Strie Faux Finishing Technique
Strie uses a stiff bristle brush to drag the glaze off the wall creating a streaking effect. Using this effect on a whole room or even just an accent wall will completely turn around the room, making your walls look elegant and formal. When done correctly this faux finish gives any room a unique and modern texture.
Before starting on your walls it is a good idea to try the effect on a sample board to see how you will reach your desired effect. After getting a good idea of how you will be using the glaze start by painting a bright colored base coat and letting it dry completely. Next, with MyPerfectColor's Pre-mixed Glaze, cut in the corners and along the edges of your wall. After cutting in, apply the glaze with a roller to a small section of the wall. Now run your brush up or down the wall while applying medium pressure. Try to work quickly so the glaze does not start to dry before you can work with it. It will save time if you have friend rolling on the glaze while you follow behind Strieing the wall. Repeat the process on the next area of the wall until the wall or room is complete. Let dry and enjoy your hard work.
Below you will find popular Strie color combinations.
Base: Iquana Green 2028-10
Glaze: Avocado 2145-10