How to Paint Over Marble Countertops?

Before you begin painting over marble countertops, it’s important to clean the surface thoroughly. You’ll also need to tape off the area. You’ll also need a sample piece or a picture of the look you want to achieve. This will help you place the veins and spacing in the correct places. After the paint dries, you can fix any mistakes. You can also use a natural-bristle brush to create unique veins on your marble countertop. 

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Splatter paint 

Splatter paint is an attractive way to update your marble countertops, but be aware that the process can go out of control easily. First, prime the marble surface with a primer. Once the primer has dried, apply the paint with a nozzle. Blend it with the base color if desired. Wait at least two hours for the paint to dry. After the paint has dried, you can apply a polymer or resin topcoat. 

Apply a third accent color. Dip a small to medium-sized paintbrush in the paint/water glaze. Gently shake the paint on the marble countertop until the desired effect is achieved. Wear rubber gloves while painting. 

Chalk paint 

If you are looking for a new look for your marble countertops, you can try applying chalk paint over them. This type of paint is very easy to apply and requires minimal prep. However, it is not the most durable option, so it is important to add a sealant over the surface. This will protect the new paint and make the area livable again. 

Marble is a metamorphic rock that consists primarily of calcite and dolomite, but it may also contain magnesium, copper sulfate, lead salts, clay, and iron oxide. The hardness of marble is 2.5 to 3.5 on the Mohs scale. The mineral contains veins of calcite and dolomite crystals, making it perfect for carving. 

Epoxy paint 

To add a new coat of epoxy paint to your marble countertops, you’ll need to prepare them beforehand. First, measure the amount of epoxy you’ll need into a plastic bucket. The more epoxy you use, the better. Next, stir it for about 8 minutes using a paint stir stick or a drill bit with a blender bit. Pour the epoxy onto the counter in back-and-forth pours, keeping an eye on the edges. When the epoxy has dried, you can apply another coat. 

To get a smooth finish, you’ll first need to clean the surface thoroughly. For this, you can use a solution of ammonia mixed with hot water, vinegar, and baking soda. Then, sand the surface. If there are larger imperfections or blemishes, fill them with epoxy. Once dry, the surface will have a glossy finish. 


Painting marble countertops can be done with a variety of tools. You can start by applying a base color with a paintbrush or roller. Once the base is dry, use a sponge to blend the lines. You can also use different colors and sizes of artist’s brushes to give the countertop the look of veining. 

If you’re painting marble, be sure to sand the counter first with a medium-grit sandpaper. This will help the paint adhere better to the surface. Next, use a small roller to apply the primer. Be sure to apply it to the edges as well. Let the primer dry overnight. Afterwards, wipe off the excess paint using a damp cloth.