Jeff has been painting murals for over 25 years. he has worked in the sign industry and the tv & film industry for more of his adult life. private and public art & murals., Corporate & residential, commissioned & donation for the Arts
MELLOW MUSHROOM ALABAMA
45 FOOT MURAL WITH 3-D CUT-OUT CHARACTERS AND ELEMENTS All handpainted with acrylic paints
PUBLIC ART HAPEVILLE
There are several things to know about how muralists charge:
Consultations and Sketches: A professional artist will not charge for their initial consultation, but expect to pay for initial sketches. Sketch fees average $500 to $2,500, or a percentage of your mural cost. The design concept is the most important step for any mural artist, muralist or mural painter. This is where the mural artist’s creative intellect and brilliance come in play.
Minimums: Many muralists set a minimum project size or cost per wall mural, typically somewhere between 100 and 200 square feet and $2,5000 - $7,000 per mural project. Consider commissioning a canvas painting for smaller projects.
Extras: Most artists charge extra for things like scaffolding, scissor lifts, boom lifts and wall preparation.
Payments: Mural Artists typically ask for a 50% down payment once you sign the mural painting or mural design contract and the mural painting is scheduled. For larger mural projects with developers, building and restaurant owners it is typical to do a 33% down payment, and 33% once the mural has been 50% completed, and the final payment once the scope of work is finished. If the mural artist, muralist or mural painter does not have a painting contract. Do not do business with them. This will save you from any mural painting artist headaches.
Intellectual property is owned by the artist unless they incorporate the cost into the contract.