To ensure optimum protection, ease of maintenance and the longevity of your stone we recommend using a high quality impregnating sealer.
There are 3 types of sealers widely available on the Australian market.
1) A surface (or topical) sealer like the one available at many warehouse retail stores. These sealers only cover the surface of the stone, but do not penetrate them by absorbing into the pores of the stone. Therefore they do not provide a sustainable form of protection, and need to be reapplied every 6 months.
2) A penetrating sealer only absorbs into the surrounding area of the stone’s pores, and with time, eventually fades out.
3) A high quality impregnating sealers on the other hand chemically bonds with the pores in the stone, essentially becoming a physical part of it. I’m often asked by clients how often sealer needs to be applied? How long do they last?. The astonishing answer is – a high quality impregnating sealer only needs to be applied once every 20 years.
A high quality impregnating sealer provides superior protection against oil and water stains. Because impregnating sealers provide a deeper penetration they prevent common problems such as, efflorescence, salt spalling, freeze-thaw, corrosion, spalling, and picture framing.
Sealers can be used for both indoor and outdoor use on residential and commercial projects on floors, patios, entertaining areas, facades, cladding, pool surrounds, and walls.
Impregnating sealers such as Dry Treat can even withstand commercial cleaning techniques e.g. high pressure hosing. They will not change or discolour your stone in any way, shape, or form.