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Old 07-06-2010, 05:34 PM
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Re: Prices and Business Hints for Murals and Faux

Hello All!

I am very new, I joined in hopes of getting some much needed help... I posted this earlier but just found this "sticky" so I thought I would try here

I am doing a 21'x11' outdoor mural, recreating a logo for a construction company. These are my two issues:

1. How do I project the image onto the wall? I have always done my own images, therefore never had a need to get an image exact. I cannot find any answers anywhereI Arrgghh!

2. Pricing... I know different things factor into what to charge the client. I live in Florida and it rains every afternoon this time of year. It is humid. It is hot as you-know-what . Luckily, the image is not very detailed. I have yet to find anyone in this area currently doing outdoor murals. It is in a high traffic location, a prime spot for advertising my work. Cost does not seem to be too much of an issue to the client. I found an "international" outdoor mural pricing chart to at least have a number to work from but for a 224 sq. ft., it is showing $6,272 . That seems like A LOT. Oh lordy, someone please help me. I have been losing sleep over this, it could make or break my new business (art & photography).
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:08 PM
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Re: Prices and Business Hints for Murals and Faux

Good luck on the pricing on this - I think I know the international chart you speak of, use it myself, and make a point of saying my prices are less. But then, they don't have to be much less.

I'm sure you've heard this before - but just quote something you're comfortable with. A friend of mine gave a quote on a mural for a big commercial company and they actually told her they wanted to pay her $17000 more for the job - of course she took it!

Have you tried a screen projector for the image? You'd have to use it at night, they're about $350 from an art supplies shop.

Good luck!

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