Instant Starry-Sky Ceiling Painting Kits
The simplest way to create a fabulous Starry Night Sky Ceiling in your home.
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An instant Starry-Sky at the Stroke of a brush
It’s never been easier to create your own Starry-Sky ‘Space’ Ceiling than it is now with one of our Starry Ceiling Kits. We have a choice of 2 low-cost kits, using a magical combination of either Starglow SuperStars or Starglow Paint for the simple star constellations or star ‘birth’ signs, combined with Starglow Pixie paint for its amazing milky-way and star-clouds effect. Together they can produce a stunning, glow-in-the-dark starry-night sky effect on any plain white ceiling, which is virtually unnoticable during the day, but utterly incredible at night.
A 1 Sqm section of a Pixie-painted white ceiling with Starglow SuperStars added for effect (As per our Starry Ceiling Kits)
Just one coat of this amazing starry paint will lay down a truly unique, randomly created starry pattern with each and every brush stroke.
But don't just take our word for it...
I am not sure how I can get a good picture of my son’s ceiling that we did with Pixie Paint, but it is brilliant. We brushed it in big bands in some places, but the best bits were where we created spiral galaxies and concentric rings. We also added the tiny stick on stars. These are amazing because they are virtually invisible in daylight.
They worked best when we put them in gaps in the Pixie Paint – we created specific constellations for each member of our family. The glow is incredible. After a sunny day, they glow well into the early hours of the morning – I have seen them still glowing at 4am! Even on an overcast Winter’s day, we get a good glow at bedtime.
Your questions answered
Pixie paint is actually a clear coating with a matt finish which contains tiny particles/ granules, which are themselves a light green in colour. However once applied over a textured white ceiling, they are virtually invisible to the naked eye. The particles used to make particles are a mixture of 3 glow colours: green, aqua-blue and sky-blue.
No. This paint leaves a slightly textured coating owing to the special ‘Star’ particles contained in the paint. This would be more visually apparent on a smooth ceiling than on a textured one.
For optimum performance, this paint should be applied to a white surface, but yes, in theory you could use it on darker surfaces, though this may reduce the glow performance and the ‘star-particles’ would be more apparent / visible as a result in normal / daylight.
If you apply over a white surface the paint should be virtually unnoticeable / invisible in daytime. However It is not ‘totally’ invisible. Ideally the is paint is best used on a textured ceiling as a smooth ‘matt’ ceilings tend draw the eye to the slightest blemish. However the the fun and enjoyment of a Starry Ceiling at night, far outweigh any minor daytime presence.
The advanced glow-in-the-dark technology used in the creation of this paint, will deliver up to 12 hours glowing time and last for many years. To enjoy the Pixie Paint effect at its best, we recommend you turn-on the bedroom lights (or use a mains UV Black light) to charge-up the paint for 20-30 minutes before bedtime.
Whilst daylight (natural light) will charge this paint, by the time the dark of night has arrived it will only result in a weak glow as most of the energy stored will already have been used. If the room has suitable electric lighting, then this should be adequate to charge the ceiling for 20 – 30 minutes or so before bedtime. However for the really best starry effect and glow performance, we recommend using a mains UV Black light.
Easy. Once the first coat has dried, simply apply a second and perhaps even a third coating to those areas where you want a greater density of glow stars. We find patched of uncoated ceiling amongst the glow sections give the appearance of deep space and only enhance the overall effect. So best not to over do it. The less is more :-0)
Odours are normally associated with solvent / spirit based paints. Pixie Paint is a safe, water based paint which has at worst a very slight sweet smell whilst wet, but certainly no unpleasant odour.
Unlike ordinary ceiling paint, Pixie paint is not meant to cover the whole surface of the ceiling, far from it. Pixie paint best applied as irregular shaped strips and patches of random size, shape and position across the surface. How much you have is entirely up to you and the effect you want. Stay away from the ceiling edges and corners, so at night in the dark; when a white ceiling will look black, all you should see is a blanket of stars.
In terms of coverage we say 350ml jar should be enough for a typical bedroom ceiling. This is jar size we supply with our Starry-Sky Ceiling Kits too. If you want more stars you an always add more if you wish.
What are Glow-in-the-Dark paints?
Often referred to as glowing, phosphorescent, illuminous, luminous or luminescent, these paints are essentially a clear polyurethane suspension containing microscopic photo-luminescent crystals, which absorb invisible UV energy from existing light sources and then re-emit most of that energy as visible light.
This process happens in real-time so glow paints actually glow all the time, its just that in normal lighting conditions we cannot see this glow effect, but it does tend to give the paint a light greenish appearance. The energy the crystals do not re-emit immediately, is retained and slowly released as a gradually diminishing afterglow. Starglow paints can be recharged thousands of times and last many years.
Starglow Paints are made in the UK using the very latest in photo-luminescent technology, for a brighter, richer, longer-lasting glow.
These high-performance, water-based paints are solvent-free and non-toxic.
Our paints are based on a non-toxic water based PU Acrylic formula, free from solvents and harmful chemicals and virtually odourless. They are non-flammable and with low VOCs, are not harmful to the environment. Starglow paints are quick-drying and brushes simply wash out in water. What’s not to like?
We proudly manufactured right here the UK for quality, performance and reliability.
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