When creating a mural for your clients, you have to help them to decide what kind of mural will be best for them. When deciding on a moveable vs a permanent mural, there are several things to be considered. Here are the pros and cons of moveable and permanent murals.
Pros of Moveable Murals:
• The client will not have a stranger working in the home
• The artist will not be able to have any paint accidents in the home
• The artist will able to work in his or her own studio where they are most comfortable, and on their own schedule. This often
means a better job for the client.
• Moveable murals are often less expensive than permanent murals
• Moveable murals can be moved from room to room, and place to place.
• Moveable murals can be family keepsakes, used for later children.
Cons of Moveable Murals:
• If they are not installed correctly, the moveable mural will not look it’s best. Most makers of moveable murals do not install the mural themselves, but suggest a professional installer.
• There may be an additional involved in installing the murals.
Pros of permanent Murals:
• Permanent murals, painted directly on the wall, look more expensive than murals hung on the wall. If for no other reason than the fact that you were able to hire an artist to work in your home, a permanent mural give a more “rich” vibe.
• Permanent murals in many cases, can add value to the home (as long as it is a neutral and tasteful design)
Cons of Permanent Murals:
• When you move, you have to leave the mural behind. A permanent mural is permanent on the wall where it is painted. The only way to view it after you have relocated is to take photographs.
• If the mural is something prospective home owners may not like, you will have to remove it before putting the house up for sale.
• It may be inconvenient for the artist to work in the home during set hours, many artists work best late at night, or first thing in the morning.
• It may be inconvenient for the client to have an artist in their home for days, or even weeks.
If you as the artist has a preference:
For me, painting a mural in my studio is a personal choice, so I tend to charge less for moveable murals to get my clients to consider it. I still enjoy painting in-home murals but I can paint at my most creative times and take more breaks when I am using my own studio. Since I want my clients to be happy with the completed work, I discuss all of the pros and cons with them. Seventy Five percent of the time, the lower price is the determining factor.