In our age of trendy technologies, one can observe a variety of unusual and interesting ideas, one of which is luminous paint. It can be purchased or manufactured at home. This article is about how to make a glowing paint.
Such a paint is of two types: fluorescent and fluorescent.
Example of luminescence
Luminescence is the ability of objects to glow at night. To do this, the material must be applied luminescent (phosphor) paint, which is based on the phosphor - phosphorescent powder pigment, absolutely safe and non-toxic analogue of phosphorus.
Due to the content in the luminescent paint of phosphors accumulating solar or artificial light, at night the surface covered with glowing paint begins to glow. The effect of fluorescent paint is manifested under the action of ultraviolet.
Luminous paint is a combination phosphor pigment and clear lacquer. Activate the process of luminescence included in the paint lanthanides and aluminum oxides. The phosphor has the ability to accumulate light energy and the property of a long period of highlighting. The source of charge for it can be sun or ultraviolet rays, incandescent lamps or fluorescent lamps.
Only 15 minutes of intense daylight or artificial lighting is enough to charge for eight hours of light.
It is noteworthy that the process of light accumulation is a continuous cycle, as well as the fact that manufacturers give a guarantee for the use of luminous inks for at least 30 years. Moreover, the phosphor is well adapted to temperature changes, it is cold and heat-resistant, so it is used for interior and exterior work.
Powder fluorescent dyes
Luminous pigment-powder comes in mostly light green and blue shades. If you add color, then in the end you can get orange, red-orange, yellow, blue, yellow-green color. Interestingly, the brightest glow reproduces the light green-yellow pigment powder, which has a pale-green tint during the day.
The glowing grout for the tiles in the kitchen or bathroom looks original in the interior. Moreover, the luminous grout has a moisture-proof effect.
Ceiling painting with luminescent paints
The paint glowing in the dark can turn a room into a fairy tale . Truly wonderful, being within the apartment, to contemplate the beauty of the night starry sky on the ceiling.
Glowing paint on a car
The amazing properties of glowing paint make There is a huge space for imagination and creativity: images of own production or reproduction of famous artists on the walls, patterns on furniture, textiles, accessories, characters from favorite cartoons in the nursery, graffiti - all this creates a fascinating atmosphere in the interior.
Glowing paint can be used:
Paint for flowers
Making luminous paint at home is a painstaking process that requires the necessary materials.
For the preparation of fluorescent paint, you will need:
The process of making luminous paint:
The second name of the fluorescent paint is ultraviolet or invisible. Its difference from the luminescent one is that it does not begin to glow independently at nightfall, in order to see it, it is necessary to expose to ultraviolet radiation. With artificial and daylight, it has the appearance of ordinary paint. It contains a transparent base and a fluorescent pigment - a powdered dye created from thermoplastic resins. These pigments are safe and non-toxic. The most spectacular are green, yellow, pink and red ultraviolet paints, as they appear well with a weak ultraviolet source.
The spectrum of applying fluorescent paint is as broad as the fluorescent one — metal, glass, wood, ceramics, plastic and PVC, textiles, flowers. Also used for outdoor work - landscape design and exterior.
Fluorescent paint on the facade
Fluorescent paint is completely safe for people and animals, and can be used in residential areas. Do not worry about the radioactivity, toxicity, or flammability of luminous paint. It should be purchased from manufacturers that have an appropriate safety certificate.
For your own safety, you should carefully read the safety data sheet and the production certificate of the manufacturer of luminous paint before purchasing it. It is necessary to be careful of the Chinese fakes because of their excessive toxicity caused by the addition of phosphorus.
Thus, lovers of everything new, creative should decide to use luminous paint and create a bright, colorful, enchanting and fairy-tale world around themselves.
This video shows how you can paint on the wall with glowing paint: