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Sealing Stone

Sealing Stone

How to Use Stone Sealer San Diego, CA

A little-known fact about classic sculptures from the Renaissance period is that artists chose to leave their white marble surfaces unpainted because they thought this was an aesthetic from ancient Greece. In reality, those sculptures were originally painted in very colorful schemes, but the primitive paint had fallen off by the time they were unearthed…

Sealing Outdoor Stone

As one of the oldest construction materials still in use today, natural stone can be found in many outdoor structures. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World all featured natural stone, and this inspired Roman and later Italian architects to continue using limestone, travertine, marble, granite, and other metamorphic rocks to build ancient and magnificent…

What Happens If You Neglect Sealing Stone Counters

It’s important to seal granite, marble, and other porous natural stone often to keep liquids from seeping into the stone and causing damage. The more porous the stone, the easier it is for damage and stains to occur. The good news is sealing your countertops is easier than you might think. With the right stone-safe…

Water Test

At Granite Gold®, we believe you can never seal your granite too often for superior protection against stains, dullness, and etching. Still, it’s important to recognize when your granite needs to be sealed in case the existing coat has worn off. Some types of granite are also more porous than others and need more frequent…

How to Reseal Granite Countertops

Sealing your granite countertops regularly protects the granite from stains, etches, and other damage. The good news is sealing granite is an easy do-it-yourself project. Many homeowners seal their granite counters once or twice a year, although you can seal them more regularly if you wish because it is not possible to over-seal natural stone. Here…

How Often Granite Counters be Sealed

In its natural form, granite is already strong, durable, and attractive. However, despite having a low permeability, granite that has not been sealed properly can embed germs and moisture, which are variables that do not bode well on food preparation surfaces. It is important to properly clean and maintain granite countertops. Frequency of Sealing and…

Sealed Vs. Unsealed Granite Countertop

If you are a homeowner looking to boost the value of your property, installing granite countertops is one of the better strategies. Granite surfaces offer more than just aesthetics. If cared for properly, they can also withstand scratches, dents, heat, spills, and stains. As a residential building and finishing material, granite was introduced at very…

Ask The Experts

Just seven days to go, and it’s officially spring. OK, we know many of you are still waiting for all the snow to melt, but with March 20 just around the corner, we can all be hopeful for more sunshine and the sights, sounds and smells of spring’s fresh air. In putting together our tips…

Changes Yout Clocks

Homeowners are often asking us how often they should seal granite and other natural stone. Truth is, you can never over-seal natural stone, and we recommend testing it regularly to determine if it’s time to reseal. We often suggest using Daylight Savings Time as a simple reminder to put on your calendar. We often suggest…