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Glow Home Safety

HOME SAFETY USING GLOW IN THE DARK PIGMENTS AND POWDER

Our new long after glow phosphorescent products allow you to bring industrial grade safety into your home. These products (everything but the solvent based paints) are non-toxic and non-radioactive but glow for hours on a single charge. These products are charged via any ambient light, such as sunlight, fluorescent light, and incandescent light fixtures. You can use our luminous products to increase your safety around the home. You never know when a power outage or fire will happen and these products can help save lives by illuminating exits, hallways, doors, and stairs. Glow in the dark products can also be used for everyday living. Bathrooms can be illuminated allowing you to see where things are.

You Need:

1. Luminous materials such as our glow paint or glow powder. Solvent Based Long After Glow Paints (all colors except for red and orange) This paint will glow for up to 12 hours. It is a solvent based medium. If you want to create your own solvent based paint, use our Green Glow Powder pigment for best results. You can get this paint in other colors but they will not glow as long.
2. Applicator such as a brush, roller, or spray gun. If using a spray gun you will need to use a stencil for best results. Rollers and brushes are easier but leave brush marks, while the spray gun will not.

Directions:

Plan where you will paint before painting. The location of your luminous paint will be very important in times of emergency. Paint areas where you will need to see such as stair cases, exits, fire extinguishers etc. Paint areas low to the ground because in situations where smoke is present you will need to have the lighting close to the floor. For non-emergency lighting such as bathrooms, hall ways, closets, etc. use the luminous materials to outline potential problem items. Example, outline toilets, sinks, and tubs so that you do not have to turn the light on during the night. Tape off area to be painted. If you are using solvent based paints keep area well ventilated and/or wear breathing protection. In areas where there will be a lot of friction apply a clear over coat to protect it.

Glow Cars

GLOW IN THE DARK CAR PAINT

You can make you car/auto or vehicle glow in the dark using simple instructions and our premium glow in the dark auto paint and powder.We now have a procedure to apply the glow pigment to make an entire glow in the dark car. Spray the car with the basecoat and clear coat in the regular fashion. While the clear is still very wet we apply the dry glow pigment using a tribol powder application gun (powder coat gun) to get an even coat of pigment. Charge up powder and spray in the dark to assure an even distribution.( A small car will require 1 kg. Larger cars 1-2 kg)T hen we recoat with 3 coats of clear to obtain a smooth finish. Avoid the hood if possible, the glow may distract from driving.

Glow in the Dark Car Paint-Better than House of Color

General Information:

Depending on use and sun exposure, light fastness on some colors will be limited. The glow effect continues even if the color fades. Green Glow powder will provide the best glow and color retention when applied over a white base.

1.BASE COAT

Maximum glow occurs when our Glow in the dark powder is applied over a white base. Other colors/bases (such as Pearls, Kandys, Neons, Solid Kolors, etc.) may be used for unusual effects, but glow time will be less.

2.MIXING

Add 4 to 6 oz. of Glow Powder dry powder to 1 pint of ready to spray clear. Mix thoroughly. Mix only when ready to use. Stir between coats as setting occurs quickly. Spray immediately after mixing as this product may not store well when mixed. NOTE: An agitator cup can help keep product mixed during spraying. Use with Urethane Finishes. Top Coats for Lacquer Finishes:

3.APPLICATION

Apply 3 coats using a 75% pattern overlap when spraying. Allow plenty of flash time between coats. Clear with a compatible clear. For best glow time, apply over a white base.

4.GLOW TIME

Glow time will vary based on application, base color and light exposure. Maximum glow time for green is 8-12 hour

Glow Fishing Tackle, Lures, Jigs

GLOW IN THE DARK PAINT FOR FISHING LURES TACKLE

Glow in the dark fishing lures do work!!

Once you get 8-10 feet from the surface the water will be extremely dark... perfect for you glow lures. Different colors travel different distances through water. Blue the farthest, green next, yellow, orange, and reds in decreasing order of distance traveled.
For example, a bright orange lure will actually look like a grey shade to fish Fisherman find lures that have gold or silver on them to be very effective due to the "flash " element added.
Our many customers including tackle manufacturing companies find that enhancing lures with a bit of "glow" creates they same effect that entices fish. The glow attracts the fish from a greater distance but the lure needs to be realistic and bait-like when the predator fish swims in and decides to attack or not.

