Marbleizing / Faux Marbling
Marbleizing or faux marbling is the preparation and finishing of a surface to imitate the appearance of polished marble. It is typically used in buildings where the cost or weight of genuine marble would be prohibitive. Faux marbling is a special case of faux painting used to create the distinctive and varied patterns of marble – the most imitated stone by far.
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Image Gallery of Faux Marbling Process
Below is a gallery showing the various stages of the Faux Marbling process, as was carried out by O’Brien Bros. As you proceed through the gallery you will see how raw, untreated wood is amazingly transformed to a superior quality, and flawlessly finished faux marble piece.