Invisible in normal room light ....
INVISIBLE BLACKLIGHT PAINT
Quickly activates with an intense glow under blacklight (UV)
4 OUNCE BRUSH-ON JAR
COLOR : RED
TYPE : Water-based Polyurethane
Paint objects with an invisible clear coat, creating your own jaw-dropping visual effects.... then simply turn on a blacklight and let the fun begin... your captivated viewers, in the blink of an eye, will be quickly awed by the magically 'appearing-out-of-nowhere' light show.
ClearNeon is formulated to gain maximum intensity and exposure when under black light, while remaining transparent and unseen in normal room lighting.
This formula allows for detailed artwork, stencils, body painting, and more, limited only by your own rambling, wild imaginings, not to mention giving new (higher) meaning to the phrase 'paint the town' (as some artistic adventurers I know would try to do to my town here if they had enough paint and enough time).
BLACKLIGHT PAINT PROPERTIES :
ClearNeon contains advanced Rare Earth chemicals (somewhat expensive and difficult to produce these days), which have the wondrous property of becoming "excited" and producing visible light colors when illuminated by ultraviolet (UV) light.
Different rare earth elements produce different colors of light when excited. This property is sometimes known as Luminescence or Fluorescence.
Note that this paint is not mere glow-in-the-dark 'Phosphorescent' paint, meaning it will not stay lit when ordinary room lights are turned off. It's sort of the reverse: it needs a blacklight and semi or total darkness to activate.
Also, this is different from regular 'fluorescent' or 'neon' paint, which are visible in both normal room light and blacklight. ClearNeon is invisible in room light, but quite bright under blacklight.
Sunlight will fade most colors and is likewise quite damaging to ClearNeon paint (it will fade it out in a few hours .... meaning there will no longer be much fluorescence), so it's important not to use it outdoors or expose it to direct sunlight.
YE GRAND GUIDELINES
A list of tips you'll get with every brush-on order
Surfaces should be clean, of course, and free of oil or dirt...household cleaners
or alcohol work quite well for this.
Brush-on is polyurethane and permanent once dry. It has a very light gloss as
opposed to the matte finish of the aerosol spray version. Use alcohol to remove from skin.
Please note that some colors will appear different on
different types of porous or non-porous surfaces. Also, some colors appear
differently when used independently of each other. Technically,
you're painting with 'light', not painting with paint in the classic sense,
so it's good to have your blacklight on while painting.
DO NOT APPLY MULTIPLE COATS !!
This will of course save you money: only one coat is necessary (applying multiple coats
reduces the paint's effectiveness considerably). You do want good coverage,
but be careful to not overdo it, as it may turn slightly yellowish if applied
too heavily. It won't enhance the effect at all, and will in fact diminish the net glow.
And, as with all paint, STIR WELL....this means scraping
the bottom of the jar with a stir stick. If not stirred well
you'll get a yellow residue.
It's extraordinarily important that you PRETEST FIRST on an
inconspicuous spot to be sure you'll be getting the results
you want, on the surface you're using. Like any paint, once
it's dry it'll be permanent unless you paint over it.
Please note that due to a formula change, the Spray version
is better for skin application (body painting / chameleon tattoos) as the Brush-on
is difficult to get off once it dries.
Neither brush-on or spray will work well on CLEAR glass or plastic, or
mirrors....it'll appear cloudy. Colored plastic is ok, but test first anyways.
On cinder block no sealant is needed.
There's no true black, so if someone wants black letters as an example,
they should border the letters in white or blue..
The brush-on version can be used in an airbrush, just
add water to dilute the paint... up to 50%. To clean an airbrush gun use alcohol or
windex with ammonia D (only the D version).
Longwave UV blacklight of 340-380 nm will work well, with 365nm being the magic frequency for maximum glow; most good household blacklights are longwave (as are my ebaY store blacklights, see picture link below).
On the other hand, so-called 'party light' bulbs (like the one below) that are incandescent screw-in will NOT work at all !
Only fluorescent type bulbs can generate UV spectrum; incandescents can't, not now, not ever.... I'm somewhat mystified that promoters of these things can get away with claims that they do.
