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Old 07-08-2008, 10:11 AM
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This is in a hotel indoor pool area. This wall had to be rebuilt, so they asked me to recreate the section of mural that was destroyed. Here 'tis. I'll post more photos of the rest of the old part too.

Doing this little section of wall took about 8 hours total, but I could work only an hour or two at a time because of the heat, steam, and chlorine fumes. Any longer and I would start to feel nauseated. Also, I had to work at night after the pool closed at 11:00. I am thankful for my sweetheart Mike, who went with me to help finish it. Whew! Glad this is over.

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Old parts, done about 12 years ago...








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Old 07-08-2008, 12:41 PM
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Wow!What an oasis!Just beautiful!So glad you were able to fix it.I just love the tikis!And that pole with the tiki face is killer!What a great idea!
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Re: Repair of old mural

Wow, that's a tall order, specially those hours!!

Couple of questions.. did you do the original? I'm mainly curious about what kind of paints were used, if it has held up that well for 12 YEARS in a pool area, WOW. And that brings me to the next question... what did you use for the new part?

You matched everything perfectly, great job as always, Ruth!! Thanks for sharing this!

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Old 07-09-2008, 02:59 AM
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Re: Repair of old mural

Thank you Michelle and Michele! Sorry I didn't make that clear. Yes, I did the original; this was one of my first big mural jobs. This is the one where the guy asked me, "Are you painting on the wall?" and "Are they paying you to do this?"

I had to use oil-base industrial enamel for the first job, and had to do some minor touch-ups a few years ago. For the new section I used interior satin latex. I expect it to hold up just fine, because I don't want to have to go back in there again!

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Thanks for the clarifications Ruth! I thought you did the original, it looks like your work...

The same guy asked both those questions? That's definitely a "here's your sign" moment, "no, sir, I'm just pullin the wall away, this is what was underneath..." "nope, I just had some time to kill.."
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This is one huge job that you did and now redid!!! In the first photo of the new mural, the colors you used for the water are really beautiful. I know that is a small section, but it just really stands out for me. The complimentary colors in the stone enhances the water color. Lots of beautiful stuff in this mural.
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Awesome job! I especially love the pillar, what a hoot!
Aside from the hours, it looks like it must have fun.

I'll bet the humidity & steam are rough on interior walls, hope this holds up for a good long time! At least they called you back instead of having someone else "step in".
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