Photochromic Paints

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  • Photochromic paints are invisible in the absence of UV light (e.g. indoors) but develop a colour immediately when exposed to any UV light e.g. sunlight.
  • Paint onto white surfaces.
  • Super Adhesion: Can be applied to most surface types.
100ml
300ml
Magenta
Orange
Yellow
Purple
Blue
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Photochromic Paints

 

How these Photochromic Paints work

These paints are basically invisible when no Ultra Violet light (UV light) is present but develop a strong colour in the presence of any UV light. 
Items painted with these paints show almost no colour when indoors but instantly develop their colour when a UV light is switched on. They also develop their colour as soon as they are taken outside during the day. The colour development outdoors even occurs in the shade and on cloudy days. 
  • Apply onto white coloured surfaces. 
  • Not highly lightfast so long-term exposure to UV light will cause the colour effect to fade. 
 

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Application ideas

You can paint something on an interior wall that nobody can see until a UV light is switched on. Great for a surprise effect and for gender-reveal parties. 
You can create special effect invitations that can only be read outdoors.  
You can come up with your own unique creative ideas e.g. art that changes colour or make a UV detector.
 

Super Adhesion Technology

Pure acrylic paints with Super Adhesion Technology. These paints can be applied directly to masonry, plastics, melamine, resins, wall tiles, non-corroding metals*, ridged rubbers, fabrics and interior wood. They should, however, be paint onto white surfaces so you may need to paint white first. 
 
*Non corrosive metals include aluminium, galvanized steel, stainless steel copper, bronze and brass. 
 

Surface Preparation

As with any normal paint, surfaces should be clean, grease free and must not have a flaking or powdery nature or damp problems from below the surface.
Lightly sand plastic and resin surfaces with a fine grit sandpaper prior to applying the paint. 
If the surface is not white then paint it white first. 
Paint over existing oil based paints with a Universal Undercoat first. These tend to yellow so paint a normal white acrylic/PVA paint over the Universal Undercoat before painting with Photochromic Paint.
 
Keep out of reach of children
All our products should be kept out of reach of children under 5 years and anybody who may tend to place items or liquids in their mouths should be supervised. Even packing can become a choking hazard.
 
Unit Size
Unit Size
100ml
300ml
Color
Colour
Magenta
Orange
Yellow
Purple
Blue

Surface Preparation before painting with Photochromic Paints

 
These paints can be applied directly to masonry, plastics, melamine, resins, wall tiles, non-corroding metals*, ridged rubbers, fabrics and interior wood.
*Non corrosive metals include aluminium, galvanized steel, stainless steel copper, bronze and brass. 
 
As with any normal paint, surfaces should be clean, grease free and must not have a flaking or powdery nature or damp problems from below the surface.
Lightly sand plastic and resin surfaces with a fine grit sandpaper prior to applying the paint. 
If the surface is not white then paint it white first. 
Paint over existing oil based paints with a Universal Undercoat first. These tend to yellow so paint a normal white acrylic/PVA paint over the Universal Undercoat before painting with Photochromic Paint.
 

Application 

  • For Interior applications (can be used for short-term exterior applications).
  • Apply onto white surfaces. Paint white first if required. 
  • Applied by brush, roller, airless spray and air spray equipment*.
  • 1 litre paint approximately 10m2. One coat may be sufficient but usually two coats are applied.
  • Wash up spills and equipment immediately with water. 
*Application by air spray will require some dilution. Water can be used for dilution but we recommend the use of our Arylic Spray Medium. 

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