The best way to protect your countertops!

Why get TuffSkin Countertop Sealer from Petrus Hawaii?

Natural stone surfaces are a beautiful addition to any home or business, but they require proper care and maintenance. Also a proper countertop sealer is one of the best things you can do for your countertops. That’s why we use only the best products and techniques to protect your stone surfaces. Stains, scratches, etches and other types of damage that can occur over time.

Petrus Hawaii is proud to offer professional stone protection services. We aim to keep your natural stone countertops looking their best for years to come. In addition, our team of experts provides the highest quality sealing and maintenance services for a variety of natural stone surfaces, including granite, marble, travertine, limestone and more.

Our stone surface protection services involve the application of high-quality film and protective sealer, rather than a liquid, creating a hard barrier that repels water, wine, oil, lime juice, coffee, vinegar, sodas, soaps and other contaminants. This prevents stains and other types of damage from occurring, making it easier to clean and maintain your countertops. 

Hotels, bars and restaurants love this product as it helps them maintain the natural stone appearance with the best protection in the industry. It’s the best countertop sealer in the world!

At Petrus Hawaii, we understand that your natural stone surfaces are an investment, and we’re committed to helping you protect that investment for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about our TuffSkin stone surface protection services and to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

TuffSkin Countertop Sealer vs Traditional Sealers

Whether you’re considering stone protection for your kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, or other areas, TuffSkin offers distinct advantages that set it apart from traditional stone sealers.

The TuffSkin countertop sealer Difference:

The Ultimate Stone Surface Protection

1. Cutting-Edge Technology: This product redefines stone protection through cutting-edge technology. Unlike traditional stone sealers that merely create a surface barrier, the TuffSkin countertop sealer is a physical barrier that employs advanced adhesive technology that forms a durable, transparent, and protective layer over your stone surfaces. This layer acts as a shield against stains, etching, and abrasions, ensuring your stone maintains its original beauty.

2. Clarity and Aesthetics: While traditional sealers can alter the appearance of natural stone by imparting a slight sheen or altering color hues, TuffSkin’s ultra-clear formulation preserves the natural aesthetics of your stone surfaces. Say goodbye to unsightly residue or discoloration – TuffSkin’s transparency allows the inherent beauty of your stone to shine through.

3. Impact Resistance: It goes beyond traditional stone sealers by providing exceptional impact resistance. It guards against accidental drops, heavy utensils, and sharp objects, minimizing the risk of chips and cracks. Enjoy peace of mind knowing your stone surfaces are safe against everyday wear and tear.

4. Easy Maintenance: Unlike traditional sealers that can require frequent reapplication and special cleaning routines, TuffSkin simplifies maintenance. Its smooth surface repels liquids and prevents stains from penetrating, making cleanup a breeze. Effortlessly maintain your stone surfaces without the hassle of constant upkeep. Simply wipe away any spills!

5. Longevity and Endurance: Traditional sealers often require periodic resealing to maintain their effectiveness. TuffSkin’s robust adhesive technology ensures long-lasting protection that stands the test of time. Experience durable stone protection that extends the life of your surfaces.

6. Tailored to Your Needs: We offer customizable solutions to suit your specific stone protection needs. Whether you’re looking to safeguard kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, or other high-traffic areas, like bars, hotels and restaurants, the TuffSkin countertop sealer is custom fitted to your requirements, ensuring comprehensive and effective protection.

7. Professional Installation: Applied by trained professionals who ensure a virtually invisible and precise installation process. This guarantees optimal adhesion, clarity, and protection for your stone surfaces. Sit back and relax while experts handle the installation with care and precision.

Experience the Future of Stone Protection with TuffSkin® Countertop Sealer

In summary, TuffSkin reimagines stone protection with its innovative technology, clarity, impact resistance, and ease of maintenance. Unlike traditional stone sealers, TuffSkin provides a transparent, durable shield that enhances the natural beauty of your stone surfaces while offering unmatched protection against stains, etching, and abrasions. 

