& Cosmic Ceilings
The effect of a
glow-in-the-dark star ceiling is quite breathtaking.
By day the ceiling will look completely unassuming but
come nightfall the special luminescent paint applied to the
ceiling comes alive with stars, constellations,
galaxies, comets, nebulae and planets.
It creates the illusion that the entire ceiling has
opened up to the starry night sky.
I can create effects such as realistic planets & moons
with craters that actually look 3D, comets trailing
tails of dust particles and swirling distant galaxies.
Children are fascinated by the effects and they'll look
forward to going to bed at night and drifting off to
sleep as the star field fades in to the night.
And why let the children have all the fun?! Anybody can
have a cosmic star ceiling and will discover that
drifting off to sleep under the stars is very
Contact me to order your star ceiling mural today. And
for a limited time you can get up to a 100 square foot
basic star ceiling mural for only $350.
Please note, as with all murals; prices do not include scaffold rental,
and/or travel and lodging expenses should they apply.
Questions about Glow in the Dark Ceiling Murals
Are the paints safe?
Yes - the paints are water based and non-toxic.
As with most paints the glow paint will emit a slight
odor when drying but being water based they dry within a
couple of hours and the odor will fade away.
Does the ceiling have to be painted black first?
Absolutely not. A white ceiling is perfect for the
paints to glow at their best.
Can the effect be painted onto an popcorn or textured
Yes - I can paint stars and nebulae onto textured
ceilings, although it will not be possible to create the
planet and comet effects as these work best on a smooth
How does the paint glow?
The paints are phosphorescent which means they can
absorb sunlight and artificial light (known as charging)
and slowly release this light during darkness. UV or
black light is ideal for charging these paints.
What is UV?
UV is short for Ultraviolet light (or black light). UV
light has a wavelength shorter than that of visible
light and cannot be detected by the human eye.
While UV light itself is invisible, it causes many
substances to glow or fluoresce in a variety of colors
that are visible and you will probably have seen the
effects of such lighting at theme parks and nightclubs.
How long will the stars glow for?
The paints will glow for up to 10 hours if they are
given an adequate charge of light. Normal lighting will
do the job but for the most outstanding results a UV
black-light will charge up the ceiling better & faster.
Is the paint visible during the day?
In daylight the paint is a very pale cream color so if
painted onto a white or off-white ceiling the effect is
How long does it take to complete a Star Ceiling?
I would allow at least four to eight hours for a cosmic
ceiling star mural that includes planets and comets on
an 80-100 sq ft ceiling.
Will I be able to paint over a Star Ceiling?
Yes - you will probably need about 3-4 coats of emulsion
before the effect finally disappears although I would be
very surprised if you ever wanted to do this.
Will I have to remove furniture from the room to be
I use plastic sheeting and dust covers to protect the
walls, floor & furniture but I do ask that the room is
cleared as much as possible - especially of any fragile
and valuable items.
After you complete the ceiling will I have to wait
until night-time to see the effect?
Not at all. Before I start painting the ceiling I have
to block out the daylight with blackout material - this
is to simulate the night-time. Once I have finished the
ceiling I will give it a good charge with a UV light so
you will be able to see the effect before I leave.