THREE TIMES!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!! *$#@ &#(@##@@!!! I wrote THREE REPLIES, clicked away without thinking (it's really late) and then came back to finish up... only to find what I had written gone. So, this will be super quick. Sorry.
I have tried to find the time to get to the forum and to answer some of your emails this past week... but just when I thought I was getting caught up, I got buried even deeper. So, if you have been waiting for me to answer an email... please re-send it. That will be the best way to possibly get an reply from me. I have about 300 emails, mixed in with about 500 junk emails.. and I am trying to go through them all in between painting and trying to set up west coast, great lakes and east coast trips within the next month or two. So, needless to say, a new email will work better.
GTarrant: Awesome pics! Would you mind emailing me some large files of those? You and Lawdog2K... (and I see that Tom Harness too) have been able to get some great pictures where others haven't been able to in the past. Are the cameras that much better... or do you guys just know what you're doing?
Anyway... very cool. BTW... you're in Florida, correct? I think I remember the AC unit. Some people remember the sunsets and scenery... I remember AC units. :-)
Xzener... Tom Harness gave some great advice. He's just recently done the stencil route... and can give you some good pointers. Just keep the stars smaller than the holes in the stencil... and don' try to add in to many others. Do add some.... but don't go crazy. You might end up painting over them if you do. Email me if you have more questions. Or, if you really want one like I paint... I'll be out your way in a couple of weeks. :-)
LED lights? Just aren't doing the job. I just sent a sample up to a contractor who is working on a VERY high-end house, where they are going to have me paint a mural (in Washington state)... and they are wanting to try out different lights to see if anything else will charge the paint. If they come up with something that I haven't tried, then I will let you guys know. But, for now... Black Lights or any kind of fluorescent lights are what you want to use.
Tom Harness.... Thanks for your help and suggestions! And... I will try to reply to you soon too. Call me again whenever you can. I just hate answering a phone when I am taking with a customer... so I turn it off. Then, forget to turn it on again sometimes. But, just keep calling. I hope that you will consider my offer. It would be good for me and hopefully you too.
Tom Hilton... www.Rudys.com
That's all you need to know, my friend. Go there before you head out to Houston and you will be set. And, Azhri is 100% on the money! I didn't even realize that Rudy's sold anything other than Extra Moist. That's all I've gotten for years and probably all I will ever get. It is SOOOOOOO incredibly good. I mean, just look at the picture on the front page of their web site. Man, oh man!!! And the ring of fire, char or whatever you want to call it... it's seriously good! And, I am going to try the "cutters" the next time I'm in Texas. Sounds just like what I want. It'll probably bypass my stomach and go right to my heart... but, every once in a while is OK. Right? Love Texas! It's always good to hear from you! Had some French Toast the other day when I took one of my kids out for breakfast... and I just laughed in the cooks face (not really). I did think about you guys though.
Xzener: I haven't had much problem with white paint fluorescing too brightly. Are you thinking like shoe strings? I think that is from some additive in clothes that does that. I think that you will be OK. The white may stand out more than the darker colors... but not too much. Check out LawDog2K's pics. He had blue sky and white clouds and his clouds don't jump out at you. So, you should be fine.
OK, I just realized that AVS has the greatest people here. I have been on other forums over the years... and people just seem really uptight on some forums. But, here, everyone is helping everyone else and it works. I think that I can just let those I've painted for answer all of the questions for me... and I'll try sleeping a little when I get home from now on. :-) Thanks everyone for joining in this discussion. I hope this thread is helpful. BTW... I just talked a guy out of a painted mural the other day because he just couldn't see bringing out a black light to charge the paint, he didn't want to build a soffit... and he wanted to see the stars during the movie. That was a no-brainer for me. That had fiber optics written all over it.
But, as you can see from the pictures just posted this past week, one that I did and one DIY mural that Tom did... the theater room can double as a "relaxation" room if done right.
Off to bed now!