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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    Dr. Hardcrab Guest

    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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    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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    Dr. Hardcrab Guest

    Dr. Hardcrab, Feb 25, 2006
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    Banty Guest

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

    These are removable as well.

    Banty, Feb 25, 2006
  6. "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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    Dan Parrell Guest

    white liquid shoe polish with the applicator top, cleans off easy with a
    blade scraper
    Dan Parrell, Feb 25, 2006
    bill allemann, Feb 25, 2006

  9. rub them with a regular bar of white soap...wash off when ready
    digitalmaster, Feb 25, 2006
  10. ACE Hardware stores still carry Glass Wax.
    nj_dilettante, Feb 25, 2006
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    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.
    jmagerl, Feb 25, 2006
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    mm Guest

    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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    ameijers Guest

    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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    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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    Larry Bud Guest

    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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    Goedjn Guest

    Curtains? On a spring-loaded shower-curtain rod?
    Goedjn, Feb 27, 2006
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    Pete C. Guest

    Pete C., Feb 27, 2006
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    Go to, 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.
    , Mar 16, 2006
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    Jan 7, 2018
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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.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2018
    BSmithLon, Jan 7, 2018
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