This Step-By-Step Guide Shows How To Do Marble Flooring Yourself


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Advertisement

Are you one of those who wants to have a marble floor but can’t afford it? Welcome to the world of DIY. Our solution to the problem is brilliantly simple.

You paint the marble on!How To Do Marble Flooring Yourself

Advertisement

The task is easier than you imagined actually.

Following is the list of items that you’ll require.

  • Zinsser Alkyd enamel
  • Cream, white, and dark brown acrylic paint
  • Masking tape
  • Contact paper
  • Artist brush
  • Torn pieces of copy paper
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Polyurethane for flooring

Make sure that you clean the floor and remove any wax before you begin painting the base of Zinsser Alkyd enamel for ensuring that it sticks.How To Do Marble Flooring Yourself 2

Here’s an example of what you would do on your actual floor. How To Do Marble Flooring Yourself 3

Tape off the tiles individually and cover the surrounding area with contact paper.

Now swirl the cream acrylic in random swooshes. (Make sure that you use a little less white acrylic). How To Do Marble Flooring Yourself 4

Impart some brown spots. How To Do Marble Flooring Yourself 5

Grab hold of a plastic bag and trap some air inside it. How To Do Marble Flooring Yourself 6

Smudge them all together – no dragging though, just pat the bag against the paint. How To Do Marble Flooring Yourself 7

With the first layer still wet, create the marble-like veins! How To Do Marble Flooring Yourself 8

This can be achieved by making use of torn paper and squirting some white acrylic on the edge and then blending it into the tile along the edge.

Bear in mind that real marble tiles don’t look the same so you’ll have to vary the vein pattern for each of the painted tile as well. How To Do Marble Flooring Yourself 9

Once it dries, peel off the tape carefully. Now prepare the contact paper to move onto the next tile. How To Do Marble Flooring Yourself 10

For small tiles, either paint them, or you can decoupage a printout. Followed by several coats of polyurethane to guard your hard work against wear and tear.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And done! A bit of creativity has saved you from spending a lot of cash on the floor.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Advertisement

Like it? Share with your friends!

0
, 0 points
What's Your Reaction?
Angry Angry
0
Angry
Cute Cute
0
Cute
Fail Fail
0
Fail
Geeky Geeky
0
Geeky
Lol Lol
0
Lol
Love Love
0
Love
OMG OMG
0
OMG
WTF WTF
0
WTF

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This Step-By-Step Guide Shows How To Do Marble Flooring Yourself

log in

reset password

Back to
log in