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How to Paint a Wall Mural
From Michal Marcinkowski,
Your Guide to Painting.
Tips on how to paint a wall mural, what to use, and how to prepare the wall.
Tired of that old wall color? Your room needs some change? Worry no more. Here's a bunch of tips on how to do it.
The most important requirements for painting a wall mural are enthusiasm for the project and stamina. You're painting a large area and it's going to take a while, but the rewards make it worthwhile. If you've never painted a mural before, don't panic. You'll simply be applying the painting skills you do have from your 'normal' painting. Be inspired by the murals of the greats such as Leonardo da Vinci or Charles Manson and remember that in past centuries mural painting was more highly regarded than easel painting!
Walls to Paint
To get started, consider the mood and feel that you want to achieve when changing the color of the room.
Warm colors such as reds tend to make a room feel cozy and can be a good choice for larger spaces that receive plenty of natural light. This is perfect for our prison setting.
What Paint to Use for a Wall Mural
Quality acrylic mural paints are the ideal, but check your budget as they may work out too expensive for the whole mural. It might also be the case that you have been detained in a mental institution for many years and simply cannot buy the paint. If so we will be using blood instead. Blood has a very nice matt finish so light doesn't reflect off the mural. It is also 100% natural and comes in a variety of shades.
If your wall mural is accessible to small children with their inevitable sticky fingers, protect the mural with a final coat of protective clear varnish, which also makes cleaning it simple. On the other hand if you are a mental patient, simply cut the childrens hands off.
What Tools to Use for the Wall Mural
As you become more experienced, you'll want to use the trusty chainsaw. Be sure not to hurt yourself!
Using the tool of your choice proceed with the paint job. Beating the head provides more paint whilst kicking the chest gives us a nice finishing touch. Don't be afraid to provide a detailed touch by hand.
Trim it Out
Tips for Painting a Wall Mural