Faux wood paint tutorial for beginning (& experienced) grainers


Create gorgeous, realistic faux wood projects of any kind

New graining artists will get a solid foundation to build upon as you learn this fun, valuable art form
Experienced grainers will gain new, valuable ideas & skills

Why Walnut?

  • The skills you’ll acquire from American Black Walnut also apply to woods like Oak, Maple, Cherry and many more, making this wood is a great foundation for graining. 
  • Walnut is a gorgeous hardwood, highly sought after by designers and woodworkers, so it’s 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

What you’ll learn in this course

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How you’ll learn to paint faux Walnut

  • 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
  • Printable quick reference guide included for at-a-glance details on colors, tools and materials

Walnut Woodgrain Door perfectwoodgrain  Introduction to Faux wood painting

View the Graining Course on your Laptop, Desktop and Tablet



PDF eBooks are the easiest to download, open and read.

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

This eBook is an in-depth learning tool that features a printable quick reference guide, showing all the tools, brushes and colors at a glance. 

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.




“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.


“Normans lessons are by far the most detailed available. 

He has exposed the nitty gritty that all real craftsman want to know–not just the generic guidelines.

It is well worth the investment!” ~Christopher S



  • “I’m really grateful to you for sharing your knowledge...

    ...as I couldn’t have done it without your excellent books and videos!

    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!

    The step-by-step process was as if you were teaching me one-on-one.”

    ~ Debra W. Faux Finisher specializing in historic home restoration

  • “Normans lessons are by far the best and most detailed available.

    He has exposed the nitty gritty instructions that all real craftsman want to know–not just the generic guidelines that are cookiecut in every other book.

    It is well worth the investment!”

    ~Christopher S. Cabinet reface and door restoration pro

  • “You have been so great...

    ...at getting back to me and providing helpful information. Thank you Norman!”

    ~ Jordan W. Faux Finisher specializing in Faux Wood Doors

  • “This course rocks!

    I’m already working on my first wood grain dash.”

    ~David R. Antique auto restoration hobbyist

  • “Great product..,

    Great communication!. Thank you!"

    ~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, today, which require faux wood. 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

  • ''This course was a life saver for an immense project...

    ...wood graining an entire cement building into rough pine.

    Without this training to make my own combs and tools, color and glaze formulas and all aspects of Antique Pine, it would have been an utter failure.

    Thanks to The Master Course, I have an important, happy client that is set to bring in more work.

    ~Nori N. Professional Faux Finisher

  • "I feel more confident...

    Thank you for your course and instruction, it helped out so so much!

    I feel more confident taking on jobs.

    Thanks Norman!"

    ~Dan C. Professional Faux Finisher


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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.