You want to know how to paint a mural so you can decorate a long wall. Murals look sharp, and brighten large areas with interest and color. You need not be a master artist to paint a mural.
To paint a mural, you will need the following materials:
- Black line outline of mural design, 8 ½” x 11”
- Colored Pencils
- Copy machine
- Copier transparencies
- Overhead projector
- Pencil or charcoal
- Acrylic paints
- Paint brushes in varying sizes
- Paint markers
- Place the black line outline of your mural design face down on the copier glass. Close the lid. Put a copier transparency in the bypass tray. Press the button to make a copy.
- Use the transparency you your design just made to project onto the wall. Place the transparency on the overhead projector, aimed at the wall where you want to paint a mural. Turn it on. Use the focus knob and move the projector until the design is projected in the size you want it to be.
- Trace the projected lines in pencil or charcoal on the wall.
- Color in the black line outline of your mural with colored pencils. Use this as a guide to buy acrylic paints in corresponding colors.
- As you paint a mural, keep referring back to this colored mural design, to be sure you get the right colors in the right places. Paint, using appropriate sizes of paint brush for each area.
- Let the paint dry completely. After you paint a mural, use paint markers to outline the colored areas to make them stand out. Shake the markers well before using.