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Unread 05-18-2007, 05:39 AM   #1
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Granite Discoloration

Need Help! Have granite (summer yellow) can Shield 611 impregnator sealer change its color. After installation counters has much discloration throughout, fabricator is stumped.
No adhesive used in the installation. Just used silicone to connect the back splash to the countertop. The weight of the counter connects it to the base cabinets. Sink is epoxey to the under counter.
Change in color appears approx 6-8 months after initial installation and sealer
applied by fabricator. Was advised to continue with same sealer. Specs on sealer state it does not discolor granite

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Unread 05-18-2007, 10:27 AM   #2
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Some granite is very absorptive, especially the lighter colors and can take over a week to dry out. How long has it been?
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The installer may have used a liquid adhesive to stick the granite and it has soaked into the stone and causing the problem also.
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When did this discoloration first appear? Before or after application of the sealer?
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If the installer used a mastic to install the tile, it could be really tough, an impregnating sealer might help but will give it a wet look. Not familiar with that one. If it was installed with thinset, as noted it can take quite awhile, as much as 10-days or so, for the modified thinset to fully dry out from under the tile.

Do you have a scrap of the tile, or a spare one? Let it soak in the sink in water for an hour or so, then compare the color with the installed tile. My guess is that it will look darker like the tile on the counter. If you are lucky, and it is just moisture from thinset, it will dry out and the color will become consistent.
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Granite Discloration

No adhesive used in the installation. Just used silicone to connect the back splash to the countertop. The weight of the counter connects it to the base cabinets. Sink is epoxey to the under counter.
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