Safeguarding Honed Marble Countertops from Stains and Etching

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Marble is known for its beauty but also for being prone to etching and staining. Yet, in a recent project, we did more than polish a marble countertop – we shielded it with an innovative protective coating. Unlike many countertop laminate or sheet film solutions, this thin, poured UV-cured coating is barely visible and offers customizable finishes like honed, leaving homeowners thrilled with its performance and appearance. Here’s a closer look at our experience and the practical benefits of this remarkable product.

The Project

In our most recent project, we focused on protecting and refinishing marble countertops in a kitchen blessed with abundant natural light and stunning views. In such a picturesque setting, imperfections are simply not an option, as the kitchen serves as a true showcase of excellence.

Our protective countertop coating is a UV-cured application that creates a durable, crystal-clear finish on marble and other natural stones. Our coating application technicians are extensively trained, ensuring a high-quality application that maximizes its protective benefits while enhancing the surface’s appearance.


  1. Stops Etching and Staining: Protective Coating provides a protective barrier that prevents the common issues of etching and staining that plague marble surfaces. Acidic substances like lemon juice, vinegar, and wine are no longer a threat.
  2. Crystal Clear Finish: The finish is completely transparent, preserving the natural beauty and color of the marble.
  3. Versatile Application: Protective Coating can be applied to a variety of surfaces including marble, limestone, onyx, travertine, and concrete. It’s suitable for honed, polished, and leathered finishes, and can be applied on both horizontal and vertical surfaces.
  4. Low Odor and Environmentally Friendly: The application process is low odor and environmentally friendly, making it safe for indoor use.
  5. Safe on Food-Contact Surfaces: Protective Coating is safe for surfaces that come into contact with food, ensuring that your kitchen remains both beautiful and functional.
  6. Zero Porosity: With zero porosity, the treated surface becomes impenetrable to germs and bacteria, promoting a healthier environment.
  7. Durable and Long-Lasting: The finish is incredibly durable, providing up to 10 years of wear. It will not crack or peel over time, even under heavy use.
  8. Easy Maintenance and Repair: Maintaining a Protective Coating surface is simple, and any necessary repairs can be easily performed, ensuring the countertop stays in top condition for years to come.

The Application Process

The installation of Protective Coating is a meticulous process that begins with thoroughly cleaning and preparing the marble surface. This ensures that the coating adheres properly and provides maximum protection. Our team of certified Protective Coating applicators then applies the coating evenly, followed by UV curing to set the finish.

The entire process is efficient and minimally disruptive, with the low odor and quick curing time allowing the homeowners to return to normal use of their kitchen within a short period.

The Results

The results of our recent project were nothing short of stunning. The marble countertop regained its original shine and elegance, now protected by the durable Protective Coating. The homeowners were thrilled with the transformation, knowing that their countertop is now resistant to etching, staining, and the wear and tear of daily use.

Our stone protection transforms and makes marble countertops low maintenance and virtually care free, so they are not only beautiful but also practical for everyday use. If you’re tired of dealing with the delicate nature of your marble surfaces, consider the benefits of Protective Coating. Contact a certified Protective Coating applicator in your area to learn more about how this innovative finish can enhance and preserve your natural stone surfaces for years to come.

Say goodbye to etching and staining, and hello to a stunning, crystal-clear, and durable finish with AntiEtch! Connect with us today for a free quote!

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