Strie Painting Technique for Interiors
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Giving your home or business interior a new look is as easy as lifting a brush. One technique that is quite common is Strie Painting, otherwise known as Dragging. Lakeside Painting has done this for a number of homes and businesses in Wisconsin, particularly in the Milwaukee-area.
A variety of brushes can be used for Strie Painting. Closely-spaced paint bristle yield closer, finer stripes. Widely-spaced bristles will, on the other hand, yield a more robust, noticeable stripe. Strie Painting also requires two colors: one will be for the base coat, the other for the second coat. This helps add to the effect left on the wall's surface by the bristles. This technique will require a base color, decorator's glaze, a second color (to mix with the glaze), tape and, of course, the desired brushes.
Typically, a professional painter will first apply a lighter base color. Two base coats might be necessary. Wait about 24 hours before applying the the glaze. Be sure to tape off baseboards and the ceiling. Once that is done, mix the glaze with the second color and apply to the wall with a roller. Quickly, before the glaze dries, run the paint brushes either vertically or horizontally across the walls, but watch for overlap.
It's critical to decide on the color or two colors beforehand, so you aren't left staring slack-jawed at the wall in frustration when it's all said and done. And be sure to move furniture prior to painting.
For more questions on Strie Painting, please give Lakeside Painting a call at 262.642.9445 or email us at 262.642.9445.
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