When we moved into our house we were told to seal all of the tile, grout and granite in the house. My husband and I both suffer from sever procrastination and I told my husband I would do it. But with the kids I never found the time to do it. Luckily, DuPont contacted me regarding my blog. If I have to do it for my blog then somehow I can find the motivation to get it done. So today, I sealed the granite kitchen counters that came with the house.
I have no idea how much granite countertops cost, but I hear they are quite pricey and protecting them should be much more of a priority than I made them. I have also heard that you have to reseal them once a year. Blah, that’s a lot of work, or sounds like a pain in the butt.
DuPont’s granite sealer lasts 3 to 5 years. Hurray! I’m so in love with Dupont right now, and my neighbors were over this weekend and saw that I was preparing to do the counters. When I told them about the 3 to 5 years aspect, all their eyes went wide and they wanted to know how I liked it after I used it. Well, instead of just telling them, I want everyone to know. DuPont’s Sealer is so easy to use and looks impeccable afterwards. I recommend it. We’re going to go to Lowes and purchase their DuPont™ Grout Sealer and I’m going to do the bathroom on the next day that I can open all of the windows again! I also need to do all of the stone tiles in the house. I’ll probably use the DuPont™ Premium Stone Sealer.
Many people think that they can use all-purpose cleaners on all surfaces, but that isn’t the case. Using all-purpose or glass cleaners on your natural stone can actually damage the stone surface and degrade the sealer. General home cleaners are usually acid based, breaking down the stone’s seal and wearing away at the surface, jeopardizing its look and feel. DuPont™ Stone Care cleaners and sealers are pH-balanced so that they are gentle and safe to use.
When using the sealer! Clean your counters, make sure they are dry. Tape off all areas that you do not want sealed and use gloves to protect your skin. Keep the area you are working in very well ventilated and read all instructions on the bottle before you begin.
It is recommended that you Protect, Clean and Enhance:
Stones have different porosity because of their mineral composition and geological formation, but all natural stone is porous. Within seconds, a renegade splash of anything from ketchup to cosmetics can sink deep into stone, often penetrating all the way through to the other side, forever leaving an unsightly spot behind. The best way to prevent stains on natural stone and grout lines is to treat its surface with a sealer to offer protection and keep it looking new. While many stones are pre-sealed or sealed during installation, these sealers often wear away from everyday use and certain all-purpose cleaners. Depending on the amount of use, a countertop or floor can become susceptible to stain penetration within one year, with most sealers fading away after five years. DuPont™ StDuPont™ Granite & Marble Countertop Sealer, DuPont™ Premium Stone Sealer and DuPont™ Grout Sealerone Care sealers protect natural stone and include .
No matter how careful consumers are, spills happen. The same survey found that up to 85 percent of homeowners are using general all-purpose cleaners, disinfecting wipes or glass cleaners on their natural stone, which degrade the stone’s sealer and dull and erode the surface. Instead, specially formulated cleaners are necessary to remove residue from cooking oils, food spills, hairspray and other offenders. If a spill does occur, experts recommend removing as much of the material as possible without allowing it to spread by using a non-abrasive sponge, then simply spray the area with a cleaner such as DuPont™ Granite & Marble Countertop Cleaner + Protector, DuPont™ Tile & Grout Cleaner or DuPont™ Heavy Duty Tile & Grout Cleaner.
Whether daily use has dulled the stone, or a shinier “wet” look is desired, the use of an enhancer can restore the luster to polished stone and tile, or bring out the surface’s color, depth and beauty. DuPont™ Stone Care has many specially formulated enhancing products to treat most natural stone and tile surfaces, with or without shine, including DuPont™ Granite & Marble Countertop Polish and DuPont™ Stone Sealer & Enhancer.
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DuPont Stone Care kit with the DuPont Stone Care Granite and Marble Countertop Sealer, the DuPont Stone Care Granite and Marble Countertop Cleaner +Protector and the DuPont Stone Care Granite and Marble Countertop Polish.
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