When making a faux marble finish with glazes, use spray bottle of water and a small brush to create veins in the marble. Add spackling to paint surface to create a faux marble finish with the tips on painting interior rooms in this free video from a professional home decorator.
Hi my name is Shana Siegel here at Just Scenic Creations in New York City and in this clip we are going to show you how to make faux marble with glazes. So a lot of people like to use feathers because they make really interesting nice textures but I'm just going to use this paper towel that I have wet so it is going to be nice and floppy and it is just going to do what it does and I'm going to start with the lightest color that I have mixed up. Let's see it is kind of just a really light warm glaze and I'm just going to do some subtle, you know just kind of drag it across and it will kind of just do what it does. Kind of hold some paint and then it goes away a little bit but these kind of like veiny type designs are kind of what you want to go for as far as marble is concerned and then what you do is you kind of just take your brush and you accentuate the things you like and maybe get rid of some of the stuff you don't like as well and then you can kind of go back with the brush too and mess it up a bit and kind of twirl. Different marbles will do different things, adding some spackling in places is a good idea. What you can do to soften up some of the things that are happening is always have a spray bottle handy and kind of just mist it and it will settle. Try and set it to not that but like that finest mist that you can and then the water will really just kind of help it do natural marbly things. It takes a while for this kind of thing to dry so you really just kind of have to be patient between steps. You really don't want to muddy your colors. You always want to wait between steps to make sure that it has dried completely. So we have let our first treatment, our first marble treatment dry and it is going to look a little something like that, that is just with one layer. Sometimes you want to stop there, I don't know, but like with most marbles they have varied tones so you just have to choose based on whatever marble finish you are going with. So I've mixed up a couple more glazes for myself which again glaze is just a little bit of pigment with a clear finish and I am going to start out with my rag again. This is a saturated just paper towel, that's what I am starting with here. This one is kind of like a similar brown tone so I am going to follow the same grain for the most part. When I do the higher contrast one we will probably approach it a little bit differently. That was very subtle so I'm going to go in with a brush and kind of just follow some of the grain that is there already. We have got some pigment at the bottom there. So then a little bit of spray again. I only really did a little bit on that layer. You can really just chill with these layers, very subtle with marble and I'm going to set it aside to dry now one more time. We've got my final glaze that I have chose for this step and I like to do it with just like a little brush and just kind of let it do its own thing kind of through some of the white areas and just keep it nice and organic and think about how veins, the main vein works, you know veins kind of flow together, they look kind of like trees. Just kind of like human veins and arteries, they just kind of flow around each other. That's pretty much it for veining. This has been how to marble and doing the faux finish technique of marble.