I was wondering if there is anyone who may know where I can buy or make glow in the dark paint? I have found some on the internet but its incredibly expensive. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it.
for glowing blacklight paint
Mix Rit whitener and brightener with clear acrylic gesso or gel medium. Or for a cheaper alternative, you can also water down Elmer's clear glue and mix it with the whitener. It will stain, and is permanent. The color it will glow is bright blue-white, I haven't tried other colors, but I bet food coloring can be added to achieve other colors. You can also make some backlight glow paint with gel glue and highlighter ink.
as for glow in the dark paint, I remember my local school supplies store having some.
I bought some at Micheals last year, wasn't too expensive. I bought a larger container of it at Home Depot after that. I know it wasn't too expensive. We used a lot last year. It was invisable during the day and we used black lights at night and it stood out really well.
Sorry I can't remember the brand but, check at Home Depot in the specialty paint section of the paint center.
Lowe's carries several colors of flourecent spray paints. The lids on the cans react to blacklights but I have not tried the paint inself. I bought some when I was thinking about a dot room. If this is something you need an answer on let me know and I will test it.
If you want paint that doesn't show until the blacklight is on, check out The Costume Shop - Boise, Idaho - We've Got You Covered!. Click on the retail dropdown menu and choose blacklight and illumination, then clearneon, then click on click here for some ideas. (Sorry, but I'm technically challenged.) There's some interactive pics that will show you rooms that look plain under normal light and then when you mouse over them, how they look with the blacklight on. It's fun and amazing. It comes in spray cans and brush on. You can email them for more info.
Glow in the dark paints are very expensive, but it depends on what exactly you are planning on painting too. Last year I bought a small balcklight falshlight on ebay, I kept it in my purse when I was Halloween shopping in craft stores.
You can also use anything that says fluorescent, some of those glow brighter under a blacklight than glow in the dark paints