What is the best glow in the dark paint for every use case under the sun?

If you want to cover a surface with glow in the dark paint, you should pick the paint type which will be adapted to the material.

Each paint type has specific properties. Let’s see which glow in the dark paint you should choose depending on the situation.

We’ll review 12 different use cases with one or two recommendation(s) per category.

Let’s dive in.

What is the best glow in the dark pain for rocks?

To paint rocks you can use a phosphorescent glow pigment powder which you will mix with the paint of your choice to get a bright neon glow effect. Here’s one example we found on Amazon.

glow in the dark pigment powder for rocks

What is the best glow in the dark paint for outdoor use?

For outdoor use you have to make sure the paint you’re choosing is waterproof. See for instance this can of fluorescent spray paint. It will be perfect, withstanding rain, snow and wind.

Waterproof glow in the dark paint for outdoor use

What is the best glow in the dark paint for canvas?

If you want to paint on canvas, you can pick one of the premium fabric paints which can be applied on all types of textiles. We’ve selected this set of 8 art and hobby paints. They can withstand several wash cycles.

glow in the dark paint for canvas fabric

Here’s another set of acrylic paint for craft projects, by Neon Nights, boasting more than 2,000 positive reviews.

neon night glow in the dark paint for canvas

What is the best glow in the dark paint for walls?

Most indoor glow in the dark paints can be used for walls. Make sure you’re using non toxic paint, especially if you want to paint a bedroom wall. Here’s a product by DecoArt, which can be used alone or mixed 1:1 with light transparent acrylic paints.

glow in the dark paint for walls


What is the best glow in the dark paint for gun sights?

You don’t need a lot of pigment to cover the small surface of gun sights. So you can pick a product sold in small quantities.

This selection is packaged specifically to be used as gun sight paint, make it very easy to apply the paint on the small parts of your gun.

glow in the dark paint for gun sights


What is the best glow in the dark paint for metal?

We advise you to use spray paint to cover a metal surface. Here’s a product which will do the job very nicely. It’s available in 5 different colors: fluo green, yellow, orange and 2 shades of red.

Fluorescent spray paint for metal

What is the best glow in the dark paint for outside rocks?

If you want to use glow in the dark rocks outside, it might be easier and preferable to purchase glow in the dark pebbles, made from plastic resin. They are fully waterproof, very resistant and glow nicely in the dark after being exposed to sunlight.

glow in the dark blue green pebbles 0

Nevertheless if you want to paint existing rocks, simply use of the spray paints we mentioned earlier or the pigment we reviewed at the beginning of the article.

What is the best glow in the dark paint for plastic?

Spray paint and acrylic paint will also work on plastic.

glow in the dark circus party favors

Bear in mind though that there are loads of novelty items made from plastic that are sold as off-the-shelf glow in the dark products.

No need to paint them, they’re ready to glow after being exposed to light. We have listed many examples in our article dedicated to glow in the dark party supplies.

What is the best glow in the dark paint for pumpkins?

You can also use spray paint or acrylic paint to cover pumpkins for Halloween. Here’s one option of water-based paint, available both in blue and green, sold by Spacebeams. It is non-toxic, non-flammable (important if you put a candle inside of the pumpkin) and can be used on a wide range of surfaces.

bright green acrylic glow in the dark paint for pumpkins

What is the best glow in the dark paint for fishing lures?

You can either buy ready-made luminous fishing lures or cover existing ones with a paint powder specifically developed for fishing lures.

powder glow in the dark paint for fishing lures

The product is very easy to use: shake the container to fluff the paint, then preheat the metal lures with a small torch / oven or any other flame, for less than 10 seconds. Swish the lures into the powder and remove quickly, knocking off excess. The hot lure will melt the powder. Let cool. If you want to maximize durability you can bake the painted lure in a oven for 20′ at 350°F (176°C).

What is the best glow in the dark body paint?

You can’t obviously use spray paint or traditional acrylic paint for body painting purposes. Your skin is much more fragile than metal, wood or plastic.

Some products are sold specifically as face and body paint, like this one by UV Glow. Six tubes of neon colors which can be applied on face and body parts, ideal for clubbing, festivals and any other UV-lit environment.

glow in the dark face and body paint

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