PRICING

Please note that all questions and inquiries about the commissioning of mural work are welcome and I will respond as soon as possible.

Each mural project is unique and has many factors to consider in pricing. Size and complexity of mural image are the two main factors. Exterior murals sometimes require surface preparation such as a fresh plaster coat in some cases that must dry and cure before I paint. Some exterior surfaces can be cleaned and ready to paint directly. Scaffolding rigs and other man lift equipment must be rented. Travel and lodging expenses to job location are also considered in pricing.

Interior murals can be painted on a large single frame or multiple panels of artist canvas.

Commercial and public murals are usually very large and painted either on exterior or interior of buildings. This type of mural ranges from $5,000 to $60,000 or more.

Residential murals for private spaces range between $1500 to $30,000. Large murals in open concept homes can be more. These are usually fine art paintings, such as landscapes, city scenes etc.

If we paint on large canvas and install the mural on location, there is material cost professional installation costs, and studio/warehouse overhead while producing the murals.

Here are some more points to consider in pricing:

1) Geography. The cost of mural painting is often influenced by your geographic location. Prices will be higher in large cities and major metropolitan areas.

2) Mural size.  In most cases I will charge a set fee per square meter, based on the complexity of the design. For small murals, there is a set price minimum (regardless of size). For very large murals, the cost per square meter may decrease as the size increases.

3) Materials required. The cost of all the necessary materials (paint, brushes, drop cloths, etc.) will be included in my estimate. As a general rule, oil paint tends to be a little more expensive than acrylic paint.

4) Design complexity. What type of mural do you want? Is this a mural for a child's bedroom? Or, is this a large mural for a restaurant? Murals with intricate shading and ornate details will be significantly more expensive than ones with cartoon-like figures and basic shapes. There may be an extra charge for pieces that require extensive research.

5) Surface preparation. The cost of painting a mural may also be affected by the amount of preparation the wall needs. To reduce the cost consider priming and repairing the walls yourself.

6) Indoor murals vs. Outdoor murals. Painting an outdoor mural is typically a little more complicated. The application of a protective coating may help extend the life of your mural. The cost will be included in my estimate. Additionally, for murals in public spaces, you may need to secure a permit (and design approval) from a local authority. Weather-related delays may also impact the timeline and budget of your outdoor mural project.

7) Residential vs. Commercial. I price my work a little differently for commercial clients. If the mural must be painted at night or on the weekend (outside of normal business hours), I may charge slightly higher fees.

8) Accessibility. Where will the mural be located? Is any special equipment required to reach the area (scaffolding, ladders, etc.)? Is there any furniture in the way? Is part of the mural located on the ceiling? Working around any of these obstacles will increase the cost of your mural.

9) Cleanup. Basic site cleanup will be included in the price quote. The area will be left just as clean (if not cleaner) than it was before the artist arrived.