A Beginners Guide on How to Paint a Wall Mural Certainly the first thing you need to do is figure out what to paint on the wall. When I know what I desire to paint, I typically follow that up by finding different representations, pictures, drawings to utilize as a recommendation, or by going to a location to take some photos that I can utilize as a design. When you have what you need to put together your scene, painting the background initially is vital. I begin at the top and work my method down. So I set the sky initially, then the horizon, where I might have mountains, trees, water or land. After I have my background in I will place my other objects, such as people, automobiles, roads or whatever the subject may be. In some cases I hand paint in these things and often I might use a projector initially to cast the image on the wall, trace it out and after that hand paint it. A projector is really valuable to preserve the appropriate percentages and to help in placement of the things. I utilize a mixture of acrylic paint that you can purchase in any craft or art supply shop and likewise latex paint that you would buy by the gallon in a paint or hardware store. Acrylic paint has no fumes so working with it will not trouble you during the process. I typically buy a gallon of extra bright white paint that I blend with the acrylic colors. When you have actually completed your mural, I suggest painting a clear coat of polyeurothane over it to safeguard it. Look for a coating that will not yellow with age. The clear finishing enables clean-up in case of dirt or finger prints. Certainly the very first thing you require to do is figure out what to paint on the wall. Often I hand paint in these objects and in some cases I may utilize a projector initially to cast the image on the wall, trace it out and then hand paint it. I utilize a mixture of acrylic paint that you can purchase in any craft or art supply shop and likewise latex paint that you would purchase by the gallon in a paint or hardware store.