What to Use to Seal Countertops
The depth of color your glass countertops boast is something you can marvel at for hours. You had wanted a centerpiece for your kitchen, and you’re so thrilled that you finally have one. You wish to protect the depth of color for a long time to come, which is why you’re thinking of sealing your glass countertops.
The problem is, you’re not exactly sure where to begin. Let this article be your guide!
Why Seal Your Glass Countertop?
When many glass countertop owners seal their countertops, they do so to protect its depth of color. Since we offer such a large variety of fun colors for our glass countertops at CBD Glass, you want those colors to last forever. Sealing will keep the colors looking vibrant for a long time to come whether your counter has a single color or several colors.
What to Use to Seal Your Glass Countertop
Okay, so you want to seal your glass countertop, but what do you need for the job? A color-enhancing, high-gloss sealer works best on glass. You can select from whichever brand you most prefer, but Surecrete is one recommended manufacturer of glass countertop sealants.
How to Seal a Glass Countertop
Before you begin the sealing job, make sure you have the following supplies and equipment:
- Glass counter sealer
- Particle mask
- Sandpaper (at least 320 grit)
- Orbital sander
- Rubber gloves
- Stir stick
- Graduated mixing container (a quart)
- Paint roller (six inches)
- Foam roller cover (six inches)
Let’s get started! Pour six ounces of sealer into a cup or container and stir it for at least three minutes. Then apply the sealer directly to your glass kitchen countertop. With your foam roller, move the sealer so it’s equally spread across the counter, including the edges. Don’t miss any areas!
If you have too much sealer on the counter, you can always remove the excess by shoving it off the counter using the foam roller. Make sure you have a drip tray or a bucket to catch the sealer, as you don’t want to get it on your floor.
Roll the foam roller backward over the sealer, which is known as backrolling. Don’t apply too much pressure here. The point of doing this is to remove air bubbles.
Then you must wait at least 24 hours for the sealant to cure. When it does, sand the entire application of sealer using sandpaper and the orbital sander. The purpose of this is to roughen the sealer so you can apply a second layer easily.
Before adding more sealer, make sure you go over the counter with a cloth to collect any sand residue. Then you can follow the instructions above to apply the second coat of sealer. Give both coats at least 24 hours before you touch them and up to 48 hours to fully cure. You shouldn’t have to sand the final layer unless you notice any blemishes with your application.
You’re all finished! Your glass countertops are now protected and will look great for years to come.