If you want to seal marble surfaces, it is important for you to know when is the right time to do it. You cannot just seal it when you feel like it. You have to know when it is really needed because that is how you can properly take care of your marble surface. It is also the best way for you to minimize the maintenance cost that will keep your marble stone looking as good as it did when you first had it installed.
SEAL MARBLE SURFACES EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS
Sealing your marble surface will depend on what type you have. Marbles generally require sealing more often than other stones like granite. Usually, this stone requires resealing every 3 to 6 months. The lighter the color, the more frequent sealing is required.
You might think that this is quite a chore for you to do every 3 to 6 months. The good news is, it is not difficult to do. In fact, it will only take a few minutes for you to do it. You simply have to get a good sealing product – which is readily available to buy at any home improvement store. There are various brands to choose from and it is up to you what you want to buy. Try to find one that is specifically made to seal marble surfaces.
Once you have the product, you simply have to clear the marble surface. Clean it using a mild detergent. Usually, a dish soap is enough to clean it properly. In case there are residues or dirt on it, you need to scrape it off. You can use a razor blade – just make sure you will not leave scratch marks on the surface.
After thoroughly cleaning your marble surface, it is now time to apply the sealing product. You can look at the product to read the instructions on how to apply it. Sometimes, you have to mist it over the surface and wait for it to soak in. You can wipe off any excess. Or you can apply it with a clean cloth. Do not be too quick to apply a second coating because it is oftentimes unnecessary. You can save some of the sealing product for the next one.
When you regularly seal marble surfaces, it is protected from stains. But that does not mean you should be careless. It is very important that you immediately wipe off stains and dirt as they occur. Not only that, you have to protect it every time you have to put something on it. Make a habit of placing a liner so your marble surface is kept clean and elegant looking.