How to paint a wall mural with Monsieur S, Dagson Silver, Hetaone and Toner

Step 1

Get permission to paint a wall

Find a wall to install your artwork and seek permission from the owner and the city it is placed in. Alternative go to a public sprayer park and watch out for a spot.

Step 2

Create your artwork

Create your artwork via sketching and composition and translate into a grid and colour design. Don’t rush the planning of your artwork and scale to size.

Step 3

Prepare your wall

Preparation of your wall is key to achieve a long-lasting result. First clean the wall with a pressure pump, fill gaps and holes to make the surface even and apply a base coat such as a gesso primer. Make sure to apply to regional health and safety procedures, especially while working in heights.

Step 4

Transfer your grid

Transfer your grid and colour scheme onto the wall with big brushes such as Graduate XL or Mixed Media markers, make sure to use water-resistant and light-fast paint for this process.

Step 5

Paint your grid matrix

Fill up your gird matrix with brushes and rollers and use at all time light-fast and water-resistant paint such as System3 Acrylic.

Step 6

Protect with varnish

Once your artwork is done, protect with an ant-graffiti varnish in case of a commissioned work. If the art is placed  in a public spray park, document your work, it will get overpainted quickly.

System3 Acrylic Paint

Daler-Rowney System3 Acrylics are versatile water-based colours made from high quality pigments. System3 Acrylic colours are lightfast, permanent, opaque, flexible and quick drying, making them suitable for applications on multiple surfaces both indoor and outdoor.


Graduate XL Brushes

Daler-Rowney Graduate XL Brushes bring a unique and comprehensive answer to tall artists and students looking for large format painting. Ideal for murals.