Off-the-Wall Facts About Mural Paintings

Commercial mural painting is a popular way for businesses to stand out among the crowd. Commercial mural painting is certainly not a new idea. As a matter of fact, it dates back thousands of years. Ancient cave paintings crafted by early man are actually murals. There are many interesting facts about murals.

A Rich Impressive History

Commercial mural painting has a long and impressive history. The famous Sistine Chapel ceiling is a mural. There is a litany of famous murals painted around the globe that are both ancient and done in modern times. The famous 20th-century artist Jackson Pollocks' “Mural 1943” used 345 pounds of pain to complete, according to the experts at Guggenheim, where the work has been displayed. While the painting is entitled mural and could easily have been painted on a wall, it was painted on a massive canvas 20 feet wide and 8 feet high.

The New Deal Thought Art Was Important

In 1933, President Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration that oversaw the painting of murals on public buildings to ensure that everyone had access to art. In San Francisco there are over 1000 murals in the Mission District neighborhood. In the United States, every city has murals and you can even find them on tobacco barns in North Carolina, Cameron, North Carolina specifically.

Art or Decoration?

Murals can serve two purposes. They can be decorative or they can be art. The type of mural will determine the cost of the mural. The cost can range from hundreds of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The cost largely depends on what the subject of the mural is, the ability of the artist, and whether the mural is decorative, fine art, or left to the artist's discretion.

Some of the Biggest Influences

Most murals (art type) have meaning. For example, there are six unique categories that most art-inspired murals will fall under, including:

Murals can convey messages or they can have no message at all other than to be strictly for enjoyment by the eye of the beholder. Murals are powerful works of art whether they are decorative or delivering a message.

Attention Getting

Commercial murals are attention-getters. Murals turn a drab building into a unique work of art that is hard to forget. Murals help people from all walks of life to enjoy art. Learn more about how you can transform your commercial space into something that is simply unforgettable -- call us today!

These are just some of the hundreds of paintings and commercial murals we have done in the central Florida and Tampa areas. Please take a moment to get more information on our Portfolio page.


We pride ourselves on being able to take any image or idea and transform that into works of art for our clients. We produce a number of larger works.  Tampa Murals INC started as a portrait artist company. We still produce portraits and smaller works on commission.

We can paint wall murals for a children’s room or an entire side of a warehouse. We also paint restaurant murals FL consumers can't stop looking at! We have completed literally hundreds of paintings. We have corporate, institutional, educational, and residential clients in or around Tampa, FL.

Our works range from just a few feet to thousands of square feet. (See the roof of the amphitheater at the USF Marshall Center)


Tampa Murals INC is an industry-leading company based in Tampa, Florida and servicing Central Florida. We specialize in providing superior services.

Founded in 1999, Tampa Mural Painter and Tampa Murals INC has demonstrated a commitment to delivering best-in-class customer support.

Since 2013 we have become the “go-to” for corporate logo painting. We have recently completed large scale murals for residential, huge corporate murals, and logos. We also work on commissioned canvases.

At Tampa Mural Painter, we stand for a lot more than just great customer service. We have the services to back it up. Although we specialize in Wall Murals, we have a number of other services we provide. Like we've said before, we create office and restaurant murals FL residents love!

We use only the finest paints and products from Winsor Newton, Golden, Behr,  and Andek Performance Coatings for our wall murals. If you would like more information, please check out our blog.

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