Wood Graining Tool

Product Details

This innovative tool produces the realistic grains and patterns found in real wood. The Old Masters® Woodgraining Tool is a simple device that allows the user to rearrange the stain into patterns that resemble wood grain. This tool allows an average do-it-yourselfer to create professional results every time.


Where to Use

The Woodgraining Tool can be used on nearly any smooth, flat surface in which paint can adhere. Various surfaces including metal, plastic, painted objects or Masonite can be wood grained. You can make almost any object look like wood including metal file cabinets, kitchen cabinets, tables, bookcases, chests, vanities, wood or steel doors, paneling, dressers, desks and more.

Easy to Follow Instructions
Old Masters offers extensive instructions on how to woodgrain. To view the Woodgraining Made Easy booklet, click here.

Supplies List for Woodgraining:
Old Masters Graining Base Paint

Old Masters Wiping Stain

Old Masters Oil-Based Polyurethane (Satin)

1 Woodgraining Tool

1 Foam Brush

1 Tack Rag

Woodgraining Made Easy Directions

Additional Items Needed:

Other items you may need to complete this project include:

1 1/2” to 2” Natural Bristle paint brush

Medium grit sandpaper (120-150 grit)

Fine grit sandpaper (220-280 grit).

Masking tape (1”)

Paint Thinner (or Mineral Spirits)

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How to use the Woodgraining Tool

Hold it by its handle and place your index finger directly on the base of the head (where the handle and curved portion of the tool meet). Press the face of the tool firmly against the surface of your project and slide it along in a straight, smooth motion.


The Woodgraining Tool can produce all the basic designs shown below.


Learn more about the process of Faux Woodgraining in our tutorial.