How to get started with your mural project

How to get started with your mural project

Thank you for your interest in learning more about how the mural process works. I have provided an outline of how we will approach your project. from start to finish.


Initially after we receive your inquiry, we will follow up by contacting you to have a conversation and gather more details about your project. The initial consultation is free. We will discuss the project so that you have a time and cost estimate. We want to hear more, learn about your property or space, and hear about your vision, if you don’t have one, well then we can submit ideas for you. After you have decided to move forward with the design process, we will discuss budget and other details, we then will secure a deposit for the design phase. We will provide you graphic renders until we get the design dialed in to how you like it. You as the client will be shown sketches and design ideas to determine the exact design for their murals.


A deposit is required to get started in designing the concept for your mural, and for us to begin preparation and ordering of supplies. The deposit depends on the overall total cost, but is typically 50% of the total or a suggested amount related to a percentage of the total, this is due upon the client’s decision to move forward with the concept design phase. Once we receive the design deposit and signed contract we will begin work on designs for your wall and schedule the project. Once we get close to a final concept we will review the mural design concept again and see if either of us have had any new thoughts or ideas on the mural design. After the client approves the concept artwork we can then schedule a start date dependent upon our schedule and availability and the client’s.


Mural pricing is determined by four factors:

1. Location and footage
2. Cost of materials
3. Intricacy of design
4. Working conditions

Size and location are the most obvious factors that goes into pricing a mural project. The larger the area to be painted, the higher the cost.  In order to determine the total area to be painted, simply multiply the width times the height, in feet — this gives you the total area in square feet of your mural project.

Complexity of design is the second factor which goes into pricing a mural. Simply put, the lower the level of detail, the lower the price per square foot. Figures, lettering and Trompe L’oeil details take time to paint. Location of the mural also plays a factor – ground level murals are more accessible, large scale, and higher upper level locations and intricacy in the detail of the artwork increases the cost.

The basic cost for most murals can vary  $20-$35 per square foot.

Prices vary depending on the difficulty or intricacy of the design.

There may be additional charges depending on working conditions such as restricted hours of operation, cramped spaces or driving time and distance.

Pricing may or may not include materials. However, certain items, such as specialized equipment or scaffolding needed to complete the job will be added to the price of the supplies and materials estimate.

Before your wall mural project begins it will be assumed that there is a base coat of paint on the wall and a cleared work space.

Please move as much furniture out of the room as possible

Any prep painting, wall patching, or wall preparation can add an additional fee.

Prep painting may include filling holes in walls, texturing and putting a primer or base coat on the wall.

If you have a tight budget, to lower your cost, I suggest having the wall prepared.

Whether your project is big or modest, every mural is important to me and no job is too small for consideration. I’ll work with you to give you a great design for your budget. I am happy to scale my designs to suit smaller budgets.

Some elements which play in the estimate of a mural’s price are the dimensions of the space, the style, and the amount of detail desired. We will be happy to discuss all the considerations and choices that can help minimize your mural’s cost.


I typically paint for about 6-8 hours each day, usually starting around 9 am. On outdoor projects, I may start as early as 8 am or as late as noon, depending on the sun exposure of the wall and weather conditions. This can also vary for indoor spaces. I will also touch base regularly as the work progresses to ensure that expectations are being met and everything is on the right track.

My focus is on executing a masterpiece, and I work until we are both satisfied with the results. When I am close to completion, I will notify you and we can review the finished work together.


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