Since most people have a lot of
questions about murals, we have included the following section of FAQ's for your
perusal. If your question is not amongst these, please feel free to visit
our Request page and send us your
A mural by definition is a
painting that is done directly on a wall regardless of size or paint used by
the artist. There is some controversy in the art world today about murals
that are first painted on canvas then glued to walls. Some believe
that a mural on canvas is not a mural but instead it is a painting. My personal feeling
is that because the painting is attached with glue to the wall, that it then
becomes hand painted canvas that is hung like wall paper. However,
should the artist or contractor glue canvas to a wall, then paint on the
canvas, it is a mural. (A mural is a painting that is created directly
on a wall, the surface of the wall matters not.)
Yes! Murals can be painted
on a numerous surfaces ranging from concrete to wood, wallboard to canvas and
even on certain types of wall paper. The possibilities are absolutely endless!
a mural can take from anywhere from one day to several months depending
on size and detail in the painting.
No. To have a mural
painted, you will not need to obtain a "city building permit." However,
if you are painting a public mural, chances are strong you will not only need to
obtain a permit, but you will also need to present to the City Council for their
The value of
will increase with at least the value of the commissioned mural providing it is painted
directly on the wall surface.
Though this is a personal
decision, working with a professional interior designer is advisable because
they can properly coordinate furniture, carpet, window treatments, etc. with the
A custom hand painted mural's cost depends
upon several factors: Size, Complexity, Location, Surface, Detail and type of
paint (Oil or Acrylic Paint). I enjoy both mediums, however it takes me twice as
long to paint with oil paint as it does painting with acrylic paint. Oil paint
is also more expensive than acrylic paint. To give you an idea of
cost...an 8x10' wall that is
fairly detailed will run between $5,000 and $7,000. The lower amount for an
interior flat surface wall and the higher amount for an exterior heavily
textured wall. For a general square foot price, please take a look at this
International Mural Price List INTERNATIONAL
MURAL PRICING CHART
A Muralist & Sample of Contract
a muralist requires courage, confidence and
knowledge of what you want and what you should expect from the
painter. It is important to know what type of mural will best fit in your home or commercial building. If you are unsure, we highly recommend working with an Interior Designer who can help you coordinate the mural's theme and colors with your furniture and accessories. However, if you prefer to decorate your walls without the
advice of an Interior Designer, it might comfort you to know that Tamara has worked with General Contractors,
Interior Designers, Architects and Corporations since 1986. She fully understands the importance of harmonizing artwork with a rooms ambiance
and décor and would be happy to help you make decisions in this area.
Once the idea is set, digital photographs of your room will be
coordinate the mural with its contents, existing colors and textures
(i.e. furniture, current wall colors, artwork, carpet, window treatments, etc
Measurements will be taken and decisions made on any
architectural changes, or details, that may be required. (I.e. wall preparation,
scaffolds, lighting etc.
commissioning me to create a mural or painting, you may rest assured that you have hired a
professional, accomplished, master painter and muralist who is able to work
effectively in most styles ranging from Realism to Cubism and in any pallet.
I have painted rooms ranging from small bathrooms to large commercial
establishments and on every kind of surface imaginable. Painting is my
passion, my life and what I love doing most.
for taking the time to read this page. I hope it has helped answer your
questions, if not please feel free to give me a call at: 727-809-0606.
a wonderful day,