To look and function at its best, slate needs to be properly sealed. Sadly, the aesthetic might be ruined if the sealing operation is done improperly, using the incorrect materials or methods. To remove the faulty sealant and refinish the stone, you might possibly find that you need to perform major repair work. Preventing these issues is why you should work with Fuller Stone Care.
Why Take a Chance?
For professional sealing work, just rely on Fuller Stone Care. Slate has been sealed for many years at Fuller Stone Care. Experience has taught us which products and methods work best on various materials and for various applications.
Only the Best Commercial Sealers Should Be Used
The market is flooded with a huge selection of sealing goods. Sadly, many of them have significant flaws. They might have a pungent smell or even contaminate the air in your home with harmful VOCs (volatile organic chemicals). Numerous DIY products are topical sealants rather than penetrating sealants, which could be another issue. They merely rest on the stone’s surface, preventing it from breathing and possibly giving the stone a streaky or hazy appearance.
You can be sure that when you entrust Fuller Stone Care with your sealing project, we will choose the best products for your requirements based on the type of material and whether it will be used inside or outside. We will thoroughly clean your stone to get rid of any dirt or old surface treatments and make sure you get the most out of the sealant.
Benefits of Slate Sealing
Slate sealing offers three key advantages:
- Protection: Despite having a solid, dense appearance, slate is actually porous. It is simpler for water or acids to come into contact with and react with the stone’s minerals and produce stains the more porous the material is. By sealing the stone, you can cover the exposed minerals and reduce the size of the pores. This reduces the rate of penetration and lessens staining.
- Beauty: By lowering pores’ capacity to hold dirt and making the surface simpler to clean, any sort of sealant will improve the aesthetic appeal of your slate.
- Slip-Resistance: A sealant that is resistant to slipping should be applied to slate flooring. By making sure your flooring isn’t very slippery, you can lessen your liability as a homeowner or business owner.
Knowing When to Seal Your Slate
A “water test” is the quickest and easiest way to determine whether your slate stone needs sealing. Just lightly mist the stone with water, let it stand for five to ten minutes, and then blot it dry. You may tell that some water has been absorbed if the stone has become darker where the water drops were. You shouldn’t be concerned as long as the stone returns to its normal color in 2 to 3 minutes. However, you need sealing if the water was absorbed very quickly and the stone stayed dark for a longer period of time.
Use An Anti-Slip Sealant to Protect Your Slate
If someone slips and falls on your property, you might be held responsible if you own a home or business. It is much less likely that someone will slip and fall on your property, let alone file a lawsuit, if you take all reasonable precautions to keep it safe. You can help ensure your safety and security at home with the help of our slip-resistant sealant.
Get a Free Sealing Quote
Call Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 if you’d like our frank, professional opinion on a potential sealing project. If necessary, we will be happy to offer a free estimate for expert sealing or suggest a product for you to use on your own.