Ken Wingard is showing you how to get elegant counters, while on a budget.

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


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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