Marbleizing refers to a decorative painting technique used on furniture surfaces to create the appearance of marble. This technique involves the application of layers of paint, often in different colors, followed by the use of various tools such as brushes, sponges, or combs to create veins and patterns that mimic the natural patterns found in marble. The purpose of marbleizing is to give furniture a luxurious and sophisticated look, imitating the elegance of real marble at a more affordable cost. Wood painted to simulate marble. Also Marbling.