I'm wanting to find the best granite sealer available, but not sure how to know.
I was wondering... are there any reviews or studies ranking the performance of the different granite sealers?
I have looked at two in particular: MB Impregnator/Sealer for stone and Stonetech Bulletproof Stone Sealer. Any other suggestions?
I understand your confusion. Choosing the best granite sealer can be challenging. Many sealers on the market will do an adequate job sealing granite countertops. But yes... there are significant differences.
A couple other permanent sealers (Granite Shield, Permatreat) are also on the market, however, they are much more complicated to apply.
Granite Shield requires a multi-step application procedure and is more expensive than Senguard which is very simple to apply.
Permatreat can only be applied by a licensed technician (expensive).
For a complete explanation of sealer technology, different types of chemical formulations, how sealers work and how to apply sealers correctly check out the All About Sealing Granite & Marble e-book. It doesn't break down every brand, but it does thoroughly cover this topic, so consumers can get a detailed understanding about sealers.
Just remember that no sealer will work as well as designed without proper application. It's not a difficult job, but you must completely saturate the stone without letting the sealer dry on top.
Follow the directions carefully and you'll do fine.
First and foremost, be sure to perform the sealer application test to determine if you even need to seal the stone.
If you don't know... and many don't... some stones just don't need sealing and trying to apply one can cause problems with a hazy film.
Now, Crystal Yellow almost certainly will need sealing, but it's always best to test any natural stone first.
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