IAN LOVEALL: Hi. I’m Ian Loveall, I’m with
Expert Village, and we’re talking about mural painting today. So, we’ve covered some of
the history and where they came from. So, how did we get from cathedrals and cave paintings
to living rooms? Well, in the ’50s, with the invention of acrylic paint, the cost of painting
suddenly dropped and the accessibility of painting was much broader now. And so, it
was realistic for homeowners and ordinary people to be able to have these styles of
painting in their homes. This is an example of an oil painting. As you can see, it’s very
glossy and I don’t know if you can tell from there, but it’s actually very thick and textured.
Something like this would take a very, very long time to dry. I think this has been drying
for six months and it’s still not entirely dry. So, as you can imagine not very practical
if you’re going to be putting it directly on your wall. Now this example was painted
in acrylic and as you can see the colors are just as vibrant and the texture is still there.
Only difference is this paint is water soluble and it dries in minute, so doing an entire
wall, it’s perfectly feasible and it can be done much, much faster.