Murals & Faux Finish Walls
Artists with a flair for the creative are available for hire when it comes to interior and exterior decorative wall murals, whether for bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, or nurseries. Many artists are freelancers who work for a variety of customers, from schools and galleries to museums and restaurants. They often can do any theme you select, from beaches and clouds to antique, fresco, or plaster finishes.
Any artist boasting this specialty should have plenty of experience painting murals as part of remodels or renovations. He or she should be able to provide a portfolio of previous work to give the customer an idea of his or her style.
Home designers or interior decorators are another set of professionals in this industry. They also have a knack for painting, especially faux finishing and ceiling work. They offer a variety of textured looks, from brickwork and marble to wood and suede, by using simple tools like rags and sponges. Some looks can be achieved by using a combination of classic wallpaper along with a more modern faux finishing technique. These professionals typically have attended some sort of design school or have taken courses aimed at a certain decorative style. Artists, too, usually attend an art school of some kind, but it's certainly not necessary.
People who want to take on the residential or commercial DIY project themselves can find all the faux finishing and mural supplies they need at a paint store or home improvement store. Especially online, there are thousands of designs to choose from. Some murals are essentially stickers of wall art that can be easily adhered to any wall. Retail and wholesale providers may also offer shipping and delivery, free color and style consultations, and specials and discounts to get customers started on their faux finish or mural endeavor.