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DIY Glow in the Dark Planter

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These glow in the dark flower pots are easy to make with just a few coats of glow in the dark spray paint. Plus, your planters will be the brightest on the block thanks to Glow in the Dark Max, which glows two times stronger than any other spray paint. 

  1. PREPARE: Always work in a well ventilated area and cover your surroundings with a drop cloth. Wipe down your planter with a microfiber cloth to remove dirt and dust.
  2. PRIME: If your planter isn't solid white, it's important to prime its surface first. This will ensure you get the best glow. To prime the planter, shake your can of Ultra Cover 2x Primer spray in Flat White for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Hold your can upright 10-16” from the planter and spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Apply 2-3 coats a few minutes apart. Let the primer dry completely before applying your paint.
  3. PAINT: To paint your planter, spray 4-5 light coats of Glow in the Dark MAX onto its surface with the same technique you used while priming. Let the paint dry for at least 20 minutes before handling.
  4. FINISH: To charge the glow in the dark paint, set the planter under direct light for several hours. The paint will charge under sunlight or artificial light, like a lamp.

Once your new glow in the dark planter is completely dry, place it indoors or outside for a bright glow that will last late into the night!