DIY Marble Countertops

I have been eyeing this DIY marble counter top kit for quite some time now. I finally had some time to get around to doing this and so, so happy that I did!

Things to remember –

This is not going to be perfect. There are several minor imperfections throughout my counters. Some spots the epoxy isn’t even, there are a couple small hairs I misses before the epoxy hardened, but overall it is a million times better than what it was and I could not be happier!

This project does take several days to complete. There is a lot of drying time involved. It can be a pain in the butt to not have the use of your counters for upwards of a week. my kitchen had the appliances pulled out from their spots for a couple days. You just have to make do for the time being.

diy marble countertops

This is the before and before before. The marble part on the left is contact paper I had previously put on my counters as a temporary fix. I did this almost immediately after moving in this home because I could not stand the brown counters. I always knew the contact paper was a temporary solution.

Step One for me was removing the contact paper

Because contact paper is sticky, there was a bit of left over residue on the counters. I used a de-greaser spray and a metal sponge to remove the left over stickiness.

Note – The directions in the kit does explain NOT to use any chemical such as this. It may have an effect on the paint sticking. Because I had to get the sticky part off I did use this several days prior to painting. I did make sure it was completely off the counter and used warm water before panting.

Step Two – Tape and Remove exisiting caulk



This part was rather fun to pick off and didn’t take much time at all.

This is what the caulk looked like before I removed it. It was cracked and needed to be replaced anyways.

Step Three – Smoothing Out any lines or imperfections on existing counter

I used what I always have on hand. Applied to the area, let dry and sanded down.