Granite Countertop Sealing - What You Need To Know.

If your kitchen, outdoor bar, or bathrooms cabinets have a granite countertop, you are in good company.  Over 7.2 million granite counters cover the counters across the US.  Why is that?

A 100% granite slab is one of the most durable surfaces available for kitchen and bathroom countertops.  Granite is resistant to acid.  You don’t have to worry about spilling a glass of white wine.  It is resistant to heat.  You won’t need a trivet or hot pad – but we recommend one to protect the sealer.  Natural stone like granite can be restored if you damage the surface, and most mishaps can be repaired.

BUT granite is not stain-proof.  Take heart.  Neither is anything else. The good news is you can prevent staining by having the right impregnating sealer professionally applied by Tru-Clean Surface Care.  A sealer that penetrates the surface (often called Impregnating) is needed for natural stone.  Impregnating sealers are not a topical product like you would use on wood for a barrier on top of the surface, but one that goes below the surface to prevent the stain from getting in.

In most cases, you will not even be able to tell you applied it.  Unfortunately, all sealers are not made equal.  Many homeowners who have had their granite, travertine, or marble surfaces “sealed” after spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on cleaning and polishing, have seen the sealer fail after 2-3 years.  Why?  Because the sealer was a topical or a “knock-off version” of a professional grade sealer.

Most sealers – especially in big box stores or those applied by unscrupulous countertop cleaning companies, don’t have enough repellant properties to prevent oil stains.  In a kitchen, this is critical.  Cooking oil, bacon, butter, cheese, etc., all have oil and can leave unsightly stains.

Tru-Clean Surface Care specializes in cleaning, polishing, honing, and polishing natural stone surfaces such as granite, marble, travertine, and limestone surfaces.  We use a Nano sealing, impregnating sealer designed explicitly for granite to repel water and oil when sealing natural stone.  When used with professional cleaning products designed to maintain the sealant properties –your countertop will stay protected for over 20 years.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  We are StonePro Certified and a surpHaces Certified PRO Partner.  Tru-Clean Surface Care is A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information about Tru-Clean Surface Care’s granite countertop cleaning, polishing, and sealing services, please visit us online at or call us any time at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island, or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida.  You can also visit us on Facebook at 

To learn how to care for natural stone surfaces please click HERE for our FREE stone care guide.