Talk:Blacklight paint

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Shouldn't this page be merged with fluorescence? The topic seems a bit too specific to require its own article. There are many fluorescent products that are not paint, like theft detection powders and inks, admission stamp inks, tracer dyes, crayons, etc. Also, there are many kinds of fluorescent paints. Oil and water. Those that appear the same color in Vis/UV vs those that appear white, clear, or a completely different color. Those that fluoresce from blue/cyan/green visible light to green/yellow/red. I'd like to see such stuff merged with fluorescence.

Or one could delete the redirect fluorescent and move this page there, expanding it to include all such materials. (fluorescence being for the scientific mechanics of the effect, fluorescent describing materials that are). Or possibly the same but with the redirect page blacklight.

Or move it to a totally new title like fluorescent materials or blacklight effects

The page as-is seems unwikipedic. Thoughts? Splarka 06:58, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

I disagree. Unlike a paper encyclopedia, there's pretty-much no limit on the number of articles that Wikipedia can contain. And "Blacklight paint" (linked from "Day-Glo", by the way, IIRC) is a sufficiently broad topic to deserve an article. If there's not enough content here now, then add more! :-)
Atlant 12:26, 17 August 2005 (UTC)
Well, the current title limits the amount of content that can be added. Splarka 19:05, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

If I may restart this old debate, I believe the term "dayglo," which redirects now to this page, could really refer to three separate (but related) topics:

  • The Day-Glo Color Corporation, started by Joe Switzer and Bob Switzer, who invented the first ultraviolet fluorescent paints (a.k.a. blacklight paint) and later the first daylight fluorescent dyes (a.k.a. daylight fluorescents)[1]
  • Ultraviolet fluorescent paints, invented by the Switzer brothers, which are used with black lights to produce brightly-glowing colors in dark lighting conditions (more commonly called blacklight paint).
  • Daylight fluorescent dyes, also invented by the Switzer brothers/Day-Glo Color Corporation. Better known by the "dayglo" brand, daylight fluorescents are used in advertising/packaging, construction cones and vests, etc., where extra brightness in daylight conditions is desired.

I worked on a historical publication that describes the history of DayGlo and that can be found here.[2] If others support this recommendation, I will take a crack at cleaning up this confusing redirect. KLindblom (talk) 22:30, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Spam links[edit]

The newly-added UVArt link is clearly a spam link, but it's a pretty-interesting spam link.

Toss? Keep?

What say you?

Atlant 13:38, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

I dont think the UVART is a spam link at all. Kent Mathieu is the one that brought "blacklight" UV painting into the mainstream and made various style codes for all Blacklight commercial art. It shows examples of blacklight/painting at its best. Why not take out the guy who invented Day-Glo then? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

Hey if you look up blacklight bodypaint and dayglo paint it is shocking how much you can find. I had not even thought to look up the word until I saw this paint live at the day of the dead. The lady painting faces was wearing it and painting glow paint on herself and others.

I think the link you consider spam is a cool one but, I think if you look up the Day Of The Dead in Fort Worth 2007 you will probably find that photos or info on the lady that painted there. That was really art more than I have ever seen.

If you can find her page or information on her can you please let us know. I have tried but, I keep getting old events. This was just this year in 2007. All I found was one page on a dallas newspaper and only one photo. Any help would be great for I want to see more of it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:09, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

beyond the USA[edit]

Couple of topics I'd like to see covered

  • Blacklight Theatre company of Prague - they were going in the '80s and fairly significant culturally, certainly significant in terms of UV art
  • Club backdrops. Maybe this is a UK thing, maybe even a local Bristol thing, but there's an art of painting wallhangings and backdrops for trance or 'rave' clubs, well exemplified by Tribe of Frog et al.

Andy Dingley 20:56, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Day-Glo - whose tradename?[edit]

"Day-Glo is a tradename", it says. That's not very informative - whose tradename is it? 08:44, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Original usage[edit]

This is very odd. Dayglow colours that I remember came in in the seventies and are very bright shades (possibly wit included luminescent dyes) that are now used in High-Visibility jackets for instance, but I can no longer find a reference on the webChevin (talk) 10:45, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

  1. ^ DayGlo Color Corp. "DayGlo: Color Only Better". Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Lindblom, Keith. "DayGlo Fluorescent Pigments". National Historic Chemical Landmarks. American Chemical Society. Retrieved 14 July 2014.