Using a foam roller, evenly cover your entire countertop with your chosen base paint color. Two coats should be good enough.
This is the only time you’ll be using your paint as is. For the rest of the project, you’ll have to apply each of your chosen colors as a glaze.
Step 3: Scumbling
Your next layer of paint will be applied via scumbling, covering most of your countertop surface.
Create a scumbling glaze by mixing one part paint, one part Glazed Over, and three parts water. Using a sea wool sponge, apply the glaze over your countertop. Do so following a 45-degree angle, going from the upper-left to the lower-right sections.
Step 4: Smooth Your Scumble
Using a packed and flattened lint-free towel, soften your second layer further and allow the paint to blend into the negative spaces. Allow some areas to be darker than others.
Let your countertop dry.
Step 5: Veining
Using the same One-Step Paint color as your scumble, make a veining glaze with a mixture of paint, Glazed Over, and water. The objective is to create thin veins as well as thick veins.
Soften a turkey feather in water and use it to apply your second glaze. Do so by lifting your feather up and laying it down, repeatedly, aiming to have different size and color veins on about 60% of your countertop.
Step 6: Secondary Veins
Create a second veining glaze with another color like Graphite One-Step Paint and aim to cover about 20% of your countertop with darker, even thicker veins.
Step 7: Soften Your Veins
With a chip brush and in a pouncing motion, soften the veins you created and allow them to blend into your first two paint layers.
Be careful not to drag your brush. You can also use a packed, lint-free rag to help soften the veins even further.
Step 8: Glaze with Your Base
Using one part of your base coat paint, one part Glazed Over, and two to three parts water, mix a thin top glaze to apply all over your countertop. Use a foam roller to cover the entire surface.
Step 9: Set Everything Back
Soften and set all your paint layers back with the use of a clean lint-free rag. As though repeatedly patting your countertop dry, continually move your rag around, following the same direction along a 45-degree angle on your countertop.
Let everything dry.
Step 10: Seal Your Countertop
With a foam roller, apply a coat of the Amy Howard Matte Sealer. This will keep your countertop protected and help keep its finish looking great for a long time.
Particularly, if you’re new to projects such as this, you can practice creating a faux Carrara marble finish on masonite boards first. The more you do so, the better and more creative you’ll become.
You can recreate the same faux Carrara marble finish in this tutorial with the following products: