TotalBoat Epoxy Marble Effect Kit
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Epoxy White Marble Effect Countertop Kit

$92.99$109.99

Here's a fun, easy way to make your old worn out countertop look so much like beautiful white Italian marble, no one will know the difference! The TotalBoat Epoxy Marble Effect Countertop Kit features our TotalBoat TableTop Epoxy and Hardener, preferred for its clarity, self-leveling properties, and simple 1 to 1 mix ratio that gives you great results – even if you’ve never used epoxy before. It also includes pigments for the white top & marbling, mixing cups, stir sticks, and heat gun at a great value compared to purchasing items separately!

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Product Description

This fun Epoxy Marble Effect Countertop project was created by maker and TotalBoat Ambassador, Lana Gonzalez, of glacierbuilt.com. You supply the countertop – it can be a top you’ve fabricated from wood, or a tired old Corian®, Formica®, laminate, ceramic tile, butcher block, cultured marble, or traditional granite countertop that needs a new look. You’ll be pleased and amazed at the beautiful results you’ll get in just 1 day with our TotalBoat TableTop epoxy, a handful of select marbling pigments, and a little attention to timing. Once you learn this simple technique to create the large expanses of white, the gray feathering, and the sinewy black veins that are the distinguishing features of classic white Carrara Italian marble, you’ll want to use it on kitchen islands, bathroom counters, serving trays, and more!

TotalBoat TableTop Epoxy faux marble countertop by Lana Gonzalez of glacierbuilt.com

Simple Instructions for Creating a White Epoxy Marble Effect Countertop


Even if you’ve never used epoxy before, you’ll find it easy to follow these simple steps to create your own unique marble effect countertop with our clear TotalBoat TableTop Epoxy and epoxy-safe pigments! Click here for detailed instructions.

What You’ll Need:

  • TotalBoat Epoxy Marble Effect Countertop Kit
  • A work area protected by plastic sheeting
  • 80-220 grit sandpaper
  • A digital scale, if measuring epoxy resin and hardener by weight
  • Personal safety gear, such as proper respirators & protection for eyes, skin, and clothing

STEP 1 – LAY OUT YOUR MATERIALS

  • Put on gloves & other personal protection; work in a well-ventilated area.
  • This project is messy – cover your work area with plastic.
  • Before you begin, put all your materials within easy reach.
TotalBoat Epoxy Marble Effect Kit - Layout your materials

STEP 2 – LEVEL & PREP YOUR COUNTERTOP

  • Use a level to make sure your countertop surface is level.
  • Scuff-sand the surface with 80-200 grit sandpaper. Grit depends on surface type.
  • Remove sanding residue by wiping with acetone or isopropyl alcohol.
Epoxy Marble Effect Tutorial - Level & prep your countertop

STEP 3 – FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH MIXED EPOXY YOU’LL NEED

  • To estimate how much epoxy you need, multiply: L x W x Epoxy Pour Depth = Cubic inches of epoxy
  • Then look at the conversions in the following list to find out how much mixed TotalBoat TableTop Epoxy you’ll need.
  • 1 quart of mixed epoxy = 57.75 cubic inches
  • 2 quarts of mixed epoxy = 115.5 cubic inches
  • 3 quarts of mixed epoxy = 173.25 cubic inches
  • 1 gallon of mixed epoxy = 231 cubic inches

STEP 4 – MIX EPOXY & TINT IT WHITE FOR THE SEAL COAT

  • Combine 1 part TotalBoat TableTop Epoxy and 1 part TableTop Hardener, by volume (100:83, by weight), in a clean mixing cup.
  • Stir thoroughly 2-3 minutes; pour into a second cup and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add a few drops of liquid white opaque pigment, until mixture is solid white.
Epoxy Marble Effect Tutorial - Mix components & tint white for the seal coat

STEP 5 – APPLY A THIN SEAL COAT

  • Pour a thin 1/16″ seal coat of white mixed epoxy onto the surface, and spread evenly.
  • Wait 45 minutes to 1 hour for the epoxy to set up and be tacky.
Epoxy Marble Effect Tutorial - Apply the white seal coat of mixed epoxy

STEP 6 – MIX MORE EPOXY FOR A FLOOD COAT & FOR THE MARBLING PIGMENTS

  • Mix enough epoxy for a 1/8″ white flood coat, gray ‘marbling’, black ‘veins’, and a clear buffer.
  • Pour a small amount of mixed epoxy into three cups; leave one clear, tint one gray, and tint one black.
  • Reserve the largest amount for the flood coat. Tint it solid white with liquid tint.
  • Optionally, add a small amount of the pearl white pigment to the flood coat to make it sparkle a bit.

