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.
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.
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.
Before purchasing an enhancer, get your stone wet. Like the color? This is how your stone will look once it's applied.
Apply the enhancer BEFORE any sealer. Very Important!
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.
Need a straight line? Use blue painters tape. This will also keep the enhancer where you want it.
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.
We tested 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.
We then took a key, scratched the floor and reapplied enhancer on just the scratched tile.
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.
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.
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.
I purchased the stone enhancer and I want to let you know I am beyond pleased with this product.
I used granite tiles and as you all know the sides, any part of the granite that has been cut, and the backs of the tile are a weird grey color. When the tiles were butted up against one another these weird grey ends were exposed making for an unattractive finished product.
After one application I could tell it was a wonderful product. I applied another coat and the ruff grey colored edges look almost identical to the pre-polished front of the granite tile.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants their natural stone to always have that wet look. Thanks a bunch I am a totally satisfied customer.
I received the color enhancer and tried it out. It works great. A huge difference! The granite looks deeper and the color is better.
... the countertops look FABULOUS!! The product definitely did enhance the color. I actually ended up using 3 coats.
After doing the color enhancer I spilled a couple of things on the countertops, one of them being red wine. Anyway, everything, including the wine, just sat on the top of the countertop and didn't soak in.