Methods:

Jigs-For jig heads we recommend our Heat ' N dip Powder paint. Simple to use, and dries to a rock hard, high gloss finish.

Spoons/crank baits-A few options here. You can either dip/hand paint or airbrush.

Molded lures-Use our high grade master batch pellets that will be impregnated through molded lure

Species :

Bass:Use more natural patterns with muted glows in clear water. Move to louder patterns and brighter glows in stained water. In fall and spring bass do hit the louder colors and whites.

Walleye:Walleye see reds and oranges better than bass so these colors and glows work well.

Northern Pike:The Dare Devil is the best know lure for Pike. Accent the RED on lure with red glow paint Trout: Natural colors with glow and blacks with glow have been reported effective.

Time of Day

A lot of people think that glowing lures are best for night fishing and murky water. They ACTUALLY work even better in mid afternoon. Glowing lures are charged by ultraviolet light. On a bright sunny day, the sunlight is full of UV rays that charge these lures.

Glow in the dark Fabric Paints

Glow in the Dark Fabric Painting/PAints

Recommendations:

Proper product selection, heat-setting, and care ensure long garment life.

T-Shirt Painting Board Preparations:

To prevent paint from bleeding through a shirt to the back, it is helpful to create a t-shirt painting board. To begin, tape a piece of plastic, such as a garbage bag, to a backing board (a flat piece of cardboard) with masking tape. This helps the fabric from sticking to the cardboard after paint has been applied to the fabric.
Place the backing board between the layers of fabric to prevent paint from bleeding through the layers.
Slightly stretch the fabric around the backing board to remove wrinkles from the fabric and hold in place with masking tape. The fabric is now ready to be painted on.

Application of Large Areas or Long Lines:

Filling in large areas with thick paint will produce a very stiff, uncomfortable garment. Blend with our product GA-Screen Fabric Gel to reduce the stiffness of the acrylic paint. If painting in a thick manner, short strokes of paint will hold better than long lines. The longer the line, the greater the chance of cracking when washed. A washing machine's agitator may stretch the garment beyond its limit and thus cause cracking.

Material Considerations:

Test materials thoroughly before large production runs or when using a unique fabric. The looser the weave of the fabric (cotton/poly blends), the better the penetration and hold the paint will have on the material. Thicker fabrics (sweatshirt-type weaves) should be slightly stretched with a backer-board to allow for better penetration of the paint into the material. To increase the adhesion onto any fabric a very light misting of water (e.g.-with a plant-mister) will increase the penetration into the material. Care should be taken with this technique, as over applying the water could result in bleeding of the color.

Choosing your T-Shirt

Craft stores sell T-shirts in many fashionable colors, and the fabric is usually a good quality, opaque, preshrunk cotton. You want a preshrunk T-shirt so that your painting will not shrink with the shirt or warp out of shape when you launder the finished product. Stores like Walmart or Target or Kmart that sell men's white T-shirts in packs of three or more (Hanes is an excellent brand) will give you the most reasonable deal if you plan to paint them in bulk. The only thing you usually sacrifice is color. Just keep in mind that one colored T-shirt from a craft shop costs the same as three white T-shirts at Walmart, and that you can also tie-dye the white shirts using Rit or any other commercial, permanent fabric color. Get the most bang for your buck.

Preparing the T-Shirt

At most craft stores, you can also find T-shirt boards made of cardboard that you can insert into the shirt. These pull the fabric taut and flat, which makes it easier to draw or transfer your sketch onto it. The benefit to using a T-shirt board is the lack of seepage; your paint will not soak through from the front of the shirt to the back in splotches, or onto your tabletop.
At the craft store or a fabric store, you can purchase a large embroidery hoop. This is a nice alternative to the T-shirt board if you are just going to do something simple like stamping or a stencil. If you are going to draw the design onto the T-shirt by hand, however, your best bet is the board. It will allow you to press down firmly with your pencil when you make your sketch. Use soft lead or charcoal pencils if you are going to draw freehand.
Prewashing a T-shirt is essential if you are buying a shirt that is not preshrunk. You have to remove the sizing (starch that the manufacturer used to make the garment hang nicely from the hanger or hold its shape when folded and wrapped) before you paint. The sizing may also cause your paint to resist (i.e., prevent it from soaking into the fabric; it will sit on the surface and flake off when dry). Iron the T-shirt on high to remove the wrinkles (since it is cotton).
Insert your T-shirt board, or clamp the embroidery hoop to the front of the shirt, making sure that the inner hoop is inside the shirt, and the outer hoop is outside.
You are now ready to prepare your picture and your paints.
Fabric Painting

