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Has anyone tested different brands of black paint to see which absorbs the most light? I am painting my darkroom and thought I should ask if anyone has a better suggestion than just flat black paint. Thanks!


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Has anyone tested different brands of black paint to see which absorbs the most light? I am painting my darkroom and thought I should ask if anyone has a better suggestion than just flat black paint. Thanks!
I would be interested in this along with glow in the dark paint But I have no experience with either.
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If you use quality safelights it shouldn't matter what you paint your walls.

Btw iv used GITD paints before - they are expensive and require a good gloss white undercoat. Depending on how granular they are you may need multiple coats.
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If you use quality safelights it shouldn't matter what you paint your walls.

Btw iv used GITD paints before - they are expensive and require a good gloss white undercoat. Depending on how granular they are you may need multiple coats.
Thanks. Do you have a suggestion for a safelight supplier? I am using red green and blue lasers 514-650nm.
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When I hear "dark room" I think photography printing... What are you using the lasers for?

The type of safelight you use depends on your application, I could always get away with amber, which was much nicer than red for along period of time.

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