countertop or even tiles to wine, mustard, oils and acids
- Wipe the countertop or tiles with harsh chemical compounds and typical household cleansers
- Place hot cookware on countertop
- Place extremely heavy materials for long time on countertop
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