All the beauty of real marble can be yours with this easy paint technique from Krylon. Try the marble painting technique on any home decor project!
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Black (#51602)
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Blue Ocean Breeze (#51512)
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Hunter Green (#52001)
- Krylon Metallic Paints - Bright Gold (#1701)
- Table Top or Project of your choice
- Mineral spirits
- Spray bottle
- Disposable rubber gloves
- Disposable plastic tub
- When working with unfinished wood, prepare your surface by sanding smooth and wiping clean with a tack cloth. Apply a primer to seal the surface.
- When working with bare metal, be sure surface is free of rust and oil. Apply a primer to seal the surface.
- When working with plastic, glass or ceramic, lightly sand surface with fine grain sandpaper and wipe clean with a tack cloth. This will help the paint to adhere better to these smooth surfaces. Apply a primer to further improve adhesion.
- Place project on newspaper to protect work area.
- Spray several light coats of Ultra-Flat Black to cover top, bottom and sides of project. Let dry.
- Shake all paint cans to prepare to paint wet on wet.
- Spray one very heavy coat of Gold to cover entire top of project. Do not let dry.
- Spray overlapping spots of Blue Ocean Breeze, Hunter Green and Black over wet gold paint. Do not let dry.
- Spray mineral spirits over all the wet paint to cause reaction to paint.
- Use damp sea sponge to dab at paint to create mottled, marbled effect. Do not let dry.
- Wearing rubber gloves, spray Blue Ocean Breeze into disposable plastic tub to form a puddle of paint. Dip sponge into paint and dab lightly on project to enhance the marbled effect.
- Drag tip of feather through wet paint in very fine lines to create veins.
- For added protection of your finished project, spray several light coats of Krylon® Crystal Clear as a final step. For projects that will be used outdoors or near a window, use Krylon® UV-Resistant Clear.
For more project ideas, please visit www.krylon.com/projects.