Rust-Oleum Specialty 10 oz. Glow in the Dark Spray (6-Pack) is a matte paint that creates a luminous effect in the dark for 4 to 8 hours when fully charged by natural or artificial light. It can be applied to wood, metal, drywall, plastic and more. It is perfect for kid's room decorations, holiday decor, sporting goods or outdoor projects.
For interior/exterior use on wood, metal, drywall or plastic to create a glowing effect
Provides coverage up to 8 sq. ft. per can
Matte finish creates a glowing effect when applied over flat white or light colored surfaces
For indoor and outdoor use, reapply as needed when using outside as exposure to elements can diminish effect over time
Any-angle spray feature that allows you to spray in any direction, even upside down, comfort spray tip with a wider finger pad reduces finger fatigue cause by continuous spraying
Dries to the touch in 15 minutes and to handle in 1 to 2 hours
Unique formula requires daily charging with natural or artificial light
Amount of glow will vary based upon amount of light object receives during day and darkness of surrounding areas at night
Cleans up with mineral spirits
Works best over light white surfaces that are not glossy
For best results, lightly sand glossy surfaces prior to application and coat with a flat white primer like painters touch 2X flat white primer
Shake thoroughly before use and during application, apply multiple light coats versus 1 heavy coat
To achieve a glow, allow project to dry 24 hours and let charge for several hours before it becomes dark
For continued glow and effectiveness, charge item in light daily and recoat as needed when exposing to elements
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Paint Key Features
Any Angle Spray,Any Angle Spray
Paint Product Form
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Specialty Finish/Small Project
Glow in the Dark
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out of 315 reviews
23% recommend this product
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Mar 14, 2021
Of course i read the reviews after i bought it. Well it glows like it should and I am good with how it turned out. You make your own call off the picture. 5 stars will come once it dries
1 person found this helpful
Feb 23, 2021
Glows just fine
I love this paint for my pots. Just like any glow-in-the-dark products, they must be charged with light in order to see any glow.
Oct 20, 2019
Great glow on plastic skeleton
I purchases this really cool skeleton but it wasnt visible at night with my black light set up. Followed directions except I didint prime as surface was already light and rough. Worked fantastic!!!
1 person found this helpful
Oct 9, 2018
It going to take a few coats to make my cement bunny glow in the dark. Price is right.
It going to take a few coats to make my cement bunny glow in the dark.
Price is right.
4 people found this helpful
Aug 20, 2017
This paint works great...
This paint works great, if you understand how spray paint works, and realize an aerosol spray paint won't hold a charge for hours on end. Several light coats of this paint instead of dumping an entire can straight onto a project will work MANY times better. After charging under a bright light, this paint results in an amazing glow for about 10-15 minutes. Don't expect it to glow for hours, but it worked far better than I expected after reading the other reviews here.
7 people found this helpful
Jun 23, 2016
Read direction correctly.. it works!!!
Anyone who says it doesn't work. Your not applying it right. Read the direction. What I did was purchase the Rustoleum white paint and primer in one for the base color..3 coats wait about 20 minutes to apply each coat of white primer.. Then spray 5 coats of Glow.. again wait 20 minutes in between coats. Then if you want for a final finish.. throw 2 coats of Rustoleum clear gloss and your all set and finished. It won't glow in the dark if you apply 1 coat of glow and it's has to have a white base primer for the first coat. It won't work with any dark base color just a white. It may take a few hours till the product is actually finished just because the amount of coats you have to apply. Trust me it works. It's doesn't glow for 4 to 8 hours but it's actually glows for maybe 20 minutes to half hour. If you have a blacklight it will just stay glowing till you shut the light off.. Then again it will glow for 20 to 30 minutes and then it fades away.
51 people found this helpful
Nov 10, 2015
Glowing good time!
I made a clock and used this on the glass stones I used for the numbers. Works well. I want to try it on other projects. Works best if a light color is behind it. On my project I use silver on the back of the stones after I paint them in the glow in the dark spray. Then I sealed them in clear.
6 people found this helpful
Sep 7, 2013
Rust-Oleum Didn't work can clogged up
I had the same problem I bought 4 cans as soon as I began to spray it clogged right away the can is full but nothing is coming out it happen to both when the tried the second can it did the same thing the other 2 cans I gave to my friend I dont know if she has tried them yet very disappointed 40.00 dollars down the drain
14 people found this helpful
Jun 24, 2013
Clear spray !
I was surprised and pleased to see that this paint is clear and thus simply adds a glow in the dark layer to whatever you spray it onto.
Application is as simple as one would expect from any aerosol application.
I sprayed it on the following: kayaks, kayak paddles, fire lighters, light switch covers. It works, if the items get well charged up, and I am sure the more coats one applies the better the glow would be.
There is a 'matte' feel to the items after it dries.