The web is JAMMED with bad graining info

Years ago, Robert sent me this email (emphasis mine, but we talked on the phone and he really was frustrated)

“I’ve been trying to learn faux graining for YEARS and I’m so lost! 

Everybody, from home repair gurus to interior designers to craft bloggers to car painters… has an opinion about faux wood and it all looks bad!!

They all offer conflicting info, recommend different brushes and paints and over-priced workshops and magic potions!

This is the end of my graining quest. If you can’t help me, I’m DONE! I’m giving up. 

I was able to help, and Robert went on to win awards in his industry for work that incorporates extensive faux wood paint.

He wasn’t the 1st or last artist to reach out to me with this problem.

What you’ll learn in this course

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Faux wood paint tutorial for beginning (& experienced) grainers


 Create gorgeous, realistic faux wood projects of any kind

 New graining artists: Get a solid foundation to build upon

Experienced grainers will gain a fresh, proven approach

Why Walnut?

  • The skills you’ll get from American Black Walnut also apply to woods like Oak, Maple, Cherry and many more, making Walnut a great foundation for graining. 
  • Walnut, a gorgeous hardwood, highly sought after by designers and woodworkers is a favorite of professional faux finishers everywhere. 
  • This faux wood painting course will give you foundational knowledge for my more advanced courses.
  • Not a beginner? You’ll get a unique, powerful perspective on creating faux wood and a valuable addition to your decorative painting toolbox. Or sign up for a more advanced course

How you’ll get Faux Walnut painting skills

  • Crystal clear, No guess work: Every detail of tool, brush and material use explained
  • Hi-Res images and Step-By-Step Text
  • Every stage is covered: From primer to gorgeous grain to final clear coats
  • Faux wood paint color mixing demonstrated in video and careful instruction
  • Highly desirable figure features like “curly” and “fiddle”
  • Secrets of close-focus, highly detailed faux wood for mind bending realism

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Load the eBook on your iPad, Android tablet, Kindle Fire and Laptop for easy access in the studio or on the job.

ZERO risk 60 day no-hassle guaranty

I’ve worked very hard to make sure that the Introduction to Faux Wood Painting Course gets results, and my students agree.

That being said, the eBook comes with a full 60-day money-back guaranty.

If you’re disappointed for any reason, just shoot me an email and we’ll part ways. Full refund. No questions asked.


  • Although I’m an artist and have worked in glazes prior to this, your system was so easy to follow and made this project a breeze!

    Thanks again for your Perfect Woodgrain course. The step-by-step process was as if you were teaching me one-on-one."

    ~ Debra W. Faux Finisher specializing in historic home restoration
    "I’m really grateful to you for sharing your knowledge as I couldn’t have done it without your excellent books and videos!
  • He has exposed the nitty gritty that all real craftsman want to know–not just the generic guidelines.

    Additionally, he has showed willingness to personally help me one on one with any questions I’ve had and obstacles I’ve encountered. It is well worth the investment!”

    ~Christopher S. Cabinet reface and door restoration pro
    “Perfect Woodgrain lessons are by far the most detailed available
  • and providing helpful information. Thank you Norman!"
    ~ Jordan W. Faux Finisher specializing in Faux Wood Doors
    "You have been so great at getting back to me...
    "This course paid for itself on my first project TIMES TEN!"
    ~Mike T. Furniture repair expert
  • I'm already working on my first wood grain dash."
    ~David R. Antique auto restoration hobbyist
    "This course rocks!
    "Great product, Great communication!"
    ~Stacy T. Professional faux finisher
  • "This guy is pure genius!
    I learned more about wood grain and colors from this artist than anyone or anywhere in my entire career in the film industry.

    His instruction has been instrumental to the way I finish movie props that require faux wood.

    I can vouch first hand that you'll take away more knowledge than you'll know what to do with.

    Not trying to sound like an infomercial... just being totally honest! Thanks bro for all your hard work!"

    ~Ken P. Film set and prop designer
  • "I've obtained a small library on decorative painting...
    many on faux wood graining. None compare to your generous lessons. Thank you Norman."

    ~Adam P. Expert grainer, high end trim and cabinet finisher, color matching master


Here’s what you get


 The Introduction to Faux Wood Painting Course

Bonus: The Master List of Graining Tools & Brushes

Bonus: The Ultimate Guide to Faux Wood Paint Colors

Over $65.00 in value

Limited time introductory price


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By the way: As an Introduction to Faux Wood Painting student, I’ll send you updates at no charge when I make improvements to the course.