Sealing is essential to maintaining healthy slate countertops, vanities,floors and surfaces. slate is a porous material. The right sealer will penetrate into the pores of the slate to fill them and create a barrier to prevent oil, water and other liquids from getting inside, while still allowing the slate to breathe and expel moisture vapors. It's the most effective way to protect any slate surface from harmful oils and undesirable staining without affecting the natural beauty of the slate.
For best protection, it is recommended that your slate surfaces be sealed every 1-2 years.
Stone Savior Sealer can be used on any clean stone countertop or vanity surface. It is highly recommended that Stone Savior Ready-to-Use Cleaner>is used prior to sealing. After your surface is clean, wait about 6 hours for the surface to completely dry. Then, apply sealer evenly with a clean lint-free cloth. Allow sealer to penetrate for up to 5 minutes. If the stone absorbs sealer quickly, apply another coat immediately. After five minutes, wipe off any excess sealer. Allow countertops 24 hours to cure before use.
When sealing a stone floor you want to be sure the surface is above 50 degree F and below 90 degrees F. It is highly recommended that Stone Savior Concentrate Floor Cleaner>is used prior to sealing. After your floors are clean, wait about 6 hours for the floors to dry before applying the sealer. Apply sealer using either a clean lint-free cloth or a rayon mop and let penetrate for 5 minutes. If floors absorb the sealer immediately, apply a second coat. After 5 minutes, wipe off any excess sealer. Floors may be walked on after 12 hours, however for best results, 24 hours is recommended.