Garage Murals – Whole Foods Market Fells Point

We paint murals in Baltimore City.

Recently, we painted More parking garage murals in Baltimore, Maryland. These garage murals are so simple. However, that is why they look so good. Sometimes we come across mural projects which are far too complicated for the purpose. In any creative endeavor, one must maximize the use of color and line. However, for a mural project of commercial use, it’s a good idea to limit the amount of work involved.

When you design a commercial mural, keep it simple.

A good designer will understand the nature of the job at hand and avoid unnecessary details that add cost and time to the job. Streamlining your design is a great idea to make sure it’s cost-effective. Here we have a stunning two-color background image with a simple one-color lettering overlay. Honestly, this is a perfect mural. It’s hot and inviting. I’m sure that everyone enjoys going to Whole Foods for fresh, healthy food, and this mural conveys those commitments to every customer as they enter the store.

murals painted on brick or block walls

How do we make a parking garage look happy and inviting? Murals, of course.

First, we paint the entire wall dark brown.  In some cases, if the wall surface is too rough, we will apply one coat of heavy white block filler before painting the mural. The filler will smooth out the installation surface, and then it’s much easier for us to cut smoother lines with the lettering brush.

Before painting begins, we use a pounce pattern to apply a thin charcoal outline of the fields, sky, and sun to the cinderblock wall. We then painted the rust-brown landscape on the wall. Between each layer of graphics and lettering, the wall must dry completely. If we use latex paints, it is possible to finish all three layers in one day as the latex paints will dry quickly on a dry, warmer day. However, drying times can be much slower, less agreeable on rainy days, and can take additional hours to dry due to high humidity.

Using a pounce pattern to paint garage murals.

The final step is the same as the previous step. We use another pounce pattern to apply the outline of the lettering to the wall with charcoal dust.  Then we render the lettering by hand with a good brush, and now the mural is done, and it looks great!

Please take a look at another mural we painted in Fells Point for Bond Street Wharf. It’s truly unique. This mural is one of the largest commercial murals in North America.

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