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Unread 12-30-2020, 10:36 AM   #1
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Old Gel-Gloss?

I have a can of this I found in my closet. It doesn't seem to be part of their current product lineup, at least not with that exact label. Would it be appropriate to use on granite countertops? Or, is there something really fantastic I should be using to clean/protect granite? Frankly I never really see any problems with granite countertops I see, which makes me wonder if they really need much help at all, and some of these products are just marketing hype.

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No, I wouldn’t dare use it on a stone that is porous. I’m quite familiar with that stuff and it contains carnuba wax. You know what happens if you wax a car and excess is left on? You obscure the surface below. I’d be afraid the wax could get into the porous parts or fissures and dull the appearance....and would be impossible to remove. No, don’t use it for this application...you want the surface of your stone tops to remain crystal clear.

The care for granite is to clean it, as needed. A stone-specific pH-balanced cleaner is appropriate. And if the granite is, indeed, one of the many porous granites...and the countertop is being used where there are potential liquids that could soak in and stain the granite, then it could probably benefit from a high-quality stone sealer.

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OK thanks. You're right, it contains carnauba wax.

For the sealer, water based or solvent? I usually trust solvent more for some reason, might be my own bias.
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Use whichever type of sealer you like. Just make sure it’s high-quality sealer. If you have a particular sealer in mind, we can likely give you an opinion on it.

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My favorite sealer is Miracle 511 Impregnator. I'm biased toward solvent based sealers, but I'd be open to water based if you think they are of equal quality.
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Miracle 511 is a high-quality sealer used by lots of pros on the forum. I wouldn’t hesitate to use it.


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