Glow in the Dark painting is different from normal painting. In normal painting, the effects are viewed under normal light. In the dark, you see nothing. Likewise, with glow painting, the effects are viewed in the dark. Under normal light, you see nothing.
With this said, Glow in the Dark painting is best done in the dark, under a UV light. UV Black Light activates the glowing effect of the paint, thus enabling you to see exactly where you are painting.
We sell mini 6" battery operated UV light here. This is an optional item which can be added to your order of glow paint or glow powder.
If you would be painting large areas, we would recommend getting an Electrical 2" or 4" UV Black Florescent Light.
Glow Paints are energized by surrounding light (preferably those with UV rays) e.g. Sunlight (5 to 10 minutes charge time)
UV black light (5 to 10 minutes charge time)
and fluorescent light (25 to 40 minutes charge time)
Glow time depends on the grade of the product. Glow in the dark paint can be recharged thousands of times and last for many years.
Glow Paints can be applied by brush or spray gun. If spraying, it would be better to select pigments with a lower particle size (10~30) microns. The paint mixture should be thinned down with thinner.
If you would be painting outdoors, we recommend getting the Epoxy Gloss Protector. This product can be applied onto your painted glow surface to give it a gloss look with industrial standard protection. Suitable for outdoor use.