How to Make Glow in the Dark Rocks


Glow-in-the-dark rocks are a sound alternative to traditional electrical lighting systems and they can be used to light driveways, sidewalks and gardens. The rocks charge for free, with the UV rays from the sun during the day and provide a nice glow in the evenings. There are glow-in-the-dark pigments that are weatherproof and formulated to provide a long lasting, bright glow without the green daytime color of years past. You can make glow-in-the-dark rocks that blend with any landscaping design.

How to Make Glow in the Dark Rocks
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Things You'll Need

  • Weatherproof ultra glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Rocks
  • Newspapers
Step 1

Lay your rocks on newspapers to protect your work surface.

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Step 2

Brush all of the loose dirt and dust from the rocks with a dry paintbrush.

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Step 3

Paint two light coats of glow-in-the-dark paint on the surface of your rocks. Allowing the first coat to dry before applying the second and the second coat to dry before moving the rocks back to their intended location.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Any kind of rock will work with the glow-in-the-dark paint but you will want to avoid ones that have deep crevices where the paint cannot charge.
  • There are also glow-in-the-dark pigments available to be added to concrete if you are looking for an overall glow.


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