Aqua Glow in the Dark Powder - for solvent based mediumsSFXC
This Aqua glow powder is a solvent based glow in the dark pigment with up to 10 hours glow time!
Combine with clear lacquers, resins and solvents.
See all the colours in our glow in the dark range HERE.
WHAT IS GLOW IN THE DARK? HOW DOES IT WORK?
Anything that glows in the dark is known as phosphorescent or photoluminescent.
Phosphors are chemicals that collect energy from light and store it, making them glow for hours, even without a light source.
Charge these pigments in light first to make them glow in the dark. The longer they are charged, the longer they will hold glow.
Our phosphorescent products are made using a high grade phosphor called Strontium Aluminate. The energy is released slower than other phosphors, making them one of the brightest and longest lasting glow materials on the market.
WHAT CAN I MAKE GLOW IN THE DARK?
Our solvent based glow powder can be added to non-water based mediums to create hundreds of different products and projects. Some glowing examples include:
- Photo luminescent signs; road signage and emergency exits
- Glow in the dark arts and craft projects
- Materials, clothing and fashion
- Halloween products
- Glowing Toys, stickers and bouncy balls
- Glow in the dark clock hands and watches
- Health and safety products
WHAT CAN I MIX GLOW IN THE DARK POWDER WITH?
Non-water based mediums e.g. clear resins, solvents, sealers, varnish, lacquer and inks.
Add your chosen medium to the glow pigment rather than the pigment to the medium.
Try to avoid making large batches. Make the product as and when you need it to prevent the particles settling. Always remix the coating before reusing.
If possible, please use a viscous (thick) medium. The glow particles are heavy for their size, and they tend to settle rather quickly. Please avoid using coloured mediums when producing a glow in the dark coating. A transparent medium is needed to increase the brightness of the glow.
The medium must also have low acidity. High acidity will damage the glow. You can check this with the manufacturer of the medium you are using.
When mixing the glow pigment in with your chosen medium, please avoid grinding or sheer force as this can damage the crystals and destroy the glow.
HOW MUCH GLOW POWDER SHOULD I USE?
Mixing ratios can be adjusted depending on the application. Please check what is recommended by the manufacturer of the medium you are using.
For example: If you are mixing the glow in the dark powder with clear resin you can ask the resin supplier how much of the pigment can be added. You can use 6% pigment load, but 10% pigment to 90% medium is usually sufficient.
WHAT CAN I USE TO MIX MY PIGMENTS AND POWDERS?
We recommend using plastic spatulas and mixing bowls. Please avoid using metal mixing equipment as this could react with the glow pigments.
CAN I MAKE GLOW IN THE DARK PAINT?
Yes! Our solvent based glow powders can be mixed with any solvent based paint for art, decorating and more.
WHAT SHOULD I USE AS A BACKING COAT?
Apply the finished coating to a light or white background or basecoat. A dark background or basecoat will deplete the glow.
Avoid using coloured mediums when creating glow in the dark coatings. A transparent medium with low acidity is needed to increase the brightness of the glow.
ARE GLOW IN THE DARK PRODUCTS SAFE?
Our glow in the dark products are safe to use in creative applications. They aren’t cosmetically certified so should not be used for makeup, applied to the skin or put in the mouth. Dispose of waste or used powder via methods outlined in the safety data sheet linked at the bottom of this page.
HOW SHOULD I APPLY THE POWDER?
See image gallery for a resin application using glow in the dark powder.
Use a brush or a paint roller and apply to a dry surface.
A thin layer of glow coating will not perform as well as a thick layer. A heavier build (coating thickness) is required to increase the glow time and brightness.
2-3 coats may be needed to increase the glow.
Once the coating is dry, use a clear protective top coat for extra durability.
Our friend Dery at Allshoesmatter used glow pigment to design EPIC custom trainers!
Please view the Technical Data Sheet (TDS) and Material Safety Sheet (MSDS) before use.
Contact us for custom or bulk orders.
The information supplied in this post is for guidance only.
Please fully test our products before print runs, projects, installations and production.
Colours and packaging may vary.