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Granite sealing

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Phoenix Stone Solutions Last reply on Mar 27, 2012

I found a company that says they have a product that that seals granite permanently with a lifetime warranty. NO STAINS EVER. Is such a product safe and effective? could it damage the stone. Does anyone know what it is or what chemicals are used and are they safe.

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  • My pleasure.

  • Phoenix Stone Solutions
    Phoenix Stone Solutions Raleigh, NC
    on Mar 19, 2012

    Hi Don, we are in Raleigh too and are the only area applicators for the sealer you are speaking of. Before we decided to carry this sealer, we researched it quite a bit. The warranty is rock solid. No stains, ever or your stone is replaced...no loopholes and runarounds like the warranties you will find from fabricators or big box stores. This is 100% safe for the stone and has been around since 2002. It is NOT crystallization...that is bad for your stone. There is a less than 1% failure rate, which really speaks to the quality of the seal. We know it is contraversial like KMS said...also agree with KMS that most sealers are hype. Again, this warranty speaks for itself. It is so good that the warranty applies even in commercial use or outdoors entertainment areas...no required maintanence either...sounds too good to be true, huh? It's not. We love it and our clients are really loving it. As far as the shine..we do have a polishing system that we have used pretty successfully. Correct not to seal until you have desired shine...be careful not to scratch the stone. Thanks for asking and you can call us or email if you have any questions. Would encourage other questions here too! Love to talk about this stuff as it is so unique.

    dark stone sealed with permanent sealer...check out the shine.

    dark stone sealed with permanent sealer...check out the shine.

    light stone sealed with permanent sealer with 100% transferrable lifetime warranty against staining and etching

    light stone sealed with permanent sealer with 100% transferrable lifetime warranty against staining and etching

  • There are better sealers than others, but let's run some tests not on granite,.. pick some calcatta gold marble. Lifetime warranty.. who's lifetime ? :)

  • Phoenix Stone Solutions
    Phoenix Stone Solutions Raleigh, NC
    on Mar 22, 2012

    As long as you have the stone...marble will seal against stains 100%, for full lifetime as well......the etching will be deterred about 80% on marble, though, not 100%...etching on granite is covered 100%.... not like Artisan or other "lifetime" sealers that promise lifetime and mean 15 years. Hope this helps. Again, the warranty is just different...understand skepticism...we felt the same way until we researched it further and have been using it.

  • Posh Patios
    Posh Patios Villa Rica, GA
    on Mar 23, 2012

    Phoenix what's the name of the sealer you are referring to?

  • Phoenix Stone Solutions
    Phoenix Stone Solutions Raleigh, NC
    on Mar 23, 2012

    The sealer is called Granite Shield. When you look them up, be sure to look up the warranty...it is available online. Hope you are having a great week! It is going to be 82 in Raleigh today in March! Beautiful!

  • Don J
    Don J Raleigh, NC
    on Mar 25, 2012

    Has anyone used Granite Shield other than Phoenix? How does it work on Baltic Brown. Is that a very Dense stone? I assume that if it is a dense stone it doesn't require as much sealing as a lighter stone. You all are a wealth of info. Thanks for all the input. I'm getting an education.

  • Phoenix Stone Solutions
    Phoenix Stone Solutions Raleigh, NC
    on Mar 26, 2012

    Hi Don, I see that no one else has responded, but I would be happy to drop off a 12x12 half sealed sample of Baltic brown....that way you could see it and pour stuff on it for a while... It is considered a medium density stone. Other sealers are usually a one step seal. Granite Shield uses different steps specifically for different densities of stone... Baltic Brown is a 5 step process with us. Let us know what you decide! Good luck!

  • Don J
    Don J Raleigh, NC
    on Mar 26, 2012

    Thanks !!! What would an application of Granite Shield cost per square foot applied by you on the Baltic Brown.

  • Phoenix Stone Solutions
    Phoenix Stone Solutions Raleigh, NC
    on Mar 27, 2012

    7.50 per square foot...10% off for Hometalk members...homeshow special is free application of sealer for stainless steel sink...keeps the sink looking nice for quite some time.

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