How to make Glow in the Dark Paint?
Glow in the Dark paint is made by mixing Glow in the Dark Powder with Clear Acrylic or Clear Water based mediums. Mixing ratio is 25% Glow Powder to to 89% Clear Acrylic or Water based medium. Dilute with thinner for Acrylic mixture and Water for water based mixture.
How long can Glow Paint be stored?
Storage life actually depends on the density and viscosity of the medium used for mixing. Thick mediums which can sustain the particles generally have a longer shelf life of a few months. This can be lengthened to about 6 months with the addition of Viscosity Adjusting Agents.
How long can Glow in the Dark Paint Glow?
The original Ultra Green and Ultra Blue Paints have a glow time of 8 to 12 hours after being exposed to sunlight for at least 10 minutes. Glow time for other grades vary between 20 minutes to around 4 hours.
What are the best light sources for charging Glow in the Dark Paint?
Best light sources for charging glow paint would be any light source with UV rays in them and that would be Sunlight or UV Black Lights. Glow products can also be charged effectively with lights that are blue in colour. Fluorescent white lights can also work but are not as effective as blue lights. Light sources n other colours like Green, Yellow and Red are useless when it comes to charging glow products.
How to use Glow Paint to get the best and brightest Glow?
- Apply Glow Paint on light coloured or White surfaces.
Reason is because dark colours absorb light and light colours reflect light.
- Glow painting should be done in the dark and under a UV or Blue Light source
Reason is because the glow effect is meant to be seen in the dark. So you should be able to see the effect while painting it in order to get a smooth and even finish.
- Apply a minimum of 3 coats for a bright glowing surface
- Apply a layer of clear coat over the painted surface for added protection as well as to give it a smooth feel.
Can we mix Glow in the Dark Paint with other colours?
The answer is No! Reason is because Glow in the Dark paint works by absorbing light and releasing it. It only works when mixed with clear or transparent mediums. It cannot work when mixed with coloured pigments that block light from passing through.
Can we mix Glow in the Dark Powder or Paint with Cement?
The answer is No! because Cement becomes opaque once dried and it does not allow light to pass through – a feature that is critical in order for Glow products to absorb and give out light. The only way to make cement or concrete glow in the dark would be to apply glow paint over the dried cement or concrete surface.