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