“I’ve never hired a muralist before. How much is this going to cost?”
This is probably the most common question that I get asked and the most difficult to answer. I can tell you that all of my pricing is on a project by project basis. I estimate how many days the mural will take and then I will present you with a proposal which will include the cost of painting the mural and all additional supplies.
I don’t offer a price per square foot because the price is very dependent on the detail of each square foot. Clearly, painting a blue background doesn’t cost as much as painting a hyper-realistic animal or person.
There are a few major factors that affect the price of a mural:
How detailed will the mural be? If there are a lot of faces or intricate designs, this requires much more time and will be priced accordingly.
How large is the wall? This is the clearest factor when calculating cost. A larger wall just takes more time to paint.
How easy is it to access the wall? Is it 50 feet tall? Is there a planter or uneven ground in front of the wall? Will we need to rent a scissor lift or boom? These are all factors that slow down the process and will lead to a more expensive project.
Where will the mural be painted? If the job site is located outside of San Diego county, then additional travel fees will be calculated.
All projects have a minimum of $750.