Frosted window treatments create an opaque finish on glass that allows light to pass through, yet provides a room with some privacy. Frosted windows can be created by sandblasting and chemical etching, which require hiring a professional or you can do-it-yourself and achieve the same effect.
WINDOW TINTING AND CURB APPEAL
Decorative window film will enhance the look of your windows. Because you don’t need complete window coverings, your home appears brighter. You won’t have heavy curtains blocking your views or making it look like a recluse lives there.
The first impression your house will give off is that it’s well-maintained and welcoming. Great for curb appeal!
Here are three easy ways to frost glass, according to Bob Vila, one the most trusted names in home improvements. (https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-frost-glass/)
Believe it or not, you can frost glass with a special type of spray paint. Rust-Oleum manufacturers a popular, readily available product along these lines, which you can buy at your local home improvement retail center. Here is how it’s done.
- Clean the glass thoroughly; tape off the window or door frame
- Apply a thin coat of the spray paint and let it dry
- Apply additional coats, if you wish for great opacity
If you get tired of the look, it’s no problem: The finish can be removed with a glass scraper. Being that the spray paint comes at a low cost, it’s worth a shot if you want to frost glass in your home.
You can also frost glass by means of window film, which is non-adhesive and works via static cling. If you don’t get the application precisely right on the first try, you can start over pretty easily. Steps:
- Thoroughly wash the surface to be frosted, using glass cleaner and a lint-free cloth
- Combine water with a couple drops of dish detergent in a spray bottle
- Proceed to lightly spritz the glass before applying the window film
- As you go, remove air bubbles with a squeegee.
A permanently frosted effect may be achieved through the use of a glass-etching cream. Though you’ve probably never heard of such products, crafters love them. Armour Etch glass etching cream leads the pack in popularity. If you go this route, take care in applying the cream and closely follow the instructions printed on the package. Basically, the process involves the following:
- Mask off sensitive areas with painter’s tape
- Use a bristled brush to scrub the cream onto the glass
- Let the etching cream sit for a period of time stipulated by the manufacturer
- Rinse off the cream with warm water – and, somewhat magically, there will be etched glass where there was formerly a traditional clear pane.
Estelia Loves….. The Warehouse Arts District
The artist members of Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) maintain their own exhibitions and shows utilizing WADA’s website and social media to promote their activities. Members volunteer at numerous public events to promote WADA and encourage the public to become more involved in the art community.
The Warehouse Arts District Association markets the art district and is involved in the master plan and district overlay for the various art districts within St. Petersburg. WADA volunteers staff the Second Saturday Art Walk trolley and have been instrumental in extending the boundaries covered by the trolley. (Courtesy of: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/)