How To Paint Faux Marble

Make old furniture feel new and luxurious with this easy-to-do painting technique!

One of the easiest and most impactful ways to update old furniture is to paint it. And you can take it up another notch by adding a decorative faux marble finish. While this project looks difficult, it's actually quite basic—you just need some paint, a handful of tools and a smidgen of patience. The following steps will show you how to paint a faux Carrara marble table.

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TIME

One day

COMPLEXITY

Simple

COST

$20 - $100

Before

Tools and Materials

  • White paint and primer in one, satin finish
  • Black paint sample, satin finish
  • Clear water-based polyurethane, satin finish
  • Sander and 120-grit sandpaper
  • Small roller
  • Paintbrushes in various sizes
  • Sea sponge
  • Soft blending brush
  • Disposable bowls
  • Disposable rags

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