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Definition: Strié

I saw the word strié in a do-it-yourself magazine the other day, and since I had to look up what it meant, I thought you guys might appreciate an explanation, too.

Strié is actually a faux finish technique that gives walls or other surfaces a slightly rough-edged striped finish. The name comes from the French word meaning "streak" or "stripe." The technique is also sometimes referred to as "'dragging." To get a strié finish, you apply a glaze over a base color of paint, then run a dry paintbrush over the glaze.



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