23rd Dec 2021, author: AdelaTheCraftsWoman
So you want a mural in your office? In your finished basement? On the side of your restaurant building?
No matter what your project is, it’s very likely that if you want a mural done, you want it done by a professional who is going to do a great job, and bring your vision to life!
How much does it cost to hire a mural painter in DC? Or anywhere for that matter?
Short answer? It depends!
Which, I know what you’re thinking: “No shit, Adela…” . Trust me, I get it, but here’s what I mean.
After surveying tons of Mural Painters in not only the DMV, but also those who I’ve spoken to through my social media channels, here’s the data that I’ve compiled:
Consultations and Sketches:
Usually this is free, but some artists may charge their time for a consultation or sketching of your project.
If your project is too small, it’s very possible that the artist may turn it down, simply because the money might not be worth their time and effort.
Have a Huge Project? If it’s not included in the contract, things such as scaffolding, transportation, and safety equipment may be required after the completion of the project.
Payments and Contracts:
Contracts are essential for any halfway decent mural designer. Usually, after your consultation, the painter may require as much as a 50% deposit upfront. This may or may not be refundable depending on the artist.