How To Remove Sealer From Marble 

 July 9, 2022

By  Dale Keese

When marble sealer has been applied incorrectly, it should be removed then reapplied. But what is the correct way of removing sealer from marble surfaces?

Apply a sealer remover or paint thinner liberally on the marble surface using a thick, solvent-resistant brush. Allow the thinner to soak up the sealer from the marble surface for up to 24 hours depending on the manufacturer’s directions. Wipe it off then repeat if necessary.

Want to learn more about properly removing sealer from marble substrates? Read on below to learn more.

Removing Sealer From Marble

Getting the sealer coating off marble is an easy and straightforward process that you can do at home. You just need the right tools and equipment to do so.

What You’ll Need

Specific products and tools are necessary for the proper removal of sealer from marble surfaces. Below are a list of items you’ll need, which you can find on Amazon (note: we earn a small commission if you purchase any of them):

-   Sealer remover or paint thinner that is made for use on marble. Be sure to choose a formula that can remove the sealer based on its formulation, which is either water based or oil based.

-   Solvent resistant paintbrush for applying the sealer remover or paint thinner on the marble surface. These types of brushes are made for industrial use and are thick enough to spread the product on while also agitating the old sealer for efficient removal.

-   Chemical resistant gloves which will protect your skin from the chemicals in the sealer remover or paint thinner


Here is a general guide for removing sealer from marble using a sealer remover or stripper. However, take note that each product will have its own directions, so always be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions. In addition, be sure to operate in a well-ventilated environment and use gloves.

  1. Pour a generous amount of the sealer remover or paint thinner on the marble surface.
  2. Use the brush to spread it evenly, following the product directions on how long to leave it for.
  3. Repeat if necessary to completely remove the sealer.

If you intend to reapply sealer on marble, allow the surface to cure for at least 2 weeks first.


Removing sealer from marble may take some elbow grease, but doing it yourself is completely possible. Just follow these tips and have the right tools on hand.

About the author

Hey, I'm Dale Keese.. thanks for reading.. hopefully this article can save you some time and trouble with your sealing job. I'm also in the process of making some video walk-throughs for youtube so check back soon! thanks

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