Drying granite countertop
by Sam Harris
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?
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.