TaKenya Hampton
TaKenya Hampton
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  • Wake Forest, NC

Frosting Window to Increase Privacy But Keep The Natural Light

5 Materials
$35
30 Minutes
Easy

A simple tutorial on how to apply frosted window film for privacy, a new look or both!

frosting window to increase privacy but keep the natural light

I orginally thought I solved the problem by installing a window sheer with a curtain rod and then creating a pocket for a rod at the bottom and installed a curtain rod at the bottom as well.

HATED IT!

The rod continually came unlodged at the bottom and it would flop when the door was open and closed. And you might even get caught on it when you walked by.

I decided there was a better option. Frosted Window Film!

This is how I did it.

I started by measuring the window to see what size I needed my film to be.

frosting window to increase privacy but keep the natural light

Then roll out the film and measure the film and mark it to prepare for cutting.

frosting window to increase privacy but keep the natural light

Using a box cutter, I cut the window film to the size I needed. I placed a piece of scrap I found in my garage under it for cutting.

frosting window to increase privacy but keep the natural light

I mixed up a solution of soap and water in a spray bottle. First I cleaned the glass with it. And then saturated the glass with it for the application.

frosting window to increase privacy but keep the natural light

Peel the paper backing apart from the film and apply the window film to the glass.

frosting window to increase privacy but keep the natural light

Use a squeegee or straight edge of a sturdy object like a credit card to remove air bubbles. I worked from top to bottom. Some people recommend working from the middle out to the edges of the glass. Do what works for you.

frosting window to increase privacy but keep the natural light

And then you can trim any excess if needed using the box cutter.

The end result is doors that are free and clear of anything extra in the way. Beautiful natural light coming in during the daytime. And privacy during the day and night.

frosting window to increase privacy but keep the natural light

To see the full article and a printable project card check out the article on my blog.

frosting window to increase privacy but keep the natural light

This what it looks like with a new coat of paint and during the daytime!

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1 question
  • JJ Keist
    on Jun 3, 2019

    Is the filmed moveable? I live in an apartment, & I'm not permitted to put in anything permanent.

    • Mara
      on Jun 9, 2019

      The film I bought has no adhesive so yes it can just be peeled off. I also looked and found there are ones with designs on them!

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  • Ann Eichenberger
    on Jun 1, 2019

    I did this a couple years ago. The film really works. Did you have difficulty peeling the film from the backing? If it was easy for you, how did you do it?

    thanks

  • Musheerah
    30 minutes ago

    I did this with a bar of soap. Scribbled swirls all over my windows. It looks so pretty! And it washes off easily.

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