Hello, Im a newbie here just wanted to say great work you guys do.but i do need help..i will be doing an ocean theme in my kids room,it will be my first mural..i do alot of wall work but drawings with colored pencils which takes hours and my hand gets cramp ..so i want to try to use paints but im not sure on what paints to use and what will i have to do to the wall so the paint can stick cause the wall is already painted from previous..would i need to prime it all over ..well your suggestions would really help me out ..thank you!
I would suggest using acrylics to paint your mural. They are easy to use, dry fast and best of all, they don't smell.
As for prepping your wall goes, I would give it a quick coat of primer. Nothing glossy but a flat coat of KILLZ primer. I believe you can have the paint store tint the primer if you want to paint on a colored background. After you prime the wall have at it with your acrylics. Once the mural is finished hit it with a clear coat acrylic varnish. This will give the mural a nice gloss and protect it from everyday usage.
What he said.
But I always start with housepaints for my backgrounds and base colors. It's cheaper and I like the way they work. Then I finish up the detail work with art acrylics becase they handle better for small work and the colors are so much brighter.
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I agree. The only thing I would add is to get a flat paint with no gloss. The added gloss in household paints makes it harder to work/blend the paint.Originally Posted by Gilead
how about tempera..try that is a bit transparent and will have a certain glow..just a thought