How to Paint Wall Murals : Preservation Tips for a Wall Mural

How to Paint Wall Murals : Preservation Tips for a Wall Mural


IAN LOVEALL: Hi. I’m Ian Loveall with Expert
Village. We’ve been talking about mural painting. So, the last thing you need to worry about
once you’ve got everything on the wall is preservation. How long do you want this thing
to last? Ordinary acrylic paints will last for years before they start to fade or anything
like that, and you want to try to keep them out of direct sunlight as much as possible
and definitely you’re going to want to seal them. Now, there are two–the two easiest
ways to do this is either with a varnish or a spray sealant. I like to use a spray; it’s
a lot faster and you can get a much more even coverage. Also, it’s very difficult to find
a brush-on sealant that is matte finish. For full finishing with marble or wood grain or
something like that, you usually want to go with a satin or gloss and that will just bring
out the texture and the brushwork and really give it a beautiful finish. For landscapes,
you always want to go matte. That means it’s a flat finish, you’re not going to get any
shine. Obviously, when you look out this window at the landscape you don’t want to have a
glare in the sky or on the hillsides. So, with a good quality finish and some regular
upkeep, maybe wipe it down with some warm water once a year, keep the dust off of it,
your mural should last for years and years and years. Well, thanks for joining us on
this brief look at mural painting and the history and some of the basic things you need
to know. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you can join us for our next segment. We will
get into some of the actual techniques and brushstrokes and how-to so you can create
your very own mural.

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