With TuffSkin Countertop Sealer, you’re investing in a solution that not only elevates the aesthetics of your space but also ensures the longevity of your valuable stone surfaces.

Explore our range of solutions today and discover a new standard of stone surface protection. Contact us to learn more or schedule a consultation with our expert team. Elevate your stone surfaces with the TuffSkin Countertop Sealer  – where protection meets perfection.


Calcium-Based Stones like Marble, Onyx and Travertines etch and stain very easily, sometimes faster than they can be wiped away. No liquid sealer can prevent this issue. TuffSkin provides complete etch and stain protection.

Tuffskin is a proprietary stone laminate similar to a cell phone screen protector on a larger scale and designed specifically for stone adhesion. It is not a liquid at all. It is a 4 mil thick polyester manufactured in roll form that can be applied on all shapes and forms or stones. We have seen it all!

Yes. Stone protected with TuffSkin will not etch.

TuffSkin protects against scratching, chipping and stun marks. Although the TuffSkin laminate could be damaged, your stone will not. We do recommend the use of cutting boards, placemats & trivets, just as you would with your natural stone. Should your tops become scratched, TuffSkin is easily removed and replaced.

TuffSkin is very chemical resistant. There are no household chemicals that can harm our top coating.

Yes, TuffSkin can take the heat and stay in the kitchen. In the bathroom, blow dryers and curling irons do not affect TuffSkin. It can withstand heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Yes, we have a specific product for that. TuffSkin EXT will not turn yellow and has a UV inhibitor built in to the hardcoat. In full sun, it should last approximately 2 years. With a patio cover, expect it to last longer.

The decision to replace TuffSkin is an aesthetic determination based upon personal preference. On average, hotels replace them every 8-10 years, busy restaurants and bars 1-5 years, and residential customers every 4-8 years. Regardless of when the decision is made to replace TuffSkin, the performance of the product will remain acid, alkaline, water and oil proof for as long as TuffSkin is protecting the surface.

You may use a non-abrasive stone cleaner like TuffSkin All Purpose Cleaner or even a glass cleaner like ‘Sprayway’ to clean the surface of TuffSkin. Final buffing can be done with a dry microfiber towel.

A TuffSkin installation is environmentally safe and creates no odors. We only use a soapy solution, some alcohol found in most homes and our professional tools. There are no harmful fumes or stone dust during our installation, families and even pets can stay at home while the installation is done.

It depends on climate and humidity. The maximum bond time is achieved in 72 hours or less, but countertops can be used within 2 hours after an installation.

It all depends on the complexity of the design and the amount of stone to be covered. An average kitchen takes about 1 day. Hotel projects can be completed at 10-25 rooms per day, and bars and restaurants in 2-3 days. 

Satin or Gloss are the two finishes available. Satin is used for an honed finish, whereas Gloss is used for a polished finish. 

TuffSkin is quoted per job including product, installation, and warranty. Prices depend on sizes, quantities, waste factor and service areas. After all this information is collected, we will send a formal estimate to our client.

TuffSkin never peels on its own. TuffSkin can be peeled back with some effort. We have seen this in bars, especially gaming bars. These types of installations require monthly review by staff. We see no issues in home or hotel room installations. TuffSkin is a better way to maintain these surfaces.

Clients most often report that their stone looks remarkable with TuffSkin’s color-enhancing effect. Satin enhances an honed finish while the gloss enhances a polished stone. Check out our gallery for images of our product installed!

Aside from natural stone surfaces, TuffSkin can be applied to any flat surface needing protection. From engineered stone like quartz, metal, glass, and other flat surfaces.


More about TuffSkin®.


The following information provides specific details about TuffSkin Countertop Sealer and its application. TuffSkin protects natural stones from acid-etching and staining. It is not designed to hide imperfections in the stone.

