DO I HAVE TO MIX THE FORMULA BEFORE USE?
No. Glow Cubed paints come ready to use in a resealable tube. Just like any other oil paint, Glow Cubed oil paints are no different.
WHAT DOES THE PAINT LOOK LIKE DURING DAYLIGHT?
Glow Cubed paints Lightning Bug and Blue Mermaid are a pale yellow, almost white color. You may use as is or tint with your other transparent oil colors to make new colors. At night they glow for up to 10- 12 hours shades of green and blue, your painting comes to life in the dark.
WHAT SURFACES CAN I USE GLOW CUBED GLOW PAINT ON?
This paint can be used over oil and acrylic paintings or used on any surface that accepts oil paint. You may varnish using varnish without UV blockers.
CAN I MIX GLOW CUBED PAINT WITH OTHER OIL COLORS?
Glow Cubed paints can be tinted with transparent, and semi-transparent oil colors, but may diminish glow. Opaque oil colors do not work as they block and absorb the light. .
What light charges the paint the best?
Sunlight, U.V. Black Light, Fluorescent Light, LED’s, Halogens and not so much incandescent. If you want to
see the Max, bring your art out into the sunshine for 10-20 minutes, then bring it back in, let your eyes adjust.
A small LED black light UV bar for a quick charge at night is convenient and to see what you are painting
as you go. (CFL black lights are not recommended, they are inefficient.)
How thick should I paint layers for glow?
Thicker is better to a point, it depends on how strong the light is to penetrate deeply. Using a palette knife one or two layers is sufficient for most display environments. If using a brush, in a range of about 1/16” or 1/8” layered is good. Best to experiment for the glow you want.
Which paint is the brightest Glow?
Lighting Bug Glows the brightest, Blue Mermaid glows the longest. If you layer them you will get a changing glow color over time because of the varying brightness of each layer. See our color chart.