MIDAS Metall® Applicator Authorization Training

MIDAS Metall® Applicator Authorization Training




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MIDAS Metall® Training presented by Pierre Finkelstein of Pierre Finkelstein Institute of Decorative Painting, Inc. …see more

MIDAS Metall® Training presented by Pierre Finkelstein of Pierre Finkelstein Institute of Decorative Painting, Inc.  Save 15% by buying with an upgraded Starter Kit here

Online training is available at any time.   Online training is required to become an authorized applicator.

  • Online Training – Over 4 hours of training by Pierre Finkelstein.  Covers all the basics of the product, proper mixing, and application.   Elements of the process such as application (spray, non-spray), brushing with blue brush, sanding, polishing, patination, and sealing/waxing.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to gain complete authorization, the applicator will need to send pictures of completed samples to verify product understanding as well as jobsite followup on their first job.  Submit to info@fauxbrushes.com


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    Pierre Finkelstein has been teaching decorative painting all over the world since 1987. In addition to teaching individual students, he has demonstrated, taught and developed teaching curriculums for private organizations, businesses, and unions.  Formerly located in NYC, the Pierre Finkelstein Institute of Decorative Painting's in-person school in now located in Brooklyn, NY.  

    Pierre Finkelstein is dedicated to teaching faux finishing techniques using the latest mediums and technology available. He teaches the efficient techniques that he uses on his own jobs in his NYC business, Grand Illusion Decorative Painting Inc. He shares his experiences with the students in an open forum and bases his information on real jobsite situations.  Pierre Finkelstein is dedicated to teaching the tradition of fine European decorative painting. His classes are designed to efficiently give a comprehensive explanation of the following elements of decorative painting:


     Standard teaching procedure:

      • Instruction on the correct use of color
      • Correct hand positioning and hand movement with the brushes
      • How to properly hold and use tools
      • An explanation of the characteristics of marble types, wood essence, and all other natural finishes
      • A series of drawings performed as practice exercises
      • Overview of technical information including different types of glazes, (oil vs. water)
      • Preparing your own glaze with any available products, (oil, acrylic, etc.)  


    Online courses

    Sign up for online courses with Pierre Finkelstein. Click here for more information

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    Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, Pierre will break down the techniques clearly so you will be able to learn.   Please fill out this Survey  if you are interested in Online or In Person training with Pierre Finkelstein.  Please send us an email with your requests for the specific classes and ideal location.

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    Woodgraining Fundamentals Class Kit
    Woodgraining Fundamentals Class Kit

    Woodgraining Fundamentals Class Kit


    Regular price $64.30 Sale price$57.87 Save $6.43
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    This kit is perfect for practicing along our online class Woodgraining Fundamentals Class. This can be used whenever you want to practice your sketching in a sustainable way.

    This kit contains 4 brushes and a Brush Paper.

    Kit includes:

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