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When to Seal Your Stone Countertop or Floor

October 07, 2013

Sir Grout is one of the fastest growing hard surface restoration companies around the globe.

One of the most common questions we get is: How often should I seal my stone?

How often you should seal your stone depends primarily on wear and tear and the quality of your sealer. The more you use the surface, the quicker the sealer will wear. Friction and cleaning fluids reduce sealant life. Also, your higher quality sealers will tend to last longer.

In the world of sealers you typically get what you pay for. In determining when to reseal, there is an easy way to check. We recommend doing this every three months to see how well your sealer is performing.

Simply take a liquid and pour it on the stone, wait a few minutes and see if it's still beading. If the seal is still strong, the water should be like a freshly waxed car. If it doesn't, it's time to reseal. If you feel comfortable resealing on your own, we recommend an impregnating sealer over a topical one.

Either water or solvent based is just fine. If you are not comfortable sealing on your own, Sir Grout does provide this service. To find a Sir Grout near you click on and schedule a free quote with your local Sir Grout franchise.


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