Can I paint cultured marble vanity???

Old 03-28-14, 06:56 AM
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Can I paint cultured marble vanity???

Recently bought a home and plan on doing a complete renovation on guest bathroom in a year or two. In the meantime, I want to spruce up the appearance of the vanity (and shower for that matter). I have a cultured marble counter top (and sink). I saw an article on painting that gives a carrera marble look ***Link removed***
I would like to try this but wasn't sure if it is possible to "paint" cultured marble....? Is there a special paint or glaze to adhere to the cultured marble surface? Thanks for any help/advice!!

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Old 03-28-14, 08:42 AM
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If the 'marble' is etched or coarse enough you can get paint to adhere decent but it will never be as durable as it is now. Pigmented shellac is the primer I'd use if I had to paint it.
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I would thoroughly sand and rough the surface of the cultured marble and use a epoxy paint or a paint intended for counters. Then in the future you will always have to remember that it is a painted surface and be very careful to not scratch it or use abrasive cleaners.

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