Faux Oak Wood Graining: A Decorative Paint Effect Course

Painted balustrade given an aged oak woodgrain effect finish


This online course in faux oak wood graining is perfect for beginners to more experienced painters alike.

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Background Information:
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 to recreate a faux oak wood graining effect. You will have access to the online material for as long as your account remains active, allowing you to practice & perfect this skill 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.

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

What's included in the price?

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. Signed course completion certificates are available on request.

Once a member you will also receive our regular e-newsletter and access to our members' forum so you can ask questions and share ideas with us and other students. You will also be automatically invited to join our members only online Zoom Q&A sessions.

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

Supplementary material:
1. The history of woodgraining paint effects
2. Slideshow presentations with requirements for tools and equipment & paints & materials
3. Expert recommendations for paints equipment and materials with downloadable PDF where-to-buy products sheet
4. Time-lapse video showing the full painting process

What you will need

All materials required are detailed in our downloadable PDF products sheet available once you have purchased the course. You will also want to learn and practice the technique on a suitable practice board, or project piece, if you are a more experienced student.


Simon Nobs at South Coast Studio

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


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