Enhancing Granite, Travertine Marble
& Other Natural Stones

FAQ's On Color Enhancer


What Is A Color Enhancer for Travertine Marble, Granite, & Other Natural Stones?

It's a product that enhances the color of your stone. It deepens the color of your granite, travertine marble or other natural stone by giving it the wet look.

Why Use It?

Clean with Marble, 
Granite And More Floor Cleaner.

  1. Add shine and depth to your stone.
  2. Darken your grout.
  3. Repel water.
  4. Reduce fingerprints. (especially honed black granite.)
  5. Obtain a more polished or finished look on rough surfaces.
  6. Camouflage scratches on non polished stones.
  7. Match edges to the surface of your stone.
    (Ex: Tile Edges.)

Where Do I Use It?

Apply color enhancer. Use it on granite, travertine marble, limestone... all non polished stone surfaces.

Sometimes a color enhancer can be used on polished surfaces. But, it's quite a bit more noticeable on honed, flamed, leathered, antiqued, tumbled, satin, brushed or rough finishes.

Use it on vertical or horizontal surfaces such as counter tops, back splashes, vanities, showers, fireplaces, and floors.

Use it on rocks and grout.

Use it inside or out.

How Long Does It Last?

Remove excess MB-6 color 
enhancer.

It lasts longer on interior surfaces than exterior surfaces.

It lasts longer on counter tops & vanities vs. floors.

We applied the color enhancer to a heavily trafficked (residential) interior slate floor. It lasted about 3 years before we reapplied it. You'll notice over time that the deepness of the color fades - nothing drastic.

We also enhanced a few boulders sitting outside. The enhancer has lasted through three Minnesota winters so far. The color has faded but the boulders still don't look as dry and dusty as they did before applying the enhancer.

Color Enhancing Boulders.

How Do I Use A Color Enhancer for Granite, Travertine Marble & Other Natural Stones?

  1. Clean your surface with a cleaner for counters or stone floors.

  2. Apply the enhancer with a rag, paint brush, roller or sprayer.

  3. Let it sit 5 minutes or so. You want it to penetrate into the stone.
    Then wipe off any excess.

A Few TIPS -

  1. Before purchasing an enhancer, get your stone wet. Like the color? This is how your stone will look once it's applied.
  2. Apply the enhancer BEFORE any sealer. Very Important!
  3. Wear gloves.
  4. Feel sticky after applying? Give it a day or so. If it still feels sticky - use a little more enhancer or mineral spirits to remove any dried or excess enhancer from the surface.
  5. Need a straight line? Use blue painters tape. This will also keep the enhancer where you want it.

How Long Does An Enhancer For Stone Take to Apply?

This depends on how much stone you are enhancing and where it is located
- walls, counters, floors etc.

Typically, an hundred square feet of floors will take about 1 hour.

Does It Work?

Yes.

Compare enhanced and 
not enhanced slate.

We tested the the color enhancer on a slate floor. We wanted to see if there was a huge difference in color, if it could camouflage scratches and how long the enhanced look lasted.

What We Did....

  1. Cleaned the slate with stone floor cleaner.
  2. Applied the color enhancer with a paint brush.
  3. Let the enhancer set overnight.
  4. Applied another coat of enhancer.

We then took a key, scratched the floor and reapplied enhancer on just the scratched tile.

Results

The difference was incredible! The slate went from dusty and drab to deeper and darker. Did The Color Improve? YES! The blacks became a deep charcoal instead of dusty gray - the greens evened out - the reds, rusts and oranges looked fresher and clean. The colors appeared brighter.

Did The Scratch Disappear?

YES. It was perfect - no sign of the scratch. Will it work on other stones? It might. Get the area wet. Did the scratch disappear? If so, the a color enhancer will most likely work.

Scratched Slate. Scratch Is 
Gone.

It has been 3 years since we applied an enhancer to the slate floor. The color's faded but the slate does not look as dusty as the day it was installed. We recently applied another coat of enhancer and the colors POP once again.

We decided to try the enhancer on a few different stones.
The enhanced side is on your right.

Compare enhanced and not enhanced 
stones.

PROS CONS
Easy To Use. Strong Odor While Applying.
Difference In Color Is Incredible. Fades Over Time.
Pretty Quick To Use. Wear Gloves Or Your Hands Get Sticky.
Lots of Uses Including Camouflaging Scratches. Permanent. Make Sure You Like The Look!
Diminishes Fingerprints.  
Different Mediums For Applying.  

The color enhancer increased the depth of color on all the stones we applied it to. The look changed drastically on every stone.

The simplest and least expensive way to know if you'll like how the color enhancer will look is by getting your stone wet.

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