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How to Paint Marble

Have you come across a piece of furniture and loved everything about it but the marble top? Perhaps you are a furniture artist and have always shied away from marble topped pieces because you just didn't know what to do with it.

Let's bust the myth that marble can't be painted. I'm here to say it can and take you through a step by step tutorial on how to do it!

Before we get started, know I appreciate a good slab of marble. This particular piece boasted a gorgeous pattern that I tried to salvage before covering. Using a variety of chemicals, I attempted to remove the hazy parts that had become damaged over time. To no avail, my last resort was to paint the piece. Without shame, that's just what I did!

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In this video I take you through all the steps to get not only a beautiful finish on your marble tops, but a lasting one you can be confident in.

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Let's take it step by step.

1. I cleaned with Dixie Belle's White Lightning. This removed any grease and helped in the deglossing process.

2. I sanded with 120 grit sandpaper to rough up the surface, then smoothed it out with another pass of 220 grit.

3. After wiping away the dust from sanding, I then applied one coat of Dixie Belle's Slick Stick. This step isn't totally necessary because I gave the marble a good sanding, but I like to do everything I can to feel confident in my work so I figured, why not? If you want to skip a step, you can choose to sand or prime with Slick Stick, but not forsake both.

4. After letting the coat of Slick Stick dry for 2-3 hours, I filled the tiny holes that were now visible using Dixie Mud, a filling and special effects agent. I let it dry completely and sanded back the excess with Surf Prep R.A.D. Pad in Medium grit. Mud sands very easily so this step was very quick.

5. Another coat of Slick Stick followed by another wait time of 2-3 hours.

6. I sprayed on three coats of Dixie Belle's Caviar, their blackest black. Two would've sufficed but old habits die hard, LOL!

7. Once dry, I sprayed on a total of three coats of Satin Clear Coat.

NOTE: You can brush on the paint and top coat in lieu of spraying!

8. Next, I took the freshly refinished top a step further and used Dixie Belle's new Belles and Whistles stencil "Royal Damask" along with their new Silver Gilding Wax. The best thing about this stencil is the pattern repeats, meaning it's easy to align the edges giving you a seamless transition between applications!

Here's a couple more shots of the piece in its entirety. This was a fun one to create!

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