Seaming Stone and Quartz
After cutting, the surface needs to be cleaned of dust/sludge that accumulates on the edges. The bulk of this can be washed away with water (either use water under pressure, or use your hand to ensure that dust is lifted). It is recommended to use acetone or alcohol for a final white to ensure the surface is contaminate free.
Before applying adhesive, ensure that the surface is dry. Porous surfaces (granite, marble, limestone, etc.) need extra attention to make sure moisture has evaporated.
The surface and adhesive should both be at room temperature.
Apply masking tape on each side of the seam, back about 1/16 inch from the joint. (Build up 2 to 3 layers of tape).