FAQ

What surfaces can I paint on?

Our versatile GLOW IN THE DARK PAINTS can be used on most any surface including drywall, wood, metals, and much more. They work amazing on fabrics, are flexible with material and will not wash out.

What can I do with the paints?

Let your imagination go wild! You can do practically anything with our glow in the dark paints. Try making a glow mural, glow car, glow in the dark tackle, glow models, or even touch up the hands of a watch or clock Check out some Projects created by some of our customers with our pigments.

Does paint require thinning?

No. If necessary thin up to 10% with water. (for airbrushing)

How long does the paint take to dry?

Normally 30-60 minutes to touch.T o handle 3-4 hrs. Recoats in 2 hours.

How do I clean up?

With soap and water.

Can I find this paint at my local Craft Store?

No. Our glowing paints use the next generation glow technology that glows up to 10 times longer than the older type. Most glow paints being sold use the lesser expensive zinc powders.

How can I improve paints performance?

First paint a white background. A light or white background will achieve maximum glow effect.

How do I charge the paint?

Glow paint responds best to light sources rich in UV rays such as sunlight, black lamps and halogen lamps. Tungsten lamps (typical household bulbs) take longer to recharge the pigment because their UV output is low. Fluorescent lamps, which are rich in UV, provide faster excitation when Glow-Powder is placed near them.
Sun light - 5 minutes / UV light (Black light) - 5 to 10 minutes / Normal light - 20 to 30 minutes.
Sunlight is the best source for charging the products, but practically any light source will do. Black light is a good provider of UV light (Glow-in-the-dark Bowling with black lights would be excellent).

How many times can I charge it?

You can charge the paints OVER AND OVER indefinitely! Paints have been tested to have a shelf life of a 1 year minimum.

What color are powders in daylight?

We have day invisible paints: green, aqua, blue,white,violet and orange. All virtually invisible when used on white or light backgrounds. We also carry day neon paints: red,orange,pink,yellow,blue,purple,green and aqua. These all appear bright neon colors in daylight, as well as glow at night.

How are paints packaged?

1 oz paints are packaged in convenient squeeze tubes with applicator tip. Pints quarts and gallons are in PET jars.

What sizes does READY SET GLO sell it in?

1 oz, 4oz and 16 oz -1 pint (1/2 a quart) 1 quart and gallons.

How much area does the paint cover?

Approximately 350 sq. ft. per gallon.
Approximately 90 sq. ft. per quart.
Approximately 45 sq. ft. per pint.
Approximately 2 sq. ft. per 1/2 oz

Any Precautions?

Avoid heat sparks and flames. Do not breath dust vapors or mist. Use in well ventilated area. Please read MSDS here.

Do the different colors glow different times?

Yes. Green glow paint is the brightest and aqua glows the longest. Blue is close behind, violet,red,orange,yellow andpink 2-4 hours. Day invisible paints will be brighter than day neons.

What is first aid treatment?

This product conforms to ASTM D 4236, and is non toxic & non-radioactive. As with any product use responsibly & under safe conditions. Avoid ingestion & excessive skin contact, & inhalation of mists, dusts or vapors.

How does your new technology compare to the old glow-in-the-dark stuff?

There are two basic glow-in-the-dark (GID) materials. The older style that has been around for many years is Zinc Sulphide with Copper as an activator (those stars for kids rooms) and THE NEXT GENERATION Strontium Aluminate that Glow Paint Pro Sells. The afterglow is about 10 times longer than conventional pigments and about 10 times brighter. The excitation wavelength is very broad 200-450nm. We only carry the new powder. FYI - the new powder is 10X more expensive!

Do paints have an odor?

No they are virtually odorless.

Do you offer wholesale pricing?

Yes! Please email us at support@readysetglo.com.

Do you send free samples?

No. Due to the many requests we receive , we no longer can provide free samples. We do offer sample packages for reduced rates.

How does your paint compare with other companies?

Unfortunately many companies are selling glow in the dark paint with low grade pigment, as the brightest pigments around. Here at Ready Set glo we back up our products with complete data & technical Specs on every product so you can make an informed decision. We also provide you with over 30,000 testimonials from past customers as well as offer our Product/Service/Price Guarantee. If this is your 1st or 100th time ordering on the internet, we want it to be a pleasurable experience!

What is Glow Powder?

GLOW IN THE DARK POWDER is actually called phosphorescent pigment. It is the basis of just about all GLOW IN THE DARK PRODUCTS. This powdery substance absorbs light and then re-emits it over a length of time. The glow occurs when electrons fall from a higher orbit to a lower orbit. When they fall to a lower orbit, they emit energy as visible light. These products have chemicals in them with electrons that get excited by light waves. No chemical reaction actually occurs.

What can I do with the powder?

