Recently, we wrote about the advantage and disadvantage to sealing your own marble surfaces. You now know that one of the challenges with applying sealer is selecting the right type of sealer. Marble restoration professionals are trained to know which sealer works best in any given scenario. Remember there are many low-quality sealers that form a layer on the surface of the marble, inhibiting breathability. This as you know, is not ideal since it results in unsightly wear-and-tear and permanent damage.

We recently did work for a couple who had purchased sealer from a hardware store. They didn’t understand why it looked so bad, ‘the label says it’s for natural stone.’ We are all too familiar with their sentiments, whether you’re having your stone professionally sealed or you’re looking to do it yourself, here are some things remember:

–    Topical sealer
–    Anything that adds shine
–    Any type of lacquer or varnish

Look for:
–    Penetrating sealer
–    Impregnating sealer

In review, you can seal your own marble, but it’s well worth it to have your marble professionally sealed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

But don't just take our word for it...

Castel-Mare resealed all of our marble countertops and floors, including the repair and polish of damaged and high use surfaces. They are extremely knowledgeable and their work is of the highest quality. As a homeowner, I was impressed with their responsiveness and the care taken to prepare work areas to ensure a neat and clean process. I will continue to use Castel-Mare for general maintenance of our marble and limestone surfaces and have already recommended them to friends and family.

Private Residency

Four seasons Toronto

I would like to express my appreciation of the fine work you have done for us over the last few years. The projects were high quality, on time and within the estimate provided. The job sites were always left very clean and all waste materials removed. I would have no hesitation in recommending you for other work.

Lorraine MacDonald

Intracorp Projects

We have exclusively used Castle-Mare Marble Care since our first occupancy for any and all hard surface repairs and maintenance. They are extremely good at what they do, possibly the best I have ever seen, and in combination with their extremely quick and responsive customer service, I would recommend them to anyone looking for hard surface repairs/servicing.

Tim Knight