Preparing Your Image:

If you are using a stencil, pin it to the shirt (inside the boundary of the hoop if you use one). If you are using sponges or stamps, make sure you have your water, test paper, and a cloth for daubing off the excess nearby. For pictures that you plan to draw freehand, it is a good idea to blow it up (if it is small) so you have a better look at the amount of detail. A quick way to transfer a picture that you have already drawn (or a photograph) is to turn it over, and scrub the back of it with vine charcoal or soft lead pencil, covering the entire surface. Then, lay it scrubbed-side-down against the T-shirt, and trace outline of each shape firmly with a ball-point pen. This will press a faint outline of your picture onto the fabric. (For the record, this method of transferring a drawing also works for linoleum used in relief prints).
For your freehand sketch, make sure to press down firmly with the pencil. Make the sketch a bit bigger than you actually want it to be in the finished product, since even preshrunk shirts still shrink a bit after repeated washings.

Brushes

Consult the customer service reps at the fabric or craft store for brushes that are best to use with acrylic or fabric paints. You want soft and flexible bristles, made of either natural or synthetic fiber. Avoid the brushes with hard plastic bristles that come in children's painting kits. These are harsh, they don't spread paint color well across your surface, and they make scratchy lines.

Applying Paint to Your Shirt

Dip your brush generously, and tap the excess back into the palette. Press the brush firmly with each stroke. You will be able to tell if the paint is penetrating the surface of the fabric. You should still be able to see the texture of the fabric under the color. If not, you may have used too much. If you can still see the color of the T-shirt from under your paint, you may want to apply a second coat, making sure to press firmly so it will soak into the fabric more adequately. White paint on dark fabric will usually take a second coat. Some of the lighter shades of yellow will cause the same problem.

Stamping

Make sure you have a test piece of paper to see how your stamp will look when applied to the shirt. Stamp a few impressions on the paper, and check to see if the paint is globbing up on the stamp in any of those prints. If so, you will need to shake off the excess.

Design Shortcuts

You can make a simple stamp print on a T-shirt with everyday objects like sea shells, maple leaves, ivy leaves, a whole fish from the butcher department (you would roll one side of the fish in paint and simply press it against the shirt), a potato half with shapes carved into it, or half of an apple.

Heat-setting:

Fabrics treated with READY SET GLO'S Silk-Screen Fabric Gel-modified paints must be heat set if maximum launderability is necessary. . The polymer must first air dry to the touch to form the initial bond with the fabric, followed by one of the heat-set methods listed below:

Heat Press - according to press manufacturer's recommendations.

Ironing -Remove the board or hoop and then lay the shirt flat on your ironing board. Cover it with a paper towel or paper bag. Iron it on medium iron for 3-5 minutes with a medium-hot iron on the reverse side (side opposite of the application). On delicate fabrics where lower heat levels must be used, a longer ironing time will be necessary.
Professional Oven Cure - for 1-2 minutes at 3000F; 4 minutes at 2500F.
Clothes dryer - Commercial: medium-high temperature for 20-40 minutes. Household: high temperature for 40-50 minutes.

Washing and Drying

Let paint dry thoroughly (at least 4 days) before washing.
Hand-washing will dramatically increase garment life.
Always turn garment inside-out for laundering.
Avoid hot water washing. This will tend to soften and loosen acrylic paint from the garment.
Cold water works best for automatic washing of the painted garment.
Heat-set when appropriate.
Set washer to gentle cycle.
Drip-drying instead of using the clothes dryer will increase the life of the garment.

