Inexpensive glow in the dark writing

Desired effect:Paint a Wall or furniture write on it or draw then it fades 1 less than a minute then you can draw again

Materials:
-1 UV LED (low power any chinese anti fake bill keychain will do)
-Any surface

-Common glow in the dark paint or powder
Low grade Zinc sulfide glow in the dark paint
(or strontium oxide aluminate glow in the dark paint )

  • We have to find a way to lower the performance of the compounds so that they glow for 10-40 seconds maximum instead of hours.

WHAT IS NEEDED: A CHEMICAL DETERRENT TO LOWER THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PAINT: HELP IS NEEDED I DO NOT KNOW WHAT COMPOUND TO USE. (IT MUST DECREASE THE PERFORMANCE BUT NOT THE BRIGHTNESS in dim light)

Help complete this instructable, (pretty please)


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VIRON10 years ago
Constant exposure to infrared light will make green ZnS glow for much less time, especially as IR intensity increases. In other words, IR can quickly release the stored photons in ZnS. IR can be used as a glow eraser.
VIRON VIRON10 years ago
The ZnS you have may be good enough,
or the phosphor used in old radar screen tubes maybe what you want.
CRT Phosphors
skylighter10 years ago
You need a product called Zinc Orange from Glow Inc. (www.glowinc.com) It is bright initially, but fades very quickly.