Paint Realistic Faux Wood Grain

This instructable demonstrates how to create a realistic painted wood grain.  This application was on a banister but could be used on many surfaces. Enjoy!
Really wonderful. I went to price paints today to try this. What brand did you use? And by gold paint, do you mean yellow ochre or metallic? I priced Fine Paints of Europe, which would be prohibitivey expensive for multiple colors. Thanks much for the demonstration!
<p>Very nice!</p>
amazing thank you
Fantastic, I'm going to apply this technique to the neck of my paper mache guitar. Thanks for the tip! :)