Impregnating granite protects against grease and water

The natural stone granite absorbs moisture and moisture via its porous surface. This can cause stains that are very deep. In the long term, in particular, much stepped or used granite will also become dull. Impregnation protects the granite.

From the rough to the ever finer

Since all liquids can seep into granite, the impregnation not only helps against water, but also prevents the ingress of oil and grease. Especially in kitchens and bathrooms, greasy or oily substances can reach the granite again and again. The different impregnating agents on the market have different properties to which they are designed.

Universal agents for impregnation protect against the ingress of all liquid substances. However, when a large amount of liquid hits the granite, the universal agents have their limits. Some special impregnations are more focused on water, moisture penetration and the associated tendency to fouling. Impregnants with a focus on oils and greases are usually offered as stain-stop or anti-stain-seal.

Modern impregnating agents are solvent-free and can produce a glossy or matt surface. If different products such as cleaners, rust and gypsum remover or anti-slip agents are used on the granite, it is recommended to choose products from the same manufacturer.

Grind granite step by step

  • water
  • Granite Intensive Cleaner
  • Impregnating agent (one liter = approx. Ten square meters)
  • Maybe rust remover
  • Possibly Grünbelagentferner
  • Possible cement fog remover
  • dishcloth
  • mop
  • Malerrolle
  • brush

1. Remove cement film

If your granite has been recently laid, there is often a cement curtain on the surface. Remove the veil with a special agent as specified by the manufacturer.

2. Remove rust and green coating

Especially outside, your granite can develop individual rust spots through small ore inclusions or be covered with vegetable residues. You must also process these impurities with the appropriate special agents.

3. Basic cleaning

Wipe your granite moist or open and use an intensive cleaner in the pH-neutral range. Treat individual stains with special wax, grease and oil removers. Finally rinse the granite completely with clear water.

4. Allow to dry thoroughly

The absolute prerequisite for successful and effective impregnation is the complete dryness of the granite. This takes between two days and three weeks in the normally tempered indoor area, and one to four weeks outdoors depending on the season. Protect the purified granite outdoors from precipitation.

5. Impregnate

Apply the impregnating agent evenly to the granite with a brush or paint roller. Avoid "puddles" and dry "oases". Leave the agent in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and then wipe off the residue with a dry cloth.

Tips & Tricks

Once you have impregnated, the drying out of the granite again takes several weeks. If possible, lay your granite still for this time. If you stick to the drying time, impregnation will last up to five years.