Mural pricing is determined by four factors:
1. location and footage
2. cost of materials
3. intricacy of design
4. working conditions
The initial consultation is free. We will discuss the project so that you have a time and cost estimate. The customer will be shown sketches and design ideas to determine the exact design for their murals.
Once we have reached an agreement to start your mural, a contract will be presented which details work to be done and project start and end dates.
A 50% downpayment will be required at the start of the project. The deposit is used to purchase the supplies needed to complete your project and to schedule your mural. Once all the work has been completed, payment in full will be expected.
The basic cost for most murals run $10-$30 per square foot. Prices vary depending on the difficulty or intricacy of the design.
There may be additional charges depending on working conditions such as restricted hours of operation, cramped spaces or driving time and distance. Pricing includes all materials. However, certain items, such as specialized equipment or scaffolding needed to complete the job will be added to the price of the paint cost estimate. Before your wall mural project begins it will be assumed that there is a base coat of paint on the wall and a cleared work space. Please move as much furniture out of the room as possible. Any prep painting, wall patching, or wall preparation will be an additional fee. Prep painting may include filling holes in walls, texturizing and putting a primer or base-coat on the wall. If you have a tight budget, to lower your cost, I suggest preparing the wall and painting the basecoat yourself. Whether your project is big or modest, every mural is important to me and no job is too small for consideration. I'll work with you to give you a great design for your budget. Some elements which play in the estimate of a mural's price are the dimensions of the space, the style, and the amount of detail desired. We will be happy to discuss all the considerations and choices that can help minimize your mural's cost.
How to Measure Square Footage:
Measure the length and height of the wall to be painted. Multiply both numbers together. That will give you the square footage to be painted. To get a price estimate, multiply the square footage times the cost per square foot. Prices range from $10 to $20 per square foot for wall murals.
A 50 square foot wall at the lowest price (low detail) is $500.00. At the highest price (high detail), the same wall would cost $1500.00.
Most children's wall murals fall into the $10-$20 price range.
Prices include all Work and Materials.
*They do not include scaffolding charges nor out-of-town transportation and living Expenses.
Why does it cost so much?
After we talk on the phone or I visit your location, I spend time researching and designing the mural based on the clients needs. Average setup and cleanup of a project takes about 4 hours, the travel time and gas are considered, whether materials or equipment in addition to the the norm are needed. Let's not forget the main thing you are paying for.....the artist's talent!
I hope this chart is helpful in allowing you to guestimate mural charges. Thanks!