I am thinking of doing a mural for a restaurant in my city, it's going to be an actual painting. What kind of paints are good for this?
Does anyone know good online sources for these kinds of paints?
never done a mural before! Any help is much appreciated
If it were me I would use something acrylic based.
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Acrilics would be the easiest and safest way, i guess... And it doesn´t have to be expensive. You need a big can of Acrilic Medium, white glue, and pigment...
I would probably use spray paint.
The only large mural I ever did was on a brick wall that had been painted white. I used emulsion (decorator's paint) You can get it in various sizes of tins and use test pots for colours that you won't use much of.
As far as I know, it's still up there..... and that was more than 20 years ago.
Yeah I thought that acryllic would be the best option. It's just a painted wall, painted with emulsion i think. The mural will be an actual painting, Is it ok to buy the same kind as the stuff you get in the normal tubes of acryllic?
Thanks for the responses guys
I would think that any kind of acrylics will do. I think that artist's acrylics in tubes are too expensive for that kind of a job, but you can get paint in larger cans/bottles (cheaper) and those will be fine.
You can use ordinary wall paint too, but they are much more difficult to use, because they get darker when they dry.
There is a user on here with the handle Gilead. He's a mural and sign painter by trade and has posted many informative threads about his job. Search threads started by him and you will find a wealth of information.
This, Gilead is a vastly experienced mural painter who has probably painted on every surface known to mankind. Check his stuff.
The answer is probably acrylic though..