Aurora paint stirring

Additional Tips for Working with your SpaceBeams Paint

You might be thinking right now that SpaceBeams paint is just another paint, why would you need special instructions for using it. However, in order to achieve the most intense glow there are a few factors to keep in mind when applying it. We have collected some tips for you already, which you can read in our help section, however there are a few more that you might find useful while working with SpaceBeams:

  • Mix

    This is true for all paints, but very important for glow in the dark ones. By mixing the paint you evenly distribute the glow particles throughout, which might have settled at the bottom.

  • Prepare surface

    The surface needs to be dry, clean and free from any grease in order to get a reliable bond. Also if a surface is powdery or crumbly at all, this may prevent a strong bond.

  • For precise work

    It is possible to mix SpaceBeams paints with water in order to make it thinner. Our paints thin very quickly, so only put in a little at a time. However, please remember to apply at least 3mm thickness for the best glow.

  • Seal with varnish for outdoors

    SpaceBeams paints are fairly hardy by themselves once fully dried, but a clear coat can aid with longevity outdoors. So if your creation will decorate your garden or will be facing the elements outside we recommend to seal with a clear varnish to protect it. Not essential, but best to use one without UV blocking. (There are many different brands out there so always do a spot check!)

  • Prevent drying out

    To prevent drying from happening inside an opened bottle where enough paint was previously used, creating an air pocket inside, we recommend putting some plastic-wrap/cling-film that covers the paint surface and prevents the remaining paint from contacting the air and so should make it last longer.

Hope these extra suggestions support you on your creative journey, if you have any questions just get in touch 🙂

New Cheaper Delivery With FREE Shipping Options For Orders to The UK and Europe!

We’ve just updated our shipping options to make them much simpler as well as making them much cheaper.

We now even have FREE shipping options for orders shipped to the UK and Europe! Standard shipping is free to the UK and Europe for any order with a total weight under 1kg (2,2 lbs).

For orders outside the UK and Europe, the shipping destinations are split in to two “World Zones”. Shipping to each World Zone is slightly different. But these new shipping rates a much cheaper than the previous ones.

Simply add your items to the cart and proceed to the checkout to see what your delivery options are (no account or credit card info required to view shipping costs). Or visit our delivery info page to view the full break down of our shipping rates and policies: Delivery Info Page

New Paint Colour Added! Aquaris Bright Aqua (Light Blue/Turquoise)

We’re excited to announce we’ve added a new colour to our glow in the dark paint range….

Aquaris

Aquaris glows with what we call a “bright aqua” colour. This is essentially a light blue with a slight green tint, kind of like turquoise.

It a pretty unique ethereal glow colour which we think is a perfect for many applications, especially Halloween.

Aquaris is currently available in both 20ml (0.68 fl oz) and 50ml (1.7 fl oz) bottle sizes, with custom amounts also available on request.

Aquaris follows the same principles as our current Aurora paint as we will always ensure our paints adhere to the same stringent standards of being non-toxic, water based, and non-flammable, and all while retaining the strongest glows possible for the different colours we release.

And as with all our products, you get lifetime access to the exclusive SpaceBeams VIP Stencils Membership!

We hope you enjoy this new glow in the dark paint colour. Be sure to keep sending us photos of how you use our paints – we look forward to seeing how everyone uses Aquaris! 🙂

20ml and 50ml Aurora Bottles

New Look, New Bottles

We’ve updated and improved our paint bottles and their label designs!

  • The labels now have a more modern and clean look.
  • The bottles have been changed to a better type more suitable for paint. They have an easy to use flip-cap lid with a tamper-evident seal. No more messy threads on narrow screw-cap lids!
  • What’s even better is the new bottles and caps can be fully recycled, so once you’ve used up all the paint, simply rinse out the bottle and put it in the plastic recycling bin! 🙂

Here’s how our new bottles look… we hope you like the change:

20ml and 50ml Aurora Bottles

 

 

 

Cool Cat VIP Stencil Membership Artwork

Here’s a great example of the results you can achieve with the stencils in the VIP Stencils Membership (membership is free with every SpaceBeams paint purchase).

This “Cool Cat” stencil is one of the harder stencils to work with – there are many detailed and challenging cuts to make. But with a steady hand and some perseverance, you can end up with a fantastic result. There are easier stencil designs to start with first inside the Stencils Membership.

Move the vertical slider left and right over the image below to see how the artwork looks under day light and in the dark!

Also, we’re giving away a sneak-peak in this artwork by showing off a new paint colour we have coming out soon! 😉

We hope you enjoy this stencil art!

Cool Cat Light