Old 03-01-01, 01:08 PM
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how do I create a marble effect using paint????
Old 03-01-01, 08:39 PM
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I wrote this in another thread and added the note since you didn't say how you were going to use it.
For a wall use two coats of white or off-white gloss enamel instead of the alkyd primer.

marblelzing a floor

Ok, are you ready? First you will have to prep the floor. Sand the floor, wipe it clean
and prime it with two coats of an alkyd primer (white). Sand between coats and
remove all dust. Thin latex paint with water and glazing liquid. (Find a piece of
marble that you want to copy, study the patterns, purchase paint colors to match.)
Prepare a cellulose sponge for marbleizing. Wet it, then tear out irregular pieces
from the face of the sponge and from the four edges. Pour a small amount of
paint/glaze mixture on a paper plate. Gently place the torn side of the sponge in
the mixture. Dab lightly for a mottled effect. Let dry. Use an artist's brush or the
edge of feather to apply veining. Apply the veining in the same basic direction for a
more realistic look. After the veins dry, seal with three coats of varnish or
Estimated time to marbleize and vein 12 sq. feet, not counting drying time: 5hrs.,
skill level: intermediate.
Recommended: practice, practice, practice.

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