Safety 1st: 4 Ways To Use Reflective Spray Paint

Safety 1st: 4 Ways To Use Reflective Spray Paint

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Sarah Rae Smith
May 19, 2009

Unless a product is low VOC or makes a Mother's (or Father's) life easier, it usually doesn't get mentioned around these parts. But having tried this reflective spray paint out first hand, it wasn't long before the wave of kid's products that could use a coat came flooding in! Read our list of ideas and add to it after the jump!

Rustoleum tells us this about their product:

"...Illuminates painted surfaces under direct headlights for nighttime visibility and safety. Apply to metal, wood, plastic, concrete or masonry.

This past weekend we watched while our little brother (who's not so little anymore) tore apart his scooter on the concrete floor of our loft. With him he brought a can of this reflective paint to cover the body panels of his scooter to make him more visible to drivers on the road. After testing it with flash lights and head lights alike, we can testify that it does deliver. All the surfaces sprayed were more than twice as reflective as before and didn't alter the appearance of the paint job otherwise.

We instantly had a running list of things we could put it on to help make our kids a little more visible in the long waning hours of summer. Our top 10 are below:

  • Things With Wheels: Bikes, Trikes, Scooters and Skates/Boards (Wheels)
  • Safety Equipment: Helmets, Knee Pads, Elbow Pads
  • Play Balls: Basketballs, Playground Balls and Baseballs
  • Strollers: They're the first thing to cross the street when the light turns green!


    What Would You Use It For? Leave Us A Comment And Let Us Know!

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