Howdy, muralist or I can say you, mural artists. I have here a various range of projector for Murals artwork you can choose according to your need.

These projectors shot you no matter where you going to use these projectors. (Like Dusk or in the shaded, nursery, outdoor murals, indoor murals, Classroom Wall, store, studio, garage, hostel, street wall, etc.)

Let’s talk about some of our projectors which I am going to show you.

These projectors are used full no matter you are a beginner or pro muralist. Projectors are divided into two major parts. The first Opaque tracer projector and the Second is a digital projector.

In the last section of this article, I have solved some most asked queries. Let me know in the comment section which one is for you.

What is the best projector for the mural artists?

Here is the various range of projector for you. You can buy for the mural art. Ahead of this article, I will talk about them one by one. And tell you, which one-shots you according to your need.

So stay in this article until you get the ideal projector for your mural art. I will tell everything about projector specification which will match your need.

  1. ViewSonic 1080p Projector-PX700HD
  2. Optoma EH412 1080P HDR 
  3. VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini Projector
  4. Mini Projector [Tripod Included] QKK
  5. APEMAN M4 Mini Portable Projector
  6. ViewSonic M1 Portable Projector
  7. Apollo 3000 Lumen Open Head Overhead Projector
  8. Artograph EZ Tracer Opaque Art Projector

Some reason why your projector is showing green tint. And how you can solve it.

How to enlarge a drawing with a projector?

I am going to tell you how you can project your drawing or picture or image using the projector. It’s is easy to use a projector to enlarge art.

There are two types of projector available. They help you to enlarge your drawing, these projectors are opaque tracer projector and digital projector.

Start with the opaque tracer projector (non-digital). You have to create a drawing first. Then you have to on tracer projector for tracing. You have to put the projector over your drawing.

Make sure you put the projector in the right way. I mean to say your projector and canvas should facing each other at 90 degrees.

If you don’t follow this instruction your drawing will not fall on the canvas. And your drawing will destroy on the canvas.

Note: To use the opaque tracer projector, your room should be lit dark or without any light. To see the perfect image on your canvas and wall.

Let’s move to Digital projector,

You can use the digital projector in your bright and darkroom at both places. Depend upon your projector lumens.

There no need to make any drawing. Your drawing should be in digital form on your smartphone, USB drive, and in your PC.

And connect your device with your projector, and project the image onto canvas or wall. Make sure you adjust the projector and canvas .

Bonus knowledge,

You can also use the Apollo overhead projector. To enlarge the drawing or art, you have to put your transparent drawing paper on the projector glass.

And adjust the focus until you won’t get the sharp image on the canvas or wall.

To know more how to use the overhead projector, you can read this comprehensive article on the use of the overhead projector.

How to enlarge a drawing without a projector?

This section is for those people, don’t have a projector. But they are creative and want to make their drawing or image or picture on the wall, canvas, and on any surface. By enlarging their image.

For that, you have to create the DIY projector with the least tool at your home. All these tools are available in everyone’s house.

Those tools are:

  • Cardboard box.
  • Transparent plastic bag.
  • Permanent marker.
  • Your favorite picture.
  • Pencil or pen.
  • Knife or scissors.
  • Tape.
  • Torch.

It’s tough to say some practical things in the article. That’s why I have added this video for better understanding.

List of Best mural projector for Artists

1.ViewSonic 1080p Projector-PX700HD

Highlighted feature:-

  • Screen size: 30″-300″.
  • Lumens is 35,000.
  • Life: 15,000 hrs.
  • Native resolution: 1080p.
  • Contrast ratio: 12000:1.

Product description:-

In my point of view, this projector is perfect for any mural artist. Who wants to do outdoor projection (during the evening) of an image on a wall on a large scale. There is lots of reason which make perfect projector for mural paintings.

Let start with my favorite one.

It’s a big impressive screen size, which can go from 30-300″, good for the large scale of paintings. Its lumens is 3,500, that’s why you can use this projector outdoor and indoors. The projector will provide you the cinematic picture quality on its big screen.

It will work at both places indoor and outdoor.

It does not end here, let’s go further.

This projector is not official claimed by the company it’s a short throw projector. But people who use this projector claim that it can fit the big images in the least space.

This means its projection is close to the short throw projector. The great thing, because the short-throw projector is way heavy in price from its price range.

