Stacey
Stacey
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Asked on May 30, 2013

Glow in the dark flower pots

Glenice hannaCarly SwirtzSlj189392
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has anyone had experience with the whole painting flower pots with low in the dark paint? just curious as to what they look like in the daylight, discolored at all?
7 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 31, 2013

    We have done a few project with GID (glow in dark) paints. We have used base powders mixed with various paints / glues. The daylight color will vary based on the GID mix used and the base color of the item. check out this blog post from my sweetie http://torisaur.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.html

  • Did not work for me. tried with a base color first and also just the GID paint. Still did not glow.

  • Debby
    on Jun 2, 2013

    I used GID paint in my kids' bedroom and made stars. The paint was used on white door frames and worked perfectly for years until we painted over them. I would think the pots would be the same as the door frames. It might depend on what brand you buy.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 2, 2013

    As with most GID stuff the "glow" factor has to due with energy shifts in the material electron "shell". For these to work they need to be "charged" by an energy source. The sun provides this source the best, but the "decay" of the glow is time sensitive. When we do our night time photography of our GID project we need to use artificial light to charge them. It works but does give the longer glow period that the sun does.

  • Slj189392
    on Jun 23, 2013

    I'm trying it for the first time. I've used almost a whole can, not sure of the size, on two hanging baskets. They kind of glow at dusk, but not like I expected. I'm going to try Rust-Oleum, used Krylon. I didn't put a base coat on, they were white to begin with. Kinda fun trying it.

  • Carly Swirtz
    on Jun 29, 2013

    You need to paint a base coat of white paint first to get the best results. Another fun garden thing is the use of solar rope lights.I buy hanging glass lanterns and out the rope lights in them. I also put them in semi clear mirror balls. I have 170 various types of solar lights and glue mirror pieces on the trees around the garden to reflect the lights.

  • Glenice hanna
    on Apr 16, 2015

    Tried the spray on first nope didn't bwork. Then tried the brush on same thing. Kind of a pretty pale yellow but did not glow. Way to expensive to just get that color.big fail at my house.

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