Granite countertop question??
Posted April 01 2009 - 10:07 AM
I have to agree that it does seem a bit porous. It is not the most expensive granite and light in color and I understand that may be part of the reason for the porosity.
My question is, is their something available to shnooks like me that I can apply to the surface of the granite to fill in the pores and will give me a hard smooth surface. Doesn't faze me if I have to reapply every few months. I just have to stop the whining from the other half.
Hope someone has an answer.
Thanks in advance.
Posted April 01 2009 - 2:37 PM
Check with the manufacturer's recommendations on sealing. certain types of granite need to be sealed every 6 months or so, others never need it.
Pricey doesn't mean better, but cheap is to the bone!
Posted April 01 2009 - 3:51 PM
Posted April 02 2009 - 7:03 AM
Posted April 02 2009 - 7:46 AM
Originally Posted by Bristol Lou
Granite sealer. Easy job just wipe it on let it dry and buff it off. I do it every year, probably time to do it again. I forget when I did it last
BL isn't alone on that memory thing ! I can't remember when we sealed the granite or the slate floors. Like he says...
If you go to Lowes or Despot, you can find sealers and everyday cleaner/polish sprays. IIRC, my wife like the tall plastic spray bottles that they had at HD. I do remember that the sealer was aboutn $30.00, the daily spray alot less.
Keeps our clean, no grit or the like.
Posted April 05 2009 - 12:16 PM
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Posted April 14 2009 - 5:42 AM
Posted April 14 2009 - 8:05 AM
Granite surfaces are somewhat porous and will absorb water - even absolute black which is very smooth and used for monuments - if not sealed. That is all a sealer does. But granite should not feel porous to the touch.
My doughter's granite tops are beautiful and have many fissures which add to the beauty. The fabricator filled these fissures with what appears to be an epoxy so that no food or liduid can get in. No grit issues. No porosity issues
I havs absolute black granite which is totally smooth. No grit issue here, but no surprise.