It is important to remember that your mural will become a part of your neighborhood and community and you are encouraged to engage neighbors in the process. Artwork that is embraces by your community is good for everyone…including your bottom line.
Murals are complex works of art whose creation poses many logistical and operational challenges. The work is well worth it; however, there are many things to consider in reaching your goal…
… a work of art that looks wonderful now, and for years to come.
Before the brush hits the wall there are many things to consider and many variables exist. Each will have a profound impact on the quality and longevity of any mural you create. Such considerations include, but are not limited to the following:
- Exposure to UV and precipitation
- Surface type
- Surface condition
- Access to wall surface including the use of scaffolding or ladders
- Health and safety considerations
- Liability including insurance
- Priming, paint type and protective coatings
- Maintenance and conservation
- Water seepage and drainage
Nicole Shaw is one of the most experienced mural artists in Canada, having hand painted over 100 murals.