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DIY Faux Marble Counters

Ken Wingard is showing you how to get elegant counters, while on a budget.
DIY Faux Marble Counters
Materials and Tools
  • Soap- Ajax soap
  • bucket
  • sponge
  • oil-based primer (tinted to base-coat color)
  • oil-based paint (white, three beige tones)
  • 220-grit sandpaper
  • 7-inch paint roller and cover with ¼-inch nap
  • natural-bristle paintbrush
  • small artist’s paintbrush
  • painter’s blue tape
  • oil-based polyurethane
  • straws

DIY Faux Marble Counters - Home & Family

Ken Wingard is showing you how to save money by making your own faux marble counter tops.


1. Wash the countertop thoroughly with soap and warm water. Let dry.

2. Sand the countertop thoroughly and remove the dust with a clear water rinse. Let dry.

3. Roll the primer on and let dry overnight.

4. Give an oil bottom coat, using oil white paint. Let dry

5. Using a darker grey color, lightly brush on counter in an angle.

6. Marble solution is: two parts soap: one part paint: two parts water. Mix the marble mixture in a plastic large cup.

7. Once marble mixture is mixed use a large straw and start to blow bubbles. Let your bubbles fall on the counter top. Use a grey and white mixture and leave bubbles on the counter and let it pop on it’s own. Let it dry for a few hours.

8. Once dry completely (at least overnight) then apply several coats of polyurethane for protection.

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