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Outdoor Mural Materials.
are large visual displays that can
cover an entire wall or a large portion of a wall.
Traditional murals are hand-painted by artists,
making them a time-consuming and costly investment.These
aren’t the only kind of wall murals, though.
Another popular option is a printed mural. These
murals are essentially large decals, either in one
uninterrupted piece of material or cut into sections
that fit seamlessly together. These decals adhere
tightly to a wall, like paint, transforming a plain
surface into something dazzling.
process looks like this: You digitally design your mural,
and then a print studio like SpeedPro
October 2022) that
can handle large wall mural printing will print your
design onto the right media. For an outdoor wall mural, a
print studio will use a substrate like polyester or mylar
the right laminate to protect your mural from the
elements. Once your mural is printed, you peel the image
away from the backing and carefully press it onto the wall
surface, smoothing away any bubbles, so you are left with
a beautiful and impactful display.
painted wall murals grab attention and add appeal to any
space. However, hand painted wall murals are expensive to
commission, can be ruined by vandalism, can
take a long time to paint and may be difficult to clean
and touch up.
cloth / Polyester / Polytab
- 100% polyester non-woven
is being used by muralists. The material can be used
primed or unprimed.
non-woven fabric that is lighter than traditional canvas
and can take on the form of the surface it is being
It can be worked on with almost any paint or media and
adhered to a wall using acrylic gel.
See, for example, QST
(online October 2022)
non-woven fabric and is also known as Parachute
material is very light, lighter than canvas, and can
take on the form of the substrate it is being applied
to. This fabric that is traditionally used in the
garment industry is now widely part of large public
mural art projects.
Cloth is non-woven
fabric that is primed with 2 coats of the highest quality
interior / exterior primer.
It can be worked on with almost any paint and media.
Your mural can be painted on cloth inside and adhered
to a wall using acrylic gel medium.
materials that receive regular maintenance could have a
lifespan of 20-30
PRINTED WALL MURALS BE APPLIED TO A BRICK WALL?
you can apply a printed mural to a brick wall. By printing
vinyl on a durable, high viscosity vinly medium, you can
apply vinyl murals and branding to just about any surface
"Considered a premier manufactured material,
cast vinyl is a type of plastic film
popular for is near paint-like final appearance. It is
thinner than other print vinyl, which allows it to hug
wall curves and divots yet still maintain vivid colors and
resolution better than stiffer varieties." - Speed
(online October 202
- “One of my goals has been to allow a regular format artist to
participate in the mural scene,” said Rory [Allen].
“We digitize the work back at Zoom Copy, and then
print it, and then apply it to the wall. I asked Rory about the
longevity of the mural, and he said that he
guarantees it to last for 5 years, but 3M (the
manufacturer of the material) guarantees 11 years. “I
believe that it lasts longer than paint, and it can
be removed without a trace,” said Rory. - Buffalo
Rising (online October 2022
Collins wheat pastes his supersized photographs, a
technique that is popular among street artists from Paris
to Brooklyn. The images are imposing and approachable at
the same time." - Elizabeth Licata, Buffalo
More dimensions for Public Art,
pub. on Buffalo
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