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Ethanfr0me
Feb 2, 2012


I am in the beginning stages of planning a mural for my company's front roll-up loading door. This will be my first exterior work, and i'm concerned about how to properly seal / varnish so that damage from the elements is minimized. The door is inset into the exterior a foot or so, protecting it from the rain, but it gets a significant amount of direct sunlight each day.

I was looking at using these markers (Montana Acrylic):

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/montana-acrylic-markers

and using this primer (Montana universal):

https://www.montana-cans.com/en/spr...na-primer-400ml

Montana also makes a spray varnish that I was considering using afterwards.

I was curious if anyone has painted a similar mural before, or had any experience protecting exterior artwork and what materials they would recommend.

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testadura
Jul 23, 2016

by 2017 exmarx


how big is the wall?

this references golden products exclusively but contains some good info: http://www.goldenpaints.com/technicalinfo_murals

for sealing...depends on your equipment, spraygun with a compressor allows for the most precise formulation, and no brushstrokes. the one thing i'd caution is to make sure you test the dry sheen of any sealant before you use it on the surface. imo the more matte the better; some products make the wall way too reflective/shiny, it doesn't look good.

Also, forgot to mention- if you're working on a surface with any texture at all (e.g. concrete) the nibs of those pens will get worn down very quickly. montana is good, i would recommend molotow also. in any case, unless you opt for filling empty markers you won't be able to mix your own colors.

http://www.dickblick.com/brands/molotow/

testadura fucked around with this message at Jul 23, 2016 around 14:11

SkaAndScreenplays
Dec 11, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Is there any reason you're opting for markers vs. paint? Honestly good spray acrylic isn't hard to find and doesn't come with half the problems markers do.

Markers drip, smudge, are awkward and smell bad.

If it's clean lines you're worried about you can either use a marker to line afterwards or find a spot to practice. Clean lines with rattlecans are a quickly developed skill.

Bonus Gary Stranger for proof.
https://www.instagram.com/gary_stranger/?hl=en

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