Mona N
Mona N
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Asked on Jul 18, 2012

Counter Tops

Mona NWoodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.comGail--My Repurposed Life

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I recently primed, painted, marbled, and sealed my existing counter tops. when water gets on the counter tops it leaves a milky looking spot where the water was until it dries, then it is clear again. Is there an additional sealant I can put on this to stop the milky look? I'm a do it yourselfer so don't want to hire a contractor.
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  • Gail--My Repurposed Life
    on Jul 19, 2012

    I'm wondering how long ago you did your countertops. I did mine with Giani, and they use a polycrylic. I was very careful for the first couple of months to not let any water stand. (I did mine last November) I have never noticed mine doing this. gail

  • Mona, depending upon upon the system you used to do your counters with will determine what product you can use to seal and prevent this stain from occurring. It sounds as though the product you used did not utilize any sealant in the process. If this indeed was the case, you want to be real careful with the surface as may not clean well and leave bacteria behind. Even if the surface looks clean. This is one of the drawbacks with finishing kitchen counters. The proper sealant is what makes or breaks the entire project.

  • Mona N
    on Jul 19, 2012

    I did my counter tops in June and used polycrylic. So by Gail W's response I am assuming it takes a while to let the polycrylic cure. Woodbridge~sanded counter tops, used 2 coats of kilz, 2 coats of base color, marbled with a combination of 4 colors, and sealed with 10 coats of polycrylic.

    • Bernice H
      on May 4, 2015

      @Mona N Mona I am just now reading this..what has happened since your post?

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