fueled by murals

Large-scale murals are more popular than ever, and they’re made possible by the power of petroleum.

Large-scale murals are more popular than ever, and they’re made possible by the power of petroleum.

Buildings in cities across America are blossoming with vibrant murals. Whether wildly abstract or impressively realistic, their large-scale awesomeness adds a splash of coolness, character and color to any waiting wall. While every artist maintains a unique style, color palette and technical approach, there is something that ties all murals together.

Petroleum.

Whether painted with acrylic or latex paint, using brushes or aerosol cans, the stuff that goes on the walls is a product that’s ultimately refined from crude oil.

But that’s not all.

Pretty much every piece of equipment that it takes to paint a mural has a synthetic element.

Check it out!

  • Aerosol spray paint cans
  • Acrylic clear coat
  • Artist tape
  • Brushes (usually made from nylon, polyester or a combination of both)
  • Brush soap
  • Matte gel
  • Hydraulic bucket lift
  • Paint (acrylic or latex)
  • Paint roller
  • Plastic paint tray
  • Plastic dropcloth
  • Primer
  • Scaffolding