Weather-proof way to add privacy to glass

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I would like to do an etching or stained glass type privacy screen with some old windows in my side yard, but everything I have seen looks like it will wash off with rain. Will sealing with some sort of clear poly be enough to weatherproof it? Or do I need to try something else?

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    • Jen Jen on Jun 12, 2018
      No, the entire window will be outside. I am going to have them in a frame and freestanding in between some planters of bamboo. I want the whole line of bamboo, windows, bamboo, windows, bamboo to act as an organic privacy screen on the north side of my property. Our neighbors front porch is close to and facing two of our bedrooms and our bathroom, and I would like to have privacy when our windows are open, and not have to have curtains or blinds blocking all of the light.
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Jun 11, 2018
    Try sealing with marine grade polyethylene
  • Heje Heje on Jun 12, 2018
    Check on line, in automotive stores, or in craft stores for permanent glass paint.
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jun 12, 2018
    Oh, ok I understand. Sounds like it will be pretty, but I'm not sure if the window films would hold up. That would be a question for the company. They have some really pretty ones if they'll work. The only other thing is glass etching and that may take a bit of time since you have a few windows to do. Post some pictures when you finish.
  • Jen Jen on Jun 13, 2018
    I think I want to stay away from films. I don't really want to spend that much. I would like to stay more in line with etching or painting - but am not sure what to do to make that waterproof.
    • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jun 13, 2018
      Etching would be waterproof. But you might have little pieces of stuff like dirt, algae, moss. etc grow in the tiny grooves created when you etch glass. Perhaps there are decals that can be put on the glass? I'm not sure that painting would last. Someone that knows about outdoor paints would be able to help you.
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