How to paint marble statue?

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Old 09-23-08, 12:41 PM
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Question How to paint marble statue?

Hallo!I' like to know ,if it is possible to paint an old marble statue.The surface is rough,not polished.What kind of paint is better to use?Thank you.
 
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Old 09-23-08, 01:02 PM
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Why paint!!! It would be better to polish it - that would probably last another 50 yrs.
Unfortunately I don't know how or what all is involved.

If you must paint, either latex or oil base will work. Just be sure to use the correct primer and finish for the enviroment it will be in - interior or exterior. The finish paint would likely be enamel for interior or house paint for exterior.
 
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Old 09-23-08, 04:11 PM
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How to paint marble statue for outside location?

.Thank You for welcoming and Your answer. It is client's desire to paint it.now,when I know that it is possible in general,can I go into details? 1.What is the best way to clean?Is it OK just wash with water? 2.What kind of primer to use? Will CLEAN METAL PRIMER by RUST-OLEUM do the work?The statue is located outside.What about latex primer like AMERICAN ACCENTS? It is indicated that it increases paint adhesion. 3.Can I use American accents latex paint (indoor and outdoor) or there is a better paint for this purpose?Which is the best? 4.What about sealer as a final touch,is it a must? Thank you.
 
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Old 09-24-08, 03:57 AM
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I combined your 2 seperate threads since they are about the same thing.

Detergent, maybe bleach and possibly some scrubbing should get it clean enough to paint. Be sure to rinse well!

You will find better coatings are your local paint store than you will at a big box. If you go with an oil base finish you should use an oil base primer. Latex house paint works well with an exterior latex primer. A good paint with a gloss or semi-gloss finish shouldn't need any additional sealer.
 
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