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Courtesy of SPARC.   MuralShield™ is a two-step coating system that allows for ongoing maintenance of fine art aerosol and acrylic murals. It is designed to comply with conservation standards to protect and conserve artworks vulnerable to vandalism and environmental wear.     MuralShield™ is a hazardous chemical so plenty of caution should be used when applying it. Respirators, long sleeve gloves, and a splash-proof guard should be used when working with MuralShield™. It is highly flammable and should be kept far from potential ignition sources.   View Application of MuralShield on Nina Olabisi's To Protect and Serve by our...

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Choosing the right paints can be tricky because of so much variability across manufacturers. Lightfastness is not the only metric to look at when evaluating paint performance outdoors. Murals challenge paint films with more extreme conditions, many which would rarely be present for an indoor easel painting at a given time. Paint films will often experience high temperatures, exposure to moisture and humidity, moss, bacteria and fungi, while also gradually accumulating carbon monoxide and other chemical pollution in the air. Murals can be exposed to caustic materials, harsh solvents, and purposeful damage, which is why choosing the right pigments also...

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We have proudly partnered with SPARC (Social and public Art Resource Center) based in Venice, CA in the development ofMuralShield designed for the protection and conservation of fine art acrylic murals.    SPARC is responsible for the preservation and maintenance of many large and important murals and have been advising artists, cities, and public planners around the country since 1976.   The method we use is to first apply MuralShield which consolidates the paint layers and enhances the artwork protecting it against weather and UV sunlight. For murals susceptible to graffiti vandalism ourWorld's Best Graffiti Coating is then applied over...

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First, A quick word on so called permanent anti graffiti coatings.    Over the past 30 years we have seen many anti-graffiti coatings come onto the scene very often touting the latest and greatest technology in 'permanent' anti-graffiti coatings. They invariably promise to make cleaning graffiti easy in the future, and often come at great cost to building owners, having to be applied under the exact right circumstances, by contractors who have been trained or licensed to use the product.    These sorts of permanent coatings are usually an unnecessary expense, and in many cases are specified in totally inappropriate...

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