Glow Inc.'s glow in the dark paint is made from Grade 0 Strontium Aluminate pigments in a durable, high adhesion solvent based acrylic medium. Two pounds of top grade pigment per gallon of medium produces the brightest glow in the dark paint available.
Glow in the dark paint absorbs bright light as energy. When placed in the dark, glow in the dark paint releases this energy as a glow. You can repeat this cycle millions of times. Applied properly, glow in the dark paint will lose 5% of its brightness every 10 years. Any light will charge the paint. Direct sunlight, high wattage bulbs, or black lights are needed to obtain the maximum glow.
Solvent based paints are prefered only when extremely fast drying is necessary. Otherwise, we suggest our waterbased paints.
Each color has a different brightness and glow duration. The Green V10 is the brightest and will glow throughout the night. Glow Purple does not glow very brightly and requires a high wattage charging source. Check the brightness rating for comparison.
Sealing coats are not needed for most applications. Painting over white surfaces will increase the brightness by up to 50%. During the day, the paints are mostly translucent white with a tint of glow color. The underlying color will primarily determine the daytime color.
Glow in the dark paint is shipped ready to use with a standard brush or roller. Clean up with acetone.
We do not recommend that our glow in the dark paints be applied to the skin or hair.