Pricing

So just how much is this going to cost?

I consider numerous factors when pricing your one-of-a-kind, high quality mural. Your mural will be priced per project, not per hour or per square foot. I primarily estimate each project by determining:

  • time
  • size
  • level of detail
  • materials

Other factors can also play a role in pricing, including but not limited to:

  • ladder and scaffolding requirements
  • texture and condition of your walls
  • amount of trim/furniture that needs to be taped and protected
  • exterior vs. interior conditions
  • travel time / distance to your site
  • unusual/irregular hours in which site is available for painting
  • tight deadlines with minimal lead time

As a rule of thumb, you can expect your mural to be a minimum of $10/square foot, with simple, one-day projects beginning at $350*.

My initial consultation is free in the La Crosse area (and within approx. 30 miles from Coon Valley, WI.) If you live outside this immediate area but are in the coulee region, fees generally range from $35 – $50 per visit. I will let you know the fee prior to my consultation.

Consultations are VERY important in the process of determining your cost. It helps me understand the aura of your space and determine variables that could come into play that you may not be aware of. Most importantly, it helps us get to know each other a bit better! I want to design and paint a mural that you will love for many years to come. If you have a budget in mind, that will help me tremendously to come up with a design that fits within your budget. I will email a detailed estimate following our meeting, based on our discussions of your mural. When you approve my estimate, we move forward with sketches.

Sketches!

I provide sketches for every single mural. I draw them to scale and will revise them 2 times if needed so you will be in love with them. The non-refundable sketch fee starts at $75 per wall/mural but may be considerably higher depending on the size and scope of your project. This fee will be applied toward the total due at the signing of our commission agreement. If additional sketches are needed beyond two revisions, the fee is $50 per revision, and not applied toward the total due. Here is an example of my sketches and the final mural:

First round of sketches, giving my client two options for lettering and two different perspectives for the fire engine. In the end, they chose the fire engine in the first sketch and the lettering in the second sketch. Sketches help determine pricing for projects.

Final Sketch approved by client:

I draw all sketches to scale, including this one that has a fire engine and faux marble emblems between two windows of this fire station.
Sketch and Final Mural at Westby-Christiana Fire Department.

When you approve the final sketch, we move forward and sign a commission agreement, which thoroughly outlines your project and protects us both. You can rest assured that you will have the total, final cost in writing before painting begins so there are no surprises upon completion. Fifty percent of the total mural cost is due at the signing of the commission agreement, which reserves your project dates in my calendar and allows me to purchase supplies. The remaining 50% is due when your mural is completed.

Do you only paint murals?

In addition to murals, I do currently take commissions for fine art on canvas. Prices begin at $415 (plus sales tax.)* If you are interested, please contact me and I will email you a price sheet to learn more. Thank you!

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*Pricing and fees are subject to change. Prices listed on this page are current as of January 2020.