To create the marble effect, you’ll need at least two different shades of satin paint. The easiest way to find the perfect match is to buy the main colour you want as a base, and a tin of white paint. Then all you have to do it mix a little of the two colours together to create your highlight shade. Many people opt for a classic white/grey mix for their marbling, but other natural shades like Brave Ground also work well, or you can go wild with your favourite bright colour.
Remember that the glaze will make your colour appear one shade lighter than it is, so you might opt for a slightly darker base paint. For more advice on colour matching, you can also speak to one of our experts online and in-store, or try out the Dulux Visualizer app so you can try before you buy.
Now that you have all of your supplies, it’s time to prepare your space! First up, make sure your workspace is as clear and clean as possible. You’ll be sanding surfaces, so it’s best to move anything out of the room that doesn’t need to be there, or cover it with a cloth or blanket.
Whether you’re marbling a wall or a piece of furniture, the first thing you’ll want to do is smooth the surface with sandpaper. This not only helps to even out the surface, but it also creates a better finish for the primer to stick to.