Summary

READY SET GLO'S Paints are all professional products. If properly prepared and cared for, will produce a fabric artwork with good durability. READY SET GLO's fabric mediums are produced with 100% Acrylic Polymer Emulsion. This produces a film with excellent flexibility, and chemical, water, and ultraviolet resistance. The milky emulsion dries transparent, allowing pigments to show their full color. READY SET GLO's Acrylics dry quickly and may be painted over immediately yet complete drying/curing will take longer. Avoid freezing. Minimum film formation temperature is 48oF/9oC.

Glow in the dark Gel Candles

GLOW IN THE DARK GEL AND WAX CANDLES

The glow in the dark powder is an opaque pigment that does not actually dissolve in candle gel, but rather is suspended. Mixing glow powder with candle gel (we recommend penreco MD or HD) creates a white opaque looking material. You cannot see through it. One method that we have used for this material is to pour a bottom layer of a powder/gel mix with a clear gel over pour. We have had the most success with a bottom layer, which is about 1/5 to 1/8, the depth of the candle.


The glow in the dark powder/gel mixture then provides bottom light, which glows through the clear gel. A very clear gel does not pick up the light. Objects or bubbles suspended in the gel reflect the light emitted by the Glow Powder and will be seen as suspended in midair. (So make lots of bubbles when you pour clear over it!) The way the Glow Powder is used is up to the artist's imagination! You can also make the entire candle with the glow powder/gel mix! It is all up to you!

A starting point is to make a 5% stock. 5 parts of Glow Powder mixed with 95 parts of melted gel. This is not a critical mix. Variations of this mix can be used depending on the effects you want to achieve. Get the temperature of the gel in the 200-210 F range. Fragrance Gel is done at much lower temperatures (140 F). Add the powder and mix well, Make sure that all the material is dispersed well in the solution and none remains on the bottom. Always mix well just before you pour. This stock solution can be reheated. Try to keep the same container for your stock solution and reheat and add your new material to it.

GLOW IN THE DARK CANDLE EMBEDS

Pour your gel/luminous powder mix into a pan. Let cool, & using cookie cutters cut out pieces, or pour gel into moulds. Stick the "glowing" gel pieces to the sides of candle dish, then pour clear gel over. They will appear suspended within gel!!

Paraffin, Cream Crystalline, and other wax candles:

Make or purchase a paraffin candle. Melt candle wax, and following usage amounts, add glow powder. Make sure you mix well before dipping candles, because powder will settle. Dip your candle in 2 or 3 times, drying between each dip. You only need to do this for the last layers of wax to save on cost.

Glow in the Dark Site for Night Hunting

Easy-to-apply phosphorescent luminous paint greatly enhances sights on rifles, shotguns or pistols, especially in low-light situations. Glow pigment is activated by brief exposure to light and can be recharged indefinitely. Meets military specs. Highly water-, weather- and oil-resistant. There's 30 or more applications per 1/2 oz paint or powder.

**Acurate Sight Alignment
**Shoot tighter groups
**Improved sight picture

Glow in the Dark Wall Murals

GLOW IN THE DARK MURAL

Business :: Children/Nursery :: Educational

Business:

Everyone who sees A Glow in the dark ceiling mural is captivated by its allure. You can create your own business of creating glow in the ceiling/star constellations without high franchise fees!!
Glow In the Dark ceiling murals are an excellent investment for a wide range of businesses. Hotels, bed and breakfasts, nightclubs, bars, solariums, beauty spas, holistic health centres, hospitals, schools, nurseries and youth centres can all benefit from the many advantages our installations offer.
ATTRACT A DIVERSE SPECTRUM OF CUSTOM BECAUSE OF ITS UNIVERSAL APPEAL OFFER MANY EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Children:

Perfect for both adults and children, Glow star scapes on ceilings transform bedrooms, bathrooms or any space in your home where 'time out' will seem like a space odyssey, light years away! We suggest our Water based paints when having children work with them.
*Great for kids who are afraid of the dark.

Directions::

1) First, make sure the wall you plan to decorate is clean and dry.
2) Then pour a shallow layer of white wall paint into a flat-bottomed container (you need an opaque white undercoat to make the buildings clearly visible during daylight).

