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To Seal or Not to Seal Granite Countertops

When people go to pick out granite countertops for their home, they often wonder if sealing them is necessary and if it is, how often they should do it. Although whether or not you seal your granite countertops largely depends on your lifestyle, it’s usually a better bet to have them sealed. As for how often, again, that will depend on how much you use your granite countertops. Most families do well with once every year or two, while others need to have this done a couple of times every year.

It is not complicated to determine if your granite countertops need sealing. Simply dab some water or mineral oil on them and note of if the area becomes darker. If it does, then the surface is absorbing the liquid. If you can easily wipe up the liquid and there isn’t a color change in the surface, you don’t need to seal your granite countertops quite yet.

If you sealed your countertops recently, pay attention to whether or not liquids are repelled from the surface or not. Generally speaking, if the sealant was good quality and the sealing was done, it’ll be about a year before you should seal them again.

If you have more questions about granite countertops, we encourage you to stop by our showroom. At Badger Granite, Wisconsin, we have over 100 colors of granite on display and can help you choose which ones will look best in your home. Contact us today if you’d like to know more.


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