Let your imagination go wild! You can do practically anything with our versatile GLOW IN THE DARK pigments! It is safe for the application in consumer products such as clothing, shoes, caps, watches, novelties, tackle & sporting goods.
It has excellent results in the fields of building, decorating, traffic vehicle, military installations, fire emergency system, & escape route signs.
The pigment can be mixed with a variety of transparent resins & binders including but not limited to acrylic resin, paraffin, PU Resins poly acylamonia resins, amino resins, glues, plastics-PE, PP, ABS, PVC. And, of course all your craft Mediums! Candles-gel/wax, ceramics, ceramic Glaze, fabric Paint, oil paint, acrylic paint.. What else? Nail polish, hair gel, caulking, acrylic/gel nails, glass, rubber Check out some Projects created by some of our customers with our pigments!

Is the Glow Powder safe for kids?

Yes, the glow powder is non-toxic and non-radioactive & environmentally friendly. Our products are Photo luminescent Safety certified.

Can I add it to soap & other skin products?

Green & aqua have been tested & are safe for prolonged skin contact. As with any chemical product, there is always the chance of skin irritation, so apply to a test area first.

How do I use Ready Set Glo's Powder?

You basically just mix it with the medium you want to use it with. Powder will not melt but be suspended in the medium. You can use the glow powder in just about any application. Mix it with paint, candles-wax/paraffin, hair gel, fishing lures caulking, glue, plastic, inks, wax, plastisol, etc. Limitations are endless, just follow the basic instructions included with your order.

What is the powder's composition?

Green,Aqua blue & violet are Alkaline earth aluminate activated by rare earth ions. (Strontium aluminate with europium as the activator. (SrAl03:Eu) The wavelength for the green is 520nm, the blue-green is 505nm, and the blue is 490nm. Red & Orange are Zinc Sulfide.

How much do I need?

This is a difficult question because it depends on vehicle used, process and application. On average 10%-50% by weight is the best ratio for mixing Glow Powder to a vehicle. The percentage depends on how much glow is desired. If the base is a color other than white you may need to add more Glow Powder to achieve desired results.
(amounts shown are for MAXIMUM Glow)
1oz - 14gm pigment
1 Pint - 1/2 lb pigment
1 Gallon - 2 lb pigment
1oz=28gm
1kg=2.2lb
One kilogram of dry Glow Powder can cover an area roughly 3.3 square meters or 12 square feet with a 150 um thick film. One gram covers approximately 25 square cm.

How much area does powder?

A One pound of dry Glow Powder can cover an area roughly 1.5 square meters or 6 square feet with a 150 um thick film. One gram covers approximately 25 square cm.

Can powders be mixed to create different colors?

No, this theory does not work.

How do I charge the powder?

Glow powder responds best to light sources rich in UV rays such as sunlight, black lamps and halogen lamps. Tungsten lamps (typical household bulbs) take longer to recharge the pigment because their UV output is low. Fluorescent lamps, which are rich in UV, provide faster excitation when Glow-Powder is placed near them.
Sun light - 5 minutes / UV light (Black light) - 5 to 10 minutes / Normal light - 20 to 30 minutes. Sunlight is the best source for charging the products, but practically any light source will do. Black light is a good provider of UV light (Glow-in-the-dark Bowling with black lights would be excellent).

How many times can I charge it?

You can charge the pigment OVER AND OVER indefinitely! Shelf life is a minimum 10 years. Once mixed in the medium of your choice, indoor life is 5-7 years and outdoor life is 3-4 years.

What color are powders in daylight?

Green blue aqua are all a pale yellow powder, red, is red color, Zinc orange is orange, violet is grey/white, orange strontium is white, white is also white in day.

Will sunlight ruin the glow powder?

Our Super Phosphorescent pigments are very stable outside and can last many years. The Short Glow zinc sulphide powder cannot.

What sizes does READY SET GLO sell it in?

1oz, 1/2lb, 1lb, 2lb , and Packages

Can you put Pigment in water based vehicle?

Yes, green blue and aqua can be used for this application.

Do the different colors glow different times?

Yes. Green is the brightest and aqua glows the longest. Blue is close behind, violet up to 2 hours and red and orange up to 1/2 hour.

What is first aid treatment?

Although it is free from the heavy metals and any of radioactive substances, it is recommended to wear the dust mask or other safety devices, when handling our products. May cause irritation of nose, throat, eyes & skin. Wash with water when your skin or eyes are exposed to our products. Keep the products away from moisture and seal it when not in use. Please see MSDS sheets on our website.

How does your new technology compare to the old glow-in-the-dark stuff?

There are two basic glow-in-the-dark (GID) materials. The older style that has been around for many years is Zinc Sulphide with Copper as an activator (those stars for kids rooms) and THE NEXT GENERATION Strontium Aluminate that READY SET GLO Sells. The afterglow is about 10 times longer than conventional pigments and about 10 times brighter. The excitation wavelength is very broad 200-450nm. We only carry the new powder. FYI - the new powder is 10X more expensive!

