What constitutes a "mural"?
A mural by definition is a painting that is done directly on a wall regardless of size or paint used by the artist. Murals can vary in sizes from something as small as 8' x 10' to something as large as an entire side of a building.
Can A Mural Be Painted On Any Surface?
Yes! Murals can be painted on a numerous surfaces ranging from concrete to wood, wallboard to canvas and even on certain types of wall paper. The possibilities are absolutely endless!
How Long Does It Take To Paint A Wall Mural?
Painting a wall mural can take from anywhere from a couple of days to several months depending on size and detail in the painting.
Do I Need To Get A Building Permit?
No. To have a mural painted, you will not need to obtain a "city building permit."
Will A Mural Increase The Value Of My Home?
Yes! The value of a building will increase with at least the value of the commissioned mural providing it is painted directly on the wall surface.
Should I Ask My Interior Designer To Be At The First Meeting?
Though this is a personal decision, working with a professional interior designer is advisable because they can properly coordinate furniture, carpet, window treatments, etc. with the mural.
A custom hand painted mural's cost depends upon several factors: Size, Complexity, Location, Surface and Detail.
To give you an idea of cost...an 8x10' wall that is fairly detailed will run between $800 and $1800.
The lower amount for an interior flat surface wall with low detail and the higher amount for an interior heavily detailed wall.For a general square foot price, please take a look at my wall mural pricing chart.
I will be happy to discuss all the considerations and choices that can help minimize your mural's cost.
Can I reproduce your mural?
Please note that although you own the space to which a mural has been painted, you do not however own the copyright to the art work . I am not sharing this information to sound arrogant or proud of my work but rather to inform you that it is not permissible to reproduce the art work you have received. All art work has a copyright, and cannot be reproduced for any purpose without prior written consent from the artist (Melaney Bracken). Just as you are not able to buy a canvas painting or even a printed work of art and reproduce it, because the copyright to that work of art does not belong to you, a mural obtains the same rules, it is just a much larger form of art and happens to be painted on a surface that belongs you. It is really quite simple if you conceder it for what it is (a work of art). Reproduction of works of art without permission will result in legal actions and fines. Please feel free to contact me if for any reason you are unsure regarding the copyright of your mural.
Thank you for considering a mural and I look forward to working with you.
Feel free to ask any questions you may have on the contract (it is open to changes and flexible)