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ANSWER: The “wet look” is achieved by applying a color enhancer (special type of sealer) when sealing granite countertops. But it should only be applied to a honed, tumbled or otherwise non-polished granite countertop. It can be applied to “polished” granite and marble, however, the effect is much less dramatic.
- Do you have to polish granite after sealing? ANSWER: A sealer will not polish granite or make it shine. Standard impregnating sealers absorb into the stone and do not affect the color or surface finish, so you can rule out applying a granite sealer. Granite and marble polishing (or polishing any stone to a shine) is done on big machines using intense friction.
- Can you use Mr clean Magic Eraser on marble? Magic Erasers are abrasive, so avoid using them on delicate countertops such as marble and granite. Not only can you damage the sealant but the eraser may make the countertop appear dull. All of these cleaning products can cause more harm than good.
- Is there a permanent sealer for marble? Stain-Proof Permanent Marble and Granite Sealer is the next generation in sealer technology providing premium protection against all water and oil-based stains on granite countertops, marble, travertine, limestone, slate, concrete, tiles, pavers, grout, and all porous surfaces.
- What can you put on marble to seal it? The best option is to go with a water-based impregnating sealer. However, there are spray-on sealers that are quick and convenient, but they are generally not as effective as liquid application sealers. There are also sealers that are made specifically for polished marble and honed marble.
- Does sealing marble change the color? Myth: Sealing will change the color of my stone. If you are sealing a polished limestone, travertine, marble, or granite, the impregnator will not change the color and will not add shine. However, if you are sealing a darker stone with a honed finish, the impregnator may slightly darken the color.
- How do you seal granite naturally? Generally, any honed (not polished) stone that is porous enough to need a sealer can be sealed with the walnut oil/wax mix. Marble, granite, soapstone, limestone, and slate can all be sealed with this oil. Just test it for color change if it's a white or light cool toned stone.