MuralShield is designed for the protection and conservation of fine art acrylic murals. It offers UV protection, consolidation, and weatherproofing. MuralShield will restore weathered, uncoated murals, and is recommended for the preservation of new acrylic and aerosol murals. It is a conservation-grade flexible coating, designed as a protective and isolation layer. However, it will not protect against graffiti vandalism alone.
For long-lasting, durable graffiti protection, World's Best Graffiti Coating (WBGC) must be applied over MuralShield. Once a mural is preserved with MuralShield, WBGC is easily applied as a sacrificial barrier for graffiti protection, enabling quick removal of all types of graffiti vandalism without damage to the underlying surface. The final outcome will be a highly maintainable, durable, vibrant mural.
MuralShield is compatible with artist-grade acrylic paints, fine art aerosols, collage-based, or digitally printed murals. Compatible substrates include building structures such as uncoated concrete, wood and signage grade panels, most exterior insulated finishing systems (EIFS) and stuccos, CMU block walls, brick walls (depending on the brick condition), painted and coated surfaces. It can also be used to prepare concrete, CMU, stucco, painted or unpainted wall for painting. It should only be used after a wall is cleaned and thoroughly dry. Apply two coats of MuralShield to a painted or unpainted surface prior to gessoing or priming.
Features & Benefits
Begin by testing MURALSHIELD on an inconspicuous
section of the mural. You should see a noticeable increase
in color vibrancy and luster. Allow to dry.
Method of Application
Apply by airless spray gun, Gravity Feed or Siphon HVLP spray guns, or Acetone-rated pump-up Sprayer.
Step 1 Allow a newly painted artwork to thoroughly cure before applying MURALSHIELD.
Step 2 Apply a first coat, lightly misted (fog coat), to ensure initial wall adhesion.
Step 3 Apply two to three generous coats of MURALSHIELD, allowing at least 10 minutes of drying time between coats. Make sure to overlap your passes to ensure a thorough coating.
Step 4 Allow final coat to dry thoroughly for at least 20 minutes before applying WORLD’S BEST GRAFFITI COATING (WBGC). Apply at least two coats of WBGC (or more if the artwork is highly susceptible to vandalism)
using a clean HVLP sprayer, tight knit roller, or brush. Use
a bristle brush to remove any beading.
Approximately 300 sq ft of coverage per gallon on painted or unpainted surfaces, depending on substrate and application technique, for 2-3 coats of product.
For example, an 800 sq ft mural will require 2-3 gallons of MuralShield