How to Secure Contracts for a Mural

An In-Depth Course on Launching, Marketing & Selling Murals

An incredible way to add interest, personality, branding, and just plain fun to any surface or room is by incorporating a mural. Starting a mural business or just landing your first project can feel intimidating, and it’s frustrating to figure out where to start on your own. There’s more to a mural project than just creating with paint! There are many factors to consider for a professional, successful project for yourself and your clients – especially when creating a work of art people will come to love. You may be wondering:

  • How do I build a portfolio?
  • How do I work with a client and design concepts for them?
  • How do I do a client consultation?
  • Should I work with contracts, and what does a contract look like?
  • How do I figure out how much to charge?! 😢
  • What should I look out for when I book a mural?
  • And most of do I give myself the tools for success for myself and my clients?

Murals add visual interest to a space through color, theme and design. You may want a creative outlet, and murals sound like a fun way to make additional income. Or you may be a painter looking to add this lucrative technique to your service offerings. You may also be a canvas artist who has been asked to bring your work to walls, ceilings, or other substrates. When working with clients and designers, you need to know how to provide a professional work of art for them and build your project portfolio as well.

Annie Margarita is a fourth generation interior designer and decorative painter. Her work ethic and talent pushed her to leadership positions, and she went on to be in and lead crews for Disney, Universal Studios, and many zoos and aquariums throughout the US and Europe. She then started a mural and decorative paint company and earned a degree in Interior Design while focused on walls and colorization. She’s been asked about mural contracting so often that she decided to create this course to share with you.

Here's what we'll cover.

By the end of this course, students will feel confident in contracting a mural and can add this technique as a lucrative service to clients. You’ll be able to put together the right processes for a successful mural business. You’ll know how to build your portfolio and market your services. You’ll learn how to meet with clients, how to ask the right questions at a consultation, and create concepts for them. You’ll also learn the proper technique for creating a bid, what to include in your contract, and the pitfalls to avoid. You’ll learn how to troubleshoot the most common challenges that come up, such as impending weather, guarantees, change orders, and record keeping. Lastly, we’ll provide pro tips on maintaining and nurturing a lasting relationship with your clients. 

This course is for you if:

  • You want to learn how to start a mural business, but you aren’t sure where to begin.
  • You don’t have any experience in selling your art, but you’re excited to learn!
  • You’re artistic, and you’re looking for a fun and transformative creative business.
  • You’re a canvas artist, and would like to learn how to contract murals on walls, ceilings, and other substrates.

You’re wanting to add a lucrative technique to your painting services, and need to know everything from building a portfolio to leaving the client happy.

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Hi, I’m Your Instructor, Annie Margarita.

Growing up in California and Arizona, Annie Margarita is a fourth generation interior designer and decorative painter. Afraid of the challenges of being a fine artist, Annie joined the Marines and later realized that art was her true calling. After moving to Orlando, she became a scenic artist for Seaworld, then moving on to Disney to help build the Animal Kingdom as a painter and sculptor creating the habitats. Her work ethic and talent pushed her to leadership positions, and she went on to lead crews for Universal Studios and many zoos and aquariums throughout the US and Europe. She then started a mural and decorative paint company in Arizona, and earned a degree in Interior Design while focused on walls and colorization. She recently completed her Bachelor of Science in Art and Technology, with majors in Film and Animation from the University of Oregon. This knowledge in digital mediums and art allows her to create extraordinary online lessons for her students.

Happy Students Are Buzzing

"I have not completed the entire course yet, but already have gained so much valuable info from what I was able to watch today! This is my 25th year in business (faux and murals) and I am happy to say you can teach an old dog new tricks! Annie’s down to earth, easy going manner makes this class a winner!”

- Carol

"Annie’s skills in producing wonderful works of art across a wide range of styles are easily evident. I hope that she continues to bring this beauty in its many forms to an increasing number of people, homes and places."

- Jeffrey

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How to Secure Contracts for a Mural Project

An In-Depth Course on Launching, Marketing & Selling Murals


RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 51 minutes

Free Community Access

All registered students will be invited to join The Paint Hive’s private Community. Here are 10 reasons to join the community: 

1. Get your questions answered by fellow creatives & Instructors 

2. Expand your network and make friends with ambitious creatives 

3. Access to exclusive Events and Live Workshops to help grow your business 

4. Get feedback on any project or question in our Chat and Share forum 

5. Grow your business with upcoming new features 

6. Meet your fellow students in your respective private Instructor Studios 

7. Access an ever-expanding Content Library to help you grow exponentially 

8. Save money with sales and discounts 

9. Be a part of an industry-focused Book Club Chat 

10. Use the community as an asset to help upskill your creative business 

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I’ve never sold a mural before?

Then this class is perfect for you! This course is intended for total beginners or anyone interested in a complete guide to contracting a mural or adding handpainted murals to their decorative painting practice, all in one place.

What if I’m not very business-oriented?

We’ll walk you through the business concepts, and these don’t require any in-depth skills to incorporate into your creative studio.  If you are artistic, there are plenty of opportunities to contract murals, and anyone can take this course and use the processes to elevate your practice professionally.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.