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    Question Advice for Outdoor Murals

    Hey, I'm being commissioned to do some outdoor paintings and was wondering about a few things. I'm totally out of my element.

    I've only ever used acrylics and oils so my first question would be what would work best on a painted concrete surface? The wall is a little over 5ft tall so something like spray paint might be too much and paint pens may be too small as far as covering the surface I'm assuming.

    Also is there anything particualr I should use to seal it from the weather and fading?

    Just the general process of preparation and all is all new to me too. Maybe gesso-ing the area I'll work in then painting in oil followed by a sealant would work? Hopefully so.

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    Use commercial outdoor paint. That is the best thing for outdoor surfaces; it will take the weather reasonably well and you can have it mixed in any color you want. Talk to the people at the paint store so you know how much you need. Make sure you charge enough to cover your materials.
    First prepare the wall fixing any problem areas then paint a cartoon which is a small sketch to scale and then either have it scaled up or scale it up yourself.

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