Glowing paint is widely used in the manufacture of theatrical decorations, various "magic" items for night shows and role-playing games. You can make such a paint with your own hands if you have some skills in working with chemicals.
- - porcelain chemical dishes;
- - scales;
- - beaker;
- - gas burner or electric stove;
- - colorless oil varnish, nitro varnish or nitroclay;
- - chemicals for each paint;
- - latex gloves;
- - protective mask;
- - protective glasses.
To make a bluish white paint, take:
- strontium sulfate - 20 g;
- 0.5% alcoholic solution of silver nitrate - 2 ml;
- 0.5% lead nitrate solution -4 ml;
Place all ingredients in a porcelain bowl and rub with a porcelain pestle. Heat the mixture on a gas burner or electric stove for 2-3 hours, stirring thoroughly.
Mix the resulting powder with some kind of transparent varnish or nitro glue to the consistency of paint or paste. The drawing is applied with a brush or by rubbing the paste into the prepared in-depth contour. Let the image dry. You have an afterglow paint. If the drawing is first held in bright light, and then placed in the dark, it will glow.
You can prepare glowing paints and other colors. For yellow-green, take the following substances:
- sulfate barium - 60 g;
- 0.5% alcohol solution of uranium nitrate - 6 ml;
- 0.5% solution of bismuth nitrate - 12 ml.
This recipe is mainly suitable for acquaintance, since the paint turns out to be weakly radioactive.
Bright yellow paint, unlike yellow-green paint, is safe. To prepare it you need:
- strontium carbonate - 100 g;
- sulfur powder - 30 g;
- soda ash - 2 g;
- sodium chloride - 0.5 g;
- manganese sulfate - 0.2 g.
Purple paint is prepared from the following substances:
- 0.5% solution of bismuth nitrate - 1 ml;
- sulfur powder - 6 g;
- sodium chloride - 0.15 g;
- slaked lime - 20 g:
- potassium chloride - 0.15 g.
For the preparation of glowing paint, you can also use the fragments of glowing plastic figurines, which at one time the Russian industry produced quite a lot. They need to be crushed and dissolved in acetone or dichloroethane.