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The Art of Faux Wood Graining
Featuring oak graining

12-month subscription

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Faux wood graining is an ancient technique that remains incredibly versatile to this day. As with many paint effect techniques, this skill is gradually being lost to time. With this course I aim to share my knowledge and experience in the hope these skills will live on.

On this course you will learn how recreate the faux wood graining effect and will focus on an oak finish. You will have access to the online material for as long as your account remains active, allowing you to practice & perfect this skills before moving on to larger projects.

The tutorials are carefully designed and structured for people of all abilities. You will start by learning how to prepare your sample board and mix the different paints and glazes required for this paint effect. You will then build up the wood graining effect layer by layer before learning how to finish and protect your completed work.

The course material has been divided into a series of easy-to-follow video tutorials, accompanied by numerous professional tips and tricks and comprehensive information sheets. Each video is between 12-40 minutes, and within 2 hours, you will be equipped with all of the information you need to learn this amazing paint effect.

With practice and imagination, you will soon be transforming the every day into a work of art.

  • Lesson 1: Preparing the sample board and mixing the paints & glazes

  • Lesson 2: The important first layer

  • Lesson 3: The second layer, adding depth

  • Lesson 4: Finishing & protecting your work

  • The history of woodgraining paint effects

  • Slideshow presentations with requirements for tools and equipment & paints & materials

  • Expert recommendations for paints equipment and materials with downloadable PDF where-to-buy products sheet

  • Time-lapse video showing the full painting process


For a one-time subscription payment you will have unlimited online access to The Oak Wood graining course content and any subsequent updates for a full 12 months.


Plus, you will receive our regular newsletter and, through our members forum, have the opportunity to discuss ideas with fellow students around the world, post suggestions & submit any questions to Simon, the instructor. 

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