Do powders have an odor?

All pur pigments are now odor free!

Do you offer wholesale pricing?

Yes! Please email us at support@readysetglo.com Minimum order is 10 kg

Are your pigments patented?

Yes! They have patent numbers or are patent pending, We have complete legal rights to distribute our products worldwide.

How does your pigments compare with other companies?

Unfortunately many companies are selling lower grade pigments with fillers added, as the brightest pigments around. We here at Ready Set Glo back up our products with complete data & technical Specs on every product so you can make an informed decision. We also provide you with over 30,000 testimonials from past customers as well as offer our Product /Service/Price Guarantee. If this is your 1st or 100th time ordering on the internet, we want it to be a pleasurable experience!

How and where do you ship?

We ship worldwide via USPS. We are a Canadian Glow in the Dark Supply Company, but have a shipping facility located in Fargo North, Dakota. All orders ship from this location.
We deliver to great places like - Ahmedabad, India.

How much is shipping?

Low worldwide ship fees via USPS. Ship fees are based on order total, and you will have the option of ground shipping or priority service.

What Currency are prices in?

United State dollars.

When will I receive my order?

We process all orders within 48 hours. We ship worldwide using USPS Ground and priority. Tracking will be available and emailed to you. Please note: If you are outside the USA and select Ground shipping it may take 1-3 weeks to Canada and 1-2 months for the rest of the world. We do recommend upgrading to priority for a much faster service.

I am having problems placing my order on-line

If you are experiencing any difficulties feel free to contact us.

Do you send samples?

No. Because of the high volume of requests we no longer send free samples. 1oz quantities of the pigments are available, and 1 fl oz of the paints.

How do I get free powder & get my project featured?

Simply email us a photo & a brief description of how you used our glow in the dark paint or powder & we will send you free paint or powder of your color choice.

How do I pay?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Money Orders and checks. You can be confident that your personal and account information is secure. Our credit card processing companies employ the latest 128-bit encryption technology. No sensitive information such as credit card numbers and its details are stored anywhere on this website. You can also offset the purchase using our Gift Certificates.
Money Orders or checks should be made payable to -
LEBEL ENTERPRISES INC.
PO Box 1432,
Gimli, MB
Canada R0C1B0.
Your order will be shipped within 24 hours after the MO arrives or immediately after your check clears.

Is it safe to put my credit card on this site?

Yes. Credit card information is collected directly by our credit card processing company using the latest 128-bit encryption technology. We guarantee that each purchase you make is protected and safe. No sensitive information such as credit card numbers and its details are stored anywhere on this website. If fraudulent charges are ever made, you will not have to pay for them.

How do I order?

Simply Click the Product link. click the ADD button next to the product (sorted by color & size) of your choice. This will take you to the shopping cart where you can select the quantity you desire. On check out you will have to fill a small form (shipping and other details) and then be taken to our secure payment site.

How does your Gift Certificate work?

You can purchase our Gift Certificates from the Gift Certificates page. As soon as payment has been received and verifyid (usually within one business day), a email (with a copy to you) will be automatically dispatched to the person to whom the Gift Certificate is intended.
The Gift Certificate can be used to purchase anything from http://www.readysetglo.com website. Total value of all purchases inclusive of shipping should be equal to or more than the value of the Gift Certificate. All our Gift Certificates are valid for a period of one year.
This Gift Certificate cannot be exchanged for cash nor can a cash refund be issued for purchases less than the value of the Gift Certificate. Each Gift Certificate has a unique number which should not be disclosed to anybody. The first person who uses this number will receive its benefit. Ready Set Glo is not responsible for verifying the identity of the person using the Gift Certificate.

Will I get instructions?

You will receive detailed guidelines/instructions and usage information. Note: Your order includes Recipes for glow in the dark fishing Lures,glowing Gel Candles, Glow embeds, Suspended objects in Gel Candles, paraffin Candles, Glow Ink Acrylic/Gels nails, Identification Markings, Glow in the dark Hidden Pictures and Rod Tips.

Refund/Return Policy

We Guarantee our pigments to be of the highest commercial grade quality available, and free of any fillers or additives. We stand behind every product that we sell. Any item that does not meet your expectations may be returned for a full credit or refund within 30 days of receipt of goods
If you find a lower price anywhere, simply email us and we will beat it by 10%!
Shortages/defective product - Any order which is shipped incomplete/damaged will be resolved by "Ready Set Glo". We will either replace the missing/damaged items at no additional shipping charge or give credit for future purchases. Notification of shortages/damages must be made within 3 days of receipt of merchandise.
All returns must be accompanied by a return authorization number issued by Ready Set Glo. Please contact us via e-mail at support@readysetglo.com to obtain the needed R.A. Number.
All non-defective orders are subject to a 15% restocking fee. We are not responsible for duties and taxes.