Coo-Var Luminous Paint


Coo-Var Luminous Paint is a translucent green that glows in the dark after exposure to light. Used to identify signs and areas on wood, metal, masonry, GRP and many other surfaces.


  • Water-based
  • Low odour
  • Great for theatrical effect
  • Highlights exits/escape routes
  • Pro safety
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£159.60 tax excl.

£191.52   tax incl.

Product Description

Coo-Var Luminous Paint Foundation is applied followed by the Coo-Var Luminous Paint which is transparent in normal light. When lights fail, the coated area will glow showing up the exit route or door. Coo-Var Luminous Paint Foundation is essential for the product to function properly. Coo-Var Luminous Paint Clear Protective Coat is available to enhance the durability when used externally, on floors to mark escape routes, or surfaces exposed to physical and chemical wear.

Recommended Uses

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

It is your responsibility to read the Product Data Sheets (available below) before you place an order and prior to application of the product. The content of this website is our best recommendation and is not advice. Coverage rates quoted are approximate, you agree that coverage depends on the condition of the substrate, surface absorption, texture and application method. We ALWAYS recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements before use.

Technical Data

Typical Coverage (per coat)13m² per litre
Touch Dry30 Mins
The figures stated above are approximate. Please ensure you refer to all datasheets for full application information.


Customer agrees that before placing an Order, Customer has read and understood the most up to date Product Data Sheet for the Product. Where we have access to the Product Data Sheet from the manufacturer, we will either provide a copy on request, or include a link to the Product Data Sheet available on the manufacturer’s website. Customer further agrees that we have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.


questions David Cogan on 05/04/2018

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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