How to white out windows


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bill allemann

i need to make some windows temporarily obscured.
is there a spray on product for this?
they don't need to be completely opaque, just fogged
enough that people can't see in during the day.

thanks, bill
 
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Dr. Hardcrab

bill allemann said:
i need to make some windows temporarily obscured.
is there a spray on product for this?
they don't need to be completely opaque, just fogged enough that people
can't see in during the day.
They used to sell contact paper that was "frosted" that worked very good for
what you are describing. I've seen people use that spray "snow" to do the
same thing, though I don't think you will find any this time of the year...
 
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trader4

Dr. Hardcrab said:
They used to sell contact paper that was "frosted" that worked very good for
what you are describing. I've seen people use that spray "snow" to do the
same thing, though I don't think you will find any this time of the year...

Just checked Ebay, and as usual, there it is! At least one guy
selling snow spray, 6 cans for $10! Sounds like that would work..
 
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Banty

They used to sell contact paper that was "frosted" that worked very good for
what you are describing. I've seen people use that spray "snow" to do the
same thing, though I don't think you will find any this time of the year...
Glass films most certainly are on the market. For example -

http://www.glassdecorandmore.com/

These are removable as well.

Banty
 
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nj_dilettante

bill said:
i need to make some windows temporarily obscured.
is there a spray on product for this?
they don't need to be completely opaque, just fogged
enough that people can't see in during the day.

thanks, bill
"Glass Wax" glass cleaner - it's the stuff that used to be used with
stencils to put Christmas decorations on windows. It dries opaque, then can
be wiped off when you're ready. And you get clean windows as a bonus!
 
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Dan Parrell

white liquid shoe polish with the applicator top, cleans off easy with a
blade scraper
 
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bill allemann

bill allemann said:
i need to make some windows temporarily obscured.
is there a spray on product for this?
they don't need to be completely opaque, just fogged enough that people
can't see in during the day.

thanks, bill
 
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digitalmaster

bill allemann said:
i need to make some windows temporarily obscured.
is there a spray on product for this?
they don't need to be completely opaque, just fogged enough that people
can't see in during the day.

thanks, bill

rub them with a regular bar of white soap...wash off when ready
 
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nj_dilettante

Norminn said:
Glass Wax was the stuff used long ago to cover empty store windows,
but I haven't noticed it on store shelves in a long time. I would
probably tape white plastic sheet or newspaper, although they would
not look great from outside.
ACE Hardware stores still carry Glass Wax.
 
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jmagerl

Rustoleum and Krylon make spray paint called Glass frosting. Sold at HD or
Lowes. Easy on but needs a razor blade to get off. or else soap the window
up with Bon Ami.
 
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mm

i need to make some windows temporarily obscured.
is there a spray on product for this?
they don't need to be completely opaque, just fogged
enough that people can't see in during the day.

thanks, bill
Other ideas sound better, but don't forget waxed paper. (don't try to
spray it on.)


Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
 
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ameijers

mm said:
Other ideas sound better, but don't forget waxed paper. (don't try to
spray it on.)
Most newspaper print plants sell stub rolls of newsprint very cheaply. A
roll of that and some tape will fix you right up, and not make a frigging
mess to clean up, like anything you spray or smear on the glass would be.
It'll still let enough light in to navigate around the room when needed.

aem sends...
 
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wiz561

At Menards, they sell a 'spray on' type of frost. I've done this to my
front and back doors because they have windows that you can see through
them. It worked really well, and says that it's removable. I haven't
tried removing it because I like it, but it does look like it would
come off fairly well with some mineral spirits.
 
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Larry Bud

bill said:
i need to make some windows temporarily obscured.
is there a spray on product for this?
they don't need to be completely opaque, just fogged
enough that people can't see in during the day.
Do you need to do this more than once? If so, I'd just build a simple
frame to fit inside the window and stretch tissue paper over it. Hold
the frame in place with velcro.
 
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Goedjn

Do you need to do this more than once? If so, I'd just build a simple
frame to fit inside the window and stretch tissue paper over it. Hold
the frame in place with velcro.
Curtains? On a spring-loaded shower-curtain rod?
 
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austinsmith05

Go to www.chaseproducts.com, Chase Products is the manufacturer of
"spray snow" and other permenant and temporary glass frosting products.
All of their products are on the website, they make just about any
kind of aerosol known to man.
 
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YOGURT ...yes hard to believe but this is exactly what you need. Cheapest, unsweetened, plain yogurt from the supermarket rollered on with a small decorating roller. However, this is not good for rooms where condensation will form on the glass as the yogurt will then go mouldy. Condensation prone windows can be yogurted in the summer giving the bacteria in the yogurt time to die before winter and that is usually trouble free.
 
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