You see glass bead reflective paint on everything from fire hydrants to street curbs — it’s a staple of town and city DPW departments. If you want to make your mailbox or house numbers highly visible at night, you can paint them with Liquidreflector, a water-based acrylic paint that’s impregnated with mica and uses the same glass bead reflectors as the industrial paint.
You apply Liquidreflector in three steps. First, put on two layers of the reflective paint. Before the second coat is fully dry, sprinkle some more glass beads over the paint, and leave it to dry. Finally, paint a final coat on it to prevent the beads from falling off.
You can choose from clear/white, blue, red, amber, and green. Five ounces of white paint with two ounces of glass beads costs $7, and the same amount of a colored paint goes for 50 cents more. You can also get larger amounts as well as bulk glass beads.
Liquidreflector [Official Site]