How to Seal a Travertine Backsplash

What You'll Need
Porous stone sealant
Foam paint brush
Small tray
Absorbent cloths
Work gloves

A travertine backsplash can help you create an attractive kitchen. The stone is structured with tiny craters on the surface. If not sealed, food and moisture can easily infiltrate the rock. It is best to clean the travertine first before you apply sealant. Below is a guide to help you seal your backsplash.

Step 1 – Prepare the Sealant

Pour the sealant into a small tray for easier access with your brush.

Step 2 – Apply Sealant

Dip your paint brush into the sealant. Turn it slowly to enable the brush to soak up the sealant. Roll the brush slightly on the edge of the tray to prevent drips. Begin at the top of the backsplash just below the cabinets. Apply the sealant evenly over the backsplash as you work your way down towards the countertop. Work in small sections as you move across the backsplash. Wipe away any drips on the countertop with an absorbent cloth. Allow the sealant to soak into the travertine for the stipulated period.

Step 3 – Reapplication of Sealant

Use short, smooth strokes to apply another 2 to 3 coats of sealant. Be sure to allow each coat to dry for the stated duration. Multiple coats give the travertine higher protection against moisture. Seal your backsplash every 4 to 6 months due to the high amounts of moisture in the kitchen.