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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    Woodgraining Training at Pierre Finkelstein Institute of Decorative Painting, Inc.View and Register for available and upcoming classes  here

    Please send us an email (info@fauxbrushes.com) with your inquiries. Sign up for our email list to stay alert to new classes just becoming available.

    Pierre Finkelstein has been teaching decorative painting techniques since 1987. He is dedicated to teaching faux finish using the latest mediums and technology available for techniques such as faux marble, woodgraining, trompe l'oeil, stenciling, gilding, patina, stonework, plaster and more.

    Pierre's classes and teaching procedure

    Pierre Finkelstein teaches the 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 job site situations.

    Pierre, himself, spends up to 80% of his time "on the ladder". He's happy to teach those with limited experience. His teachings are efficiency-based techniques that will make you money. Classes are usually 3-5 days long.

    Faux Marble: Don't be afraid of marbleizing! Watch as Pierre simply dissects the most challenging marbles and gets fantastically believable results with fewer steps. Some examples of marbles: Black and Gold, White veined Carrara, Sea Green, Yellow Sienna, Rouge Royal, Napoleon, Yellow Flower, African Breche and Violet Breche. Make money with marble!

    Woodgraining: Can you match this wood? The next time a client asks that question, you will have a better answer after completing Pierre's woodgraining demo/interactive class. See the classics: Maple, pine, mahogany, burl, and more. Don't pine over it - sign up!

    Trompe l'oeil: Trick the eye even faster with Pierre's efficient striping system for faux molding or other linear projects. With the right tools, striping can be a breeze as well as stunningly believable with instruction and practice. Ornamentation is discussed during longer classes.

    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.)  

    MIDAS Metall® Applicator Training:  MIDAS Metall® supports its applicators by requiring a level of training before using the 2-part, unit-based, cold-metallization system.  The products must be stored, mixed, and applied in a specific and regimented way.   The learning curve would be too challenging and expensive without training.    MIDAS Metall® is committed and invested in the success of its applicators. Learn more here

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    Please fill out this Survey  if you are interested in Online or In Person training with Pierre Finkelstein.  Please send us an email (info@fauxbrushes.com) with your requests for the specific classes and ideal location. Sign up for our email list to stay alert to new classes just becoming available.


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    Woodgraining Fundamentals Class Kit
    Woodgraining Fundamentals Class Kit

    Woodgraining Fundamentals Class Kit


    Regular price $64.55 Sale price$58.10 Save $6.45
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    This kit is perfect for practicing during our online class Woodgraining Fundamentals Class but can be used whenever you want to practice your sketching in a sustainable way.

    This kit contains 4 brushes and Brush Paper

    Kit includes:

      • MB-12 Mini Flat Spalter Brush (Bordeaux Nylon) Size 20
      • MB-21 Extra Long Flat Veining Brush (Bristle) Size 1
      • TL-41 Flat Striping Brush (Bristle) Size 12
      • GLZ-38 Tooth Spalter Brush - Long (Bluetop) Size 40
      • 1 sheet of Brush Paper 13" x 18" (Can be mounted on a wooden board with spray adhesive for easy use)

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