Its native resolution is 1080p and contrast ratio 12000:1. And also various connectivity option is available:-

  • Dual HDMI
  • USB 5V/1.A
  • Mini USB for Service
  • Computer in
  • Monitor out
  • Audio in/out
  • RS232

Pros & Cons:-

Pros
  • Cinematic image experience.
  • Image screen is big.
  • Can work at both places indoor and outdoor.
  • Eco mode available.
Cons
  • No horizontal keystone.
  • White dot some times appear on the screen.

2.Optoma EH412

Highlighted Feature:-

  • Lumens: 4,500
  • Hour Lamp Life: 15,000
  • Contrast: 50, 000: 1
  • Connectivity: HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4a, 1x VGA, Audio in, USB-A, VGA out, Audio out

Product Description:-

If you want to buy digital image projectors for murals. Which can use for the outdoor (during the evening) as well for the indoor.

The projector comes with 1080p resolution and it goes up to 4k HDR. It has a high contrast of 50,000:1. No doubt it’s completely able to perform well outside the home.

It comes with super bright lumens of 4,5000 with a lamp life of 15,000. This means if you use this projector for 5 hours daily. Still, you will get the 8+ years.

The projector has a manual keystone of ±40 degrees, and it can zoom up to 1.3x zoom. You can project your image from 10 feet away from the 120″ screen.

All Rest specifications are available as you get on any premium projector.

Pros & cons:-

Pros
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Good for the outdoor use.
  • 120″ screen not bad.
  • Long lamp life.
  • Good for canvas.
Cons
  • Vertical black line.
  • Connection problem with the laptop some times.

3.VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini Projector

Highlighted Feature:-

  • Screen size: 170 inch.
  • Life: 40,000 Hrs
  • Native resolution: 480p.
  • Contrast ration: 2,000:1.

Product Description:-

If you are a passionate muralist and your budget is tight near to a hundred dollars. And you finding the best art projector for murals. It will bang your buck. Don’t think much buy after reading the description.

Let’s talk about how much it’s ideal for your mural art.

After the upgrade of 2021, this projector is much brighter than the previous one.

And because this projector has an LED light source, the reason why this projector life is incredible.

It’s compatible with the android smartphone and iPhone. To connect your projector with the iPhone you will need a lighting cable. HDMI is available.

The projector is so good for indoor use.

Pros & Cons:-

Pros
  • Compatible with the smart phone.
  • Portable comes with carry bag.
  • Easy to use.
  • Support up to 1080p.
  • Aspect ratio is 4:3\16:9\auto.
Cons
  • Customer service bad.
  • Loud Fan.

4.Mini Projector [Tripod Included] QKK

Highlighted Feature:-

  • Lumen: 5000 Lumen.
  • Screen: 32-176″.
  • Native resolution: 1280*720 pixels.
  • Lamp Life: 50,000 Hours.
  • Contrast ratio: 2000:1.

Product Description:-

Another mini projector in our list, ready to own your heart. It also comes at a very affordable price. Perfect for the painting of the murals, on the wall.

I am very curious to tell you its great specification.

It comes with a 5 layer LCD screen.

The size of its screen is 32-176 inches, the aspect ratio is 16::9. To get its highest screen size you should put your projector 3.5M away from the screen.

Its lumens is 5,000. It is great to see colorful images.

For the iPhone, you will need the lighting cable as usual and for the android HDMI cable is enough. There is lot’s of another option is available in term of connectivity. VGA is also available for the computer.

Pros & Cons:-

Pros
  • Lightweight portable.
  • Comes with the mountable tripod.
  • 50,000 hours life.
  • Support up to 1080p.
  • Easy to set and use.
Cons
  • Cheap build quality.
  • Remote not work for long time.

5.APEMAN M4 Mini Portable Projector

Highlighted Feature:-

  • Contrast ratio:  2000:1. 
  • Life: 45,000 hrs.
  • In built rechargeable projector.
  • Lumen: 50-100 ANSI lumens.
  • Native Resolution: 800 x 480p.

Product Description:-

This first pico projector for mural artists on our list. It has lots of features which make it a complete pico projector. I will talk about them one by one.

It has a rechargeable battery 3400 Mah. When you charge this projector full. Then it can run up to 1.5 to 2 hours. If the battery runs out you can use the power bank. And use when you are connecting with the power bank.

It comes with a tripod. Which you can use during the image projection.

Its native resolution is 800 x 480p, support up to 1080 pixels. The contrast ratio is 2000:1, lumens is 50-100.

