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Re: mural

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Pineo (pineo)
Tue, 06 Oct 1998 07:25:07 -0700


> Can anyone help answer these questions

What kind of paint do I use?
> > How do I use air brush on the wall? Is there any special hints that help
> > make the painting clear, colorful, and long lasting??
Dear Sandra,
We've been doing murals in town for about 10 years and they are still
new looking so I guess this works. We use outdoor house acrylic paint
applied with foam brushes of various sizes. The only problems we have
had is not with the paint but the surface of the old walls themselves
crumble off over time. So, make sure the wall is worthy of the time you
are going to put in painting.
Some of the murals are done in a very simple way and I think appear
overall clearer then the more complicated ones. The design is drawn out
almost like a coloring book. Each shape has a number in it that matches
the color of paint . The paint cans have numbers that match. At night
when it is very dark(have had to have city shut off street light)
project drawing on wall, outline and number in marker. The next day
kids come in and fill in the shapes like a color by number set. We have
had old people walking down the street fill in a couple of shapes.
Kindergarten kids can do a few too. Everyone feels a part of it. The
next day an artist came in and used an airbrush to soften transitions
(sky) and shade parts of the mural.
Maryanne