Choosing the right paints can be tricky because of so much variability across manufacturers. Lightfastness is not the only metric to look at when evaluating paint performance outdoors. Murals challenge paint films with more extreme conditions, many which would rarely be present for an indoor easel painting at a given time. Paint films will often experience high temperatures, exposure to moisture and humidity, moss, bacteria and fungi, while also gradually accumulating carbon monoxide and other chemical pollution in the air. Murals can be exposed to caustic materials, harsh solvents, and purposeful damage, which is why choosing the right pigments also require artists to properly prepare walls, and consolidate thoroughly. When an artist can document their paint palette, it is important to...
Learn how to effectively remove graffiti from murals and sensitive surfaces with the help of MuralShield™. Whether you're dealing with small-scale "tag" removal jobs or tackling larger-scale graffiti removal, this step-by-step guide will ensure a clean and successful outcome.
MuralShield™ is a two-step coating system that allows for ongoing maintenance of fine art aerosol and acrylic murals. It is designed to comply with conservation standards to protect and conserve artworks vulnerable to vandalism and environmental wear. MuralShield™ is a hazardous chemical so plenty of caution should be used when applying it. Respirators, long sleeve gloves, and a splash-proof guard should be used when working with MuralShield™. It is highly flammable and should be kept far from potential ignition sources. Tip! MuralShield™ and World's Best Graffiti Coating are best sprayed with an airless compressor. When one is not available, a HVLP syphon gravity feed airbrush can be used (70-90psi). MuralShield™ can also be applied using a solvent rated hand pump sprayer. Ask us about...
"I've been asked to restore a mural I painted 10 years ago and since then a coating that was applied by a local graffiti maintenance crew has turned opaque. The coating will no longer remove new vandalism, so they have resorted to painting over the lower 5 ft of the artwork!" -Artist This is one of the most common questions we receive from artists, and it is a truly difficult situation to be in. Without knowing exactly what materials are on a mural, attempting to remove a failed coating can involve using dangerous chemicals, and even cause serious damage to the artwork or harm to oneself. While all of our recent murals follow strict material and coating guidelines, some of our more longstanding murals,...
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