The World's first 'Multi-Colour'
Cosmic Ceiling was created in 2003
by Michael J Blackburn; the founder and
Managing Director of GLOWTEC Ltd.
Whilst single-colour first generation
'starry' ceilings (made using dots of glow
paint or plastic stick-on stars) had been
around for several years, the art form as
such had never really progressed beyond this
As Michael explains. "I was so amazed at the
images coming down from the Hubble
Telescope, I just had to see if it was
possible to recreate them on my kid's
bedroom ceilings. I knew about the stick-on
glow stars and glow paint dots on the
ceiling, but frankly that didn't float my
boat. What I really wanted, was a realistic
cosmic effect on the ceiling, one that would
be invisible in the daytime, but glow at
night when the kids went to bed."
As there was nothing like this around at the
time and inspired by the breathtaking images
from deep-space, Michael set about making
his vision into a reality and in so doing,
created a whole new art form to reproduce
the spectacular colourful cosmic effects of
deep space phenomenon, such as cosmic gas
clouds and colourful nebulae etc.
After months of painstaking research and
development, using the latest generation of
high performance Photo-luminescent
ingredients. Michael had finally developed
the ideal formulation of daytime-invisible
'coloured' glow paints, that he needed to
create the first 'Multi-Colour'
Glow-in-the-Dark Cosmic Ceiling, as well as
the artistic techniques and special effects
he needed to reproduce the cosmic