Thursday, May 27, 2010

Paint by Number Wall Murals

Is this wall mural not totally awesome? I must say, that out of all the items we offer at Kids Decal Corner, these adorable paint by number wall murals (by Elephants on the Wall) are my absolute favorite! Typically I would look at a mural like this and think ... "if only I could paint like that!" Well... If you're thinking the same thing... I have news for you.

With these paint by number wall murals you can tap into that artist you've always wanted to be!

Simply follow the 3 step process and you can have a beautiful mural like you see in these pictures.

  1. Tape
  2. Trace
  3. Paint
1. Tape
Tape the transfer paper to the back of the pattern paper, then tape the pattern paper to your wall.
2. Trace
Using a ball point pen, trace the design onto the wall. When done tracing, remove the pattern from the wall.
3. Paint
Paint the areas of the mural with the corresponding colors listed on our numbered color guide.

Helpful Tips for a Fantastic Mural:

  1. Wall colors.... The Murals show up best on light colored walls - white, cream, pastels. The wall paint should be an eggshell, satin, or semi-gloss finish.
  2. Don't trace the numbers, they may be difficult to cover up with the paint.
  3. Protect your mural from fingerprints and dirt. Apply a coat of Clear Coat (indoor use) with a roller. Be sure to cover everything with the clear coat, because as it dries, it will appear darker than the non-coated areas.
  4. Reverse the pattern for a bigger mural. Simply put the carbon paper on the backside of the pattern, trace the outline. Then turn over your pattern and you will have a reversed copy on that side. Now proceed with the normal 3 step process.

How long will these murals take, you ask? 

It depends on the paint by number kit you buy. The silhouettes may take a day and the jungle murals and beach murals may take a better part of a weekend. It all depends on how big you want it to be! Just to be clear, they are NOT stencils or peel and stick decals.... so more time is required.... but may I say.... You will be one proud artist when you're done!

So .... Any guesses on how much a full wall mural like these cost????

If you paid someone to come and hand paint this kind of mural.... you're looking at hundreds of dollars ..... or.....

You could try it on your own and end up frustrated or disappointed... Or......

You could go to and find out just how reasonably priced these paint by number kits are... not to mention the amazing wall mural you'll have in the end! Click on the Paint by Number Wall Murals link on the right and check out our amazing murals.

Plus... if you have a specific mural theme in mind, but can't find it in our store... PLEASE email me at and I will do my best to locate it for you!!!

Don't forget, I would love to see pictures of you finished project; you can send them to! From one aspiring artist to another.... Happy Painting!

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

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