Murals

There are few options that can transform a room or building like a well-designed wall mural. Moving away from simple painted walls to a digitally printed mural can impose a mood like nothing else.

Every day we go shopping we see businesses that have leveraged in-store murals for marketing and in-store branding. But interior designers can also leverage wall murals to completely transform the feel of a room. From a warm cozy space for a coffee shop to comforting playful graphics for a children’s hospital, wall murals play a key role.

Not long ago, there were few good options for wall mural materials. As with most things, the options have developed quickly to where we now have multiple viable solutions for short term removable to long term permanent installations.

In recent years Low VOC paints have caused trouble for most adhesives. But the innovative manufacturers have largely solved this challenge with a proliferation of adhesives and vinyl or even textile options. Even with constant evolution, there are some key things to keep in mind when installing a wall mural….

  • wait at least a couple of weeks after a fresh paint job to install a wall mural of any kind
  • wall texture plays a big role in choosing a solution
  • think big and simple when creating a design for maximum impact
  • if you’re doing the measurements, measure the height at multiple points for longer distances as walls are never perfect rectangles
  • having a clean surface is critical for any material to get a grip

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In recent years Low VOC paints have caused trouble for most adhesives. But the innovative manufacturers have largely solved this challenge with a proliferation of adhesives and vinyl or even textile options. Even with constant evolution, there are some key things to keep in mind when installing a wall mural…