A water-based, invisible RED UV fluorescent paint, made the way you want it.

A premium grade, high-performance, INVISIBLE UV paint, suitable for use in hidden artwork as well as wall and ceiling murals etc. STARGLOW Clear UV paints can only be seen under UV light and have a higher concentration of SMART UV pigments for a richer, brighter UV-POWERED glow, so its the colour that’s invisible, not the paint.

See ‘Important Notes‘ tab for more details. If you require any advice or assistance in choosing the right paint for your purpose, contact us on: 0161 726 5904  or  email: If you are unsure of how this paint works or its suitability for your purpose, please email or call to discuss first and / or order a 30ml sample to try.

STARGLOW Paints are non-stock items made fresh to order and therefore cannot be returned. Prices exclude VAT and delivery.

GLOWTEC Quality Assured:  If it doesn’t bear our name then its not the same!  Only STARGLOW Paints are guaranteed for 10 years.

Click here for a full introduction and overview of this product.

or click here for details on how to use this paint properly!

Weight 0.5 kg
Paint Size

1 Litre, 120ml, 240ml, 30ml, 500ml, 60ml




Day colour (Translucent):   Slight off-white
UV Revealing colour:   Fluorescent Red
Afterglow:   None
Finish:  SATIN
Lifespan:   10 years +
UV reactive:   YES
Waterproof:   YES
Drying time:   <1 hr
Sizes (ml):   30ml – 1ltr
Application Methods:  Brush, roller or spray
ECO Friendly Waterbased Polyurethane Formulation with Low VOCs
COSHH:  Non-Toxic
Made in the UK

Important Notes

Please see our’ How to use our paints‘ page for help and guidance.

Before adopting commercially, prospective users of our products are advised to firstly purchase a sample in order to fully evaluate the product’s suitability for purpose.

Starglow Paints are supplied on a made-to-order basis and larger orders may incur a longer lead time for production. If you have an urgent requirement, please contact us to obtain lead time estimate.

Invisible / Clear means this paint will have a colour-neutral / opaque appearance on a non-UV sensitive white or near white background under normal lighting conditions.

The sheen from it’s satin finish may also become apparent from certain viewing angles.

Clear UV Paints perform best with Fluorescent tube, UV Bulb and UV Canon based Black lights. UV LED based Black lights do not always emit the correct frequencies required to fully activate these paints and emit far too much ‘visible light’ (known as spill) which can over-power the resultant fluorescent glow.

Ultraviolet paints will fade from prolonged exposure to direct Sunlight and thus not suitable for long-term outdoor use. Avoid direct sunlight where possible.

Starglow SMART Paints are essentially decorative in nature and are therefore unsuitable for use as a floor paint or any situation where the paint will be exposed to excessive wear or physical contact.  We recommend using a clear Polyurethane protective top-coat if there is any risk of regular wear-and-tear or if using outdoors.

For best results, always apply over a white or white-primed surface.  The darker the background colour the weaker the glow!

Whist these paints are not specific made for use on fabrics they should be suitable for use stronger fabrics such as cotton, however it would be necessary for you to test the paint on sample of the fabric first.  Do not use Clear UV paints on WHITE fabrics!  They will probably be UV sensitive and will clash with the paint as both fluoresce together!  Instead choose a UV safe off-white colour such as Ivory or cream.

If you are unsure of how this paint works or its suitability for your purpose, please email or call to discuss first and / or order a sample to try.

We do not supply aerosol based paints, however our paints may be used with a good quality spray gun or a suitable airbrush. Where paints require thinning down for use in spray equipment, you may use a little water to achieve this. Only use a little so as not to impair the paints suspension and binding capabilities.

Starglow paints are non-stock items made fresh to order and therefore cannot be returned.

These paints are NOT suitable for use on skin.

Do not allow children to use this product unsupervised.

For for best results use within 6 months of receipt.

10 year Guarantee does not apply to Starglow Paints used externally.

Do's & Dont's

STARGLOW CLEAR UV Paint is not like ordinary paint, so here are the main do’s and don’ts:


  • Order a 30ml sample jar to test the paint is suitable for your purposes first!
  • Use a mains powered UV Fluorescent ‘Tube’ light or UV Canon for best results.
  • Stir well before each and every use.
  • Apply over a white background.
  • Ensure surfaces are white-primed (ideally) and free of dirt/loose bits, grease and oil etc.
  • Apply protective top-coat if wear ‘n’ tear or excessive contact is likely.
  • Apply 2-3 uniformly applied coats and allow each time to cure before applying the next.
  • Be sure to read ‘How to use our paint‘ to understand the nature and limitations of the paint.
  • If unsure, email or call our Expert Helpline to discuss any specific application you may have.