1. Only applicable to the surface of natural stone tops. Not floors or textured walls. It is installed on the flat surface only, and not on corners or edges. The installer cuts the coating at a slight angle to lessen the chance of the product snagging, which may cause pull up.

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2. TuffSkin goes on each individual piece of natural stone, ending just short of each end seam. This assures a natural appearance  as seams are usually lower than the surface of the stone.

3. The stone surface gets cleaned multiple times and with different techniques during the application process to minimize the chance of contaminants adhering between the TuffSkin and the stone. There is still a chance that contaminants such as dust land on the surface of the stone or TuffSkin adhesive after cleaning but before actual application (a matter of seconds), which may cause a visual defect (such as but not limited to a bump). 

This is a visual defect only and will not affect the performance of TuffSkin, protecting the surface. Please understand we are talking about a tiny bump which usually is not visible unless one gets very close to the top and is looking for it. 

4. All natural stone may contain divots, nicks, holes, cracks, chips or other defects that change the surface appearance of the stone. The normal installation of TuffSkin does not include the repair of these conditions. If the owner desires these stone imperfections repaired, they can have the work done by a competent stone restoration company in advance of the installation. 

Any imperfections after this preparation work will be visible through the TuffSkin. Please understand that any imperfections mentioned above are already visible within your stone. Having TuffSkin applied to your top will not create a perfect surface if the stone under it is not perfect. 

5. If the seam or edge of the stone has existing chips, when we apply TuffSkin we will cut around the chips. We cannot let the TuffSkin float freely over a chipped edge because it increases the possibility the TuffSkin snags and starts pulling up. The same is true where an edge meets a seam. 

We will slightly round the corner of TuffSkin to greatly increase product durability. This radius cut is a freehand cut and thus cannot always be 100% perfect. Installers will cut these back to the best possible radius.

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6. Almost all surface visual damage, such as minor acid-etching, is not visible through the installed TuffSkin as the reflection has changed to the reflection of the TuffSkin. If there is a stain, it could be visible through the coating. 

7. Occasionally, air or water bubbles form under the TuffSkin after application. This is normal and trapped water always evaporates on its own. 

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8. After installation, you will need to treat the now coated stone similarly to how natural stone is supposed to be treated.

  • No cutting on it, this will scratch the TuffSkin.
  • No abrasive cleaners, this will scratch the TuffSkin.
  • Hot pans may be laid on TuffSkin per the manufacturer up to 400 degrees.
  • Do not allow anyone to pick at the edges. The TuffSkin has a special edge adhesive but it CAN be removed if picked at as its designed to be replaced in case of damage.

 Tech Specs 

  • TuffSkin is a proprietary stone laminate surface protection designed specifically to protect countertops, tables, bars and vanities fabricated from MARBLE, ONYX and TRAVERTINE.
  • TuffSkin is constructed of 4 mil (.004) optically clear polyester with Stone Release Adhesive System.
  • TuffSkin has a hard coat technology to resist wear.
  • TuffSkin is liquid impermeable and gas permeable.
  • TuffSkin allows .4625ccm of vapor transfer per 100 sq in. of TuffSkin in a 24 hr period. 
  • TuffSkin to be installed in as clean and dust free environment as possible.
  • Surfaces coated with TuffSkin to be cleaned with any non-abrasive cleaner using a soft cloth, paper towel or squeegee.
  • TuffSkin is manufactured in two finishes: Gloss and Satin.
  • TuffSkin Quality Standard: Countertop sealer to be installed as cleanly as possible. Perfect installations are not possible when dealing with natural stone and existing environmental conditions.

Areas of Protection

  • Hotel Rooms & Restaurant/Bars – stains from wine, lemon/lime juice, coffee, etched rings.
  • Kitchen – stains from coffee, wine, oils, food & lemon/lime juice.
  • Bathrooms – stains from makeup, mouthwash, toothpaste, perfumes & coffee.

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