I've read that soaking cheesecloth in laundry detergent and letting it dry without rinsing creates a blue glow under blacklight. Anybody tried this, is it any better than cheesecloth alone for a FCG effect?
Sure it works way better than just the cheesecloth. I used tide for mine. You need to use the powdered type for this to work. RIT whitener works as well.
Since this is sort of hijacking the UV paint thread, I'm splitting it off into its own thread so as not to lose the focus of the original thread. Please keep this in mind when making posts to existing threads.
i used rit to dye mine, cheesecloth itself does not glow at all under UV. like at all. laundry detergent works good but ive found rit works better for mine...like the whitener and brightener as apposed to liquid detergent
OK maybe I won't be able to get myself out of this state of confusion, but I have been reading, searching, reading some more and I can't seem to get a straight answer.
How do you make cheesecloth glow blue under a black light for the FCG?
I hear liquid detergent, or powder detergent, then I hear use RIT or RIT and detergent or 1/2 water 1/2 detergent. I hear detergent but don't rinse, then you are supposed to rinse lightly. Or soak it 3 times in detergent. HELP!!! What is correct way to get it to glow?
So in your case it was just RIT only, no detergent? I guess this is where I am getting confused, too many options.
I did the following but did not seem to get that blue glow
used Kirkland determent, liquid, about 1-1 1/2 cup liquid in bucket with about 1-2 gallons water and let it it for an hour, rinsed with water to get the soap out then in the dryer on the light setting, air only for about 30 minutes.
Do I not rinse as much and leave some of the soap residue in the cheesecloth?
I suggest shining a black light on the detergent itself, to see if it glows before you go to the bother of applying it to your props.
Beware of messing around with bleach. If you don't give yourself chemical burns, you'll rot your fabric. Bleach by itself does not glow. Just skip it. Matter of fact, just go straight to the RiT whitener. That is a known quantity. The whole point of trying out different detergents is that the one you already own may work, thereby saving a little money. If you are going to buy something special, just get the RiT.
dude, dont make it so complicated! youll be all set with what your doing now. when you say 'ill throw it in the dry' do you mean your dryer? just a warning it becomes quite a mess if you do...i mean itll be hard to untangle. id just take it out, and hang it outside