Paint by Numbers
by Wall art designs (WAD)
Frequently asked questions
What is Paint by numbers WAD?
Wall Art is a Wall Mural Kit that is traced and painted on a
wall using one of our
many designs. The Wall Mural Kit allows people with no artistic training
to create Wall Murals using special large sheets of tracing paper to transfer
professionally drawn images to your wall.
Each Kit Includes:
Easy Step-By-Step Instructions
Suggested Paint-by-Number Guide
Mural-Maker Tracing Paper® (panels)
Colored Tracing Pencil
Slant-Edge Paint Brush
Final Touch Outliner
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Shouldnt I have at least a little
training to use a Wall Art Design?
No. Not at all. You can do it! Our three step Tape, Trace and Paint
process makes it easy. Remember Paint-by-Numbers? Thats what this
is. You just follow the numbers and go!
What sizes do the murals come in?
Size A = 5 wide x 3 high (approx.)
Size B = 9 wide x 5 high (approx.)
Size C = 11 ½ wide x 6 ½ high (approx.)
Is WAD something my children can do?
Children may need some assistance in hanging the tracing paper (panels),
but then its a matter of tracing over the lines of the mural and
following the suggested Paint-by-Number guide.
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Where can I use my WAD mural?
Wall Art is perfect for a smooth wall surface. But it will also
work great on any surface to which the Mural-Maker Transfer Paper®
(Furniture, Floors, Ceramic Tile, Wood, Clay or Ceramic Pots,
try your own surface ideas. If painting on fabric, mix
a fabric medium as indicated on the paint label.
How much time does it take to complete
a WAD Mural?
It will vary depending on the size you choose, but even beginners
can complete a 9 x 5 mural in 10 hours or less.
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Do I have to follow the Paint-by-Number
No. You can paint the suggested colors, match your existing room
or create your own décor. Color in the blank design (like a coloring
book) provided on the instruction sheet to customize you own color scheme.
(Note: Make a few black and white copies of the design so you will have
the freedom to try all your color options.)
Where do I find the right kind of
Paint is included with your Wall Art Kit! If you need more, or if
youd like to change the color scheme, we recommend 2 oz. acrylic
craft paints available in craft stores or latex paint (quart size) available
at your home improvement or paint store.
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Do the kits work with any kind of
base paint as the background?
We recommend either a semi-gloss or flat paint.
Should I protect the mural with some
type of sealant once it is painted?
Depending on the use of the room, you may want to use a clear sealant
available at most craft and paint stores to protect murals in childrens
rooms where it is likely that little hands will leave prints all over your
work of art. CAUTION: If you used the optional outliner to outline your
mural, please test the sealant on a small area to be sure the marker used
will not bleed as the sealant is applied.
Can I take individual elements of
different wall mural designs and mix and match them to customize my own
Each wall mural is sold separately and can be cut apart for individual
placement on other sections of your wall, floor, furniture and accessories.
Of course, additional walls can be ordered at the same time, but each Wall
Art mural is packaged separately and will have their own shipping charges
How do I prepare my wall?
For best results youll need a smooth wall surface painted
white or with a light-color base coat. If you are at all unsure about the
quality of your current paint job, prep the wall and repaint before beginning
your mural. We recommend either flat or semi-gloss paint depending on your
preference or need to wash or wipe the wall.
Example from Drywall to Wall Art:
2 coats of Primer,
1 coat of Latex Flat or Semi-Gloss Indoor Wall Paint
Ready for Wall Mural
Why do I trim Mural-Maker Tracing
To assure accuracy when matching up your mural design at the cut
lines where the Mural-Maker Tracing Paper meets each other.
Is the paint provided in the kit safe
for me to use if I'm pregnant?
The paint included is water soluble and classified as Non-Toxic.
Are the Wall Mural Kits re-usable?
Yes, the Wall Art Mural Maker Transfer Paper? is re-usable. Design
elements can be moved about, cut apart, and used over.
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Can a WAD Kit be used on an outside
Wall Art can be used outside, depending on the surface of the wall.
We do recommend a smooth surface.
The Wall Art Kit includes acrylic craft paint. You may find you need more
paint, due to the coverage area being more difficult to cover. If you want
to use the acrylic craft paint in your Wall Art Kit and paint outdoors,
we recommend applying a clear sealant, Super-Tough Polyurethane For Outdoor
& Indoor Use, by Delta Ceramcoat after the paint is dry.
Another paint option is to use indoor/outdoor "Patio Paint",
by DecoArt. (2oz. bottles) This is a one step product and will not require
a primer or sealer. "Patio Paint" performs best on raw, unsealed
porous surfaces such as terra cotta, wood, concrete, etc.
How does the mural transfer to the
The Mural Maker Transfer Paper® is similar to carbon paper.
It is lightweight and easy to use. When transferring the design on your
wall, it will not rub off until you apply pressure with your pencil. Any
unwanted image marks or smudges can easily erased, covered with paint or
washed off with a damp cloth.
Any other questions?
If you have any questions please
contact usand we will do our best to answer any queries you have.