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Brunswick Mural upkeep

mural-upkeep3My “Dance of Two Cultures” mural in Brunswick, Maine  is 6 and half years old this fall.

Yesterday I was down in Brunswick doing a little upkeep before winter.  It is an outside mural, year round in all weather but it needed surprisingly little maintenance.  The paint is very tough and the entire mural has a protective varnish as well.  It did need a little repair in a few small spots and along a few seams.

First I removed the protective varnish, which is why I am wearing the gloves, BTW.  Then I moved on to fixing a few seams where the paint had cracked a tad.  I used the red oxide color just so I can remember where the repairs were.  On the next warmish day I will head back down to restore the original brushwork.