How to Create Epoxy Marble Kitchen Countertops

A lot of people are taking advantage of their free time by redecorating or remodeling their home. If your kitchen could use a little modernizing, consider updating your countertops!

Marble countertops are exceptionally elegant, but they are also expensive and prone to chips and scratches. Get the look without the cost by creating some faux marble countertops using epoxy!

This do-it-yourself tutorial will leave you with stunning countertops that are chic and resilient.

Tools You Will Need:

  • 6-inch paint roller
  • Brushes
  • Drill
  • Orbital sander
  • Oscillating tool
  • Trim router

Materials You Will Need:

  • 80 and 220 grit sponge
  • Four 1 quart cups
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Painters tape
  • Plastic sheet
  • Spray bottle
  • Two 2 gallon buckets
  • Two 6 inch 3/8 inch nap roller sleeves
  • Two paddle mixers
  • Wiping cloths

Setting Up for the Epoxy

In order to get started on the painting, you need to clear your workstation (the countertops). This DIY will require you to be a little handy. In order to apply epoxy, you will need to remove the sink and the backsplash. The edges of the countertops will also need to be rounded so the epoxy can flow over.

To avoid any imperfections or flaws in your countertops, patch seams with all-purpose body filler and sand your countertops smooth. Cover your kitchen cabinets by masking them with plastic. Make sure you cover the floor and lay down carboard to catch the drips.

Get your materials organized before starting. Applying epoxy requires quick work. You won’t have to rush, but it’s best to avoid any unnecessary breaks.

Starting the Kitchen Remodel

The first step in creating your beautiful marble countertops is to apply primer, as this will give the epoxy something to grip to. Apply enough so you don’t see the old countertop peeking through.

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