Photoluminescent epoxy paint can create light even when
there is little to no light in the room.
Not only can they be used for floors but they can also
make beautiful wall murals with patterns.
Of course you could use it on the ceiling
if that is where you would like to add
some extra natural "artificial" light in the room.
Light from photoluminescence is considered a "cool "
light source therefore it would be fine to have
in a room with a lot of plants.
A way to possibly create your own non- toxic , photoluminescent
paint for flooring that would protect floors from bacteria , etc...
might be to use a water based epoxy paint and mix it
with photoluminescent powder ( colour of your choice )
and it would create a natural glowing epoxy paint
for private residences as well as for commercial buildings.
Photoluminescent paint is one way to create a glow in the dark
surface. It can also be applied to glass or tile manually
but this is a far more technical and labor intensive craft.
A solid photoluminescent paint on wood
looks great and is one way to move
the look of natural woods or laminate flooring
into the future
If someone is making a pigmentented ( coloured0
epoxy paint, it is best to also add a uv resistant
coating to the paint mixture or on top
of the paint once it has dried.
Indoors and especially outdoors this
will prevent the paint turning a colour
you may not want in the future.
For those just looking to protect their flooring ,in
particular those with recycled glass flooring
a simple non- glowing water based
epoxy paint or sealer will do the trick
to help keep the surfaces clean and
There is also an adhesive film you can apply to floors
if you do not want to directly paint the surface.
photoluminescent vinyl film is soft, flexible, and comes in both
adhesive and non-adhesive backing. It can be easily cut into any shape required
and the adhesive backing enables the film to be stuck on any normal, flat
surface that is free from oil or grease
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Photoluminescent film operates in the same manner as other photoluminescent products by absorbing photons from ambient light, and then reemitting them, creating a distinct glowing effect.
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For photoluminescent glass or ceramics:
Photoluminescent ceramics and photoluminescent glass are produced by adding photoluminescent pigment in the producing process of common ceramics and glass . Compared to the common ceramics and glass , the products can glow in the dark after they absorb the artificial or natural light.
Photoluminescent ceramics and glass can release a certain length light wave, which can prevent some kinds of mildews and diseases.