Marble that is deteriorated, cracked, worn or just not right for a particular design scenario can be painted over. However, certain conditions must be met, and planning must be done very carefully before deciding to paint marble.
One condition that is extremely important is the location of the marble to be painted. If the marble is located in a place that is susceptible to high amounts of moisture or water, the marble should not be painted. Marble with a high level of direct contact during use also should not be painted. A urethane-based primer should be used before providing the topcoat. Both marble tiles as well as marble slabs can be painted.Learn More
Some paints, including aerosol and oil-based paints, are flammable. Water-based paint, such as latex, acrylic or vinyl paint, and many artists' paints are not flammable.Full Answer >
Solvent-based paints expire after about 15 years, and latex-based paints last about 10 years. These time frames assume that the paint has not been allowed to freeze, according to BobVila.com.Full Answer >
Paint dries darker than it appears on the swatch or paint chip. When paint is wet, it appears lighter than when it's dry. The type of paint also affects its lightness or darkness.Full Answer >
High-gloss paint can be painted over by sanding it down first. A coat of primer will also help the new paint stick.Full Answer >