Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

WHAT IS A MURAL?

 A mural is very large piece of artwork, such as a painting or enlarged photograph, applied directly to a wall, ceiling, or other large permanent surface in different techniques & styles.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A MURAL?

To transform your surroundings with unique and personalized one-of-a-kind art. A mural can also replace an expensive wallpaper, with hand-painted designs applied to the wall instead of sheets of printed wallpaper. 

CAN A MURAL BE PAINTED ON ANY SURFACE?

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! Sometimes, texturized surfaces are a bit more complicated to paint so make sure the surface you want to get painted is relatively smooth.

DO I NEED TO GET A BUILDING PERMIT?

No. To have a mural painted, you will not need to obtain a “city building permit.”

HOW DO YOU CHARGE FOR MURALS?

 Every job is different. A custom hand painted mural’s cost depends upon several factors: size, design, special tools, complexity, location and accessibility of mural, surface, detail, and distance traveled. Estimates are only given after design sketches are completed. I cannot give a true estimate during the consultation. However, I do have a minimum of £200 and most murals are based on a £35-£40/hour rate or by square feet.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WANT. CAN YOU HELP?

Definitely. That’s what I am here for. Just call or email me with your questions and I will send you some ideas. If you need a sit-down consultation, feel free to contact me to schedule a time for a remote meeting. We can use Zoom or Teams, however you find it more comfortable. Or you could contact me on WhatsApp as well. 

CAN YOU TRAVEL TO MY LOCATION?

I am currently traveling within the west London  area in the UK and surrounding counties only.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

It is difficult to estimate a completion time for murals. It can range from two FULL days to several weeks or months depending on detail and scale of work. The ladder only applies for vast spaces and very big projects, otherwise we are looking at days.  

WHAT KIND OF PAINT DO YOU USE, AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO DRY?

 I use  acrylic water-based paints because they dry faster and are easier to manipulate. Please note that acrylic paints also withstand the same quality as oil paints. They do not have an odour and are environmentally safe. The drying time is almost instant and the paints are environmentally friendly.

I can use spray paints if the situation calls for it, usually only on outdoor projects, but this will be discussed before the painting starts.

WHY SHOULD I HIRE YOU?

I provide the highest level of service with creativity, quality and professionalism.

Please take time to browse my online gallery and collections. I have many years of experience and a master’s degrees in the visual arts. If you have any further questions, please contact me.

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