Do you aim to give your counters a marble effect? Here’s a way to do it at no extravagant cost to you. It’s as simple as painting the countertop a marble pattern. Creating a unique faux-marble countertop doesn’t require an artist or expert, although we are more than happy to help. If you’re searching for a reliable brand to handle your Tampa kitchen remodeling, search no more. Renovate Tampa Bay is the best at all things renovation and remodeling in Tampa. Find out how to achieve this as you read on.
How To Paint Faux-Marble Countertops
Marble is available in different shades and colours like gold, brown, blue and black. Any of these colours can help you achieve marble painting. Here are some steps to creating marble countertops
- Ensure the surface is smooth.
- Wash the countertop thoroughly with soap and hot water and leave to air dry.
- Fill any nicks or deep scratches with laminate filler, so there are no gaps in the paint.
- Use medium sandpaper to roughen the surface of the countertop so that the paint will adhere well.
- Get rid of the dust from sanding using a tack cloth or damp rag and leave to dry.
- Cover all areas you don’t want to paint, such as the sink, floors etc., with plastic sheeting or painter’s tape.
- Apply primer to the surfaces you will paint, including the edges. Leave to dry overnight and use fine sandpaper to sand. Remove the dust using a damp rag.
- Paint the countertop using white paint by using a 2-inch natural bristle brush to outline, then fill using your 7-inch roller. Leave to dry.
- Add color variations to give a marble appearance. Dab on the grey colors with a round brush, using the lighter shade first, then a medium and darker one. Ensure to blend it as you paint.
- Blend the lines by blotting with a sponge. Take your time, don’t rush. Oil paint doesn’t dry easily, so you’ll need patience. If you notice any areas are thicker than others, don’t panic. As it dries, it will even out eventually.
- Before the paint finally dries, add veins on the marble using a small artist’s paintbrush or feather to give it a unique look. Use pictures of marble for reference on how the veins look.
What Are The Tools And Materials Needed?
To create a marble-like countertop, you need:
- A damp rag or tack cloth
- Sandpaper, fine and medium
- Feather or small artist paintbrush
- 7-inch paint roller made of lamb wool with ¼ inch nap
- Natural bristle 2-inch paintbrush
- Natural bristle round paintbrush
- Painter’s tape
- Oil-based paint (three shades of grey and eggshell white for basecoat
- Oil-based primer
- Oil-based clear gloss polyurethane topcoat
- Plastic sheeting
- Turpentine or paint thinner
- Marble tile picture for reference
Why Go For A Faux-Marble Countertop?
It resembles a solid marble surface but adds a touch of class and beauty to your kitchen. A marble countertop lightens up your kitchen, is easy to create, and doesn’t require expertise or artistic prowess to transform your kitchen into a sight to behold. Give it a try today.
Creating a faux-marble countertop on your kitchen surface is a good idea. It would help if you had expert guidance on remodeling your kitchen space, and that’s where we come in. Give your kitchen a new look; call Renovate Tampa Bay to schedule an appointment in Tampa today.