A mural can be done on the existing wall or ceiling surface, on a false wall, or on a canvas which could be stretched on a frame on the wall itself. A mural can be planned or unplanned. A planned mural will definitely make the work go faster. faux painting techniques such as grisaille, trompe l'oeil, frottage, stippling, color washing, sponging, ragging, mutton clothing, and stenciling will help you to create a beautiful mural. Prepare your surface with the proper base coat. For water-based paint use a low luster latex, to use artist oils, use an eggshell paint for the basecoat. Acrylic, tempera, or oil paint may be used.