Does your granite get dark spots when wet, even after sealing?

marti8aOctober 24, 2012

I've noticed a few dark spots when a wet item has been on the counter, even though the fabricator told me it was sealed and wouldn't need it again for years.

I'm afraid to put anything down, like the soy sauce or worcestershire bottle, for fear they will leave a permanent stain.

My granite is Kashmir Gold, btw. Does it need to be sealed a few more times, like the lighter colors?

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Houseofsticks

I sealed the heck out of mine (bathroom installation) with a "20yr sealer" and yes, I get darker wet marks all the time, also a dull haze on the rim over the sink by the faucet.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 11:16PM
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marti8a

Is the dull haze from too much sealer or too much water at that spot?

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 12:33PM
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oldryder

dark spots from wet are normal even on sealed granite. the haze is typically minerals left behind by the evaporating water. a little rubbing with 00 or 000 steel wool will remove mineral deposits without hurting the granite. (do not use steel wool on marble.)

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 2:31PM
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marti8a

Good to know oldryder. But if water makes a ring, what would a glass of grape juice do if the juice ran down the side?

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 4:03PM
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