How are your murals created?
I paint murals both directly and by using the parachute cloth method. I'm happy to discuss which technique best suits your project.
Directly painted murals are fairly self explanatory--this method is wonderful and flexible, especially for walls that are very textured.
If you're looking for a longer-lasting piece, the parachute cloth method is gaining popularity on the East Coast. I paint the mural in sections onto a synthetic canvas-like material in my studio. Once the piece is completed, the sections are applied to the wall using a super-strong adhesive, and then is triple-sealed with a UV protectant.
Parachute cloth takes on the texture of the wall it’s applied to and becomes a permanent fixture, preventing peeling, fading, and extending the life of the mural by decades.
Using this method, murals go up in a fraction of the time of traditional pieces, preventing prolonged clogging of sidewalks and walkways, and cutting scaffolding or swing stage costs markedly.
Do you only work locally?
Because I paint the majority of my murals in the studio on parachute cloth, roll them up, and take them to the site to be installed, I can travel anywhere with the mural.
How long do murals last?
Murals painted directly can last between 5-15 years. Murals painted on parachute cloth have been known to last at least twenty years without peeling or fading.
What is the average price of a mural?
Several factors go into the pricing of a mural.
Labor is calculated based on the size of the wall, the level of detail, and materials costs. I am happy to work with you to design a mural that works within your budget, so feel free to ask for a quote.