FAQ's about glow in the dark powderGlow in the dark powder is also known as glow in the dark pigment, and photo luminescent powder. These are all the same thing.
What is glow in the dark powder?Glow in the dark powder is made from a rare earth material, that mixed with other substances create these glowing powders. The glow effect is known as an after glow. The size of the individual glow powder particles is typically around 40um. As a general rule, the bigger the particle size, the better the after glow.
How does it work?Glow in the dark Powder will absorb light energy, from any reasonable light source, including the sun, fluorescent lights, light bulbs, and UV Black lights. They can store this light energy, if kept in good light conditions, but if these glow in the dark powders are exposed to semi dark, or dark conditions they will discharge the light energy, as a glow effect. This after glow can illuminate the surrounding area. The stronger the light source, the quicker the glow in the dark powder absorbs the light energy.
How to use glow powderThere are hundreds of products made from glow powder and is only limited to your imagination!
- Mix glow powder with clear mediums for example a clear paint base or polyester resin.
- You can use white paint bases... but this will lower the intensity of the after glow.
- DO NOT use paint bases darker than white as this will dramatically reduce the after glow.
- When mixing glow powder, do not grind (crush) the glow powder. This will reduce the particle size resulting in a lower after glow.