Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take to paint a mural?

Murals from 25 sq ft to 250 sq ft are usually complete within 4-7 days. Larger murals can take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. High levels of detail can increase the time and cost of your project.

What kind of paint do you use?

For the base coat and larger areas of color I use Benjamin Moore Aura latex paints. Some of the reasons I love this paint:

  • Zero VOC — This is espeically important on indoor projects for people who are concerned about the potentially negative heath effects of VOCs.  
  • Extreme hide and coverage.  It's a really thick paint and that helps bridge surface imperfections.
  • Color Lock technology for exceptional color
  • Superior fade resistance
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Low-temperature application
  • Excellent resistance to paint deterioration
  • Resists cracking, peeling, blistering and dirt
  • Mildew resistant
  • Self-priming/ excellent adhesion

I use Montana spray paints and golden acrylics for detailing. I also offer non toxic water based spray paints for indoor projects upon request.

How should the wall be prepared?

If the wall is in poor condition, I will subcontract to a commercial painter to fix the cracks, fill holes, and to apply a primer and deep base coat color. 

For new construction, a smooth finish, level 4 is ideal. A primer and base coat should be painted on the wall before the mural work begins.

If it is an existing wall and the wall is in good condition, no special preparation is required.

Does the texture of my wall matter?

I can paint on a rough texture surface, but it does affect the artwork.  In many situations the texture can enhance the artwork; a rough surface allows for interesting textures and layering.  If the mural will be viewed up close, and has a high level of linear details, you might consider either re-plastering the wall or having the mural painted on panels.

I am not sure about artwork but I want a mural. Can you help me?

 I usually begin by thinking about the space as a whole:  the angle/s the wall will be seen from, who uses the space, and the "feeling" you want to bring to the space.  The imagery we create, the use of color, dynamic form, and subject are designed to fit your specfic space and audience. 

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