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Drying granite countertop

by Sam Harris
(Cloudland, GA)

The granite countertop in our bathroom has become extremely wet around the sink and seems to have a moldly smell.


How can I dry it and then what would be the best sealer to put on it?




Sam,

I do see this from time to time with very porous granite. To dry it out, you have to put a fan on it and not get it wet.

It will dry out after a few days, and then you can put a sealer on it.

Unfortunately, sealers do not make natural stone water proof, so whatever sealer you use, the water logged look may return.

The best sealer I know of is from a company from Australia, called Dry Treat.

It's a very expensive product and you need a chemical respirator when applying.

I would use google to find a local distributor. It is pricey, maybe a $75 a quart or more.

It will help, but the problem you have is a very porous stone in a wet environment.

I hope this information helps.

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