Coo-Var Luminous Paint
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Coo-Var Luminous Paint


Coo-Var Luminous Paint glows in the dark after exposure to light (fades over time). Water based and low odour. Coo-Var Luminous Paint is used to identify doors, exits, escape routes, fire doors and more when lights fail at night. Also used for theatrical effect. Versatile and easy to apply.

  • Water-based
  • Low odour
  • Great for theatrical effect
  • Highlights exits/escape routes
  • Pro safety
  • Available in 500ml and 2.5L sizes 

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Coo-Var Luminous Paint glows in the dark after exposure to light (fades over time). Water based and low odour. Coo-Var Luminous Paint is used to identify doors, exits, escape routes, fire doors and more
when lights fail at night. KIt can also be used for theatrical effect.

Surface Preparation

All surfaces should be clean, dry, sound and free from contaminants.

Mixing Instructions

Mix well before use.

Application Conditions

Do not apply below 7°C. As dictated by normal good painting practice. In confined spaces, provide adequate ventilation during application and drying.

Preceding Coat

Coo-Var Luminous Paint Foundation Base.

Subsequent Coat

Further coats of Coo-Var Luminous Paint (2 coats minimum). Coo-Var Luminous Paint Clear Protective.


Do not paint when temperature will be at or below 7 deg C during the painting and drying process.

Recommended Uses

  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Masonry
  • GRP
  • Escape routes
  • Emergency lighting effect
  • Theatres
  • Basements
  • Fire doors
  • Exits
  • Enclosed areas

Please contact Rawlins Paints' Technical Support Team on 0113 2455450 for more information.

Product Details

Data sheet

For Use By
General Use
Water / Solvent Based
Application Method
Standard / Ready Mixed
VOC Levels
Ultra-Low (5-49 g/l)
Single, Two or Three Pack
Pack Size
13m² per litre
Recommended Thinner/Cleaner
Solids by Volume
Touch Dry
30 Mins
UN Number
Base Type
Single Pack

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questions David Cogan on 2018-04-05 11:47:24

Do you have any (multiple?) data on longevity of the glow from your luminous paint product please? E.g. After exposure to 100,000 lux (direct summer sunlight) for 4 hours, the paint is luminous at greater than 100 lux for 8 hours and then reduces at a rate of 10 lux per hour thereafter.


The particular type of luminous pigment used in Coo-Var Luminous Paint is fully charged almost instantaneously (probably less than 1 second) when exposed to northern daylight. Charging will take a little longer at reduced light levels, with both natural and artificial light. The afterglow lasts between 15 to 25 minutes, usually, if fully charged. At the later stages, perception of the afterglow will depend on the eye becoming accustomed to the darkness.

Coo-Var Luminous Paint is intended to be used where there is the potential for a sudden loss of light, as a possible result of a power failure to lighting in areas without daylight. Its use outside at night would be limited because it would be fully discharged during twilight, as day progresses through to night-time, without being energised with a light source.

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