What kind of paint do you use for a mural?

When it comes time to choose the right paint for your mural project, there are a few factors you’ll need to keep in mind. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the different types of paints that can be used for murals and offer some tips on how to select the right one for your project. Let’s get started!

Interior Or Exterior Paint

The first consideration is whether the mural will be indoors or outdoors. Indoor murals have a far wider range of suitable materials. We often use acrylics due to the wide range of available colours, ease of use and versatility. However we also use regular wall emulsion paint for internal projects. There are an ever increasing number of colours, for almost any project you could think of.

Exterior murals will be exposed to the elements and therefore need much more consideration as to what paint to use. Generally, we tend to stick to special masonry paint that is designed to be waterproof and long-lasting. However if the mural is going on a wooden surface, it’s possible to use non-weather-resistant paints followed by a suitable sealant. A waterproof, weather-resistant varnish will last for years if properly maintained, but it’s important to choose a quality product.

Spray Paints

When it comes to mural painting, spray paints offer a number of advantages over traditional brush-based paints. For one, they provide a more even and consistent coverage, making it easier to achieve clean lines and sharp edges. Additionally, they dry very quickly, which can be a major advantage when working on large projects.

Spray paints for murals

However, spray paints also have some drawbacks. They can be much more difficult to control than brush-based paints, and they can produce a lot of overspray. As a result, it is important to take care when using spray paints for mural painting. When used properly, they can create some amazing effects – especially if you’re looking for an urban street art effect.

Special Finishes

Certain mural projects require a special type of finish in order to achieve the desired effect, for example if the goal is to create a metallic or pearlescent effect. In these situations, we add special mediums to the paint.

Mural painting is a specialised form of wall painting that uses large-scale images or scenes to create a dramatic, visually impactful effect. Murals are often commissioned by businesses or homeowners to brighten up an otherwise plain space, and they can be a great way to inject some personality into your home or office. If you’re considering something like this, get in touch with your ideas today!


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