STEP 7 – POUR THE WHITE EPOXY FLOOD COAT

  • Pour the white mixed epoxy flood coat onto the surface.
  • Spread evenly to a depth of 1/8″.
Epoxy Marble Effect Tutorial - Pour a flood coat of white mixed epoxy

STEP 8 – APPLY THE MARBLING EFFECT WITH THE GRAY MIXED EPOXY

  • Drizzle random lines of gray mixed epoxy on the top and sides.
  • Use a clean tongue depressor to control the line of gray epoxy.
Epoxy Marble Effect Tutorial - Apply the marbling effect with gray mixed epoxy

STEP 9 – FEATHER IN THE GRAY MARBLING

  • Feather the gray marbling using your gloved fingertips or a dry chip brush.
  • To loosen up the feathered lines, wave a heat gun quickly back and forth 2-3 inches above the surface.
Epoxy Marble Effect Tutorial - Feather in the gray marbling

STEP 10 – CREATE ‘VEINS’ WITH THE BLACK MIXED EPOXY

  • Use a clean tongue depressor to apply thin lines of black mixed epoxy.
  • Use the heat gun to manipulate the veins.
Epoxy Marble Effect Tutorial - Add 'veins' with black mixed epoxy

STEP 11 – ADJUST THE MARBLING EFFECT, AS DESIRED

  • You may wish to add more white on dark areas, or more gray and black.
  • If needed, mix more epoxy and tint, as desired.
  • Use the heat gun to blend any additions. Continue until you’re satisfied with the effect.
  • Now you can let the epoxy cure completely & go to Step 13, or let the epoxy cure until tack-free & go to Step 12 (APPLY A CLEAR COAT).
Epoxy Marble Effect Tutorial - Adjust the marbling effect, as desired

STEP 12 – (OPTIONAL) APPLY A CLEAR COAT OF MIXED EPOXY

  • Add even more shine by applying a clear coat.
  • Mix enough TableTop Epoxy resin and hardener to cover the top and sides to a 1/8″ depth.
  • Wave the heat gun back and forth quickly, 4-6 inches above the surface to remove air bubbles and move the veins around to enhance the marble effect.

STEP 13 – REMOVE CURED EPOXY DRIPS UNDERNEATH

  • Allow 5-7 days for the surface to harden completely.
  • Use a sander to remove any unwanted dried epoxy droplets from the bottom edge.
  • IMPORTANT: Be sure to wear protective gloves and a proper respirator when sanding cured epoxy.

PUT YOUR BEAUTIFUL TOP TO GOOD USE!

  • Place your items on the cured countertop, and show it off!
  • IMPORTANT: Do not place items hotter than 125°F on the cured surface or it will discolor and become distorted.
Epoxy Marble Effect Tutorial - Beautiful finished faux marble epoxy countertop

More Details

  • High-gloss, pourable epoxy
  • Simple 1 to 1 mix ratio, by volume
  • Self-levels as it cures
  • Apply to properly prepared wood, Corian®, Formica®, laminates, ceramic tile, butcher block, cultured marble, and traditional granite surfaces
  • Kit Sizes: TotalBoat Epoxy Marble Effect Countertop Kits are available in a 2-Quart Kit (1 Quart TotalBoat TableTop Epoxy Resin Part A, and 1 Quart TableTop Hardener Part B), and a Gallon Kit (1/2 Gallon TableTop Epoxy Resin Part A, and 1/2 Gallon TableTop Hardener Part B).

Kit Contents


Not sure how much epoxy you need? Try our simple epoxy calculator to determine how much resin your project will require.


TotalBoat TableTop Epoxy Technical Data
TableTop Epoxy Resin Part A SDS
TableTop Epoxy Hardener Part B SDS

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