||Pricing of murals and decorative work
can vary dramatically. There are four main factors that will
influence the time it takes to paint a mural, and in turn affect
1) Detail - This is most important.
The more detailed the work, the longer it will take to paint.
2) Size - As a rule, the larger the wall surface, the longer it
takes to paint. However, with simpler detail (such as cartoon), size
becomes less important.
3) Wall surface - The smoother the better. Rough textures, such as
brick, stone and stucco, certain woods, and rougher drywall textures
can dramatically increase painting time.
4) Location - The location of the mural can dramatically effect
time. Ceilings, high walls and exteriors provide challenges not
found in general wall murals. Ceilings are the most physically
strenuous, and it is not uncommon for a mural artist to charge up to
double for ceiling work. Instead of this I prefer to simply make my
day a little shorter to relieve stress on the neck and shoulders.
I will always strive to work within a
budget that is comfortable with you. However, it is always worth
considering that the finer details are what makes a mural, trompe
l'oeil artwork or canvas art so dynamic. Sacrificing attention to
detail can also sacrifice the quality of the work. In some cases,
such as a nursery, the detail may not be as important. However, in
living spaces such as dining, living and bed rooms a more
sophisticated approach is required, and this can only be achieved by
attention to detail. This is even more important in portrait art,
where the smallest details are what captures the very character of
All pricing includes materials,
unless something unusual is required. This would include such things
as scaffold or lift hire and specialty or house paints. Pricing for
these items will be included in the initial quote, so there are no
surprises at the end.
Once we have agreed on a price and
final design I do require a deposit to confirm a booking. One half
deposit, with the remainder due on completion of the mural is
required. In case of cancellation, I will give a full refund of the
deposit, unless it is within 14 days of the scheduled start date, in
which case I will refund the deposit minus a 10% late cancellation
It is my pleasure to help you with
any questions you may have in the process of beginning your custom
artwork, so please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to
working with you.