Are your Cosmic Ceiling
Kits re-usable ?
Yes. The items and designs we
have included in our kits can be used many times. Replacement paints are
available to buy on this web site.
How long will a cosmic
ceiling last ?
technology used to create STARGLOW
paints is the most advanced in the world which means a STARGLOW FX Cosmic Ceiling can last for 20 years.
How long will a cosmic
ceiling glow ?
You may have seen glow-in-the-dark toys and gizmos that only glow for a few
minutes. The technology used in STARGLOW paints is so good, that the best of
the paints (green) can glow for over 20 hours.
With a good charge of UV light (Black light),
your STARGLOW FX Cosmic Ceiling should glow gently all night long
gradually becoming dimmer as the hours pass.
Can I use daylight charge-up glow
Yes it can but please do not
rely on it for use during the hours of darkness!
It does not really
matter how many hours of daylight the paint is exposed to (indoors or
outdoors) as during the time it takes daylight to become the
dark of night (usually around 3 hours) most of the stored energy has been
burned-off in glowing whilst it is still too light to see it! The
reason is simply that Glow Paint (and other glow products) are actually
glowing all the time and they do not save-up all their energy waiting for it
to become dark.
We recommend at least one
UV Blacklight unit in the room and turned on a good 20-30 minutes before
bedtime in order to 'charge-up' the glow paint / stars etc so they will glow
brightly and look their best when it matters most.
does it take to create a cosmic ceiling ?
This depends on the individual
doing the work. Typically your first ceiling will take you a few hours as
you become familiar with the techniques involved. Once you are comfortable
with doing them, a typical cosmic ceiling should take a few hours. We
would recommend doing this over 2 nights; the first night allowing you to
study the ceiling in the dark and decide if it needs more paint / effects
How many ceilings will your
DIY Kits do ?
There are sufficient paints included to create a medium - large cosmic
ceiling. However if your ceilings are relatively small and you use the paint
sparingly, you should get two small ceilings out of the kit. You can
always order more paint to apply later if you wish to increase or alter the
cosmic ceiling effect.
Will I have to paint
my ceiling black first ?
No. The underlying principle
of a cosmic ceiling, is that it is created using special paints which are
'white' in daylight and therefore virtually invisible when applied to a
white ceiling. At night the ceiling becomes a jet black background to a
breathtaking cosmic vista.
ceiling look as good as the one in the photo ?
Every Cosmic Ceiling will look different from the next. Like any piece of
artwork, no two will ever be the same, also the ceiling in the photograph
was fully charged before the picture was taken. This involves using a UV
rich Blacklight to 'energise' the ceiling artwork. If you want your
ceiling to look like the one in the photo you will need to use a mains
powered Blacklight to charge it up each night.
Without a full charge it takes on a dim more gentle ethereal effect, which
whilst not as dramatic, is perhaps a better way to help encourage a good
nights sleep. (See also next question / answer)
have a small lamp in our bedroom. Will this be OK?
The paints used to
create the ceiling charge-up on Ultraviolet (UV) light. Ordinary lamp
bulbs do not give out much in the way of UV. The see the ceiling at
its most dramatic, it would need a good charge, we would recommend using a
mains powered black light unit to properly
charge up the ceiling.
We have included a basic black light
bulb with each Cosmic Ceiling DIY kit to both help with its creation and
afterwards to help 'charging up' the ceiling when you want your Cosmic Ceiling
glowing at its best. We do have more powerful black light units
available if the basic bulb is insufficient.
Having said that, under low
light (i.e. low UV) conditions and after a couple of hours, the ceiling takes
on a more gentle, ethereal effect actually preferred by many. Whilst this
'toned down' version is less colourful, it is in many ways more realistic
and soothing to the eye. So which ever version of your cosmic Ceiling your
prefer; 'soothing' or 'WoW', your sure to be delighted.
Can anyone create a Cosmic
If you can comb your hair
while stood on a ladder, you have the ability to create a cosmic ceiling. They are
really easy to do, are great fun and very rewarding.
Are your paints safe for
Yes, they are completely safe.
STARGLOW paints represent many years of development to make a range of very
high performance glow paints that were non-radioactive, non-toxic and
Can I buy more paints from you
Yes. we have replacement paints available to buy online at this web site.
Can you see the paint in
As the Paints dry 'off-white'
or a very light green in some cases, however when applied to a white ceiling,
cosmic ceiling should be 'virtually' unnoticeable under normal lighting.
The Smart Paints used in the creation of Cosmic Ceilings are
called Invisible, as they are made to be as daytime neutral as
is possible and to blend into a white background. They are
not 'invisible' in the literal sense of the word, and if
applied to a smooth 'matt' ceiling would be far more apparent
than if applied to a textured ceiling.
create a cosmic ceiling on a textured ceiling ?
In many respects a textured
ceiling is the ideal surface for a cosmic ceiling, as the pattern helps
break up and hide the cosmic artwork unlike smooth flat ceilings which can
reveal paint-on-paint in the daytime and in certain lighting conditions.