Doesn't look remotely the same does it? I did everything right, got the glow sticks like it said, cut them open and then poured them onto my stairs and this is the effect it had. The glow faded right away and what was left were a few spots of glow. I think you could get this effect by buying glow in the dark paint but then it is paint so it would not come off as easily as a glow stick. Bummer, the stairs look so cool and would be fun for Halloween.