How to Seal Granite Countertops
As girls who don’t spend much time cooking in the kitchen (besides when making bowls of cereal or toast for dinners), we often neglect to keep our kitchen essentials looking good. Knives get dull, wood cutting boards don’t get oiled, and stone countertops remain unsealed. While we won’t ever be the chefs in our households (our husbands proudly hold those titles!), we do want to do our part to keep the kitchen space running smoothly and functioning well.
So that’s when we both decided we needed to figure out how the heck to seal our countertops. We both have granite counters (Bridget’s are lighter stone, mine are black granite) and neither one of us has ever sealed them.
It wasn’t until I sealed countertops on the TV show I produce that I realized how dang easy it is to do just that. I suppose I always thought it was really difficult and time-consuming, and therefore it wasn’t a project for me.
Boy was I wrong.
In fact, it just might be one of the easiest maintenance projects I’ve tackled in our home. Seriously. Here’s the technique you need to get down….spray, wipe, buff. Yep. That’s about it.
Crazy, right?! We recently did a step-by-step tutorial of this simple project over on the Zillow blog.
And we also answer the question…how do you know when it’s time to seal your countertops?
If you’ve never sealed yours, or your counters are prone to staining, then you’ll definitely want to give this post a read.
So we’ll officially add “seal kitchen counters” to our activity list in the kitchen space. It’s waaaaaay above “cook dinner.” #sorryboys
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.