What does it typically cost? Our prices are all inclusive and we charge by the size of the substrate. This means that design/prep work (including edits you want to make!), materials, execution/performance of the work, and miscellaneous factors (travel, parking, etc) are included in the price. The best way to price out your project is to contact us with your project idea (give us as many details as you can!) and we will send you a quote! We do have a price list that is available upon request. However, the price list is just to get a ballpark ideas as, explained above, prices can vary. Regardless, please contact us!
How long will it take? For murals: Not all surfaces are created equal. A few factors are taken into consideration when estimating the length of a project. These include the texture of the surface, the level of detail in the piece, and temperature/weather conditions, just to name a few. We're pretty good at estimating the length of time that's required (once we have all of the details of the project ironed out, of course). For chalkboards: Once the concept art has been finalized, turnaround time is really quick- usually 24 hours or less. We can chalk boards that are affixed to the wall or free standing chalkboards. We can chalk boards on site or arrange to pick up your board, where we take it to our north Atlanta studio to be chalked.
Can you paint my wall for me? We do not paint entire walls but we can recommend people that do. We can, however, repaint chalkboards (for a nominal fee) so that they have a fresh and clean look. This is highly recommended for chalkboards that have previously used chalk pen.
Where can I rent a chalkboard in Atlanta? We have a small selection of various sized chalkboards that we rent for events. For images and sizes, please contact us. If you are looking for retail chalkboards, like A-frame boards, we recommend Stamps Store Fixtures.
Can you make the chalk permanent? Yes! This option was developed for clients who leave chalkboards outside and don't want to worry about rain. We have a permanent chalk treatment that won't be affected by rain or curious hands. Please let us know ahead of time that you request this permanent chalk treatment so that we can plan for your project accordingly!
What happens if it rains while you're creating an outdoor chalk mural? We spend countless hours creating chalk murals and this is by far the most popular question! Unfortunately, sidewalk chalk is water-soluble which means that it will begin to wash away as soon as it gets wet. Other factors can contribute to its deterioration as well, like wind (the chalk dust blows away), foot traffic, and more. The great thing about our work is that it lives on in photos!
What other services can you provide? See a list on our "about" page!
the process: how it works-
Thank you for your interest in Aqua Aura Chalk Designs! If you're interested in our services, here's our process:
1.Get a quote! Reach out to us and let us know what project you have in mind. Details are great!
2. We will send you a quote for the services requested.
3. If all looks well, we'll draft a contract and begin working on the designs. A 50% deposit is required prior to the execution of the work and, in some cases, prior to the design being created.
4. We will send you the proposed artwork for you to review and make any requested changes.
5. Time to make the art! We put our heart and soul into every piece that we do, ensuring that you have a beautiful work of art with excellent craftsmanship that is sure to get people talking.
"I want a design that focuses on landmarks in and around our city, which also incorporates our logo."
A draft of the proposed work was made & adjusted as needed. Drafts may be digital or hand drawn, depending on the piece.
Many hours later: the finished piece.
Sometimes when we are creating a work, we will make minor changes to help balance the piece or make it more harmonious. Of course, we clear these changes with our clients prior to execution.