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Strie/Glazing PART 1- Faux Finishes

Strie / glazing- Part 1
Strié is a popular form of faux painting using glaze and paint brushes to create a soft natural striped texture.
Strié is a negative glaze technique. The glaze is generally rolled over the entire surface, and then removed with a tool such as a brush. The word strié can be used to describe this process of painting, or to describe the actual finish created.
Before rollers and latex, paint was a thick emulsion that went on with tedious brushing. Bristle marks were often visible and they became more prominent as years and dirt accumulated. The strie technique mimics the look of centuries-old paint altered by dust and sun. It’s best used on paneling or other woodwork; in white, it’s perfect for creating French country kitchen cabinets and furniture. It can bee seen in many French chateau interiors.

Above photo fro an a article on strie technique on This Old House by my friend Pierre Finkelstein. 


Here are some different  color samples   


Below are more aged and distressed Strie.

Strie technique is popular on French and Swedish style furniture and interior design.

Combined with gilding the results are stunning

Strie over faux damask decor of “Prince Diaries 2”

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Fine Strie technique  and gilding on fireplace mantel, CT residence- MJP Studios

A pink Strie by one of my favorite designers Charles Spada.

Another child’s room – Strie walls MJP Studios
Childs room

Helping Dean Barger on one of his jobs in Greenwich, CT.


Strie can be done over stenciling for an aged look. Decorative  ornament and  molding accents can be strie-d.


Strie also goes well with gilded striping on paneling or boiserie.

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In our next news letter we will look at some other applications and cost effective alternatives.


Here are a few Marbling projects we just completed.

A Custom Ebony Finished Oak Floor

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May 10, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Scott Williams - Beautiful work done with great care and expertise…this is what keeps an age old art form alive and well in our modern world. Very well done!