Murals are a unique way to personalise your space whether it is your home or work environment. We will work with you to produce the style and type of content that suits your interior and your personality, whether it is a your own personality or a corporate personality.
At Carte Blanche we offer two main forms of application; either we can paint a mural directly onto the wall or use the 3,000 year old technique of marouflage, where the mural is painted on canvas in our studio and then applied to your wall.
The marouflage technique allows us to carry out the work for a client whose project is perhaps many miles away. The canvas can be completed in our well equipped studio, reducing costs and saving disruption. This is particularly convenient for commercial settings but it also means that on domestic projects your home is not left in disarray by the presence of an artist and the attendant scaffold, ladders and clutter that accompanies the work for however long the project takes. Marouflage is not always the best way to approach a project, with more complex wall surfaces it may be better to paint directly onto the wall.
If you would like to commission a mural we usually start with a discussion on the phone or via email to get an idea of your needs. You may already have some ideas and source material or you may need input from us, but at this stage we can start pulling together ideas and gathering images to aid the creative process.
A site visit where possible is preferable early in the design process although for distant projects (providing the surface is simple and the measurements exact), it is possible to work without visiting site.
It is wise to start discussions as early as possible, particularly if there is refurbishment work being carried out because then decisions about things like the site of electrical sockets or lighting can be considered. Initial ideas may be delivered in the form of a basic sketch or digital sketch, these will be accompanied with a rough idea of costs.
Cost of the actual work to carry out the mural is always based on complexity and size of the mural, added to this will be any travelling and accommodation costs. A full scale drawing of the design will only be done after being commissioned. To commission the project the client will be presented with a proposal form and a signed copy of this with a deposit of 40% of the project cost starts the process. Further payments are made in two stages each of 30%. Other payment arrangements can be made but only by agreement.