Over the years I’ve been asked hundreds of
different questions about StarMurals and about how I operate. It
makes sense that people have lots of questions, almost no one has ever
seen or even heard about my art form. Here’s a list that comes to
mind of the Top Ten StarMurals questions…and their brief
answers. For expanded answers or answers to any other questions,
Do your StarMurals really look this good?
In a word…No…they look better…so much
better it’s hard to believe. These web images are only 2 dimensional…StarMurals
are 5 dimensional. So, at best you can only perceive about 40% of
the effect and impact. You cannot see or feel the best parts of the
illusion…depth, glow and movement. Imagine that!
Are StarMurals permanent and safe?
In a word…Yes. All of my proprietary
materials are 100% safe and the process is permanent. At the core, my
paints are made of water-based acrylics that are safe to humans
and animals in every way. My materials are non-radioactive, non-toxic
and permanent. Material Safety Data Sheets are available…if
What makes StarMurals glow and twinkle?
I thought you’d want to know. That of course
is my trade secret…and I closely protect all information
relating to my proprietary formulae, tools, techniques and processes.
That being said, at the core, are the highest quality light-gathering
phosphorescent materials, which have the amazing ability to absorb and
store light, and the ability to radiate that light for up to 25 hours…in
the dark. Regarding the twinkling and moving effect…the whole
mural is moving and shimmering ever so subtly. How that happens is a
secret but I can say this…the movement is actually happening…at the
sub-atomic particle physics level.
Can StarMurals be painted on any type of ceiling?
Once again, the short answer is…Yes, and
I have. I’ve created StarMurals on all types of ceilings…tape &
texture, popcorn, acoustic panels, carpet, vinyl, fiberglass, wood,
masonry, knotty pine…and more. All surfaces are in the realm
of possibility. To discuss your particular situation…contact
What advance preparations do I need to make?
Over the years I have worked around everything
in my client’s lives…their beds, furniture, exercise equipment, toys
and much more. These days I prefer to not deal with the bed issue.
Although I have equipment for that, I prefer a clear floor space.
Objects that don’t extend into the room more than 2 feet and are
placed against walls are OK…I just drape them and reach over them.
Other objects in the room that are easily movable, are not desired,
but I can live with some of this. The other most important thing is
the age and condition of your paint. If you feel that you will be
painting the ceiling within the next few years, do it first, before
your StarMural, it will make a big difference. The same applies to
popcorn ceilings, if you’re going to be replacing this stuff, do
it before adding a StarMural.
What if my ceiling has a fan or overhead light?
No worries…that’s easy stuff. In my
experience, 90% of the ceilings I’ve painted had some, or all, of the
following ceiling objects, fans, lights, smoke detectors, ventilation
grates…and more. I see it as my responsibility to work with
these. First, I formulate special paints for these fixtures, as they
are usually a different sheen than the rest of the ceiling. Next, I
draw them into the overall picture by painting small stars on them. I
also like to work these into the picture by airbrushing over them and
including them “inside” dynamic features…they really get lost that
How long does it take to paint a StarMural?
Good question…and one with no easy answer.
People often ask me that question, in conjunction with this
addendum…for an average size room. Let me tell you, people’s
ideas of average size rooms are all over the board, up to 1,000 square
feet sometimes…while others have in mind a tract house size 10 x 12
bedroom. So, because there’s no easy answer to average,
there’s no easy answer to the question. It takes as long as it
takes…it is original art that is being created you know, on a ladder,
in the dark, by myself, on your ceiling, invisibly, with one arm tied
behind by back…just kidding. The real-life reality of my work
is this…I have some work, like the SkyLites that can be created in
just a few hours. I have the larger but more basic ceilings which are
usually completed within one day…often a very long day…once I get
started I’m highly energized and I move at the speed of light.
These days, also, on the more complex deep space features, depending
on the room size, these can take from 2 or 3 days to a week or more to
Will you travel to paint my StarMural?
Yes…anywhere on this planet. To learn
more about my Have Starzzz Will Travel program,
How much do StarMurals cost?
That’s a loaded question? It’s like the old
adage…”if you have to ask…”, All of my work is by commission,
to learn more, or to enquire about commissioning a special StarMural,
click here. Now that I can honestly say
that I am the best in the world at what I do, I deliver a finished
concept, and product, that will exceed your expectations…consequently,
I don’t work cheap…anymore.
I’m interested, what’s the next step?
Let’s communicate…if you would like to deal
directly with me,
Fill in the
form on the contact page and I’ll get back to you just as quick as I
realistically can. If you don’t specify contact with me
directly, I may have your query returned by one of my industry