Glow Inc.'s Purple Glow in the Dark Powder is a pigment that has an incredible deep purple glow color. It can be used in a variety of mediums including plastic, paint, fiberglass, concrete, wax, and gel.
BRIGHTNESS, COLOR AND DURATION
This is one of our nicest shades. It is a deep purple with a dark blue tint when it glows. This pigment is translucent when in a lit room and glows brightly after a charge in a dark room. This means it is almost unnoticeable during the day when painted thinly and consistently. Since the paint does have a slight white tint, it is even more unnoticeable on light or white surfaces. Thicker applications or those on a dark background will still be translucent, but more noticeable.
Brightness Rating: Low (913)
Duration: Short (30 minutes)
Glow Color: Deep Purple-Blue
Daytime Color: Very Light Purple
Earth Aluminate pigments are soluble in water and decompose in acid. This means that they will lose some brightness when mixed into water-based mediums. Acids will completely destroy their glow. This still means they are great for solvent, oil, or wax based products. They even can be mixed into molten glass or plastic. They can be used in water-based mediums such as paint and concrete, but they will continue to lose a small amount of brightness over time until the water fully evaporates.
Other color pigments in the medium will sometimes shield the glow pigments, preventing them from charging as fast or glowing as bright. Therefore, we suggest clear mediums when possible. Ultraviolet filters in mediums may block the ability for glow pigments to charge. This can both increase charge time or lower brightness depending on the quantity and quality of the ultraviolet filters. Most paint manufacturers will have special order product SKUs for non-ultraviolet filter versions of their paint.
Warning: Many 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 paint, we suggest that you either purchase our premixed paints or follow the instructions in our how-to articles for specific projects.
The raw glow pigment is: Alkaline Rare Earth Metal Silicate-Aluminate Oxide Europium Doped