One of most popular and powerful Glow in the dark powder chemicals out there are strontium aluminate. When it’s doped with another chemical, often europium, it becomes a photoluminescent phosphor. In layman’s terms, a glow-in-the-dark powder!
Strontium aluminate is a pale yellow or white under light and glows green or blue when dark. All of our greens and blues use this chemical compound to achieve the glow affect.
The other colors are made out of different materials to achieve the desired glow affects . Colors such as red and yellow use sulfides to achieve their desired pigments, so they can often emit a “rotten egg” smell when first opened
Mixture and padding
1. Glow in the dark powder can be applied using a variety of methods. The first method is to mix the glow in the Glow in the dark powder with a slow setting epoxy resing then filling the void and letting the epoxy cure. The second method is filling the void with the Glow in the dark powder then flooding the void with thin CA glue. The second method is ideal for narrow grooves or small voids.
- buff the inlaid area with buffing compound and a soft cloth, or with a buffing buff held in a drill.
1. Final finishing of the inlaid turning is the same as finishing an all-wood piece. You may choose a CA finish, lacquer, oil, or wax, depending on your preference
2. After the final finish has been applied, you may wish to apply a light coat of wax using 0000 steel wool. This will smooth the surface and leave a satin surface. Finally, use a soft clean flannel buff for buffing the surface