can i paint marble?

Old 01-19-09, 05:22 AM
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My hubby and I purchsed last year. The worst offender is our bathroom,it is marble from floor to cieling, beautiful,NO!! It is an unsettling peachy/orange that must have been on clearance. The marble in the shower does not have the protective finish on it. They must have use bleach products to clean. So, because of the economy and we just had our 3rd baby girl, we want to hold off on a total revamping. I have looked online and have found the marble's finish can be sanded then primed and painted. THIS WOULD BE GREAT, til we are comfortable spending the money to do the bathroom expantion and reconstruction. IS THIS TRUE? OR AM I STUCK WITH THIS VOMIT OF A COLOR ?!?!
Old 01-19-09, 10:22 AM
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I know of no coatings that will adhere and wear well over marble or tile, especially on the floor and in the shower. You might get by with paint on the walls [not shower]

Is it possible to change the color perception by changing the rest of the decor?
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Work with the colors that you have. Think peaches and cream and sage green. As indicated, you can paint the walls, but in the shower the paint will not hold up. You can apply a couple coats of auto wax to seal marble on the walls, but don't do so to floor because it will be slippery. If you have glass doors on shower, hang a shower curtain in front to hide the interior of shower. Find a shower curtain that picks up cream and sage green.
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Marble repair

Paint or anything topical over marble will not last. Marble is porous and needs to breathe. If there is paint or wax over it, spalling and flaking will occur because the marble is drying out.

If you are going to sand the marble anyway, the cheapest suggestion I can give you is to use wood screens. After this is done (uniform is sanding is a must), then you can apply a color enhancing sealer/impregnator. This will bring out the deep rich colors of the marble. They are available in matte or wet look.

Follow the directions on the enhancing sealer, to have a beautiful marble bathroom the way it was intended to be.
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You can paint marble, just as they said it may not wear very good. There's a product called XIM and its a bonding primer, I have used it in the past to paint tile.

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