Are Fluorescent colors like any other Montana GOLD colors?
Note: Always test beforehand, if surface/material is compatible!
NO! Fluorescent color pigments do not exist in nature. As such, all are man-made, synthetic pigments that are not able to withstand exposure to the elements like normal colors. This may lead to less durability, faster fading or discoloration. This is the case with any fluorescent color regardless of if in a tube, spray can or other.
Are Fluorescent colors as light fast as the other colors? Can I protect them?
Fluorescent colors fade faster then other colors during UV exposure. Montana Cans uses UV blockers in our paints to increase their lightfastness and longevity. It is also possible to apply a Montana Varnish over the cured Fluorescent color to protect it even further. Our varnishes also have UV filtering characteristics to protect what they are coating.
Are Fluoresent colors as opaque as other colors?
No. Fluorescent colors are not as opaque as colors with a natural pigment origin. As such we recommend multiple coats on white or light base colors for best results.
Can I use Montana GOLD Fluorescent colors like any other Montana GOLD?
Yes. Once cured, Montana GOLD Fluorosecent colors are intermixable and can be handled, painted over or re-coated with any other Montana GOLD.
Why do Fluorescent colors cost more?
Due to no Fluorescent colors existing in nature, it is not easy to create quality Fluorescent colors. As such more expensive raw materials and manufacturing processes are required to create the high quality Flourescent pigments Montana Cans uses.
Do Fluorescent colors have the same finish as other Montana GOLD colors?
Fluorescent colors have a slightly different finish compared to other Montana GOLD colors. Usually they are a little more matte, subject to the gloss levels that already existed on the substrate they have been applied to.
How do I get the brightest result?
For best results, it is suggested to apply Fluoroescent colors onto substrates that are non porous and coated white before application. Having a white base enables the most amount of light to reflect through the color, resulting in a brighter Fluorescent effect. The more coats applied, the brighter and more long lasting the effect.
Will my Fluorescent colors glow in the dark?
The Montana GOLD Fluorescent colors will glow under UV light. The more coats applied, the greater the effect. For best results, we suggest a dark room or space. Eliminate or decrease the amount of ambient light in the room to increase the glowing effect.
Will my Fluorescent colors glow in daylight?
No. UV light is required for the glow in the dark effect. Should you want your paint to glow without UV light, you need to purchase the Montana Night Glow.
What kind of packaging materials can I use to transport / store my painted objects?
When transporting or storing painted objects, it's crucial to steer clear of air bubble wrap or similar packaging materials. These films may contain plasticizers that can gradually evaporate, resulting in unsightly marks or discoloration on the painted surface. Additionally, they can harbor silicone residues, oils, or fats from production, leading to imprints on the paint.
To safeguard your painted surfaces, it's advisable to utilize alternative packaging materials such as foam sheets, soft blankets, cardboard, or other suitable options. These alternatives provide effective protection without the risk of damaging the paintwork.
This technical application information is given to the best of our knowledge. However, it is only intended as non-binding information and does not release you from the obligation to carry out your own tests on the products supplied by us to determine their suitability for the intended applications. Application and processing are beyond our control and are therefore in the responsibility of the user. Montana Cans shall be released from liability
unless the liability-based incident is caused by a fault incurred to Montana Cans.