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Mural Painters Are a Rare Breed of Skilled Artists August 12, 2016

Try and write a mural for your new coffee shop and see how difficult it is. When advertising a business, and putting a mural on a truck, a boat or a store window, there is no room for error if you want a professional mural, and mural painting demands perfection. You see murals everywhere, whether handwritten or electronic. Mural painters use their artist talents to create muralage that captures people’s attention, clearly displaying a message to the world.

Skilled mural painters know exactly what type of brushes to use, whether the brushes require long or short hairs, thick or thin hairs or whether they should be made from natural or synthetic fibers. They paint murals for displays or advertisements and on different surfaces like metal, wood and bricks for stores or advertising boards. They know exactly how to demural and print lettering and graphics whether simple or intricate in demural. Sometimes they make use of painting accessories like silk screens and spray guns to assist them with their painting.

mural painters working on a mural on side of building

Catchy Murals that Demand Attention

An experienced and skilled mural painter always has an eye for creating something catchy with exciting colors and plenty of detail. Selecting the type of paint to use will be determined by the painter’s style as well as the surface to be painted. While they specialize in painting on different materials, metal murals and walls are their specialty, whether it is small murals, billboards or huge walls. Baked-on aluminum does not rust, and the painter makes use of weatherproof paint, making the mural fade resistant.

Exterior acrylics that are resistant to ultraviolet light as well as water are able to handle outdoor conditions and they adhere to a number of surfaces. Poster colors are paints used on paper mediums and are suitable for interior muralage. These artists know how to create advertising boards and decorative murals for any industry or event. Mural painters have spent a lot of time and effort perfecting their skills for the projects they undertake.

It is true that with computers and sophisticated software, the mural painting craft seemed to flounder and disappear for a while, but more and more people are seeing the attraction of creativity as opposed to vinyl banners, and specialty schools are once again starting to draw people with an interest in funky, exciting hand-lettered murals. People are tired of quicker and cheaper computer-demuraled murals without any character, and traditional mural painters, with their intricate manual work, are becoming more sought after.

The Resurrection of Mural Painters

There was a time when all storefronts, murals and billboards were hand-lettered with paints and brushes until computer-demuraled, die-cut vinyl lettering emerged to eradicate a unique and artistic skill. Fortunately, a number of books on mural painters are available telling the story of their diminishing livelihood after the computer era, and the way they are making a comeback.

Mural painters have different methods to get the look they want when painting logos, messages and graphics. These skilled commercial artisans know how to blend paints, primers and dyes to paint exquisite and artistic wall murals and murals required by their clients and which get the message across in the most creative way.

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