Faux Marble Painted Countertops

I am so thrilled to share with you how my faux marble countertops turned out!!

Here are the steps I took:
1. Deglossed the counters using a liquid sander, then wiped clean
2. Primed the counters using Stix primer
3. Painted over primer with a white flat paint with a foam roller
4. Sponge over paint to soften lines
5. Dampen sponge and lightly add black paint
6. Lightly sponge on more white paint
7. Using an artist brush, create veins with black paint
8. Using a spray bottle, spray water onto the black veins
9. Lightly soften lines with sponge and white paint
10. Repeat steps until desired look is achieved
11. Allow to dry to the touch
12. Mix 1 part paint to 3 parts water so paint is nice and thin
13. Spread paint mixture over top of counter with a flat stick or foam brush
14. Seal using Giani top coat
15. Seal around sink with silicone
**You can fine more tips and my full VIDEO TUTORIAL on my blog!!
I researched so many different ways of doing countertops. I considered an oil based paint, epoxy or Ardex feather finish for a faux cement top. I explain on my blog why I chose to go the latex route instead!

Here are some before and during shots:

Be sure to stop by my blog for ALL THE DETAILS

As well as a VIDEO TUTORIAL on how I achieved this effect!


GO HERE! http://allthingswithpurpose.com/2016/02/faux-marble-painted-countertops/
Sarah Lemp {All Things with Purpose}
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  • Dee B Dee B on Feb 07, 2016
    Nice idea. Is this black? Looks very blue to me.

  • Ebe6594194 Ebe6594194 on Jun 02, 2016
    My countertops are Formica can I do anything to change that look? Cabinets are Formica as well! Huge kitchen just outdated

  • Denise Roudabush Denise Roudabush on Jan 04, 2019

    Are there any finishes that can be used on kitchen counter tops that you can set hot pans, cakes straight out of the oven, etc.?

    i did my bathroom sink and cabinets which turned out great, I did the same with some TV trays and the finish I used is enviro-Tex. When I put hot dinner plates on they want to stick. Sooo I don’t want that for my finish. Any ideas?

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  • Grace Grace on Mar 12, 2016
    Amazing. It's really on a realistic budget and you did a beautiful job. I love your makeovers. I have a piano we use quite a bit. People will say I am crazy if I paint it white...and that's the color I want to paint if I ever paint mine. For now, I am just too chicekend out, lol!

  • Maude  LaFountain Maude LaFountain on Mar 20, 2016
    Amazing difference ...love it