How can I create more privacy on a lattice fence?


We put a new fence with lattice at the top. The lattice part is too see through. Ideally, I would like to use colored glass to plug up the small openings or a large piece to go across the panel which measures 90" X 10". Any ideas??

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Sep 16, 2021

    Hi Nivva, glass would be pricy, how many panels are you covering up? I know you can purchase outdoor bamboo sheets that look nice and may not be quite as expensive. If you call your local glass shop / cutter they can give you a quote and I know mine in town here offers frosted options etc.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Sep 16, 2021

    you could have a long piece cut to go across the top of the panel or use plexiglass instead of real glass to be more cost effective- plexiglass comes in different colors as well

  • Janice Janice on Sep 16, 2021

    Hi Hi there! Have you considered adding a second lattice panel and spacing/arranging it so the open spaces are covered by the second one? It would take some additional cutting at "patching" for the newer layer, but could easily be done. This idea is a bit far out there, could place faux succulents prchased in bulk from the DollarTree and push into most of the holes in your lattice.

  • William William on Sep 16, 2021

    I like Janice idea. Second lattice panels offset to make the openings smaller. You can also use corrugated plastic roofing panels. They come in different colors.

  • Betsy Betsy on Sep 16, 2021

    Hi Nivva: I think that a piece of acrylic or plexiglass would work. It comes in loads of colours. Or, a cheaper fix is that you could get some outdoor fabric and make a screen out of that. It's usually 56 inches wide, so you would only need about a yard of it and now, since it's the end of the season, it's all on sale. :)

    Good luck

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 16, 2021

    Lattice used for porch skirting is also known as privacy lattice. The holes are much smaller providing much more privacy.

  • There are fence screens you can buy for privacy:

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 16, 2021

    The filling of the holes in the lattice fence with glass may make it top heavy, especially in strong winds and take it down. Since you already have the lattice in place, a second layer of it sounds like a good option for you, and allows for some air flow through and gives you privacy.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 17, 2021

    We used T-11 over existing lattice panels on our outdoor shower for privacy. Do you have a budget or homeowners rules to adhere to? Some outdoor rated fencing material might be suggested

  • Annie Annie on Sep 17, 2021

    Wouldn't sheets of glass be quite heavy? I wonder if you had those corrugated plastic sheets (that you can get at the Dollar Store) and then covered those with the "frosted" looking sheets (they come in a roll) they sell at Home depot or Lowes?

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 17, 2021

    You could add a screen or faux greenery.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 19, 2021

    Get glass that size and get a stained glass kit to do a decoration on the glass it’s easy copy a pic from u derneith or draw one.

  • Maura White Maura White on Sep 19, 2021

    Colored glass I think would look amazing!

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Sep 20, 2021

    Perhaps grow some kind of vine on the lattice.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 21, 2021

    Hi, Coloured Plexi glass or Perspex

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 22, 2021

    How about get picture frames from the dollar store wood ones only use glass and frames and make stained glass on them and hang then up in the space I would also scorch gard for weather proofing

  • So you could get another piece of lattice and use it as a template. Then purchase plastic plexiglass at Home Depot or Lowe's. Cut it to size and then lay the lattice template over the top and use different colored spray paints to paint the open parts of the plexi under the lattice. That would give you the look of individual glass panes, but much easier and cheaper. The hardest part would be making sure that everything lines up correctly. Oh and you'd have to make sure you were using the proper brand of spray paint for the plexi.