Do you think this table can be painted?

by Margaret
I purchased this table and would like to paint it. It looks like marble on the top. Do you think it can be painted. Best picture I could get.
do you think this table can be painted
do you think this table can be painted
  20 answers
  • Jan Ratcliffe Jan Ratcliffe on Oct 26, 2016
    Hi, Chalk paint like Annie Sloans can be used on any surface so give it a try for a great recycle.
  • Dol6994277 Dol6994277 on Oct 26, 2016
    Yes u can it
  • Dol6994277 Dol6994277 on Oct 26, 2016
    First rough surface with water proof sand paper no.400 then apply one coat of primer then again apply water proof papper no 600. Then pain it shade of your choice.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 26, 2016
    Clean and make sure there is no residue,follow by a bonding primer allowing to dry,paint and again allow to dry and seal with a polyacrylic.
  • it is called fossil stone. I have the same table, but I love it the way it is
    • Judy Phillips Judy Phillips on Oct 26, 2016
      I have a pair of those tables too and like them the way they are. If you paint them Margaret I would love to see the finished project.
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Oct 26, 2016
    I would paint the top with chalk paint (Waverly from the Walmart craft department is my favorite) and I would spray paint the legs.
  • Connie Connie on Oct 26, 2016
    I have a similar table but all wood, glass top. I am removing the glass, putting down pallet strips and chalk painting the base.
  • Rut12827923 Rut12827923 on Oct 26, 2016
    What if you keep the marble as framing and paint something on the glass?
  • Dixon Danger Dixon Danger on Oct 26, 2016
    Bottom line answer is that everything can be painted. :-)
  • Melissa V Melissa V on Oct 26, 2016
    Not sure what look you were going for, but that's not real marble. I think it looks nice the way it is, maybe do something with the base and glass trim.
  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Oct 26, 2016
    Everything can be painted, just a question of what kind of look you want. You will need to scrub with dawn to be sure there is no grease or oil on the surface. Plan on two coats(at least). First an acrylic latex. When dry go with a gloss or semi gloss to finish, depending on how shiny you want it. Another option is a counter top refinish product. You could keep a marbled look but have different color. Stop by your local paint store for advice and selection. Don't forget a drop cloth or two or a lot of newspaper.
  • Vicki VanEck Hill Vicki VanEck Hill on Oct 26, 2016
    Mourn a forced giveaway donation of my lookalike table...very pricey at time!
  • Jennifer Weber Ferguson Jennifer Weber Ferguson on Oct 26, 2016
    Yes, it can be painted - make sure to give it a light sanding for a little tooth and then use a Bonding primer - XIM has a great one that I use all the time.
  • Designer Diane Designer Diane on Oct 26, 2016
    Why would you want to paint fossil stone and make it look like a cheap table? Just buy a cheap table and paint it. Sell this one to someone who likes the stone.
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    • Melissa V Melissa V on Oct 30, 2016
      Margaret-Ok, now that I know a little bit more about your situation ( I posted earlier), I would get yourself moved in and more settled. Put the table where you think you'd like it ( do you have the glass?), if no glass, set a piece of wood to cover and decorate like it was refinished (lamp, plant, picture, etc) to see if you like it. Or paint cardboard, may need several layers, the color you were thinking of on the top layer and try the same thing. Live with it. Move it. Change the look. It's yours to have FUN with. I have one that someone left by the dumpster at the apt. we lived in before buying our home. All wood, base painted lavender, top still wood but no glass. I put a spare shelf from an entertainment center to cover the hole, antique tiffany lamp (spare bedroom ), even the lavender matches the antique quilt! Think about it, you've got a lot going on, and hey, they don't come any "Cheaper" than mine (and I got a white/wood ladder back chair too!). Look forward to seeing on what you decide to do!
  • Delicia Ambrosino Delicia Ambrosino on Oct 26, 2016
    Imagine it stained. Like wood I can imagine all the striations of the marbled colors popping. All I know is this. It has to be cleaned well and roughed up to ensure that any treatment it has had is compltely off. Sometimes marble is polished smooth and then a special wax or polymer is applied....otherwise the marble would stain and rarely does stains come out of marble... I know, I bled on a piece once.
  • Susan Hutchins Susan Hutchins on Oct 26, 2016
    This table can be painted. Scrub it real well to remove the dirt and grim. Paint or spray with primer. All to dry. Paint or spray the rest of the table. If the legs are to be left black, good for you. Clean the legs & spray them with black paint.
  • Ell7769207 Ell7769207 on Oct 26, 2016
    Yes, but why would you paint the stone? I would paint the base and if I did not like glass insert. I would inset with planks of weathered wood planks that complement the stone and base. Give it a weathered Country look
  • Dpbeee2 Dpbeee2 on Oct 28, 2016
    You can paint a n y t h i n g with rustoleum. You may need to sand first.
  • Sue c. Sue c. on Oct 30, 2016
    I'd like to know where people get off being negative and nasty about someone elses taste in home furnishing. That nastiness deserves to booted to the curb with class, style and good manners just as you did Margaret. Congratulations.
    • Margaret Margaret on Oct 30, 2016
      Sue there has been many times when i have wanted to reply negatively to someone's post but refrained simply because if I can't help you, I will not hinder you. After all, that table has no feelings but I do!
  • Sheila D Sheila D on Nov 06, 2016
    If you want to try the paint on the marble, flip the table over and try a small area on the back