Peter Brooks Stone Works
185 Berger Street Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075
Phone Number: 201-460-7505
Fax Number: 201-460-7507
 

Counter Care

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Peter Brooks Stone Works is now offering in home sealer and maintenance services. Please call or email to discuss how we can help you care for your stone!

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Marble & Granite Care:

Marble and granite are easier to maintain then you would expect. Warm water and a soft cloth clean up most spills on both surfaces.

Marble – Special Precautions:

Marble isn’t quite as worry-free as granite. It has a softer, less stain-resistant surface than granite and should be treated like a fine piece of wood. Spills should be wiped up immediately, coasters should be placed under beverages to avoid staining and etching. Marble is especially susceptible to damage from citric acids, alcohol’s, and oils. With proper care it’s beauty will last for generations.

Granite Surfaces:

Although, granite is a dense material it is a product of nature that is slightly porous. Before an active counter-top is utilized it must be properly sealed. All projects that are completed by Peter Brooks Stone Works include sealer. We recommend sealing active granite surfaces annually.

Sealing Granite Countertops:

The sealing process is simple and takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. This creates an invisible below the surface seal which adds an extended resistance to water and grease, and has no effect on the stone’s natural appearance. There are now environmentally safe sealers available at most marble and granite suppliers. Always follow prescribed directions on the product label. See below for Peter Brooks’ sealer recommendation.

Cleaning Granite Countertops:

Granite should be cleaned with gentle neutral cleaners. Abrasive cleaners such as Fantastic and 409 with bleach or ammonia are not appropriate for granite surfaces. These abrasive cleaners will accelerate the deterioration of the stone sealer.

STAIN-PROOF Original™

Peter Brooks Stone Works is an accredited applicator of STAIN-PROOF Original™ by Dry-Treat
STAIN-PROOF Original™ is an impregnating, invisible and breathable sealer that protects exposed natural stone, tiles, pavers, concrete and grout from damage caused by water, salts and oil-based stains. Treated indoor and outdoor surfaces become easier to clean, maintain, and keep looking good for longer. STAIN-PROOF Original™ provides lasting protection for natural stone, concrete, terracotta tile, cast stone, paving, sandstone, limestone, brick and grout.

STAIN-PROOF Original™ is an impregnating, invisible and breathable sealer that protects exposed natural stone, tiles, pavers, concrete and grout from damage caused by water, salts and oil-based stains. Treated indoor and outdoor surfaces become easier to clean, maintain, and keep looking good for longer. STAIN-PROOF Original™ provides lasting protection for natural stone, concrete, terracotta tile, cast stone, paving, sandstone, limestone, brick and grout.

Stain Proof

Typical applications: STAIN-PROOF Original™ is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including building facades, floors, walls, swimming pool surrounds, patios, garages, kitchens and entertaining areas.

Benefits: STAIN-PROOF Original™ is able to repel stains, graffiti and food products making cleaning easier; non film-forming; able to work without changing the appearance of the surface – keeps the original look; suitable for indoor and outdoor use; able to greatly reduce water uptake and minimise moss growth, freeze thaw spalling and efflorescence; an excellent chloride ion salt screen ?ideal for marine and pool areas; highly water vapour permeableable to breathe so there is no build-up of subsurface moisture, allowing it to dry out; deeply penetrating protecting against weathering and wearing; very alkali resistant; won’t break down in contact with cement based materials, able to seal hairline cracks up to 0.3 mm (0.012 in.) and does not flake or peel.

Warranty: A 15-YEAR PERFORMANCE WARRANTY is offered when product applied by an Accredited Applicator following our written instructions and surface is maintained regularly using our written maintenance system, as outlined in our warranty document. Spills should still be cleaned up immediately to minimise absorption.

Application rates: Total application rate is approximately one litre per two to 25 sq. metres (20 to 250 sq. feet per quart) depending on absorption.

How to use:

  1. ALWAYS TEST PRODUCT ON A SMALL AREA FIRST and allow a 24 hour cure time to determine the ease of application and desired results.
  2. Ensure surfaces to be treated are dry, clean and free of residues.
  3. Product is to be applied without thinning.
  4. Generously saturate the surface with product using a low-pressure hand spray, a clean brush, or similar. Surface should have a mirror-like wet look for 3-5 seconds. Avoid contact with surrounding areas.
  5. When the surface becomes touch dry, or a minimum of 10 minutes, repeat Step 4. Total application rate is approximately one litre per two to 25 sq. metres (20 to 250 sq. feet per quart) depending on absorption.
  6. When the surface becomes touch dry, or a minimum of 10 minutes, to allow the product to penetrate into the surface, polish surface with a clean white dry cloth to remove excess product. If you have waited too long and the product has begun to cure and has become more difficult to remove, moistening the cloth with STAIN-PROOF Original™ should ease polishing.
  7. Use an organic solvent e.g. methylated spirits to clean equipment. Once cured, this product is food contact safe.
  8. Sealer will not prevent surface etching, scuff marks or wear and may lighten or darken some surfaces. STAIN-PROOF Original™ will make the maintenance and cleaning of a treated surface much easier. Once cured, this product is food contact safe.

 

Peter Brooks Stone Works also recommends Bulletproof Sealer

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Bulletproof Sealer

Available Sizes and Coverage
Quart: 15-100 sq. ft.


Features and Benefits
• Advanced penetrating microbond protection
• Maximum protection against most stains
• Makes cleaning stone easier
• Preserves natural look
• Water-based low-solids coating
• Interior & exterior

Where to Use
Natural stone such as marble, granite, limestone, bluestone, saltillo, travertine & sandstone. Best suited for the most porous stone surfaces.