Professional Grade Retro-Reflective Clear Paint
Next-generation, water based, clear coatings, designed to reflect light back to its source.
What are Clear Reflective paints?
A choice of two tough, polyurethane based, clear light-reflecting coatings, made using microscopic glass beads, which when hit by a beam of light, reflect the light back at the source shining brightly like thousands of tiny cats-eyes; a characteristic which makes it an ideal night-time signage, safety or obstacle marking paint.
Starglow Reflective Paints are based on a safe, non-toxic water-borne PU formulation and as such, are flexible, hard-wearing and suitable for outdoor or indoor use.
Note: These paints do not glow-in-the-dark. however they do reflect brightly when light is shone upon them.
A great safety paint to use on...
Its Cats-Eyes in liquid form!
Will this paint do what I want?
Almost impossible to answer this question with absolute certainty, as every situation is different from the next and every customer has different expectations and needs.
The retro-reflective properties of this paint are determined by such factors as; surface-type, height, relative- viewing-angle-to-light-source, distance from light source, light source strength etc.
The only way to know for sure is to try it and see. To this end we do have small 30ml and 60ml trial-size sample pots available to buy on this web site.
Please note: Due to the simple nature of this coating, it can never equal the performance of manufactured reflective materials, such as those used on safety jackets and multi-layered reflective traffic signs, but its still good, and as close as you’ll get in liquid form! (particularly Ultra Reflective).
Reflective coatings work better when reflecting from a distance rather than close up. In much the same way as a distant road sign reflects when driving towards it at night.
Under normal light conditions the coating should be clear and unobtrusive, so to see the reflective effect yourself, try holding a torch (flashlight) up at eye-level and point it directly at the painted surface or take a flash-photo and see the reflection in the photo. The end-result will depend on light / flash strength and distance etc, but you get the idea.
Clear Reflective may be applied over ANY COLOUR of surface providing it is clean, dry and suitable to receive paint.
(Ultra Reflective should be applied over a DARKER COLOURED surface as it will slightly darken lighter coloured surfaces)
The Professionals choice
Starglow paints are designed to be durable, highly versatile and very long-lasting, as underpinned by our unique 10 year guarantee (not for outdoor use).
Our paints are used and trusted by many organisations throughout the World, as well as in countless homes, businesses, schools and universities. Starglow paints are manufactured in the UK to comply with EU Safety Regulations and are safe, solvent-free, non-toxic and virtually odourless.
So why are our paints so good?
Because we make ’em that way. We do not cut corners on quality nor do we use cheap ingredients, quite the opposite. When you compare Starglow paints with those made by other companies, you’ll see the difference. Starglow paints are premium grade so they glow brighter, last longer and look better, but yes, they do cost a little more.
By only using the very best of ingredients available and opting for the optimum pigmentation, do we achieve the results we are happy with, and if we’re not happy why should you be?
We make Starglow paints to be waterproof, wash proof, tough and flexible; able to cope with most demanding interior and exterior applications.
So yes, we could produce cheap, poor quality paints, but why would we put our name to that?
Starglow paints are proudly manufactured right here the UK for quality, performance and reliability.
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Clear Retro-Reflective Paint
Starglow Reflective Top-Coats are clear water-borne polyurethane coatings containing microscopic glass beads (micro-spheres) which sit partially submerged in the surface film. These micro-spheres reflect incoming light back to its source (a process known as retro-reflection).
Reflective paints may be used on a wide range of surfaces providing they are pre-coated with a water based base-coat or sealer where appropriate (do not apply over solvent / oil based primers or base-coats as these may reject the paint) and clean and free from dirt, oil, grease and loose particles etc.
Starglow Clear Reflective may be applied over any colour base-coat to make it ‘retro-reflective’ when hit by a beam of light. The colour of light reflected is the same as the light source and not the background on which the paint is applied.
Starglow Ultra Reflective is also a clear coating best applied to only black or darker coloured surfaces, as it will slightly darken a white or light-coloured surface owing to the nature of the metallised glass beads used to make the paint. Starglow Ultra Reflective does however provide a superior level of reflection than Starglow Clear Reflective Paint.
Starglow Clear Reflective top-coats can be applied by spray, roller or brush. On a smooth flat surface the best results are achieved by a single thin coat applied using a good quality spray gun, air brush, or smooth paint roller. Irregular or rough surfaces will require a spray or brush application.
Reflective coatings require one thin even coating (preferably applied by spray) to serve as the final surface layer. Do not apply any form of top coat over a reflective coating as this will nullify the reflective effect.