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Marble Elegance Table

Marble Elegance Table

by Pattie Donham

From side tables to dressers to just about any project surface you’d like, give your home décor a hint of handmade elegance with this marble technique and the help of Krylon® spray paint.

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2 hours


When working with unfinished wood, prepare your surface by:

  • Sanding smooth
  • Wiping clean with tack cloth
  • Applying Krylon® ColorMaster Primer to seal the surface

When working with bare metal, be sure surface is free of rust and oil before applying Krylon ColorMaster Primer to seal the surface.

When working with plastic, glass or ceramic, lightly sand surface with fine grain sandpaper and wipe clean with a tack cloth. This will help the spray paint to adhere better to these smooth surfaces. Apply a primer to further improve adhesion.

  1. Place project on newspaper to protect work area from overspray
  2. Spray several light coats of Krylon Flat Black ColorMaster spray paint to cover top, bottom and sides of project
  3. Let spray paint dry
  4. Shake all Krylon paint cans to prepare for spray painting wet-on-wet coats
  5. Spray one very heavy coat of Krylon Bright Gold Metallics spray paint to cover entire top of project
  6. Do not let spray paint dry
  7. Over wet gold spray paint, spray overlapping spots of the following spray paint colors:
    • Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze ColorMaster spray paint
    • Krylon Hunter Green ColorMaster spray paint
    • Krylon Black ColorMaster spray paint
  8. Do not let spray paint dry
  9. Spray mineral spirits over all the wet paint areas to cause reaction to paint
  10. Use damp sea sponge to dab at spray paint to create mottled, marble effect
  11. Wearing rubber gloves, spray Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze ColorMaster paint into disposable plastic tub to form a puddle of paint
  12. Dip sponge into puddle
  13. Lightly dab plastic bag on project to enhance the marbled effect
  14. Drag tip of feather through wet paint on project surface in very fine lines to create veins
  15. For added protection of your finished project, spray several light coats of Krylon Acrylic Crystal Clear as a final step. For projects that will used outdoors or near a window, use Krylon UV Resistant Clear.

Marble Elegance Table was designed by Pattie Donham.

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