Frequently Asked Questions

WALLS

1. What materials do you use?

I use waterbased paint markers and Resene Paints.

2. Can I clean it?

Once applied & dry, the wall can be wiped clean with a wet rag, but will not stand up to a scrubbing. For more exposed/high use areas I would recommend the application of a clear coat of paint to protect the artwork.

3. Where do you do it?

My artwork is normally done on site - straight onto the wall. If distance or other logistics are a problem, then I can digitise your artwork and offer suitable alternative solutions.

4. How long does it take?

Depending on the complexity of the artwork - on site execution takes from 1 to about 3 days.

5. Is any wall surface suitable?

As long as it's clean, accessable and reasonably smooth I can work on it. High gloss surfaces are not ideal, as paint adhesion is not sufficient, but there's always more than one way to 'skin a cat' and I should be able to come up with a suitable solution.

6. What's the process?

After an initial free consultation and fact finding mission to establish the location, size, colour and subject matter, I would give you an estimate. After the estimate is accepted, I would produce a scaled down version of the proposed artwork and show you a visual mock-up of the artwork on your wall. (Given the time involved in doing an artwork proposal, mock-ups are charged out at a rate of $75 an hour - applicable only if you choose not to go ahead, or ask for multiple variations.)

7. What if I'm renting & not allowed to paint the walls?

I can do the artwork on removable panels.

8. How much does it cost?

Prices start at $75 per square metre for a simple design and go up to $250 per square metre for more complex designs. (Given all the variables, the above are just rough guidelines - you are provided a free estimate after the first consultation.)

Note: pricing does not include the background colour, but I am happy to provide estimates and manage contractors if required.

SPLASHBACKS

1. Can you draw on glass?

No, I cannot draw on glass. For glass splashbacks I provide a digital file to the fabricator who then prints & bakes it onto the glass.

2. What if I can't afford a glass splashback?

I can still apply the artwork to your wall and you then have the option of either sealing it with a clear coat of paint, or using a piece of clear glass over the area that stands to see the most wear & tear.

3. Do you supply and install the glass?

Normally I don't - I only provide a digital file to the glass fabricator, but if required, I'd be happy to provide a full service estimate.

Note: The process is the same for splashbacks as it is for walls

Contact me:
+64 21 131 5666
ela@elapurnell.com
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