Glow in the dark powder absorbs bright light as energy. When placed in the dark, the glow powder releases this energy as a glow. You can repeat this cycle millions of times. Used properly, the powder will only lose 5% of its brightness every 10 years. Any light will charge the powder. However, direct sunlight, high wattage bulbs, or black lights are needed to obtain the maximum glow.
The powder is intended to be added as a pigment to a proper medium to offer protection and adhesion. Popular mediums are 30-minute epoxy, clear nail polish, clear concrete sealer, white base makeup, candle gel and wax.?The powders do not work in most paints. The powders will not work in any medium that contains a significant percentage of water. If you need a standard paint, then we highly suggest that you choose Glow Inc.'s waterbased glow in the dark paints instead of the glow powder. To apply to a car or other vehicle, add to automotive clear base paint.
All of our Ultra V10, Ultra, or Standard Green products are a lime green when glowing in the dark. In the light, the pigment is a very light green. When mixed into a clear medium, the final product is translucent light green, opacity being determined by pigment load and application thickness. For the most part, V10 paints blend in well with a white background such as a ceiling.
V10 and our other green products not specifically marked coated are soluble in water. However, if they are dissolved in water, they will loose their "glow". Therefore, it is critical to keep the pigment in its non-dissolved particle form.
Therefore, V10 and our other non coated green products are compatible with almost all non-water based mediums, such as wax, oil, plastic, glass, rubber, clay, alcohols, and solvents.
It also compatible with water-based mediums where the water content is absorbed fully by the other components. For mediums with high water loads or acids, we offer a coated version of the V10 pigments. However, we strongly suggest that you first try the non-coated version.
Preferably, mediums should be void of ultraviolet filters and opaque pigments.
Note: Some customers try to create a "cheap glow in the dark paint" by purchasing clear paint from a local source and the raw glow in the dark pigment from Glow Inc. The majority of these customers end up frustrated. If you need a glow in the dark paint, then we suggest that you purchase the premixed paints.
The raw glow pigment is: Alkaline Rare Earth Metal Silicate-Aluminate Oxide Europium Doped