CSS paint-order Property

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text {
  font-family: sans-serif;
  font-size: 50px;
  font-weight: bold;
  fill: black;
  stroke: red;
  stroke-width: 4px;

.stroke-behind {
  paint-order: stroke fill;

stroke in front stroke behind


The paint-order CSS property control the order in which the fill and stroke (and painting markers) of text content and shapes are drawn.

If no value is specified, the default paint order is fill, stroke, markers.

Note: In the case of this property, markers are only appropriate when drawing SVG shapes involving the use of the marker-* properties (e.g. marker-start) and <marker> element.

Default value:normal
JavaScript syntax:
object.style.paintOrder="normal|stroke, fill, markers|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset";

Standard Syntax

paint-order: normal|stroke, fill, markers|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;

Browser Support


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property:

Value Description
normal Paint the different items in normal paint order.
stroke, fill, markers Specify some or all of these values in the order you want them to be painted in.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-delay property.
revert Reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property
revert-layer Rollback styles to the ones specified in previous cascade layers.
unset Resets a property to its inherited value if the property naturally inherits from its parent, and to its initial value if not.

Default CSS Property Values

selectors {
  paint-order: normal;
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