Home DIY - Marble Countertops
Have you ever wanted marble countertops but was not ready to drop thousands of dollars on it? I am here to tell you that you do NOT have to compromise a pretty kitchen just because you needed more time to save up for that dream countertop! In this DIY, I will show you how you can paint your very own marble countertops and even make it nice and glossy to give a more realistic look. ( the top coat is even heat resistant as a nice added bonus <3) I am not going to lie to you and tell you that this is a 15 minute project because it is not. Perfection takes time and I promise that if you follow my step-by-step to the T, it will be so worth it!
So without further ado,
Lets Get Started!
- Materials -
- Rustoleum Countertop paint $19.98
- 3 Super Glaze Epoxy Resin -$24.98
- Oil Based Paint Thinner - $4.98
- wooden Mixing Sticks - FREE
- Sea Sponge for painting - $5.69 (without coupon, be sure to use their coupons from your phone in store !... with 40% off it it $3.41)
Things I Had Laying around the house :
- Left over Rustoleum paint - FREE
-Painters Tape - FREE
-Small Paint brush - FREE
-Plastic Cups - FREE
-Newspapers for protecting floor - FREE
-Super Fine Glitter - FREE
Grand Total : $103.31
Purchasing All New Products: Approximately $155.00
- Warning -
Just a friendly warning to make sure to be very generous with the Epoxy. Here is a practice round I completed on a side table that I do not use and you can see here that if you do not put enough epoxy on the countertops you will end up with these HIDEOUS CRATERS!!!
- Step 1 -
To Start this project off, It is very important to make sure we remove all items from the countertop and also to make sure to give it a nice deep cleaning. Remove all dirt as well as any oil build up as that will affect how the application for the paint and epoxy on top.
*Keep in mind that I already had the dark grey countertop paint on my laminate countertops so I did not need to paint it into that base color first, but if you have any other colors you may want to paint it a dark grey first.*