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.
*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.
*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 pigment1 Pint - 1/2lb pigment1 Quart - 1 llb pigment 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 candlesMake 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 pain
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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Our newly formulated GLOW IN THE DARK PAINTS use Next Generation COMMERCIAL GRADE GLOW POWDERS (strontium aluminate) ! These are not the regular glow paints you see in your local craft stores! NOW available in our New Spray cans!!
When the Chemists at Ready Set Glo/The Glow Paint Pro, leading worldwide retailer and wholesaler of luminescent pigments, decided to tackle the area of luminescent paint production, they were delighted by the outcome. Not only were they able to formulate a technology advanced product, but were able to overcome existing glow paint problems. RSG is an institute dedicated to the establishment of quality products and superior service.
NOW AVAILABLE IN 8 COLORS!
**Best Glow paint on the market-backed by our product gurantee
**Use on most surfaces-wood/metal/plastics/vinyl/drywall/plastic
**Easy To Use- brushes easily, dries fast for an outstanding finish
**Can be sprayed/brushed/roller/conventional
**No settling of pigments
**Completely safe- Non-Radioactive, & non-Toxic-Conforms to ASTM D 4236
** Formulated with highest % powder to yield greatest glow effect
**Can be used indoors OR outdoors
**Proven Durability to EXTREME weather conditions
**Quick Dry-Drying time-30-60 min
**This is NOT ZINC SULFIDE-the old CHEAP style that lasts ONLY 1 hour
This is the NEXT GENERATION glow product that lasts up to 14 HOURS depending on color.
Sun light - 5 minutes / UV light (Black light) - 5 to 10 minutes / Normal light - 20 to 30 minutes