Could I Keep the Soapstone Grey?
We've had a soapstone woodstove for decades. I absolutely love how it works and how it looks. I'd dismissed the idea of soapstone countertops because I thought you had to seal them with mineral oil, making them blacken. But when we were at the woodstove store to order their soapstone gas stoves for our cottage, I saw a kitchen display and the countertops and sink were of that lovely grey color. I commented to the salesman that I'd go with soapstone in the new kitchen if I could keep the countertops looking like that, instead of oiling them, and he said I needn't, that they have a sealer they use for customers who wish to retain the grey color. The sealer should be used at least once a year, maybe twice. The display I loved, however, hadn't been sealed.
Has anyone any experience with this? I can't remember the sealer name. I think it had miracle in it (and I hate products that have miracle in their names because you KNOW they aren't).