Part of the molecule is attracted to water, so it is drawn into the stone by water molecules in the stone. A low surface energy liquid like oil will penetrate a high surface energy material like granite. Also, depending on the porosity of the stone two coats (or even three for very porous stones) may be necessary to properly seal the stone in one application. If neglected, a liquid exposed to the surface for an extended period could still potentially stain no matter what type or brand of sealer used. Part of the molecule is attracted to water, so it is drawn into the stone by water molecules in the stone. Also, depending on the porosity of the stone two coats (or even three for very porous stones) may be necessary to properly seal the stone in one application. If neglected, a liquid exposed to the surface for an extended period could still potentially stain no matter what type or brand of sealer used. It remained looking “wet” for quite some time when applied, leading me to think the stone had very little porosity.

ThereÂ’s definitely a demand for it and thereÂ’s nothing else like it out in the marketplace. ThereÂ’s certainly some confusion and mystery out in the marketplace and online about the whole topic of sealing granite countertops, but there neednÂ’t be.

Other marble & granite sealers rely on weak hydrogen bonding and mechanical holding (clogging the pores). It’s important to let the stone absorb as much sealant as possible (without letting it dry on top) rather than trying to spread the sealer around to cover as much as possible.

Performing the water test after the first coat has cured for 24 hours will help determine if the stone is effectively sealed or if a second coat is necessary.

However, long-term it is the better value when you consider that you’ll have to buy and apply any other sealer many times to get the same protection. A low surface energy liquid like oil will penetrate a high surface energy material like granite.

Performing the water test after the first coat has cured for 24 hours will help determine if the stone is effectively sealed or if a second coat is necessary.

I think it has paid for itself in just the savings on 6 month reapplications of regular sealer. There are clear instructions on how to apply the sealer and the actual application was pretty straightforward.

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Part of the molecule is attracted to water, so it is drawn into the stone by water molecules in the stone. A low surface energy liquid like oil will penetrate a high surface energy material like granite. Also, depending on the porosity of the stone two...