Public murals are the “art of the people” because they make art accessible to everyone. Most public murals carry messages that are important to the community in which they’re found, often containing inspirational or touching scenes that uplift people on a daily basis.

Murals can be painted on many different materials, including canvas, cement, brick walls, art boards, or wood, and for each material the paint needs to be applied differently. Today, murals are mostly painted using oil or water-based media.

If you plan on painting a wall yourself, these are the steps you should follow:

Step 1: Clean the wall and apply a coat of primer.

Step 2:
Draw your mural design using the grid method, with a grid on the design and a matching one on the wall to trace it accurately.

Step 3:
Use quality acrylic mural paints with a matte finish.

Step 4:
Apply a final coat of protective clear varnish.

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