Faux Marbleizing Finishing Technique for Columns
By: Allen Lyle
Faux marbleizing is a finishing technique that has been used for hundreds of years to give bland, painted surfaces the look of natural stone. Using a sponging technique, Carol Vonesh and Debra Liles apply multiple colors and layers of paint and glaze to turn a painted column into “fantasy” marble. Fantasy marble differs from traditional marbleizing in that it doesn’t attempt to reproduce the veins and other details found in natural marble.