Welcome to The Faux Finish School...
"The Internet's first and most attended faux painting programs in the world! "
Celebrating our 24th year!


We hope this site will assist you in finding the information you desire to achieve your goals in the wonderful field of faux painting and decorative finishing. Whether you are an aspiring faux painting artisan just starting out or a practicing professional artisan wanting to advance your skills to the next level... we offer you the finest faux painting classes, workshops and studio in the world!

The Faux Finish School® was the first faux painting business program in the country that taught not only faux painting, but also the "business" side of this lucrative career. In 1995, The Faux Finish School's website was created and became the first faux painting studio and faux finishing school on the Internet. Today,..The Faux Finish School® and its website have become the "model" for the faux painting industry.

For 24 years, The Faux Finish School's ultimate goals have been to provide students with the tools and knowledge necessary for success....
We are quite proud of their achievements....
We are consistently rewarded with feedback of thanks as well as beautiful pictures of our students' creations....
The Faux Finish School and its staff are thrilled to have played a part in their accomplishments.

Several graduates of our programs have even become instructors in their own studios!

Your instructors are not just teachers....they are working finishers....
This is vital to your education because you will not just learn sample boards,
you will learn real world scenarios and finishes that truly sell....,
from instructors whom have vast experience "on the wall"....

Come home to the programs that established the original comprehensive faux finishing curriculums....Workshops at The Faux Finish School.

Our site is divided into five sections to help make your visit an enjoyable experience. Feel free to click on any of the sections above to be taken directly to your chosen destination. Or continue to read the outline below which includes descriptions of each section you will be visiting .........


The Faux Finish School offers several decorative painting classes and workshops catered to your specific needs. Below you will find a few of the faux painting, mural, stenciling classes and workshops currently scheduled.

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All of our instructors are full-time, practicing finishers in the faux painting field. This experience in unparalleled in any other faux finishing program. This practical knowledge is transferred in the classroom in every workshop. Our staff has collectively over 75 years experience decorative finishing!

2014 Faux Painting Workshops




  Old World Finishing Paint Workshop
"Finishes for Furniture, Cabinets and Trim ".......
"A Faux Finish School EXCLUSIVE 3 Day Workshop!"

Cabinet, trim and furniture refinishing is one of the most requested finishes in today’s market and a very lucrative addition to your portfolio.
Create incredible hand-painted, custom finished furniture, trim and cabinetry finishes that will delight your customers.
Take your clients old and boring cabinets and transform them into masterpieces enhancing their home and the value of their property.
Old World Finishing Paint used in this workshop will provide you with the skills and knowledge to refinish any wood surface, whether old or new, cabinetry or furniture. The decorative painting techniques utilizing Old World Finishing Paint will enhance your portfolio and make you $1000’s refinishing cabinetry and furniture.

With widespread appeal to clients and designers of varied tastes and budgets.
Many samples are simply stunning and complete in 1, 2 or 3 steps:
Easy to sell, easy to execute, easy to live with.


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  Mica Revolution Workshop
"Mica Finishes for walls, ceilings, countertops and more ".......
"A Faux Finish School EXCLUSIVE 3 Day Workshop!"

With mica being available from small to large pieces, in combination with Faux Effects materials, the possibilities are endless. The Faux Finish School is excited to host Diane Corso teaching her incredible mica creations. Now learn firsthand her techniques and finishes in this one-of-a-kind workshop!

With widespread appeal to clients and designers of varied tastes and budgets.
These samples are simply stunning and exquisite

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 Exquisite Venetian Plaster & Beyond"
Stucolux..The next level...
"A Faux Finish School EXCLUSIVE 3 Day Workshop!"

Venetian plasters are an important component in any great decorative artist’s portfolio of finishes. One of the most versatile and exquisite Venetian plasters is Faux Effects® StucoLux. This mineral-based plaster can be used on walls, ceilings, columns, cabinetry, furniture and as a fine art medium. Imagine a material that glides across virtually any substrate with dramatic high gloss effects! StucoLux, a light weight, buttery smooth, fast-drying, high sheen, mineral-based plaster. StucoLux is a "thing of beauty" when used properly and can be combined with other Faux Effects® products when you want to create that unique, one-of-a-kind project.

Martin Alan Hirsch continues his quest to contract with the best instructors to guest teach at The Faux Finish School. He is excited to have Rik Lazenby join the list of such talents. Martin is thrilled to bring Rik Lazenby to The Faux Finish School to teach this "exclusive" workshop!
View this faux painting workshop...

faux painting classes


faux painting Commissions

Works of Martin Alan Hirsch are divided into two areas, Residential Faux Finish Commissions as well as his Commercial Faux Finish Commissions. Both areas have wonderful examples of faux painted walls. ceilings and floors to inspire.......The Martin Alan Hirsch Decorative Finishes Studio located in Louisville, Kentucky has been open since 1987. Martin travels extensively throughout the world artistically painting both residential and commercial projects. He stands at the top of his field and is one of the most sought after decorative artists today. His selected residential faux painting works have now been published in the new book "Sophisticated Surfaces".

martin alan hirsch faux painter

This biographical section discusses the director of Decorative Finishes Studio and The Faux Finish School, Martin Alan Hirsch.....his background, training and published works. Find out why you should study with Martin Alan Hirsch at Decorative Finishes Studio's Faux Finish School.

Martin Alan Hirsch faux finishing classes

faux painting workshops

faux Chat Room, faux painting Message Board, Guestbook

Also, the newest support feature:
The Faux and Murals Works Gallery
features beautiful works in all categories of decorative painting...including faux painting, murals, trompe l'oeil,stenciling, furniture and more! This gallery was created to inspire you with accomplishments of professional artisans as well as those just beginning their careers.. View hundreds of faux painting, murals, furniture, stenciling, floorcloths and more!

A communication section to assist aspiring as well as professional faux finishing artisans and former students with dialog areas concerning all aspects of faux finishing. In our Faux Finishing Public Message Forum, you may leave questions and answers concerning the art and business of faux finishing. Our Chatroom is open 24 hours a day, and is a free service of The Faux Finish School. The Faux Painting Message Forum and Faux Finishing Chatroom are both public, and frequented by artisans from all over the world! There are thousands of questions and answers within this forum.
And, a Guestbook can be found in this section, which we would appreciate you signing with your comments and suggestions after touring our site
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Our Private Student Message Forum is a message board that The Faux Finish School provides to thousands of former students in the business of faux finishing to contact each other concerning faux painting tricks of the trade, working on projects with each other, chatroom topic scheduling, as well as just staying in touch with each other! The Student Message Forum has over 10,000 messages from student to student concerning faux painting.. it is accessed by password only.


studio of faux painting

This area tours both the exterior as well as interior of the studio. Decorative Finishes Studio boasts a new two-story "Italian villa" fashioned after the great villas in Tuscany, Italy.......complete with faux finished old stone Corinthian columns, Italian plaster archways, engraved stone work, open flame lighting, rusted balcony railings and a walkout veranda! Michelangelo faux renderings have been created in a fresco style on the front of the villa, along with imitations of old, worn wood window frames.

There is not another faux finishing studio like this in the world!

Tour the faux painting design Studio

Decorative Finishes Studio and The Faux Finish School hope that you enjoy your tour of our "Faux Finished World"......if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact our studio.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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