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How do I paint faux marble bathroom countertops?
From DIY Network: Step 1: Clean, Prep and Paint. Be sure to get grease off completely with a scouring pad and rinse well with water (specific instructions are available in the kit or on Giani's website). ...
Step 2: Dab and Blot. After the primer dries for eight hours, you're ready to apply mineral colors with a sponge. ...
Step 3: Topcoat.
I would clean it, lightly sand it, and use an epoxy paint
Use a product that has a guarantee. I know several people who have done this to their counters in the kitchen and bathroom and it peeled and they ended up having to replace the counters.
I would like to faux paint a granite-like top on my older cultured marble sink top, sink included. Can you tell me what materials that I can use so that the end result will be glassy smooth, like granite and yet waterproof.
I know this is an old post but I learned some of the stuff below on this site and wanted to share .....
Before I start with what I did I want to say that I had my hubby remove the faucet because the one I had was icky.
I bought a new one at home depot that is beautiful for 16 bucks. They were on sale!
This made it a lot easier to get a solid coat of primer over everything.
Also I used a grey primer because I did not want a solid tan paint on the top .. the variation with the grey and the tan with black flecks is very nice.
Here is the materials list that I used.
Sand paper - I used a medium grit sand paper. The purpose is to get the sheen off and get the surface ready to accept the paint.
Primer - I used Glidden Gripper Grey Primer for Superior Deep color Result (per the label) For the counter and Kilz spray for the sink in white.
Now most of these can be purchased at home depot or lowes even walmart.(where I got most of my stuff)
However the envirotex can usually be picked up at a craft store like Michaels, Joanns, and Hobby Lobby.
Clean your surface of any debris and sand well. If you own a belt sander its what I used for the flat surfaces and did the rest by hand.
Wipe all the dust off from the sanding.
With trial and error I have found that painting the sink white first is easiest and gives the best results.
Don't worry about taping the sink yet.. just spray the Kilz white spray paint evenly over the entire sink area getting an even coat.
To avoid drips dont get to close to the surface. If you do get drips.. wipe the excess and let it dry and sand and reapply if necessary. Let it dry.
Tape the sink about a 1/4 the way down and tape paper to the bottom so the sink is completely covered with the exception of the "rim"
Prime the entire counter top using your foam roller and brush with the Glidden Gripper. Let it dry. Follow Basic instructions on the Glidden can.
Can you paint faux marble bathroom countertops with the sink being all one piece? Will it be durable and how difficult is it to do?
By Vikki P
Can a faux (fake) marble type bathroom counter and sink (one piece) be painted? And if not, what kind of product can I use for a new look/cover?