Materials::

* Interior White wall Paint
* 2 or 3 sponges and assorted paint brushes
* Stencils (optional)
* READY SET GLOS premium glow paints
* Sealant or Top Coat
* Moon or Star Shaped night light

Educational

Fun, inventive and educational, Glowing Star ceilings can be applied to schools, nurseries, special needs centres and youth groups to offer children an exciting introduction to astronomy. Luminescent ceilings can also provide a stimulating outlet from studies as well as having tremendous calming and therapeutic benefits.

Glowing Plastics

HOW TO MAKE GLOW IN THE DARK PLASTIC

Application in plastic:

This new type of luminous GLOW powder of is compatible with acrylic, polyester, epoxy, PVC, polypropylene and polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE etc.) polymers.
Material can be cast, dipped, coated, extruded or molded.
Preferably use master batches or compounds for incorporating luminous powder into plastics.As GLOW MATERIAL is a very hard substance and the particles have a needle like shape, it is difficult to incorporate into plastic resins directly.
It is recommended to use an extruding temperature as low as possible.
Master batches containing luminous material must be fully dried up before usage.
plan on using less than classical phosphorescent pigment loading.

Master-Batch Manufacturing:

Preferably use master batches or compounds for incorporating photoluminescent pigment into plastics. As the pigment is a very hard substance and the micro particles have a sharp edged, it is difficult to incorporate into plastic resins directly ( they can be classified as a glass or ceramic ).
Prior to starting a manufacturing of a masterbatch, the interior of the extruder should be thoroughly cleaned of contamination.
The processing temp should be 10 degrees higher than normal run of plastic. The extruder should be cleaned again by running clear resin through until clear resin can be seen coming out of the machine. The recommended machine configuration is one with a distributive screw design and twin hoppers. Use the first to feed the resin and additives and the second to dose the pigment into the polymer melt. This will decrease the abrasion to the extruder surfaces.
If the above method is not possible keep the mixing time of the pigment and resin as short as possible.
Stirring for a long period may cause the resin/pigment to darken, this is not good!
The resin and pigment should be kept dry before the extruding process is started!
Using carrier resins in powder form minimize darkening.
Masterbatches containing up to 50% glow pigment can be manufactured.

Extrusion Molding:

For extrusions a small bore machine would be preferable as to minimize residence time. Extruders with large inside wall areas or equipped with complicated screw geometry tend to cause darkening of the end product.
It is recommended to use an extruding temp. as low as possible (only experimentation will give the correct temp level).
The optimum back pressure should be determined by experimentation.
The color of the pellets being produced should be observed, they should be the same color as the pigment itself.
The best temp. level inside the barrel is closely related to screw geometry and back pressure, these should be determined by repeated experiments.

Injection Molding:

The use of an injection mold machine equipped with a small chamber is recommended. For Instant, for injection molding a piece of 50 grams per shot with a duration time of 3 minutes, do not use a machine with a barrel capacity of 5kg it is enough for 100 shots. This will maybe darken the end product. An adequate sized chamber would be one that the resin stays in no longer than 30 minutes.
A test run with a virgin resin is recommended before injection molding is started.
Masterbatches or pellets containing luminescent pigment must be fully dried before using!
Temp. should be determined by experimenting.

General Precautions:

Do not grind or mill the pigment, breaking the pigment structure will destroy the afterglow properties!
Avoid exposing the pigment to strong acids or mixing with resins containing heavy metal properties.
Keep out of reach from children, this substance is non-toxic but not intended for humane ingestion.
Keep pigment as dry as possible.
Photoluminescent pigment is a hard material and this may cause abrasion to the extruding machines, In order to avoid this problem either sue especially hardened barrels and screw fixtures or a wax to wet the pigment prior to extruding, or use a machine with two entry ports.
Avoid moisture and aqueous systems. Once the pigment is incorporated into a solvent based resin, it is not affected by moisture.
We have tested our pigments thoroughly but the afterglow properties depend on the pigment quantity used and manufacturing processes used. The efficiency of phosphorescent pigment containing articles can only be observed when installed properly and excited under correct lighting conditions as required by the proper authorities. Therefore we can not guarantee that the end product containing our pigment conform to your company expectations.

