Hi, amk - I should ask you this too, since you know from UV!
I am painting some paper mache critters with UV reactant paint, but I want to weatherproof them so they don't dissolve into a puddle of goo if it rains. I was going to use spar varnish. I haven't looked at the back of the can yet - have to go check, but I'm imagining I don't want to put something that blocks UV over UV reactant paint, right? So would I put the UV paint as the last coat, or is there something else I should be using as a protectant?
I don't need these props to last forever or anything - they will not be incredibly gloriously well made. But I also don't want to thwart the UV effect unintentionally.
So what do you do as far as weatherproofing and top coat or sealant?
I have been looking at your photos and have found them to be quite impressive. The black light paints really light up your scenes and your characters are well chosen. Are any of them animated? So what are you using for black lights? I cannot believe how strong the light is and how evenly it lights up your yard.
I have three fog machines. I could try and run a small hose over to it. The casket will sit next to my driveway with a light in front of it. I will try to get it outside once the rain stops down here and take another pic. When I do let me know what you think. Thanks again.
Hello annamarykhan, I am in the UK, he was at a local Home Bargains store, best of all it only cost £12.99, I think that works out at about about $20.00, most animated props here normally cost a small fortune.