Derivan Student Fluorescent Paint Range
Can fluorescent paints be used with regular acrylic paints?
Yes, but be aware that mixing florescent paints with regular acrylic paints will not result in a new florescent colour, as the nature of the florescent pigment has been diluted. This is also dependant upon the ratio of paint used and the colours used, and as such experimentation is recommended.
What is the best way to apply fluorescent paint?
Fluorescent paints can be applied in the same way as any acrylic paint, using brushes, rollers, etc. However, they are best applied to a white surface to best reflect their glowing quality. While they can be applied to a darker surfaces, this will mute the overall colour and fluorescent effect.
Although fluorescent paints are semi-transparent, one way to offset this feature is to apply a fluorescent colour over a regular acrylic paint of a similar colour. For example, apply Derivan Student Magenta acrylic paint and allow to dry before applying a layer of Derivan Student Fluro Magenta acrylic paint. This will ensure that a strong layer of magenta colour is visible in normal daylight, while the fluorescent magenta quality will be visible with the use of a black light.
It is also worth noting that the lighter fluorescent colours such as Derivan Student Fluro Yellow or Fluro Green tend to be the most vibrant shades in these ranges and glow brightly under black light.