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Lesson Plans

Mural Painting

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Kenneth L. Poos (klpoos)
Wed, 18 Sep 1996 20:30:18 -0700

Kathleen McCrea: I have done alot of murals at my different schools. I
usually use acrylics and then seal it with a clear acrylic sealer. I
never seem to have any trouble with it peeling as it has been sealed.
If an area has an oil based paint, you must use oil paint over it or it
won't stay. Its messy and you have to use turpentine and everyone
complains about the SMELL!!!! I found out from the janitor at my one
school that the wall I was going to paint on had an oil based paint and
you have to use oil paint for the mural. My other school had a latex
paint base and I used acrylics for the mural. You must seal it after it
has dried for a week with an acrylic varnish (Clear). It will look milky
when you put it over the mural but don't worry it dries clear. I usually
seal it twice with the varnish.
Charlotte Griswold: on restoring a mural: What type of water-based paint
was used? I would sand the whole thing lightly so the surface is even and
then seal it with an acrylic varnish(clear). They must have used acrylics
on the stucco wallboard. It must have not been sealed thats why its
chipping .You want to try and find out what type of paint was originally
Sandy Poos
Elementary Art 1-6
CahokiaDist#187, Cahokia,Ill.
Nancy Walkup- Thanks for the materials on Dia do los Muertos, you sure do
have alot of information on the subject.