How to white out windows

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by bill allemann, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. 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
     
    bill allemann, Feb 25, 2006
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  2. bill allemann

    Dr. Hardcrab Guest

    "bill allemann" <> wrote in message
    news:i2ZLf.39748$...
    >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...
     
    Dr. Hardcrab, Feb 25, 2006
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  3. bill allemann

    Guest

    Dr. Hardcrab wrote:
    > "bill allemann" <> wrote in message
    > news:i2ZLf.39748$...
    > >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...



    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..
     
    , Feb 25, 2006
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  4. bill allemann

    Dr. Hardcrab Guest

    "Dr. Hardcrab" <> wrote in message
    news:XfZLf.10362$fU6.7954@trnddc08...
    >
    > "bill allemann" <> wrote in message
    > news:i2ZLf.39748$...
    >>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...



    Found another product:

    http://www.plasti-kote.com/plastikote/homefash/template.jsp?searchcode=DEC&product=GlassFrosting

    Probably find it at any crafts store
     
    Dr. Hardcrab, Feb 25, 2006
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  5. bill allemann

    Banty Guest

    In article <XfZLf.10362$fU6.7954@trnddc08>, Dr. Hardcrab says...
    >
    >
    >"bill allemann" <> wrote in message
    >news:i2ZLf.39748$...
    >>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...
    >
    >


    Glass films most certainly are on the market. For example -

    http://www.glassdecorandmore.com/

    These are removable as well.

    Banty
     
    Banty, Feb 25, 2006
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  6. bill allemann wrote:
    > 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!
     
    nj_dilettante, Feb 25, 2006
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  7. bill allemann

    Dan Parrell Guest

    white liquid shoe polish with the applicator top, cleans off easy with a
    blade scraper
    "bill allemann" <> wrote in message
    news:i2ZLf.39748$...
    >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
     
    Dan Parrell, Feb 25, 2006
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  8. thanks ... great ideas

    "bill allemann" <> wrote in message
    news:i2ZLf.39748$...
    >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
     
    bill allemann, Feb 25, 2006
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  9. "bill allemann" <> wrote in message
    news:i2ZLf.39748$...
    >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
     
    digitalmaster, Feb 25, 2006
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  10. Norminn wrote:
    > bill allemann wrote:
    >
    >> 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 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.
     
    nj_dilettante, Feb 25, 2006
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  11. bill allemann

    jmagerl Guest

    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.

    "bill allemann" <> wrote in message
    news:i2ZLf.39748$...
    >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
     
    jmagerl, Feb 25, 2006
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  12. bill allemann

    mm Guest

    On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 13:35:10 GMT, "bill allemann"
    <> wrote:

    >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.
     
    mm, Feb 26, 2006
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  13. bill allemann

    ameijers Guest

    "mm" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 13:35:10 GMT, "bill allemann"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >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.)
    >
    >

    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...
     
    ameijers, Feb 26, 2006
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  14. bill allemann

    Guest

    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.
     
    , Feb 26, 2006
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  15. bill allemann

    Larry Bud Guest

    bill allemann wrote:
    > 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.
     
    Larry Bud, Feb 26, 2006
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  16. bill allemann

    Goedjn Guest

    On 26 Feb 2006 06:15:58 -0800, "Larry Bud" <>
    wrote:

    >
    >bill allemann wrote:
    >> 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.


    Curtains? On a spring-loaded shower-curtain rod?
     
    Goedjn, Feb 27, 2006
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  17. bill allemann

    Pete C. Guest

    Goedjn wrote:
    >
    > On 26 Feb 2006 06:15:58 -0800, "Larry Bud" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >bill allemann wrote:
    > >> 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.

    >
    > Curtains? On a spring-loaded shower-curtain rod?


    http://www.krylon.com/main/product_...elid=8&productid=1750&content=product_details
     
    Pete C., Feb 27, 2006
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  18. bill allemann

    Guest

    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.

    nj_dilettante wrote:
    > bill allemann wrote:
    > > 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!
     
    , Mar 16, 2006
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    BSmithLon

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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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    BSmithLon, Jan 7, 2018
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