You purchased that gorgeous marble countertop of your dreams and finally had it installed. So you are probably wondering how to seal the marble countertop to protect it from everyday wear and tear, right? Well, have no fear because we are here to help and with a few simple instructions, you can learn how to seal your gorgeous marble countertop yourself.
Step 1—Purchase a Sealer
Visit your local hardware and be sure to purchase a sealer that is specifically made for sealing marble countertops. If you need assistance in finding the right product, you can always ask a knowledgeable store associate.
Step 2—Clean Off the Countertop
Remove everything off of the top of the countertop including appliances, spices, and food. use a soft clean rag to remove all of the dust and crumbs that might still be on the countertop.
Clean the countertop with a cleaner made specifically for the marble countertop. When doing this, mist the cleaner and let it sit on the countertop for about 30 seconds before wiping the area clean with a cloth or sponge. Then use a clean dry towel to dry the countertop.
Step 3—Seal the Countertop
You may use a foam brush or clean cloth to apply the sealer to your new marble countertop. When doing this make sure to let the sealer dry for approximately 10 minutes before buffing and removing the sealer that hasn't been absorbed. The process needs to be completed in sections so you will need to repeat steps 2 and 3 until the entire countertop has been sealed. Please note the sealing process alone needs to be completed at least twice to ensure proper coating and sealing of the marble countertop takes place.
Step 4—Allow the Sealer to Dry
When the entire marble countertop has been sealed at least twice, give the marble countertop ample time to dry before placing items back on it. The time can vary depending on the type of sealer that you purchased so make sure to read the instructions on the product carefully.
Please note that not all marble countertops require sealing so make sure you speak with a professional at the time of purchase because there are different kinds of marble countertops out there. Sealing a marble countertop that requires it should be completed at least on an annual basis as this will help them to keep their new appearance.