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Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by dorcasandvik on Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:42 pm

Hi all, I've been asked to bodypaint four guys for a Hallowe'en night at the nightclub. They want to glow under blacklight. Can anyone recommend the best brand that "glows" under black light please?

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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by TheGildedCat on Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:17 pm

My kryolan aquacolor UV paints are definitely the brightest. I also have neons by DFx. They're pretty good, but not quite as intense.
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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by Perry Noia on Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:20 pm

I have Kryolan (haven't tried the others) and I can say that it glows great under black lights but it looks crappy in regular light and smells strongly of soap (which is not a horrible smell, but I prefer paints that don't smell like anything).
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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by fesspenter on Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:24 pm

I have both Kryolan & Wolfe UV and they both are great. What really makes them "pop" are the areas you don't paint. The UV colors do not look as great under conventional light. I bought a UV backlight bulb that screws into a conventional light to check the progress of my painting.
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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by Manabanana on Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:16 pm

hahaha my avatar is pretty awesome in the black lights. It is the Kryolan UV split cake.

But I have also used all the TAG neons and they work too.
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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:40 pm

I've got Wolfe which are great, Kryolan which I find really pops in sunlight (which is UV!!!) and also Fardel Creams. They all work and have their best uses - the Fardel I use for club work, fast swirls and speed. The Kryolan for outdoor gigs and the Wolfe for under UV lamps.

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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by loola on Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:53 am

Has anyone tried mixing diamond FX neon white with non neon colours? Or laying it over the top? does it still glow?
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Post by dorcasandvik on Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:58 am

TheGildedCat wrote:My kryolan aquacolor UV paints are definitely the brightest. I also have neons by DFx. They're pretty good, but not quite as intense.

Thanks for that! I'll nip out and get those. Dorcas x Very Happy

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Post by dorcasandvik on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:00 pm

fesspenter wrote:I have both Kryolan & Wolfe UV and they both are great. What really makes them "pop" are the areas you don't paint. The UV colors do not look as great under conventional light. I bought a UV backlight bulb that screws into a conventional light to check the progress of my painting.

Thank you to all who answered my question with hints as well. x

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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:24 pm

UV White... does NOT make other colours UV. It shows through, and unlike other colours that you can block with black, it won't let you cover it. AND it lingers... you can wash it off and you are still glowing in UV light - like a club stamp!

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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by loola on Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:00 am

Thanks for the tip Shannon, I may rethink my UV choices in that case, I don't want party goers stepping our into the sunshine (In England? Not such a great chance of that then!) The next morning and partially glowing still even after removing the paint.
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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by daught on Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:34 pm

I just signed up to thank you for this helpful thread. I was looking for some UV paint, and I almost bought some garbage paint that probably has product image Photoshopped. Thankfully this thread pointed me in the right direction. I got myself some wolfe neon paint.

Now... how is this stuff applied? Do I put some water in the palette? Paint thinner? Varsol? Realistically how much coverage can I expect from 30gm?


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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by Psalmbook on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:10 pm

That's pretty funny Shannon!
I wonder how long after you've washed off the paint will you still have a slight "glow" about you?
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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by TheGildedCat on Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:35 pm

daught wrote:Now... how is this stuff applied? Do I put some water in the palette? Paint thinner? Varsol? Realistically how much coverage can I expect from 30gm?

Oh, definitely paint thinner diluted with kerosene in a ratio of 1 part to 2 parts....it really the "kapow" factor! Frankly, that's the mixture I only use on those who are under six years of age when they're dancing in clubs. For adults, I skip straight to draino - who would have thought it works so as a face paint diluent?!?

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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by Psalmbook on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:48 am

Julie, you crack me up!
Kryolan is water activated & I think works best with a sponge technique.
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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by Anita's Faces on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:04 pm



All DFX neons (not the black)
But beware, The colors change under backlight!
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Re: Any recommendations as to whose UV paints glow best in blacklight?

Post by MasterpieceFacePainting on Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:44 pm

Ooh, I like the DFX... It looks good under normal light too!

Does anyone else have some comparison photos like this of the Kryolan or Wolfe?
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