Note:

Molded parts and extruded strips as well as products made thereof are manufactured with a variety of base plastic compounds, to which luminous material are added. For processing of photo luminescent plastic compounds, it is best to use machinery such as plunger-type injection molding machines or single-screw extruders, which ensure delicate handling of the luminous material. Consult extruding machine manufacturers' specifications for processing temperatures and injection speed.
Suggest using paraffin to cling to the surface of basic plastic, it is molding.

Disclaimer:

This document is intended to aid the use of the photoluminescent pigment and to be used as general information purposes. Ready Set Glo is not responsible for the damage to machines, loss of products or labor due to the misuse of the photoluminescent pigment.

How to use Glow Paints

INTSRUCTIONS FOR USING GLOW IN THE DARK PAINTS

The Following gives you some guidelines as to the usage of Glow Paints. These are just guidelines and the user should use their best judgment in working with the paints.

Basic Guidelines:
  • Use a white, or light color as a background for best results. Any color other than white will diminish glow
  • If painting a black surface with powders, brilliance will be less.
  • The thicker (to a point) the layer of Glow Paint will produce longer and brighter luminosity.
  • Do not grind the Glow Powder within the paint, it will destroy the crystal structure and therefore decrease luminosity.
  • Work with a black light on so you can see your work as you create it.
  • If using on wood, first apply a layer of regular paint.
  • Apply a final clear overcoat to protect the material from humidity/environment and to improve gloss. We recommend our proven Premium Sealant but you may also use a Epoxy Gloss (2 part system that creates a hard coating)
  • Allow one hour for top drying. When spraying allow 5 min drying time between passes and one hour set up time between coats.
  • Use several coats to achieve a smooth finish.
  • Paint only on dry surfaces free from wax, dust, chalk, ect.
  • Sand old glossy surfaces. Etch metal surface before applying
Thinnin:

None Required. If necessary thin up to 5% (mineral spirits or other)

Drying:

Normally to touch in 30- 60 minutes; to handle in 3-4 hours. Recoat in 2 hours.

Clean Up:

Brush Conditioner or mineral spirits

Painting:

Your GLOW PAINT PRO paints can be sprayed, roller and brushed.
Stencil the universe onto your ceiling! To make your own stencils simply cut out shapes from paper/ cardboard or stencil sheets from your local craft store.. Apply with a small brush, roller, air brush, cotton swab on stick or sponge. To improve the glow effect, apply a white base coat under the photoluminescence layer. Kids will have fun helping and everyone will enjoy the magic of turning out the lights once the paint dries.

Hidden Pictures:

Paint a mural on your wall, then with the Glow in the Clear Dark paint you make, add in hidden pictures that will only show when room is dark!

Fishing Lures and Rod Tips:

Glow paint is used in a wide range of applications like production of glow in the dark clear coats for your lures. Be sure to seal them with an epoxy gloss hardener for longer outdoors life.

Identification Markings:

Use glow powder to mark items to protect from theft (example tools). Then use a black light to show your identification mark!

Home Safety:

Glow in the dark paint can be used to mark exits, hallways, doors, stairs, light switches, and everything in between. You can use our product in your home so that you do not have to turn on the light to see where you are going during the night.

Charging Times:

Re-chargeable many times over just by exposing it to any light source;
Sun light - 5 minutes;UV light (Black light) - 5 to 10 minutes
* Normal light - 20 to 30 minutes.

Precautions:

Avoid heat,sparks flames. Do not breath dust vapors or mist. Open windows/doors to ensure fresh air entry. Please see complete MSDS sheets available.

First Aid:

If swallowed do not induce vomiting, seek medical attention immediately. Eye Contact-Flush immediately for 15 min. and seek medical attention. Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water.

Disclaimer:

The information GLOW PAINT PRO provides to our customers is believed to be accurate. There are many factors involved with the glow time and thus we make no warranty, express or implied to the information provided and your application. Please test products thoroughly.