These are basically an ordinary clear light bulb painted purple, then resold for up to five dollars or more as a 'blacklight'. They give off close to zero UV, on top of which they get quite hot. They don't light up blacklght posters, for instance, even though they're sold for that purpose, and definitely won't light up UV paint. If this is the type blacklight you have, you'll need to replace it with a genuine fluorescent blacklight bulb to use this paint.
Sidenote : blacklight spectrum L.E.D.'s will sometime work, sometimes not; it really depends on their UV output.
Blacklight spectrum L.E.D.'s
Will often work, depending on their UV output.
High Output Blacklight Short Arc Lamps
Mercury Vapor and Metal Halide type lamps are quite expensive (and typically used in the movie industry etc) but are good for high output. These sources produce Visible light along with Ultraviolet light. Therefore you have to use a filter to block the Visible Light (400 - 700nm),UV-C (200-280nm) and most of the UV-B (280 - 320nm).
Filters Can Be Found Most Commonly In Two Forms:
Fresnel Type - Tinted Glass Filters: Work Well with Mercury and Halide lamps 400 W and Lower. Blocks almost all visible light.
Vacuum Thin Film Dichroic Coating Filters: Very durable, especially in high heat applications.Operating frequency can be designed to work around the Lamps operating specification. Can be used in fixtures Ranging any where from 70 watt Halide to 18K HMI and Xenon.
If you already own these types of blacklights, contact the manufacturer for specific filter recommendations.
IN PASSING, A CAUTIONARY, BUT FUN BULB TALE, FROM A PAST BUYER :
I got some of your paint, turned on my black light and started painting, but it did not work. I could see just a little bit of color but not near like the pictures on your site. I tried it on everything and still it sucked. I was then told I should stop painting everything and get the correct type blacklight bulbs, noting that the paint does work and the screw in blacklight bulbs do not work with the paint.
To my surprise when I turned on a 'real' fluorescent blacklight I had paint everywhere. I had it in my ears on my face my hands on about every surface in my apartment. I just can't believe that something so invisible can appear so bright with a blacklight.
This is great stuff, I still stand there and turn on and off the lights and I am in awe.
Gentlemen, Ladies, start your blacklights, and let the fun proceed with abandon !
BRUSH-ON JARS LINEUP
Worldwide shipping (via plane is A-OK)
(picture is a clickable store paint link)
AEROSOL SPRAY CAN VERSION
Can't ship sprays on planes, only via UPS GROUND !
-- To mainland U.S. destinations only (except not Alaska or Hawaii) --
(Covers both spray and brush-on versions)
Q: Can it be applied to plastic like PVC and metal computer cases ?
A: Yes it was formulated for plastic, and works very well on all types of plastics EXCEPT CLEAR PLASTICS OR MIRRORS OR GLASS. Also try it on wires and fans.
Q: If I apply it on my walls will I see anything in daylight ? Are you sure it is clear ?
A: ClearNeon matte spray is transparent "see through" like "clear coat lacquer". It will blend in with almost every type of surface, latex or otherwise; there is no noticeable color to Clearneon.
Q: Can it be applied over Latex wall paint, and what color will blue be if applied to brown or other colors of walls ? Do the walls need to be blue ?
A: ClearNeon works great over latex wall paint. The color of your wall paint will not affect the color of the ClearNeon paint.
Q: Is it good for body painting?
A: Yep, though only the spray, not the brush-on. The spray version dries relatively fast and is quite bright; a single can would cover roughly 2 homo sapiens. It can also be mixed with makeup if desired.
Q: Will it come off my clothes and skin ?
A: Aerosol spray can be removed via soap and water from skin, while the brush-on is more difficult. On fabrics, it's important to test on an inconspicuous spot first to see how easy it is to remove; ammonia may be required on some items.
Q: Will it come off of hard surfaces ?
A: On hard surfaces, ClearNeon is very durable and will not come off if it gets wet or even soap and water soaked. It only comes off with ammonia, or an ammonia cleaner like Windex. It comes down to this: it stays on until you want it off. A clear protective coat is not needed but if you want you can put any old clearcoat over it. Just make sure that the clearcoat does not have UV light blocker in it, or you just erased your art work.
