Escape to Home: Faux marble counters

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News 12 Staff

May 21, 2021, 12:09 PM

Updated 1,030 days ago

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Have you dreamed of having gorgeous marble countertops but don't want to spend a fortune? News 12's Christine Insinga shows us how to do it for less than $200 in this week's Escape to Home.
Full video: Learn how these homeowners created faux marble counters
Materials:
Giani Marble Countertop Paint Kit (follow their directions - everything is included)
Instructions:
1. Clean counters;
2. Paint white - 2 coats;
3. Practice veining (watch YouTube videos, get real marble inspiration pics);
4. Vein the counters. Feather, pull, dab. Create areas of thicker and thinner, lighter and darker veins;
5. Dab veins with the highlighter provided to soften areas that are too uniform or dark;
6. Apply the self-leveling epoxy topcoat. Be generous. A thicker coat will last longer without chipping. This is when your counter will look like a finished counter - glossy, glasslike, and smooth.
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