Murals & More, LLC
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Introduction: Simple answer: we're good at what we do. I really pay attention to details. Are you kidding??!! I get to paint for a living!
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29 years in business
A true Professional!Dec 29, 2015Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?How much is a mural? Like I said before, great question. Probably the one we get the most. And probably the hardest to answer. See, each mural is priced individually. They are priced according to how long we figure it will take to paint them. For instance, a series of light, puffy clouds will take much less time to paint than say 15 full length recognizable portraits! It all comes down to the degree of detail required in the mural. Here's a great example. I had a woman call in once, wanting a price to paint a dinosaur in her son's room. Mickie asked, "What kind of dinosaur?" The woman replied, "Just a dinosaur!" To which Mickie responded, "Well, more like Barney or Jurassic Park? One of them Mike can paint using a purple roller, while the other might take him a month working on the details of a T-Rex exploding out of your wall!" We tell clients that they can expect most interior murals to cost between $100 and $200 per square foot, but it could be less, or it could be more, depending upon the level of detail required. Exterior murals can cost as little as $20 per square foot, but then again, it depends upon size, accessibility and amount of detail required. All of this is sorted out in the design phase of the project, when it is determined what it is exactly that you are looking for. Then we can take all of the parameters into consideration and give you a price. Now, when we give you a price, we give you a price! There are no add-ons, extra charges, compensations, commissions, "Oops, I forgot this!", "Oh, I ran out of paint!," etc. Like I said, when we give you a price, we give you a price. No surprises. UNLESS... Unless the parameters of the project change. For instance, let's say we give you a quote that includes painting portraits of 5 members of your family. During the middle of the project you decide to add six cousins. Well, the parameters have changed. We would have to charge more for that. I'm not talking about adding another butterfly or changing someone's hair color, but something that will add a considerable amount of time to the project. I would think that this is something absolutely understandable. Honestly, the best way to find out how much a mural will cost is to simply give me a call. We can talk about what it is you're looking for, and I can probably give you a pretty good estimate right on the phone. Hey, I've been doing this for a long time. It's not rocket science. It's murals. And it's what I do. And I'm really, really good at what I do.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Actually, I find that getting multiple bids on a mural is like getting multiple bids for a car by shopping at different dealerships for different models with different features ÃÂ° but wanting the lowest price! We have built a reputation for absolutely the best quality, an amazing ability for attention to detail, and most of all, our concepts and mural designs are creative, imaginative and one of a kind. You will never achieve the same results from anyone else. We make it a point to provide our clients with exactly what it is they are looking for, even if they didn't realize what it was when they started! Everything we do is built around our client's needs and wishes. It is something that simply cannot be duplicated.
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?Michael Cooper is well into his third decade of painting large-scale custom murals. Since starting Murals & More LLC in 1990, he has designed and painted wall murals ranging from small interior residential projects to enormous hotel interiors to massive exterior highway projects. Also an accomplished decorative painter, he has transformed many surfaces into fabulous brick, intricate marble and classic Italian Plaster. He is internationally renowned for his attention to detail and his ability to create realistic and whimsical trompe l'oeil murals. People have simply been amazed at discovering what they thought was a series of wrought iron balconies or a clumsily placed ladder was actually a flat painted surface. Cooper founded Murals & More LLC after painting murals as a hobby for nearly his entire life. His first association with a mural was actually in his hometown of Memphis, in the first grade, (too many years ago!) where his winning drawings were incorporated into a large tile mural, which still exists today. Even though his specialty is large-scale murals and decorative finishes, Michael has also provided his clients with painted furniture, ceiling murals, floor cloths, backdrops, sports murals and many other specialty items.