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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jun 17, 2015 11:51 AM CST

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I saw this on Facebook. Not sure if it will work. But love the concept!
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vic
Jun 17, 2015 2:15 PM CST

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That is very cool! Thumbs up
Name: Brenden Reinhart
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bhart90
Jun 25, 2015 6:12 AM CST
God, do we know If this works?
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Jun 26, 2015 8:41 AM CST

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I have no idea, but I love it!!
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woofie
Jun 26, 2015 9:54 AM CST
I would imagine the paint would wear off with use, but Amazon sells a paint that is supposed to actually work. But it's not cheap!
http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Green-Glow-Dark-Paint/dp/B00BD63...
You could just paint the edges of the stones, too, which might also look interesting.
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woofie
Jun 26, 2015 10:07 AM CST
I got curious and did some more looking. This stuff looks promising!
http://www.amazon.com/Glow-Worm-Blue-Glow-In-The-Dark-Powder...
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Jul 11, 2015 8:52 AM CST

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Hurray!
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plantmanager
Jan 18, 2016 10:08 PM CST
I bought a can of glow in the dark paint a while back. I haven't tried it, but I'll paint some rocks or stepping stones just to see how it holds up. I love the idea of a lighted path at night, but in the daytime it would look normal.
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vic
Jan 19, 2016 3:32 AM CST

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Let us know Thumbs up
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Jan 19, 2016 10:33 AM CST
vic said:Let us know Thumbs up

I will!

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Jan 19, 2016 6:09 PM CST

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Hurray!
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Name: Brenda Essig
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Zanymuse
Jan 23, 2016 12:30 AM CST
This is not a picture of glow in the dark painted pavers. It has been claimed by a photograher who says he used a normal paved walkway , special lighting tricks and photoshop.

Researching I found that the glow in the dark paints such as Rustoleum's are not for exterior use and a whole lot of people have posted on their blogs that it didn't work anyway.

There are a lot of other options listed as glow in the dark pigments, but they are intended for use in small plastic molds, not large surfaces. The same applies to the pictures of the "glow in the dark" planters that are all over Pinterest.

I am still trying to discover something...anything that would actually work. So far this is the best option I have found for DIY. But it uses glass bricks and led lights.
http://www.handimania.com/diy/glowing-solar-walkway.html

And this looks promising, but I don't know if it is available outside of the UK yet.




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vic
Jan 23, 2016 3:46 AM CST

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Very Cool Brenda and thank you for posting the video and I've read the same thing. Nothing seems to work outside.
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Boopaints
Feb 8, 2016 11:44 PM CST

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How sad that someone tricked us. Shame shame shame.

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Feb 8, 2016 11:45 PM CST

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Brenda, very cool video!!
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JamesAcclaims
Mar 2, 2016 9:30 PM CST
I tried the rustolium and one other brand from home depot. Neither one of them worked. I fell for one of those pinterest glow in the dark pot posts and just had to have one. I even primed the pots first with white, and then did 3 layers. I will say that the rustolium slightly worked, but only very faintly and on the outer rim of the pot only, and it faded very quickly once the Sun was down. If anyone finds anything, please let us all know!
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Name: Bev Walker
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Sundownr
Mar 3, 2016 8:58 AM CST
I have tried a couple glow-in-the-dark craft paints and they didn't perform the way I thought they should either. At best, they glowed for a few seconds after the light was turned out.
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plantmanager
Mar 3, 2016 9:31 AM CST
That was my experience too. I tried the Rustoleum one on a rock and a stepping stone. It was so faint as to be worthless and I did multiple coats too.

There is glow in the dark ceramic tile. I used it on my husbands Astronomical Observatory sign. I made a Kokopelli and a comet in the glow tile. It works very well, and stays bright most of the night. It has been up a few years now and is still going strong. This tile would be wonderful to use in a bathroom. You'd never need to turn on a light!

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vic
Mar 3, 2016 9:46 AM CST

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That is so cool Karen Thumbs up
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plantmanager
Mar 3, 2016 9:48 AM CST
Thank you! It looks much nicer in person. My photos never look as good.
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