• Laurie Swigart

MAKING FABRICS GLOW IN THE DARK

Author Unknown


Wildfire makes a UV fabric dye. The dye is as hazardous as any dye, but harmless once the job is completed. wildfirefx.com


I have also heard that washing things in "Tide" detergent will cause some UV fluorescing. It is cheap, quick, and non-toxic.


Actually, it is phosphorus, not the bleach that glows. If you are hard pressed, you could try this: Home Depot and the like carry a florescent orange spray paint. It is for marking and other safety uses. It will glow under UV quite well. It also might shed in an evil way. But it might be worth exploring.


You might experiment with Woolite fabric cleaner. I've found that many fabrics glow when washed in this stuff. Other than that, you might look at your local hardware store for "fluorescent clear" spray paint. The stuff dries as a clear coat, but glows red under UV. (SPFX shops used this stuff on their models as an alternative to blue screen at one time)


Not only did we wash the garments in detergent that contained phosphorus, we added the same detergent to a gallon of paint and painted

the deck with it.

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

TEMPORARY DISTRESSING

For true temporary distressing, I use film-style distressing- Shmutz ( a greasy pigment crayon available from Manhattan Wardrobe Supply) and liberal amounts of fuller's earth, rottenstone, talc, and o

THE HIGH SCHOOL COSTUME DESIGNER

Theater is a communication art - an art form that is a collective whole made up of a number of collaborators. Definition of good design: The most appropriate method of realizing the script within the

Contact the Director

Laurie Swigart ~Director, Designer, & Webmaster ~laurie@dreamcoat.org715-781-5760

Copyright (c) 1997-2020 Theatre on a Shoestring. All rights reserved.

DISCLAIMER: THEATRE ON A SHOESTRING is not responsible for information, images, or links on related sites. All pages that contain links to other sites do so to assist visitors in finding useful and related material. We are not responsible for other sites' content or links.

 

DISCLAIMER: THEATRE ON A SHOESTRING did not willfully use any copyrighted material for the publication of this website. We apologize for any oversight in the acknowledgement of the copyright of the respective object. The copyright for any material created by THEATRE ON A SHOESTRING is reserved.