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Old 07-02-2017, 03:48 PM
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Mural Panels Inside ?

Hi. I am working on a small project that I need some professional advice on.
I creating a 5 x 14 foot mural for inside and need to paint it on panels, paint it in studio and attach to a wall. I wonder if you could be so kind to advise me on what I should use. I have looked at 4x8 MDF and cutting it down to 5 foot, the seams are not a problem.
What you would recommend?
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Crickets?............ I think I hear crickets…
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Re: Mural Panels Inside ?

I don't know much about doing murals but I've definitely heard oil painters - for example - rave about MDF. I'd think they were an excellent choice. And yes, I heard the crickets but they stopped when I entered.
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Re: Mural Panels Inside ?

This thread is a bit dusty - perhaps you are already done with the project. If not, I would recommend ACM Panels over any other surface for a mural of this size. They come in several thicknesses and up to 10 feet long. 4mm would be the minimum, 6mm better, particularly if the panels are not framed.

Easy to prep for a painting. Buy the white satin finish. Sand with 320 grit just to give the surface some tooth, don't break through to the bare metal. Apply XIM UMA Primer / Bonder then your favorite ground. You can also paint directly on the XIM if you want. It feels similar to a non absorbent oil ground and will bond extremely well with acrylics, oils and alkyds.
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