Daylight fluorescent pigments have a bright, glowing appearance. Their vividness can be increased by applications over a white ground. Their fluorescent effect is fugitive but can be increased by applying a UV absorbing varnish.
- Lightfastness - concentrated: 4 (1 is bad, 8 is best)
- Suitability: Acrylics, Oil, Tempera, Watercolor / Gouache
- Colors: Green
- Forms: powder
- Solubility in water: insoluble
Fluorescent pigments are more fugitive than conventional pigments. They are stable to indoor light or outdoor conditions other than direct sunlight. By exposure to outdoor sunlight color will change, whereby the degree fading is depending on following factors:
- Color of the pigment
- Pigment loading and thickness of the end product. The higher the pigment loading and thickness, the better the
- Type of binder polymer
- Intensity and angle of the incident sunlight
The lightfastness may be improved by including UV-absorber(s) in the formulation and/or by making use of clear overcoats containing UV-absorber(s).