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Old 02-05-2006, 03:06 AM
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mural-how to prepare drywall for mural?

Hello. I've been commissioned a mural. I've done a mural before on a solid concrete wall, which I primed and went at it with oil paints.
This time, it is on a drywall, and I just want to know if there was some sort of specific preparation that needs to be done before I paint it with oils (I prefer oil paint over acrylics)???.

I also am considering pasting a canvas on another drywall (paste first and then paint). Can somebody instruct me on how to do that???

Thank you so much in advance for any help.
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:32 AM
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Re: mural-how to prepare drywall for mural?

Hi and Wecome
You might like to check out this sticky thread
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67087
Hope it's helpful for you.
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Re: mural-how to prepare drywall for mural?

Welcome to our forum, satosan!

I paint on drywall every day. I paint murals on textured drywall, splatterd, skip trowel or smooth. But I do like it to have two coats of paint on it. I prefer eggshell but it can be done on any type. I do use acrylics but I see no challenge with the oil except for the drying time.
Be sure to post photos...we love photos!!!
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:50 AM
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Re: mural-how to prepare drywall for mural?

Hello! THanks for the referance on the great thread, Jakeally, and Backtoria, it is assuring to know muralists paint on drywalls! I just don't know much at all about muraling. I'm just a regular oil painter.
I've decided after looking at couple threads, I'm just going to paint right on the wall which is painted with eggshell already. I'm still at designing stage, so I might post progressions on my mural. Thanks for the help!
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