Absolute Black Granite - cloudy streaks from sealer

LaurieJune 2, 2012

Accidently applied 411 Impregnator to seal granite (Polished Absolute Black).

It left dull/cloudy streaks and I have since learned that some black granites do not require sealing : (

Can this dried on cloudy film of sealer be removed?

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dedtired

The same thing happened to my Verde Peacock granite. I took the sealer off with acetone and elbow grease. Worked perfectly.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 10:37PM
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Laurie

Thanks dedtired - I am happy to hear that you had a positive outcome from this!

Did you use acetone from a hardware store as opposed to nail polish remover?
Did you rub it on with a rag and wait a few minutes before rubbing it off? Did you wash it with some soapy water after you were finished?

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 11:21PM
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rocketmomkd

You're better off using plain acetone from the hardware store. Nail polish remover may have additives. I used acetone to test my AB sample. Also, my fabricator uses it to completely clean the granite after install.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 7:27PM
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Laurie

rocketmomkd - Thank you for letting me know that plain acetone from a hardware store is what I'll need. It's good to know that acetone is used by your fabricator for cleaning granite after install.
I feel better, now, since both you and dedtired have given me this advice.
Thank You!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 11:21PM
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Laurie

The sealer residue came off with a Magic Eraser Sponge, Pine Sol mixed with hot water, and LOTS of scrubbing. After scrubbing... wiped it off, dried it, then repeated the process all over again.

If this had not worked, I was ready to go out and get the acetone.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 12:27AM
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francoise47

Hi Laurie -- I'm glad you were able to remove the sealer residue.
Thanks for posting this follow up with your results.
Enjoy your counters!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 6:55AM
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Vinayak Exports

hi! Lauri, thank you for solving the problem. I would like to share one picture of Absolute black slab with you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Absolute Black Granite

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 10:11AM
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rocketmomkd

So glad you were able to get those streaks off your AB...it's a gorgeous stone!I would have tried acetone first, only because we already have it.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 10:38AM
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