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The Family Handyman Logo By Elizabeth Flaherty of The Family Handyman | Slide 1 of 12: Marble is soft and porous, making it prone to scratches, stains and chipping. It’s also expensive. You can pour this epoxy coating right over your existing countertops for a marble-like finish—at a tenth of the cost.
 Plus, these countertops are tough. We dragged heavy pots and pans across them without damage.
 If your countertops are in need of a refresh, consider covering them with epoxy for a stunning new look. To make this job a bit less time-consuming, you could use an orbital sander and trim router, but are both optional.

Pour a Faux Marble Countertop

Marble is soft and porous, making it prone to scratches, stains and chipping. It’s also expensive. You can pour this epoxy coating right over your existing countertops for a marble-like finish—at a tenth of the cost.
 Plus, these countertops are tough. We dragged heavy pots and pans across them without damage.
 If your countertops are in need of a refresh, consider covering them with epoxy for a stunning new look. To make this job a bit less time-consuming, you could use an orbital sander and trim router, but are both optional.

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