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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?


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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Oct 28, 2017
Screen Bags?
by: Linda

What are screen bags.... I'd like to try this solution, but have no idea what a screen bag is?? please clarify? many thanks!

Oct 03, 2017
Speed Drying your granite
by: Kevin h

Fill Up Screen bags with dry rice and lay them all over the counter top for a day or two. Apply silicone impregnator to the newly dried surface. (follow instructions on bottle, very easy to do)

Sep 28, 2017
Reply to Jay
by: Pedro

Hi Jay,

I answered Sam's question on how I would approach drying out a granite countertop. As far as I know there isn't any other way but time and dry air.

Sorry I couldn't help. If you find a faster way please share so we can help people with same problem.


Sep 25, 2017
But my question was, how to quickly dry saturated granite
by: Jay Roberts

I sadly had to give the lowest rating, mea culpa. I have read, then re-read all the suggestions and
comments that my question retrived...My delimma is that the answers to my question all had to do with removing a water "stain" from granite. I do not have a granite stain, yet. But I do need to know of a faster route to take to dry out my water logged granite countertop, as a fan, or hair dryer seems too long and tedious. There must be some kind soul out there who is creative enough to have solved this problem. Thank-you in advance!

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