Painting Supply List

Painting Murals
Linda Wilmes
Updated - Oct. 2013

  • One pint of acrylic satin wall paint, white (This will be used for the tinting of other colors, so white-white is needed).
  • Liquitex Acrylics, Basics: One each – Cadmium Red medium, Cadmium Yellow medium, Thalo Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Burnt Siennna and Burnt Umber. Or, Blickarylic in one-pint containers. Tubes, $4.99 each; pints $4.78 each (available at Dick Blick store or online)
  • Natural sponge from any paint store
  • 1” and a 2” flat trim brush, the white coarser bristles instead of slick nylon work best.
  • Assorted artists brushes
  • Soft rags
  • Plastic or drop cloth at least 5” x 3”
  • Plum line made with a couple of metal washers tied to the end of a string (at least 4ft. long)
  • Yard stick
  • Masking tape or painters tape
  • Level, any size
  • 1-quart size plastic container for water
  • One stick of colored chalk for a preliminary sketch
  • Six small plastic containers with snap-on lids, for paints - yogurt containers work great (you can find containers at Leftovers, Hwy 94 in St. Charles)
  • A plastic tote tray for holding the plastic containers (optional)