Step By Step Process & Items Required To Seal Marble Table
The marble is a soft and calcium-based stone that is intermittently cut into the tiles and slabs for use in and around your home. While the marble is material that is sturdy enough to be used as a table countertop material, the marble is also porous which means that your marble can easily absorb impurities from water and the other type of liquids that may come in contact with it. Because your table countertops are periodically used with your sinks and come in intermittent contact with water but you need to make sure to seal your marble table counter on a regular basis to help interfere staining. If you want to seal your marble table countertop then you just need to collect all the given items and follow all the given steps. Here is the list of required items and steps for this process and also take a look at the tips section of this process:
Things You Will Need
- Marble Cleaner
- Several Soft Cloths
- Marble Sealer
- Open-Mouthed Container
- Foam Paintbrush
Steps For This Process
- First of all, you need to spray your marble counter with the help of a marble cleaner and then you need to buff dry with the help of a soft cloth because this step will easily remove any contamination from the surface of your marble that may impede with your sealing process.
- You can also pour some marble sealer into your open-mouthed container large enough to dip your paintbrush into the container. Turn on your fan or open your windows while performing this process, the marble sealers intermittently have high amounts of the VOCs and will smell overwhelming.
- After that, you need to dip your foam paintbrush into your sealer and then you need to paint it onto your marble tabletop counter with marginally overlapping strokes. You need to make sure to get all areas of your marble table countertop, including all the edges and the area around your sink and your backsplash. Let the applied sealer sit undisturbed for at least 10 minutes.
- Finally you need to buff away the extra sealer with the help of a clean and dry cloth. You just need to use the circular motion and keep rubbing your marble until it is dry completely and not tacky while touching. Any extra sealer could mar the finish of your stone, so keep buffing your marble until it is entirely removed.
Tip For This Process
Your marble countertop will bead water up off its surface like a waxed car when it is accurately sealed. When the water stops beading, it is time to reseal.