But the question is how to “really” charge them, so they fluoresce?
Most people think that a glow-in-the-dark paint can be charged with “just” any light source. Some even believe its charges with a room light. And that’s actually true.
In my article about how glow paints, I said that it has glow pigments that take the light for charging, so Yeah, a light bulb does charge it. But I said one more thing, the power of the charge matter more than its duration.
So, a better charger can do the work in minutes than weak chargers can’t even achieve in hours. So, before learning about how to charge them, you must learn a bit more about chargers. By chargers, I mean light sources.
There are more than a hundred light sources globally, some approachable while others don’t, but still, we have like 50+ light sources that can be used as a charger.
We have plenty of options to charge with so many light sources available, but unfortunately, not all of them have the same power. Some light sources are more powerful than others.
With that being said, we can’t use any light we see and expect our paint to glow like the moon. We have to use a strong light source that can do the work in minutes and make it glow brightly for hours.
Some of the strong chargers are Direct sunlight, LED light, High wattage bulbs, Lamplight, UV Blacklight, etc.
Now, it’s no doubt that the sun is the best and biggest charger of these all, but due to the Ozone layer, most of its UV rays get reflected, making it second, right after a Blacklight.
Remember, the light itself doesn’t charge the paint; the UV rays inside it do. So, we have to look for a light source that gives the strongest UV rays. And what’s better than a UV Blacklight? These emit powerful UV lights that directly charge the paint in no time.
They literally do it so fast, and of course, why not since that’s what the paints feed on. This is the blacklight I use; you can get it a try. Believe me; you will be amazed at the results.
If you don’t want to get a blacklight, then have a high wattage bulb or an LED light; they work OK, but not as great. Now, take your light source and go close to your light. No need to touch it with the paint, but stand closer.
If you have a blacklight, charge for a minute or less, but do it for 2 minutes or more for other sources. Make sure to give an uninterrupted charge for the time period. Once you charge it all, wait for the dark, and BOOM, you will see it glowing.
In this article, I talked about how to charge a glow in the dark paint. To get your paint to fluoresce, you have to charge it properly. But most people don’t know about charging it; that’s why I wrote it here. If you like it, do share it with your friends and family.