What’s the Best Way to Seal a Granite Countertop

Denver granite countertops

Few things add character and style to a kitchen more than a granite countertop. Given the investment you make in such a product, you want to make sure that you take all the necessary measures to protect it, and this is best done by properly sealing its surface.

Sealing Denver granite countertops is an important process, as it increases resistance to dirt and splashes that can lead to staining and damage over time. In addition, sealing the granite means less time to clean it, as dirt can be easily wiped off from a smooth and even surface.

Proper sealing of your countertop is a process that will only take about 20 minutes, but will save you a lot of time and money.

There are commercially available water-based sealants for Denver granite countertops, which are environmentally friendly, as well as solvent-based sealants, which have the advantage that they can penetrate deeper into the stone. Check the product label and make sure the active ingredient is “fluorocarbon aliphatic resin”. Although the product will be cheaper than those containing agents such as siloxane and silicon, the fluorocarbon aliphatic resin will provide protection from 5 to 10 years, compared to six months to three years with other sealing agents. Moreover, fluorocarbon aliphatic resins repel oil and water.

Prior to the application of the sealant, the countertop must is cleaned thoroughly. Then next step is spraying the sealant on its entire surface. It is important not to place any objects on the countertop until it is completely dry (generally, you must wait about 24 hours).