Alternatively, there is now available a 'Blackout' spray which completely neutralizes the glow (also good for touchup); click on the store master picture chart for this.
Q: What surfaces can it be used on ?
A: A wide variety of surfaces, including Paper, Colored Plastic, Muslin, Metal, Wood, Fabric, Foam Board, even Synthetic fur. Exceptions : ClearNeon doesn't seem to do as well on cotton or natural fibers, and not so great on clear plexi, glass or mirrors.
Also, it doesn't matter if the surface is hard (like metal) or porous (like paper). Nevertheless, as with all paint, it's a good idea to pre-test a small surface area first to see the actual effect.
Q: Since it can't be used in sunlight, will bright stage and spotlights affect the paint ? (note that the user, directing a play, was painting over a NYC set painted to look like brick walls, and over this ClearNeon paint would be used to show up as "neon' lights)
A: Nope, no effect from regular lights at all; only sunlight will negatively affect UV paint.
Q: We want to achieve the effect of a "rundown" building (i.e dirtiness/grime) using your paint, and are trying to achieve this look in a scene change sequence for our drama ministry, but only want the effect to appear during the "dark world" segment. In other words, is it possible to achive a gray/black/dirty brown look under blacklighting using this?
A: Yep, black spray is now available, under the the title 'Invisible Eraser' in my EBay store; this is good too for painting 'eyes' on a ghost, etc.
Q: Can I use it in tatoos, such as Chameloen Blacklight tatoos ?
A: Only use the aerosol spray for this. You can't of course use it to make a tatoo, but you can paint it over an existing healed tatoo and it will look really good in Blacklight. Paint a single color like blue over the entire tatoo and it's a great effect. It can also be used on temporary tatoos without affecting them at all.
Q: I am a dancer and would like to do a show with hand prints that appear only under the black stage lights. Can this work and is it safe ?
A: Yes, totally safe, and a really fun idea !
Q: I painted my dorm room with a splatter effect..it looks AWESOME but uh yeah I just did it and now the rest of the dorm wants to do it also. Can I have an exclusive, and keep them from buying this paint ?
A: No, not really !
Q: Can it be used in an inkjet printer cartridge ?
A: A great unkown; all printers are different. And, too, there's always the risk the paint could affect the nozzles of the printer, so to be safe it's probably best to not attempt it.
Q: Can it be used for banners ?
A: Yep, though the spray is probably better (and easier to use). There's also no real need to worry about rolling it up once painted and dried, as the spray leaves a very fine film, which won't crack if rolled up carefully.
Q: I was wondering if you can mix the ClearNeon paints together? If I were to paint a seascape scenery, would I be able to mix blue and green together to create an ocean color??
A: Yes ClearNeon is "clear" so you can apply one color over the top of the other and get a combination of colors. So you basically have infinite color combinations. Remember that you are working with light and not pigments per se, so you might not get the color that you expect. Practice a little, it's quite easy, especially with a blacklight already on.
Q: Can the aerosol spray can version be shipped to foreign destinations, outside of the U.S. ?
A: Nuuuuu, unfortunately. Due to complex airline and governmental regulations, aerosol cans aren't allowed on planes, not even as cargo. However, the brush-on version can be shipped anywhere in the world via air.
OTHER BRUSH-ON INFO :
SURFACE COVERAGE :
About 25 square ft; it can be thinned up to about 50% with water to use in a spray gun
DRYING TIME :
About 5 minutes
About several years, typically, with the exception that if you're using it on a surface that experiences friction (like a keyboard), you'll likely need to reapply it periodically
Only one coat is necessary; as with all paints, it's a good idea to clean the surface beforehand to get rid of oil or dirt; almost any household cleaner or alcohol will do.
ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE ?
No ! So once dry it's completely ok for computer motherboards
POSSIBLE USES AND IDEAS :
- HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSES AND TUNNELS
- PARTY AND GAME ROOMS
- CHILDREN'S PLAY ROOMS
- BODY PAINTING
- TATTOO HIGHLIGHTING (spray only)
BUYER COMMENT :
I have another use for you to add to the nifty uses you've already
listed. The reason I purchased a blacklight pen is to show off my
UV tattoo. If you'd like to look up some info on this, they are
called "chameleon ink" tattoos. It's a new hit down south. My 3
friends and I have 15 between us. Thought that'd be an
interesting bit to add to your list.
