Sealed

Charlie sealed the marble bathroom floor.

The marble basketweave mosaic tile on the master bathroom floor has been sealed.
The marble basketweave mosaic tile on the master bathroom floor has been sealed.

He gave it two coats of water-based sealer.

Marble/granite/stone sealer
Marble/granite/stone sealer

A couple of other surfaces also called for sealer.

Without fixtures to obstruct the vanity marble was easy to seal. Wipe on, wait, wipe off.
Without fixtures to obstruct the vanity marble was easy to seal. Wipe on, wait, wipe off.

The brochure that came with our James Martin vanity “highly recommended” sealing the marble.  The polished top didn’t seem to soak up the sealer, instead it beaded on the surface but I wiped it on, let it sit for 5 minutes, and wiped it off anyway.

Sealed the marble sills in the master bathroom.
Sealed the marble sills in the master bathroom.

White I was waiting the requisite time I also sealed the marble sills on the knee walls (see first photo above) in the master bathroom.

I cleaned the granite with soapy water and let it dry. Then I wiped on the sealer.
I cleaned the granite with soapy water and let it dry. Then I wiped on the sealer.

Then I took the jug downstairs to the kitchen and sealed the granite countertop on the island.  It seemed to soak up the sealer so I gave it two coats.

Doubly sealed.
Doubly sealed.

It doesn’t look any different.  It doesn’t feel any different. But it is definitely sealed.

Are you up-to-date on annual maintenance chores?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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