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How to Seal Travertine Countertops with pFOkUS Sealer : Celine
Travertine can be used on your dining table counters, bar countertops, kitchen countertops and many other platforms in a home or a commercial complex as it is quite durable, beautiful and heat-resistant. These surfaces can get dirty and dull over a period of time, especially your kitchen countertops that face a lot of rough use. Here, we shall discuss how to seal travertine countertops the right way with pFOkUS sealer Celine. You need to use the best travertine sealer that forms a protective waterproof layer on the surface, thereby preventing any such problems.
A travertine countertop sealer forms a protective coating on the surface, which does not let the scratches form on the stone. Any oil leaks or food spills will not be able to penetrate deep within the surface in kitchen countertops, thereby preventing staining and dullness. But does such a good quality countertop sealer exist? Yes, the incredible pFOkUS travertine sealer protects and preserves the beauty of your natural stone forever.
Meet Celine – a clear topical solvent-based epoxy sealer from pFOkUS which creates a hydrophobic surface while penetrating deep into the countertops. Celine is not bulky like other natural sealers and gives a very sleek and natural appearance. It enters the pores of the surface and shuts them, thereby preventing the entry of dirt, liquids, oils and other food particles. Celine imparts a very sleek and natural appearance to your surfaces, while adding a slight sheen. It is most recommended by D’Sapone – one of the leading stone and grout restoration service provider companies in the US.
When should you Seal your Travertine Countertops?
If you want to retain the sheen and brilliance of your countertops, then it is best to seal it at the time of installation. If you have not sealed it at the time of installation, you can seal it anytime later by first cleaning the platform thoroughly using a tile floor cleaner. Your surface should always have the appearance of drops of water as if it’s beaded. If the water soaks in the surface, then it is time to re-seal it. If the seal has worn off from the surface, then the water droplets will not appear in a beaded form and will soak into the surface. If you fail to reseal your countertops, it could lead to permanent staining on the surface.
What is the Best Way to Clean and Seal Travertine Countertops ?
pFOkUS travertine cleaner and sealer are recommended for proper maintenance of your countertops. Here is how to seal travertine and in a step-by-step method. But before you continue with sealing, proper cleaning has to be done.
Cleaning Travertine Countertops Using a Strong Cleaner:
To remove the tough stains, grease marks, mold and mildew from travertine countertops and flooring, a tough cleaner is required. You need to use a strong penetrating countertop cleaner, which soaks deep into the surface and eliminates the mold, dirt and stains at the root level. Imperia Deep Clean is an excellent travertine cleaner from pFOkUS that sanitizes your surface completely. After cleaning of travertine countertops, the surface becomes fresh, sanitized and thoroughly cleaned.
Sealing Travertine Countertops Using A Strong Sealer:
Once the travertine countertops are cleaned and sanitized, the pores open up. On sealing the clean surface with Celine, it enters the pores and shuts them completely, thereby stopping the passage of liquids which lead to staining and mold breeding. This stone grout sealer also leaves a slight sheen on the surface. It is also an efficient DIY travertine sealer as it is quite easy to use.
Here is How to Seal Travertine:
- After you have thoroughly cleaned the countertop using Imperia Deep Clean – a powerful tile and grout cleaner, you need to wipe it with a soft rag. Ensure that there is no dampness and the surface is completely dry.
- Next, you need to apply an even coat of Celine on the surface. You can use an applicator if you need to spread it evenly. The first coat will dry to a semi-gloss finish.
- Allow Celine to dry for 48 hours before exposing it to moisture.
- You can check with a small water test after 48 hours. You will notice that the water will remain like droplets on the surface unlike before application of this countertop sealer – Celine, when the water used to get absorbed quickly.
- After 48 hours, you need to apply the second coat. Apply it patiently for 1-5 hours and you will see a very high gloss sheen of the stone.
- If you have sealed the grout with Caponi – a solvent based resin/epoxy grout sealer, you can apply Celine after 30 minutes.
Celine will not only add a long-lasting protection to your travertine countertops, but will also bring an incredible sheen and lustre. Follow the above instructions if you are wondering how to seal travertine countertops. Ensure that you clean your travertine countertops before sealing them.