Cultured stone has many great benefits! It is often cheaper than natural stone, looks identical to natural stone, and can last just as long! But in order for your cultured stone to last a long time, you have to focus on protecting cultured stone. This isn’t an extensive process any more than protecting natural stone would be, but it is important to keep your cultured stone looking great.
Sealing your cultured stone
Cultured stone can get damaged by salt, weather, and moisture. It can also be stained by things like dirt, flowers, and oil. You want to protect your stone from this so that it keeps looking new even after many years.
By sealing your cultured stone, you can protect it from all of these outside factors. You can also prevent the stone’s color from fading. While many stone manufacturers will say the choice to seal is up to you, we recommend researching sealing your cultured stone so you can decide if it’s the best choice for your project.
Before you begin…
Make sure you follow these important tips!
First, check with your cultured stone provider to make sure the product you’re using is safe for your stone. You want to use only products that are safe for your particular type of stone, otherwise they could end up not working properly or harming your stone.
Before you begin, always test the sealer on a small portion of the stone. This way, you can see what it looks like and make sure you like it before you apply the sealer to everything. You never want the finished result of a project this size to be a surprise!
Also, it is important to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If you don’t apply the sealer correctly, it can weaken the seal. This could actually have a negative effect on your cultured stone. If the sealer is applied incorrectly or unevenly, parts of your stone will be weathered more than others. It can also affect how your stone looks if there are uneven patches of sealer.
Working on a project with cultured stone?
The experts at Elston Materials can help! We carry cultured stone as well as sealer, so you can easily get all your supplies in one place. If you have any questions, you can contact us–we’re always happy to answer your questions!