Where to Buy Glow in the Dark Paint

You want to buy glow in the dark paint so that you can use the same for your upcoming costume party. We tell you where to buy these paints.
It is very important to understand what glow in the dark paint is before rushing off to find out where to buy the same. This variety of paint is what is technically known as phosphorescent paint which as the name suggests glows in the dark due to the presence of added particles like silver activated zinc sulfide and doped strontium aluminate. You can use glow in the dark paint for interior painting to paint walls or even for painting cars. There is body paint variety of this luminescent paint that can be applied on the body for varied effects. Most hardware stores, craft stores, and art stores should have a range of glow in the dark paint colors. You can even order the paint from online stores. This paint variety is available in colors like green, yellow, blue, red, purple, etc. Body paints of this variety apparently stay on for as long as 12 hours while there are some paints that last only for minutes.

Using Glow in the Dark Paint

Glow in the dark paint is used for a number of things but the most common of these is as a safety paint to warn people of any danger. This is of huge help in the dark where signboards painted with normal paints do not show. The use of this paint is also very popular for the walls and ceilings of kids' bedrooms (or for those who are Star Wars fans). One of the best ideas for interior decorating is to create complete galaxies using these paints which will induce a feeling of sleeping under the sky.

The use of glow in the dark body paint takes place for several events. One of the ideas of using glow in the dark body paint for kids is to make use of it at a birthday party to draw glow in the dark tattoos. You could also give out black chart paper to the kids and ask them to paint on them using the normal variety of glow in the dark paint. This variety of paint is also very useful for a Halloween party which is when most people buy this variety of paint. Costume parties, rave parties, festivals, carnivals, concerts, etc are other events which make use of many glow in the dark body paint ideas.

In order to apply glow in the dark body paint all you need to do is wield the brush under black light and you will be able to see what you are doing. The thicker the layer of paint you are using, the more glow it will have. The drying period of the paint will depend completely on what paint you have used. In order to glow, you need to first activate the paint with light.

Where is Glow in the Dark Paint Available

Now to answer the question where to buy glow in the dark paint. The easiest way to select and purchase glow in the dark paint of both varieties is to check online stores. There are many websites like glonation, glowpaint, CreateForLess, etc that offer you a range of glow in the dark paints that can be used for both interiors and activities like face painting. You can also buy the paints from stores like Walmart, Michaels, and Joanns. While buying these paints, ensure that you do some research and check which are the brands that are reputed and have a good history where the manufacturing of these paints is concerned. Always opt to buy quality brands.

After buying the paint in the color that you want, the most important thing for you to do is to read all the instructions that come with it. This is extremely important in case of body paint since you will be using it on either your own body or someone else's body and not following the proper instructions could be potentially dangerous.
By Tulika Nair
Published: 8/27/2010
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