- STAGE PLAYS
- CHURCH PLAYS
- PROP ENHANCEMENT
- PUPPET SHOWS
- GAME TABLES (foosball, etc etc)
- COMPUTER MOTHERBOARDS
- DORM ROOMS
- INTERIOR DESIGNER WORK
- CHAMELEON BLACKLIGHT TATOOS
COMMENTS FROM PAST BUYERS :
- Wicked ! Thanx.
- Item as described, quick shipping
- AWESOME product and GREAT delivery
- Great stuff, works well ! Fine seller,quick ship
- Product is superb! Thank you!!
- The FASTEST !!! shipper . State of the art glo glo
- Excited about these paints, have looked everywhere for paints that could go on a black ceiling and not stand out until the blacklight is turned on !! Should make an awesome nightscape... thank you
- All I can say is WOW. This stuff is amazing, I used it on my PC case. Very nice.
Fast shipment. This is great stuff, worth every dollar.
We have had lots of fun getting ready for halloween with these items.
Fast shipping and great paints, thanks from Germany.
Thank You so much !!!
This paint is the only invisible ion the world !!!!
First try with the paint was done, we are organizing the Halloween
Party and we want create some effects with UV lights.
In Italy i have found several paints UV reactive, but NONE normally
transparent like yours.
In particular, i want try to utilize your paint to create flame
effects on my "Ghost Rider" mask, so the objective is obtain the
"flame" effect when the mask walks in particular zones of our Haunted
Other effects in program are toxic wastes and radioactive "green" effects.
Probably your product will be the "guest star" in our Party !!!
Thank You !!!
We saw this coming ( the price increase, not the conflict ) :
As you may already know from the news (China / Japan military scuffle
over some remote islands), China now controls 97% of the world
supply of rare earth elements. They're also exporting at much less
favorable prices and / or witholding exports so as to save supply
for their own domestic industrial use.
This is of great concern worldwide, as the rare earths
(there are 17 total) are vital to manufacturing just about every
high-tech gadget and machine out there.
And, of course, it's a critical component of UV invisible paint.
Rare Earth Summary
So, major apologies on recent and no doubt
future price increases on this stuff.
Count on ......
SUPERSONIC, and on good days, LIGHTSPEED shipping
Items usually fly out of here straightaway, and with great fanfare
(fireworks, marching band, dancing girls, that kind of thing),
so your friendly mailman should be ringing your doorbell soon after.
Buyer Quote :
"Tell the truth-it was in the mail BEFORE I ordered, right ?"
"Seller employs delivery methods years ahead of our time"
"Dude, the quickness of your response borders on scary, but I certainly appreciate it."
And this, just in:
"Can't believe this. Immediately after I hit the 'pay now' button,
my doorbell rang. The package was at the door. Go figure."
SHIPPED FROM HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA
(except for occasional remote warehouse dropships to save time, of course)
Awesome double rainbow, as seen from our
3rd floor computer room window; Dec 22, 2010
Usually orders zoom out of Mission Control here either same or next day as
receipt of payment (before about 3 p.m. PST usually makes it out that day).
California residents expect to add sales tax at checkout for the gods of commerce here.
Our elected leaders of all that is need new limos, jets, other stuff now and again. Hope that's ok.
SHIPPING TO MILITARY APO ADDRESSES
Easily done !
And, postal USPS basically only charges domestic U.S. ship costs
to foreign APO addresses, no matter where you are out there.
WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
We've shipped stuff to just about everywhere on the planet. Do keep in mind that some
countries may assess customs duties or fees upon arrival (often not, but sometimes yes).
Some restricted items, like aerosol spray cans or volatile inks,
aren't considered aircraft-friendly these days, so those are shipped within North
America only, and only via slow-boat UPS ground.
For your considerable amusement, here's a not-that-long-ago countries list ........
Quantum Leap Unlimited
Terrestrial orders only at this time