Please browse below for answers to frequently asked questions about Cosmic Gateway. I discuss things you should know to make an informed purchase including, pricing, materials & process, ideal locations for your indoor stargazing portal, and a description of the finished product. Check out style options for your Cosmic Gateway, or browse the Cosmic Gateway blog for more information and inspiration.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Prices depend on application and size and all projects are quoted individually because no two jobs are the same. Please contact me to book a free, in home demonstration. What I quote is what you pay – no surprises.
Materials & Process
Q: Do you use those glow in the dark stickers, or plastic stars that they sell in the dollar store?
A: No! I use specially mixed phosphorescent paint with rare earth minerals. This is not stenciled-on. Your Cosmic Gateway is a custom-painted piece of art. I can even sign it for you!
Q: I’ve seen glow-in-the-dark paint in stores. Is that what you use?
A: No. I use professional grade phosphorescent pigments which glow at least 10 times longer and brighter than mass-produced, retail paints. My exclusive professional-grade paint is not sold in stores. I know the shine time of your Cosmic Gateway firsthand, and I can tell you the long-lasting paint glows all night will be brightest in the first few hours. With each Cosmic Gateway, you are getting exclusive, super-glowing paint, along with my artistry and expertise.
Q: How long will the stars glow?
A: Our first type of paint, the Super-3 Creation Paint™, glows for up to an hour and is brightest in the first 15 minutes. It slowly fades as the star gazer falls asleep. Great for children’s rooms. As the stars dim, their little peepers drift closed so they can get some sleep. The Super-10 Creation Paint™ glows all night and is brightest in the first couple of hours.
Q: Will there be a mess?
A: I use a rare earth paint, and a proprietary method to paint the stars. The water-based, odourless paint, needs no clean up, and will last at least 25 years.
Q: Do I need to remove or cover all of my furniture?
A: If I can move a stepladder around, then we should be good to go! My painting process is not messy, so there is no need to remove your furniture, and no special room preparation is necessary. Please temporarily remove valuables and breakables from the room before the job.
Q: What happens with ceiling fans and lights?
A: No need to remove anything. The lights and ceiling fans will not be noticed in front of the stars in your darkened room.
Q: How do you create the Cosmic Gateway, and can we watch?
A: I respectfully ask that you don’t watch. I am licensed to use a proprietary method to create each Cosmic Gateway, and I am obligated under contract to protect trade secrets. I appreciate your understanding.
Q: Where should I put a Cosmic Gateway?
A: Anywhere really, but a Cosmic Gateway is ideal for:
• Home Theaters/Entertainment Rooms
• Meditation Rooms
• Family Rooms
• Class Rooms
• Long Term Care Facilities
• Cruise Ships
• Bed & Breakfasts
Q: Can you do any type of ceiling?
A: Flat, vaulted, popcorn, acoustic, and even beamed ceilings.
Q: Will it work if the room isn’t pitch black? For example, what if there’s a nightlight, or a light on in the hallway?
A: Just like the real stars, too much light pollution will reduce the visibility of your Cosmic Gateway. Use a window shade, and maybe close the bedroom door. A small amount of light won’t spoil the effect too much. However, the darker the room is, the better the entire Cosmic Gateway will appear.
Q: Does it start glowing right away?
A: Leave your lights on for 15 minutes. It doesn’t have to be a bright light – even a TV will work. This energizes the paint. Then once the lights are out, your Cosmic Gateway appears. Be sure to give your eyes time to adjust to the dark in order to experience the full effect.
Q: What does it look like when the job is finished?
A: You have to see it to really get it. The 3D illusion of a dark sky full of twinkling stars is so realistic that you’ll swear you are actually took your roof off, and were sleeping under a crystal-clear sky full of stars. Book a free demonstration in your own home.