Mural Costs & Fees

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How much does a mural cost?

Is a good question to ask when wanting a mural painted. So what I am going to do is give a brief outline of the costs and fees for creating a mural quote.

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Wondering about how much a mural would cost like this one

As each mural in most cases is of different size, location and specific requirements it would be impossible to have a set price for a mural. So hopefully the below information will help set out a guide for costings.

How to charge for murals as a street artist

Here is a list of items I will further explain as to consider when preparing a mural quote for a client.

  1. Rate per square metre
  2. The illustration / mural design
  3. Location
  4. Material costs

Rate per square metre

This is where you need to decide on what rate you are going to charge per square metre, this is just for the actual application/painting of the mural.

What I have seen here is a wide variation of rates for painting murals. Eg a beginner may charge $50m2 while a professional /in-demand street artist may charge around the $200+m2.

woden wall for painting
Clarifying the mural size and reverwien the location

There is also the consideration if the work is for commercial purposes to that of a non-profit / school etc.

The illustration / mural design

Before you paint a mural for a client in most cases you are going to have to create the design for the mural first. This is a cost to think about for the client, really how long are you going to take or are you going to base the fee for the illustration on the value it is to the client?

cafe mural
Illustration street art concept painted as a mural that could be used in a cafe

Mural location

There a are a few factors to this one, if its inside or outside, the height of the wall.

Material costs

This covers the paint you need to buy and if there is any further equipment you may need to hire to paint the mural.

paint brushes
Tools of the trade for mural painting

Mural costs summary

To wrap up mural costs from what you can see from above there are a few factors to think about for the costings of a mural, there really is no hard-set price but more of a formula to follow to help guide the over fee for the work. I hope the above helped.

Also for reference is this article on Developing a Price Sheet and Proposal

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HAPPY DECAY = Bjarni Wark

Originally I was trained in fine arts with a focus on illustration, drawing and letterpress (hand set typography). Later on I learnt Photoshop and Illustrator along with other modern digital illustration techniques.

Now with this combination of traditional & digital drawing I love to work with commercial work from small book type illustration, through to poster and full mural painting sized illustration / digital art.

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