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WILL WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT ON THE WALL GLOW UNDER BLACK LIGHT? Answered

I'm doing a silhouette  wall mural and i want to know if white acrylic paint will glow under a black light?

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poofrabbit (author)2012-05-06

You can find acrylic paint that has additives in it to react with black light. (Check places like Micheal's crafts and Hobby Lobby) If you are not looking for something permanent, laundry detergent (like Tide) will glow under black light very well.

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Kiteman (author)2011-11-27

As far as I know, standard acrylic paints do not fluoresce - you'll need to purchase explicitly fluorescent paints, or mix in a fluorescent additive.

If you're doing this DIY, you could try experimenting with stirring in washing powder, which has fluorescent "blue whiteners" added.

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