This isn’t hard but it’s also not easy. It’s like tiling or some other project. You can do it but at the end of the day you’ll say, “This was fun but the next time I’m hiring someone else to do it.” And lucky for you, now you know someone that does it.
I’m not going to go into too much detail on the process of these paintings. I’m going to let the pictures tell the story. With this being said,
DO NOT attempt to do a project like this without the following:
- A day with wind in the forecast at LESS THAN 5 MPH. Anything more and you’re going to have paper flying. Be patient and wait for the right day with no wind.
- A group of people that are competent craftsmen or painters. It will be hard with a bunch of kids, unless they’re middle schoolers or older. Multiple adults will also help in laying out the stencil.
- Weight to weigh down the paper, in addition to people standing at edges, weights will help in the stencil portion of the project. Masking tape to tape down edges is helpful too.
- Multiple painting tools to include different sized brushes and rollers. Having the right tools for certain cutting and painting situations will significantly speed up the process. For instance, Texas is a lot easier to paint with a roller than Rhode Island which will likely be painted with a smaller brush. I would also have spray paint available for touch ups and certain states.
This is a great project for a group of competent painters and craftsmen. You don’t have to be a professional company, like us, but it’s helpful to have some skillset with this type of stuff. There are many scenarios where experience and knowledge will really speed the process along.
If you’d like help with your school, feel free to reach out to me. I also have a lot of contacts with painters throughout the country so feel free to reach out to me regardless of where you live.