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How to Paint a Mural on the Ceiling of a VW Van

The Transformed Bug Bus.jpg

 

 

One of my customers, Emily, came to The Paint Pit recently asking for help selecting colors to paint a mural inside the "Bug Bus" (VW Van). She was kind enough to forward step-by-step photos (see below) and a description of her project.

 

According to Emily:

 

"The painting took about 3 days because I painted for about 4-5 hours per day. I started with sanding off the mold etc. from the ceiling and then painted it white to cover the brownish color. Next I did the sky and stars and worked my way to the detail on the sun and moon. I should probably finish it off with a polyurethane layer to protect it effectively but will get to that later at some point. Thank you Pat for helping me pick colors and sand paper for this task."

 

Emily, this is what I love most about my time at The Paint Pit ... I encounter so many creative individuals who have outstanding ideas.

 

Being around people with that much creative energy is inspiring! I should thank you for allowing me to play a small role in your success. 

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Emily's step-by-step photos:

 

Step 1: Original Interior 

 

Original Interior.jpg  

 

 

Step 2: Clean Ceiling Painted White

 

Clean Ceiling Painted White.jpg 

 

Step 3: Hand-Drawn Sketch

 

Hand-Drawn Sketch of Image.jpg

 

 

Step 4: Blue Field w/ Stars

 

Blue Field With Gold Stars.jpg  

 

Step 5: The Sun and Moon

 

The Sun and Moon.jpg

 

 

Step 6: Complete Ready To Show

 

Complete and Ready to Show.jpg 

 

The Transformed Bug Bus

 

The Transformed Bug Bus.jpg

 

 

WOW Emily!!! You're truly an artist!

 

From concept to completion ... you definitely have an artist's imagination, an eye for colors, and the ability to bring your ideas to life using a pencil and a brush.

 

Thanks for sharing your Bug Bus with The Community!

 

NOTE: Emily used Behr Exterior Ultra to paint her mural.

 


Step-By-Step.jpg

 

The original post was published as a "Project Idea" on my blog: The Paint Pit.

Emily's work is so inspiring, I thought it worth republishing.

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Posted 2015-02-12T21:32:21+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL Pat_HD_ATL
 
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