Sealing Slate Kitchen Backsplash
Slate kitchen backsplash – Slate tiles are also an option for a kitchen backsplash. Slate tiles differ from granite tiles, because of shale lackluster and light transparency. Just like granite, but the slate tiles are available in different colors. The texture is obvious visually and physically. Because slate tiles are quite dark, so use them in kitchens with the darker decor. For slate tiles in different sizes, open doors to design freedom. If mixing and matching tiles, consider adding matte glass tiles that contrast with the slate’s rough texture.
Slate kitchen backsplash is not subject to an inordinate amount of moisture unless you happen to have a sink leak, but sealing the stone is still important to the life of the installation. While shale is one of the smallest porous stone and when sealed, it takes a lot to get through it, fades sealer still over time; and if you want that extra layer of protection, seal slate. This is a fairly simple process that you can complete in a few hours and return to enjoying your kitchen. Take on safety glasses and rubber gloves to avoid eye and skin irritation. Mix grout cleaner in a container according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Different grout cleaners have varying mixing requirements, and you need to dilute the mixture, as directed, to avoid damage to the grout with acids in the grout color cleaner.
Clean the surface of the slate with grout cleaner. Dip a scrub brush in the mixture and dampen brush and then scrub backsplash tiles until all the dirt is removed. Rinse the surface with clean water and a sponge. Wring out the sponge frequently to remove all the dirt and remaining grout cleaner. Allow the surface to air dry. Coat slate kitchen backsplash with a new layer of sealer. Use a spray-on sealer for ease of use, but make sure you protect the edges of a nearby tree against excessive spray with a cloth. For a more controlled Compensation Method, use the type of paint-on sealer and either use it with a brush or cloth. Follow package directions on sealer for proper curing times before using the range backsplash.