Murals and Faux Finishes

 Murals and Faux Finishes

        Mural and faux pricing is determined by:

                   Location           Size           Cost of materials              

                          Intricacy of design      Working conditions

​​We will discuss the project at length so that you will have a time and cost estimate.  The customer will be shown sketches or samples to determine the exact design the client wants.  For faux projects, there may be a fee for samples.  Most of the materials needed to achieve a certain faux look, cannot be purchased in small quantities.  The cost for sample materials will then be applied to the cost of the job if contracted.


Once we have reached an agreement to start your project a contract will be presented, which details work to be done and project start and end dates.

A 50% down payment will be required at the start of the project.  The deposit is used to purchase the supplies needed to complete your project and to schedule your project. 

Once all the work has been completed, payment in full will be expected.  The client pays for driving and lodging expenses if outside the Syracuse, NY area. 

Mural Cost:

The basic cost for a mural runs $10-$30 per square foot.

Prices varydepending on the difficulty or intricacy of the design.

There may be additional charges depending on working conditions such as restricted hours of operation, vaulted ceilings, cramped spaces or driving time and distance.

Pricing includes all materials.  However, certain items, such as specialized equipment or scaffolding needed to complete the job will be added to the price of the paint cost estimate. 

Faux Project Costs:

For Faux projects, the price is determined by cost of materials and how many passes on the wall are required to create the finished look.  Prices range from $2.00 to $10.00 per square foot. 

In Preparation for Your Project:

Before your mural project begins it will be assumed that there is a base coat of paint on the wall and a cleared work space. 

Please move as much furniture as possible out of the room. 

Any prep painting, wall patching, or wall preparation will be an additional fee. 

Prep painting may include filling holes in walls, texturing and putting a primer or basecoat on the wall. 

If you have a tight budget, to lower your costs, I suggest preparing the wall and painting the basecoat yourself. 

Children's Rooms:

If you are thinking about creating a theme room for your children, or have a baby on the way, I suggest early planning.  I can help match your mural to your accessories to create the perfect child's room.

Consultation Fee: 

Unfortunately due to rising gas prices, we are forced to charge a small non-refundable 

 consulting fee of $20.00.  However, when you book your project the consulting fee will be deducted from the cost of the project.  I hope this information has been helpful to understand the work process and pricing or mural and faux projects.  

 If you have any questions please feel free to call (315) 345-4576

Mural Pricing Chart

How to determine square footage:

Measure the length and height of the wall to be painted. 

 Multiply both numbers together.  Giving you the square footage to be painted.  To get an estimate, multiply the square footage times the cost per square foot.  Prices range from $10 to $30 per square foot for murals. A 50 square foot wall at the lowest price is $500.00.  At the highest price the same wall would cost $1500.00.  Most children's murals fall into the $10-$15 price range. 


DimensionsSquare Footage$10 Price$20 Price$30 Price
3 ft x 4 ft12 ft$120.00$240.00


3 ft x 6 ft18 ft$180.00$360.00$540.00
4 ft x 5 ft20 ft$200.00$400.00$600.00
4 ft x 6 ft24 ft$240.00$480.00$720.00
5 ft x 7 ft35 ft$350.00$700.00$1050.00
5 ft x 8 ft40 ft$400.00$800.00


5 ft x 9 ft45 ft$450.00$900.00


6 ft x 10 ft60 ft$600.00$1200.00$1800.00
7 ft x 10 ft70 ft$700.00$1400.00$2100.00
7 ft x 12 ft84 ft$840.00$1680.00$2520.00
8 ft x 12 ft96 ft$960.00$1920.00$2880.00
9 ft x 14 ft126 ft$1260.00$2520.00$3780.00
10 ft x 16 ft160 ft
10 ft x 17 ft170 ft
11 ft x 16 ft176 ft
11 ft x18 ft198 ft