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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.