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Old 06-16-2019, 08:35 AM
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Paints for mural

I've been planning to paint a mural on cement wall. I totally forgot that I promised to do it this summer so it's about the time to start.

This would be my first mural ever. I don't know what kind of paints to choose for the work? I need to consider that part of a year the mural painting will spend out in approx. -5 F. It must tolerate cold temps. No rain or water will fall to that wall or painting.
Something else I should consider before starting the work?
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:25 PM
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Re: Paints for mural

If/when the wall is clean, clear of chipped/cracked paint, regular latex house paint works well [in canada, brrr, rain and shine].

have a plan and have fun, murals are a blast

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Old 06-20-2019, 06:33 AM
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Re: Paints for mural

La, thank you for answering. Then I will go to a normal paint shop and buy normal paints. Will try to keep it simple. It's going to be one of Botticelli's paintings. Will post a photo of it when done.
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Old 06-20-2019, 01:47 PM
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Re: Paints for mural

sweet! please share here when you're finished, or even before, works in progress are always fun to watch.

Which Botticelli are you planning? i've done his Calumny of Apelles piece, (on a 36x48 if i remember correctly) it's timelessly brilliant. Couldn't imagine doing it as a mural tho!

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Old 06-23-2019, 02:05 PM
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Re: Paints for mural

The original 'Calumny of Apelles' looks complicated.

I'm planning to do the Venus, but leaving out the other figures, only Venus, sea shell and the sea and sky. So I'm simplifying a lot. Can I find anywhere your 'Calumny of Apelles' mural?
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:20 PM
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Re: Paints for mural

hrm, i couldn't find it either ... a WC! glitch i expect, i did post it here, not in this specific forum tho, maybe wip or oc.


anyway, it's not a mural, just a large-ish piece on canvas and i won't be finishing it to the level of detail of the original, holy smokes



sorry for the mild blur ...



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La, . It looks perfect finished to a level you did. Complicated enough! I wouldn't even dare to start 'Calumny of Apelles'. Thanks for posting!
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