Mixing Glow in the Dark Powders

HOW TO USE GLOW IN THE DARK POWDER

Guidelines:
  • The more powder or higher the percentage used, the brighter and longer the glow will last.
  • Add Medium to powder, not powder to medium. That way you can stop when desired glow effect is reached.
  • Use a white, or light color as a background for best results. Any color other than white will diminish glow.
  • If painting a black surface with powders, brilliance will be much less.
  • Use the clearest vehicle possible. Any color in the vehicle will decrease the brightness and length of glow.
  • The thicker (to a point) the layer of Glow Powder will produce longer and brighter luminosity.
  • Try to prevent moisture in the manufacturing process. A yellowing of resin may indicate moisture.
  • Do not use vehicle with high acidity.
  • Do not grind the Glow Powder, it will destroy the crystal structure and therefore decrease luminosity.
  • Ratio of Glow Powder to medium is from 5% to 40% by weight depending on application and manufacture process.
  • Work with a black light on so you can see your work as you create it.
  • To minimize settling, use a viscous vehicle or anti-settling agents. Stir well prior to application, process small batches at a time.
  • Apply a final clear overcoat to protect the material from humidity and to improve gross.
  • Stronitum based pigments should only be mixed into oil/solvent bases. If your project requires a water based medium, then you need to purchase one of our pigments that are treated for water protection.

A glass or plastic spatula should be used when stirring the powder and printing ink. A metal implement may react with powder.

Choosing a Paint:

1The powders are almost clear in the daylight. They will tend to show a slight pale yellow tinge due to pigments suspended throughout. (exeptions are Zinc orange, red yellow, and pink...which show as those colors in the daylight!)

You may choose any brand paint or top coat, but as long as it is thick and clear. Any color to the paint will mask the glow.

*Clear & thick:
*No UV Filer
*Use any enamel based, acrylic based, urethane lacquer
Examples: MinWax Polyurethane or Polyacrylic.
1Work with a blacklight

How to Mix Paint and Glow Powder:

It is best to add paint to powder, and not the other way around. This way you can stop when desire glow effect is achieved. We recommend starting at 10%, and may go as high as 50% (pigment by weight). Powders do not dissolve in medium, but will suspend in it. They must be mixed well before use.

*10-50% Powder
*Stir well or shake Vigorously.
To minimize settling, use a viscous vehicle or anti-settling agents. Stir well prior to application, process small batches at a time.
*Use anti-settling agents if working with large quantities

Painting

Apply to a white or light background for best effect. A dark or black background will reduce glow.

Several layers will increase glow intensity.The thicker (to a point) the layer of Glow Powder will produce longer and brighter luminosity.

Our glow products have a shelf life of 10 years. This means that it can be re-charged by exposure to light over and over again. They will last longer indoors(5-7yr) than outdoors(3-5yr).

You can increase the lifespan of the product, by applying additional protection, on the glow surfaces. We recommend applying a clear acrylic overcoat to protect powders from moisture and the environment. (Gloss Epoxy Protector)

How Much Glow Powder to add:

For smaller amounts add 1/2oz powder to 1oz paint. ADD Paint to powder and not the other way around! You can make stencils simply by cutting out shapes from paper or cardboard. Apply with a small brush, roller, airbrush, cotton swab on stick or sponge.

(1oz=28gm)

( for maximum glow)1oz - 14gm pigment
1 Pint - 1/2lb pigment
1 Quart - 1 llb pigmen
1 Gallon - 2 lb pigment

To improve the glow effect, apply a white base coat under the photoluminescence layer. If the paint is clear, you will obtain a brighter glow. Kids will have fun helping and everyone will enjoy the magic of turning out the lights once the paint dries.

Gel Candles:

The powder is an opaque pigment that does not actually dissolve in candle gel, but rather is suspended. Mixing powder with candle gel (we recommend penreco MD or HD) creates a white opaque looking material. You cannot see through it. One method that we have used for this material is to pour a bottom layer of a powder/gel mix with a clear gel over pour. We have had the most success with a bottom layer, which is about 1/5 to 1/8, the depth of the candle.

The powder/gel mixture then provides bottom light, which glows through the clear gel. A very clear gel does not pick up the light. Objects or bubbles suspended in the gel reflect the light emitted by the Glow Powder and will be seen as suspended in midair. (So make lots of bubbles when you pour clear over it!) The way the Glow Powder is used is up to the artist's imagination! You can also make the entire candle with the glow powder/gel mix! It is all up to you!

