White stuff on windows


D

DrLargePants

sily question, but what's that white stuff that people have on their
windows when decorating (if they have no curtains) so you can't see in ?
 
Ad

Advertisements

H

Harry Bloomfield

After serious thinking DrLargePants wrote :
sily question, but what's that white stuff that people have on their
windows when decorating (if they have no curtains) so you can't see in ?
Cheap emulsion paint perhaps?
 
B

Brian G

DrLargePants said:
sily question, but what's that white stuff that people have on their
windows when decorating (if they have no curtains) so you can't see
in ?
Glass cleaning cream applied and left to dry! Apart from white emulsion
that is :)


Brian G
 
R

Rod

sily question, but what's that white stuff that people have on their
windows when decorating (if they have no curtains) so you can't see in ?
Whiting - so far as I know, this is powdered chalk. Mixed to a thin cream
with water and smeared over the glass. It is possible that something else
is added (such as a touch of glue size).

However, the suggestion of pink Windolene works quite well and is possibly
slightly easier to clean off.

Whiting is also used to reduce the temperature in a greenhouse.

And it's not the question that's silly!
 
R

raden

In message said:
sily question, but what's that white stuff that people have on their
windows when decorating (if they have no curtains) so you can't see in ?
Spray on snow ?

don't forget the xmas tree
 
G

Guest

Whiting - so far as I know, this is powdered chalk. Mixed to a thin cream
with water and smeared over the glass. It is possible that something else
is added (such as a touch of glue size).

However, the suggestion of pink Windolene works quite well and is possibly
slightly easier to clean off.

Whiting is also used to reduce the temperature in a greenhouse.

And it's not the question that's silly!
Where do you get hold of it? I haven't seen it for years.
 
R

Rod

Where do you get hold of it? I haven't seen it for years.
Most of the south of England is chalk... :)

But true - I have not seen whiting for sale for a very long time (other
than in a fishmongers). Perhaps someone else can add that useful bit of
info?
 
R

Rob Morley

sily question, but what's that white stuff that people have on their
windows when decorating (if they have no curtains) so you can't see in ?
Greenhouse shading?
 
Ad

Advertisements

A

Aidan

DrLargePants said:
sily question, but what's that white stuff that people have on their
windows
I heard somewhere that it was soap, but I've never tried it (putting it
on windows, that is).
 
O

OG

Rod said:
Most of the south of England is chalk... :)

But true - I have not seen whiting for sale for a very long time (other
than in a fishmongers). Perhaps someone else can add that useful bit of
info?
I used to use it on my Dunlop Green Flash 'daps'
 
P

PJ

raden said:
In message <1123101812.108047.171690@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
The TV programme Open All Hours made a regular feature of writing on the
windows. Perhaps David Jason could help. The response from Ronnie Barker
would take far too long ;-).
PJ
 
D

Dave

Rod said:
And it's not the question that's silly!
I worked in the aerospace industry for many years, on fast military jets.

When a new man came to the section, the first thing I would say to them
was:-

'there is no such thing as a silly question, if you do not know and
can't find out from a book, then ask'.


Dave
 
B

ben

DrLargePants said:
sily question, but what's that white stuff that people have on their
windows when decorating (if they have no curtains) so you can't see
in ?
Bit of an old thread I know but I just gorra give the right answer.

Windowlene, applied wet then wait for it to dry.

From your local supermarkets or chandlers.
 
Joined
Apr 30, 2019
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Country
United Kingdom
Windolene Emulsion Original Cream. Smeared all over the window then left to dry, this is not only for hiding your DIY efforts from the neighbours before your big Carol Smiley unveiling moment upon completions but also puts a protective barrier over the glass to prevent overspray from the roller, particularly when painting ceilings, splattering all over the glass, which is a painstaking task to remove once dry.

Instead the windowlene provides a protective barrier which the paint will stick to instead of sticking to the glass. Once your rooms is complete use a dry/damp cloth to wipe off the windolene and hey presto, lovely clean window to match your freshly decorated room
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Jan 7, 2018
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
Yoghurt. Plain unsweetened cheap yoghurt applied with a small foam painting roller does an excellent job. However, for a particularly humid room like a bathroom, this is unsuitable as it would go mouldy.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top