Tips for Successful Marbling Using Magic Marble Paint

You can use Magic Marble for creative marbling effects on wood, glass, plastics, paper, stoneware, terracotta, wax, polystyrene foam...and more.

We've gather a few important tips for successful marbling to help you have the best experience with your Magic Marble Paints.
  • Smooth surfaces such as glass, metal or plastic must be clean and grease-free, before marbling to achieve better results. We recommend that glass surfaces be prepared first with a transparent matte finish paint for best results.

  • The order in which you drip the colors into the water will have an effect on the marbling pattern. The first color is displaced somewhat by the second one, meaning the second color will be more vibrant.

  • For single-color marbling, use Magic Marble colorless paint and the desired single color.

  • You can mix the colors to create your own unique individual colors.

  • Always work at a brisk pace when marbling, to prevent a semi-dry color film from forming on the surface of the water which will ruin your marbling effect.

  • Original colors can only be obtained on a white base. On wood or other materials with a darker natural color, colors appear somewhat darker.

  • We recommend using a substitute of turpentine for cleanup.

  • Close the paint jars immediately after use.

  • We recommend wearing gloves and an apron when painting.

  • Paint a sample piece when painting textiles and fabrics to be sure of the final effect.

  • Recommended water temp for dipping should be at 65-70° F.