A starting point is to make a 5% stock. 5 parts of Glow Powder mixed with 95 parts of melted gel. This is not a critical mix. Variations of this mix can be used depending on the effects you want to achieve. Get the temperature of the gel in the 200-210 F range. Fragrance Gel is done at much lower temperatures (140 F). Add the powder and mix well, Make sure that all the material is dispersed well in the solution and none remains on the bottom. Always mix well just before you pour. This stock solution can be reheated. Try to keep the same container for your stock solution and reheat and add your new material to it.

Glow Embeds:

Pour your gel/powder mix into a pan. Let cool, & using cookie cutters cut out pieces, or pour gel into moulds. Stick the "glowing" gel pieces to the sides of candle dish, then pour clear gel over. They will appear suspended within gel!!

Paraffin, Cream Crystalline, and other wax candles

Make or purchase a paraffin candle. Melt candle wax, and following usage amounts, add glow powder. Make sure you mix well before dipping candles, because powder will settle. Dip your candle in 2 or 3 times, drying between each dip. You only need to do this for the last layers of wax to save on cost.

Hidden Pictures:

Paint a mural on your wall, then with the Clear Glow in the Dark paint you make, add in hidden pictures that will only show when room is dark!

Plastics:

May be mixed with PE, PP, ABS, PVC ect... Can be extruded, cast, dipped, coated injected and blown moulded. If you are considering using our pigments in a manufacturing process for plastics, rubbers, resins, PVC etc. you will require our master batch pellets.

Tackle and Rods:

Glow powder is used in a wide range of applications like production of glow in the dark clear coats for your lures. Simply add a small amount of glow pigment to your clear coat or vinyl and stir. Another method is to use a strong adhesive and coat the lure, then spray a clear topcoat to protect powder.Yes you can add it to POWDER PAINTS! Can withstand temps up to 500 degree F. If you want to add it directly to silicon lures, just add it to silicon when it is in the liquid state, then pour into moulds. Powder does tend to settle so you may want to add a anti-settling agent. Test and add more pigment as required. The more pigment added the brighter the glow. It can also be added to a rod wrapping epoxy.

Acrylic Nails:

Add a small amount of powder to your acrylic powder or gel system. Can be mixed ahead of time and stored as well. Can also be added to clear top coat for a more temporary effect. Use violet, green, blue or aqua and it will be invisible in the day and Glow amazingly at night! (5gm will do 10-15 sets)

Dusting Technique (achieves the greatest glow effect)

Mask off area you wish to paint. Spray a coat of clear spray paint onto the surface. Dust powder on top of the area and shake the surface until the painted area is completely coated in powder. Pour off excess back into container for reuse. Dry completely (1-2 hr). Repeat steps 2 & 3 until you have reached the desired glow effect. Paint a final coat of clear over the powder for protection.

Notes: It takes very little paint on each layer to make this work. If you see the powder turning to a liquid paint, then you are using way to much paint. Identification Marks:

Use glow powder to mark items to protect from theft (example: tools). Then use a black light to show your identification mark!

Silk Screening:

in order to get a better luminosity effect of the printed patterns; use silk screen of below 200 meshes for screen-printing. The reason is that the layer of the printing ink will be thicker and will obtain a better luminous effect by using silk screen of a lower mesh number. The ideal screen is of 80~120 meshes.

  • To heighten the lightness and prolong the luminous period of the printed pattern, please place a lining in white colour under the layer of printing ink, or, print directly onto the white colour base material.
  • To get the ideal lightness of the luminous printed patterns, the minimum thickness of the layer of printing ink should not be less than 100µm(micron). When the thickness ranges between 130 to 150µm, the lightness will be the greatest. (To achieve this, print the ink twice on 80-mesh silk screen.)
  • Overlap-printing will obtain a more distinctive printed pattern.
Caution:

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 and 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.

READY SET GLO'S luminescence powders will remain stable and can repeatedly glow for more than 10 years and is not affected by almost all chemicals and any sort of light. Free of toxic and radioactive materials: does not harm the human body and is an environmentally safe product.

Disclaimer:

The information READY SET GLO provides to our customers is believed to be accurate. There are many factors involved with the glow time, and thus we make no warranty, express or implied to the information provided and your application. Please test products thoroughly.




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