  • Use with inferior UV LED based lights.
  • Expose to direct sunlight.
  • Use outdoors other than for a short period on a North facing surface.
  • Apply over a black or dark background
  • Use on surfaces that will get hot!
  • Use on skin or hair!
  • Mix with any other paint!

About Consistency

To ensure your paints are fresh when you receive them, we make them to fresh to order.

We have now further improved our service to include your preference of paint ‘thickness’.

  • THIN  –  A Soup-like consistency, not thickened (thin) best for use in a spray gun or air brush.
  • MEDIUM  –  A Yogurt-like consistency, best all-round choice for most brush or roller applications.
  • THICK –  A Custard-like consistency suitable for dipping or dabbing as well as brush application.

STARGLOW Paints are Made-to-Order and therefore non-refundable and non-returnable.

Therefore we strongly recommend you order a sample to test suitability for your purpose.

About UV Light

There is much mis-information online about UV light (Blacklight) we’ll clear up a few main points here…

Is brighter really better?

No.  Absolutely not.  UV is invisible to the human eye so ideally you should see nothing!  What you do see is visible ‘interference’ light (known as spill) and is a bi-product of poor quality inferior UV LEDs.  This bright, purple glare is not UV and only serves to illuminate the search area, actually making it harder to see the actual fluoresce you are looking for!

The UV rule of thumb is:  The brighter it is, the worse it is!

This is why our UV PRO range are made with a special UV PRO filter which removes all visible light and only lets the invisible UV light through.  This produces great, professional results.

The more LEDs the better?

Again. Absolutely not.  The greater the number of inferior (cheap) LEDs the torch has, the more visible interference light it produces and the worse the result.

Tip: Avoid any UV Torch with more than 9 LEDS.

Does frequency matter?

Yes. The frequency of UV light emitted determines the quality of results obtained.  There is a sweet-spot for UV which is between 365nm and 385nm.  However, to manufacture LEDs capable of emitting in this frequency range is far more expensive.  The cheap UV torches sold on eBay and Amazon, will use inferior quality Chinese made LEDs emitting in the range of 390 – 410nm.  At this range the UV light is a very poor quality and the visible light output is at its highest (see here for more about UV Blacklight).

GLOWTEC UV PRO Forensic Torches are made using high quality KOREAN made 365-385nm UV LEDs which peak at 380nm with a much lower visible light output. This provides the best balance of quality, performance and price with excellent value for money.

See our short video to see why –> Comparison of UV Torches

What should I expect to see?

That really depends on what it is your are looking at / looking for!

Unlike man-made fluorescent materials such as white fabric, white paper and UV paint which all fluoresce brightly under UV blacklight, natural fluorescent substances such as urine and body fluids, which whilst they do glow (fluoresce) under UV light, do not fluoresce brightly! In fact they are generally quite dim, so do not expect a supernova!

The colour shown under UV light is determined by the chemical composition of the substance, not the UV light itself.


See ‘Delivery’ tab on the menu bar for more detailed shipping and delivery information.

Whilst we can usually turn around most web orders within 1-3 working days. Please bear in mind our smart paints are literally made fresh to order so please allow time for the order to be processed and produced for you. If you have genuinely urgent order, please contact us first to ensure we are able to turn around your order in time.  Please appreciate that there will be other customer’s orders ahead in the queue!

Orders Dispatched:  MONDAY (Courier)   TUESDAY (Post/Special-D)   WEDNESDAY  (Courier)   THURSDAY  (Post/Special-D)  FRIDAY  (Courier)

UK Delivery options

Standard Delivery is a flat rate delivery charge using Royal Mail’s 1st Class Parcel Post.

Special-Delivery (small parcels) and UK Courier (larger/heavier parcels) will provide a swift next day delivery from the day of dispatch and NOT from the date of order.

Note: We do not to offer a specific ‘Next Day Delivery’ option as we cannot realistically guarantee such a service, especially in the current climate.

If you require a recorded / tracked delivery, please select either the Express Delivery or Courier Delivery option at checkout.

EU & International Orders

As of July 1st 2021 there are new EU rules on how VAT is charged for online / web orders.  As a result, orders originating from any EU country below a net value of 150 Euros / £135 will now have VAT added at the prevailing rate of that country. We therefore have a £136 Minimum Order Value for Private (Non-Business) EU orders.

NOTE:  Whilst we will not add VAT to your order, VAT and Customs charges will be payable once the goods have arrived in your country.

EU Businesses with a verifiable VAT and EORI number will not be affected by this change and may contact us directly if they need to place an order below £136 net, however, we do have a standard £50 net Minimum Order Value for ALL EU and International orders.

We will only ship EU and International orders at the Buyers risk. Once the goods are handed over to the courier they become the buyers property and responsibility.

For reasons of security and speed, we only ship EU and International orders via Express Courier.  Delivery charges are calculated at checkout.

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