Y2O2S:Eu red phosphor powders were coated with silica (SiO2), using sol-gel and heterocoagulation techniques, Phosphor powders were dispersed in ethanol with tetraethyl orthosilicate and water. Hydrochloric acid was used to catalyze the sol-gel reaction, and an amorphous film 10-20 nm thick was observed via transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Colloidal SiO2 powders 10-70 nm in size were used, and the SiO2 powder coating was made by controlling pH values in the range of 4.5-8, in which a negatively charged surface of SiO2 powder and a positively charged surface of red phosphor powder were formed. Then, SiO2 powders were adsorbed electrically onto the phosphor powder surface, as evidenced by TEM, dissolution, and zeta potential measurements. Chemical bonding in the coating was studied using electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.