How to Make a Glow in the Dark iPhone Case


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SUMMARY

Ever wanted your iPhone to glow? Well, now you can with some spray paint, a knife, and some painter's tape! Make any design you want to any device you have.

INGREDIENTS

Below is the list of items you’ll need, you don’t need to use the exact items I’ve linked to, but something of the same nature will be fine.

INSTRUCTIONS

Follow these instructions to complete your DIY glow-in-the-dark iPhone case! You can completely skip taping off a graphic if you just want the whole case to glow, which is a much easier route to pursue.

1. MASK OUT THE GRAPHIC YOU WANT TO GLOW

Use some painters tape (masking tape will work too) and cover up any parts of the case you don’t want to be painted. Make sure to extend the tape past the edges and even on the inside in case it sprays over. Also remember to cover up the camera, volume, and power button cutouts.

You can completely skip this step if you plan on just making the whole case glow, though I do recommend still lining the inside of the case with tape so no paint gets on the inside.

2. PRIME THE CASE

Priming the case really helps with the glow in the dark paint to stand out. This just means making a dark case a lot brighter for the top layer of paint to have a stronger effect.

You can skip this step if your case is already a bright colour.

3. SPRAY ON GLOW IN THE DARK PAINT

Now using the Rust-Oleum glow-in-the-dark spray paint, start to evenly apply it across the surface of the case. Go in steady strokes about 1-1.5 feet above the case.

The key here is to do it layer by layer, so cover the graphic once, let it dry for a few minutes, then go back in for another layer. Do this 4 or 5 times to give it a good coat of paint, as this will help with the glowing of the paint afterwards.

4. REMOVE THE TAPE

Let the paint dry for an hour or two then start removing the tape on the case as you don’t want it to completely dry with it on. If you’ve taped around a graphic, run your knife around the edges of the paint to separate it from the tape so it doesn’t get pulled along with it.

RESULTS

That’s it! Make sure you let the paint charge up with some light and it’ll give off a pretty decent glow.

BUY

Rust-Oleum Glow In The Dark Paint:

X-ACTO Knife:

Painter's Tape:

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