A New Year's Eve party should be extra special. It's a time for celebration with friends and family. What better to bring in the new year than bright colors with a glow-in-the-dark party? Grab the glow sticks and the glow-in-the-dark paint, but first, learn how to use the glow-in-the-dark paint in the most effective way possible.
How Does Glow-in-the-Dark Paint Work?
Glow-in-the-dark paint contains Strontium Aluminate with Europium Crystals. These crystals will glow again after they are recharged under the appropriate light.
Glow-in-the-dark paints come to life after being triggered by natural light, UV black light, or fluorescent light. Natural light will create the desired effect in 5 - 10 minutes, the black light will create the desired effect in 5 - 10 minutes, and fluorescent light will create the desired effect in 25 - 40 minutes. Despite the source of light, most glow-in-the-dark paint lasts roughly twelve hours. They generally work best after a couple of hours under the light as well. Keep this in mind so that you have the best result at midnight! It's important to remember that UV rays in sunlight are weaker during winter, so natural light might not produce the result that you want for a New Year's Eve party in the winter.
There are a variety of glow-in-the-dark paint colors available. Green is most common and most vibrant color available. Red is the least common color available because it can not glow for as long as other colors. The colors available by their glow time are:
Do not ingest glow-in-the-dark paint, and do not put it on your skin unless it's specifically designed for that purpose. Generally speaking, though, glow-in-the-dark paint is not harmful.
Tips for Using Glow-in-the-Dark Paint
- Remember to paint over a light background. Use white tee shirts or white walls. The perceived glow is reflected light. Lighter backgrounds will reflect more light and create a more dynamic effect.
- Many paints will be difficult to see when you initially use them. Be prepared by using the paint for accents or simply tracing what you want on your canvas. Since you won't be able to see your handiwork well, it's also wise to have a light ready to check your progress while you paint.
- You do not need more than three coats of paint. There will not be a noticeable difference after that point.
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