This pico projector has 45,000 hours. If the Daily user uses this projector every day for three hours. It can use up to 40 years. Its visible screen diagonal is 30-100″.

Pros & Cons:-

Pros
  • Tripod mount.
  • Massive battery life.
  • Connectivity option is flexible, for iOS and android.
  • Have a rechargeable battery life.
  • You can use power bank if battery run out.
  • Ready to go anywhere.
Cons
  • Batter life is not that much impressive.

6.ViewSonic M1 Portable Projector

Highlighted Feature:-

  • Battery life is  6 hours.
  • Screen size 100″ inch.
  • Built-in Storage: 16GB.
  • Brightness: 250 LED Lumens.
  • Resolution: VGA (640x480p) to Full HD (1920x1080p).

Product Description:-

This is the second pico projector on our list, it’s projection is a short throw. It’s better than the first pico projector we discussed earlier.

This is the best short throw projector for murals. First I wanna start with its battery life, which so impressive. With one charge you can operate this projector for six-hour.

And don’t need to worry about the battery life, if it’s run out you can charge by using a type C cable with your phone and power bank.

Its native resolution is 640x480p. The projector contrast ratio is 12,000:1 and brightness is up to 250 LED Lumens.

This projector’s unique design doesn’t need any stand, It has its one strand. In which projector can move in 360 degrees.

Pros & Cons:-

Pros
  • Best short throw projector for murals.
  • Battery life is good.
  • Have a unique design
  • Connectivity option is HDMI 1.4, USB 3.1 Type C, USB 2.0 Type A.
  • Made of quality materials.
Cons
  • Some times facing problem with the SD or USB data.

7.Apollo 3000 Lumen Open Head Overhead Projector

Highlighted Feature:-

  • Lumen: 3000 Lumen.
  • Double Fresnel lens.
  • Large 11.25″ x 11.25″ stage glass area.
  • Gross weight 15.00lbs.
  • Item Weight 14.95 pounds.

Product Description:-

This only one overhead projector on our list. There is an open Fresnel lens with a double layer, to achieve the sharp image on the wall. There is nothing to talk more about this projector, all things I have already tell in Highlighted Feature.

To know how to work with this projector you can see this video. All acts performed by a professional.

Before I move forward I want to tell you. The upcoming projector belongs to the brad Artograph. If you want to buy the Opaque, tracing, and enlarger projector then this section is dedicated to you.

8.Artograph EZ Tracer Opaque Art Projector

Highlighted Feature:-

  • Brightness: 1600 lumen
  • Controller Type Button Control.
  • Can project you image 10x time in size.
  • Copy area is 4″ x 4″.

Product description:-

This is the best enlarger and tracing projector you can get at this amazing price range. If you are thinking to buy the enlarger and tracing projector you should go with this projector.

It’s very easy to use this projector first you need the 4″ x 4″ size image. Then you have to put your projector over the image. Now you can project your image on the canvas and wall.

Projector has the ability to the projector you image 10 times from its original size. And It can reduce the image size by 80% of its original size. It’s up to you which size you want. You will need a dark room to see your projected image.

You will need the 23W CFL bulb, you have to buy it .

Pros & Cons:-

Pros
  • Lightweight projector.
  • Perfect gift item.
  • Reduce and increase image properly.
  • Easy to operate.
Cons
  • The only drawback I notice in this projector is you need dark room.

Q&A Related to the Mural.

What kind of paint should I use for mural paintings?

You should go with acrylic paint, which is the paint color for the murals. Make sure when you start painting the wall or any surface you should prepare your wall first.

Should I use acrylic or oil paint for an indoor wall mural?

You should go with the acrylic there is the various reason for that. In the term of price, acrylic is low-cost than the oil paint.

Don’t need to put your effort into finding the acrylic paint in the market, you will get it . Oil paints don’t dry quickly, but acrylic paint dries in no time.

It’s the most cheap paint for the mural, provide the best vibrant texture. Don’t stick much to the surface and its long-lasting color.

Don’t need the mask during the implementation of paint, it’s not that toxic. Humidity doesn’t affect me too much. And last one it’s easy to clean with water and shop.

What techniques are used while painting a mural?

Projection technique

In this technique, you will need a projector. There is Tow kind of projector is there in our list Opaque and Digital projector.

To project the image in an opaque projector you need the copy area size image to project the image. And in a digital projector, your image should be digital on your device.

