Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Mural?

"A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface."

How long does it take to paint a mural?

This depends on several variables… including the size of the wall area, the detail of the design, and the location of your home or mural.  Most murals take approx 2 – 3 days to paint.

How should the wall be prepared?

If it is an existing wall and the wall is in good condition, no special preparation is required.

If the mural design requires a specific colour for the full background –  the wall will need to prepared  and painted in the background wall colour before I arrive to start painting the mural– and I always provide the colour reference needed for the specific background colour required.

If the wall already has a textured wallpaper on – this will need to be removed (because it is very difficult to paint fine detail on textured walls or brick) once the wall is made smooth a background painted colour is required before the mural is painted.

What type of paints do you use?

I only use low odour emulsion paints which are durable, quick drying and safe for use in children's bedrooms. I use specialist diamond hard paint for high traffic public spaces.All the paints I use keep their colour for years.

Can you paint a mural on panels to be installed on location?

Yes. I can paint my murals on MDF panels. How the panels are attached depends on the intended longevity of the mural in the space, whether it is designed to be mobile or not.  Panels can be ordered up to 2m x1m in dimension; a large mural may require several pieces fitted together. 

I recently hand painted two murals for either side of a client’s fireplace – but I painted on wooden MDF cut to size so they could take them with them when they next moved house.

I am not sure what kind of artwork I need. Can you help me figure that out?

Yes. I usually begin by discussing your ideas with you, so I can understand what you are wanting to achieve with your wall painting and the type of room it will be painted in. The imagery I design, will all be to fit your specific space and purpose, and I can provide digital artwork for you to review

"..."Joanna I can’t thank you enough for all the amazing murals you have done for our care home, , each and every design is truly breathtaking!"..."
Owner Mrs Giovani
"...I would highly recommend Joanna Perry. She painted a beautiful mural in our daughters playroom which I'm sure we will all enjoy for years to come...."
Rachel Okane, Jungle Mural Leicester
"...Wow – both my girls had a specific idea of what they wanted on their bedroom walls. Joanna Has more than exceeded our expectations..."
Judith Graham, Sunset & Swiss Guards Murals, Cheshire
"...It is fantastic and even better than we expected – the detail on the island and characters are just perfect. Thanks for everything...."
Mark Richardson – Peter Pan Mural
"...I would highly recommend Joanna, her work is amazing, the attention to detail and involvement that she shares with you each step of the way makes the mural experience magical and memorable...."
Jen Holt, Lytham St Annes, Flower Mural
"...Wow! Did I find the right person? Most definitely yes! .Her attention to fine detail is paramount. The girl is good!..."
Linda Marsden, Wisteria Mural, Derbyshire