Stencil Technique

Stencil technique is the most adorable and famous technique among the muralist globally. In this technique, you should have a stencil frame and have to use spray paint on it. And your design is ready.

But it’s not easy work to give your image, to the shape of the stencil. For this, you need a skill. So, I have added this video.

Wall Priming Technique

In this technique first, you have to color your mural art surface with the prime color. Generally, people use white color as a prime color.

When you choosing the prime color do this work wisely. Because you are going to paint the big surface. If you don’t choose your color wisely it will be heavy for your pocket.

Grid Technique

In this technique first, you have to create your image, then you have to make a chunk of your image in square shape. Then you can replicate those numbers of squares on the wall.

This is an easy way to transfer your image to any big surface and wall.

Tools for Mural Painting

Tools for the mural painting depend upon the project you are doing. But there are some too which are basic, use in every mural painting spot.

Roller, Brush, Paint, Spray, and scaffolding, ladders to reach those places where your hand can’t reach.

How much paint does it take to make murals?

There is the only estimation for this answer or you can go with the standard number.

Let’s start with our first estimation. If your painting surface is smoother than you paint go longer with you. And your surface is rough, have a small hole in it’s going to observe some amount of your color.

The reason why choose a smooth surface for a mural or make the rough surface smooth.

Generally, artists’ paint is thick and they have more pigment than normal paint. That’s why these colors are transparent. If you paint this high pigment or transparent color on the white wall.

Then you are doing a mistake, you will need two to three coats of transparent color. So your previous color doesn’t come over your new color.

These are two estimations in my mind. Let’s move to the commercial standard.

If you are using commercial standard paint then there is a standard number for the paint. One gallon of paint can spread on the 200 feet approximately.

Pro Tip: If you are going to buy a large amount of paint. You should buy from one retailer, so you can get a discount on your buy.

What is the best paint to use when painting a wall mural?

To be honest. It’s all depends upon your project.

Where you are going to paint. What is the condition of the place, size of your painting?

Usually, people go with acrylic paint, considered as best paint for mural. I will prefer thinner to thin the color, not water.

Because water kills the ability to paint.

When you are using a stencil for the mural you should use spray paint. Which dry quickly and stick to the wall strongly.

There is no rule, for do not use the hybrid color. You can try mixing different acrylic colors to get your ideal color.

Oil paint is also good for the mural. But they are more toxic than acrylic. And you need the good mineral spirits to clean them. Last thing you will need good Maintenance for the oil paint.

What is the process for painting murals on outdoor walls?

Planning

If your planning is good then your whole mural project will go smoothly and be done perfectly.

You have to start with the find best location. Where people can interact with your wall art. You should add concerned authority to your plan. Also, talk with local people about your artwork.

Try to understand what people want, what is their local culture. If you care making wall art in a public place means people will interact with your art. That’s why to take the suggestion of the people.

You have to take measurements of the wall where you are going to paint your art. And see the condition of the wall, what type of treatment will need.

It can be washing the wall with water or you just need to brush your wall. And various things vary with your wall conditions.

I will suggest the masonry sealant to protect the wall from interact with water

Now, it’s time to gather people and equipment to do work successfully. And think about how you will deal with waste and toxic materials.

Types of wall painting for mural

There is six type of mural paintings:-

  • Abatement Murals
  • Interactive Murals
  • Temporary Murals
  • Private Commissions
  • Opportunity Sites
  • Commercial Murals
  • Community Murals

For a complete overview of these painting types, you can read this article on the type of murals.

Projecting the Image

There are four prime techniques you can use, to transfer your paintings to the wall.

  • Grid Technique
  • Wall Priming Technique
  • Stencil
  • Projector technique

More read here.

Location

North facing will be better than south-facing. Why

South facing hard for the both painting and painter. Because all day you will face the sun. It’s hard to work under the intense sun.

Timing

Depend upon your size of the project. Which number of people involved in this. You guys take leave or work regularly. Your worker should be in discipline, they have to work regularly and hard to complete the project then it will go with fluidity.

If you take care of these things and your planning is good. Then your project will end at right time.

Maintenance

If you take care of your wall art from the beginning, then you don’t need to worry about your wall art life. Just use masonry sealant after completing your work, it can be a problem for nature but it’s up to you.

Last word

I wish any muralist come to this article get everything to kick start their mural. Tell me in the comment section which projector you are going to get from. From this list of best projector for mural.

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