Faux Windows in Garage Door

4 Materials
$5
30 Minutes
Easy
Like many homeowners, Steph had those plastic decorative panels on the outside of her garage windows. She never liked them, so when we recently made some changes to her garage door, one of those changes was to muscle those out and toss them in the garbage.

She liked the look of the open windows, but this being Florida, she didn't like the overabundance of light and heat the windows now let in! I know, Florida problems ?

The solution came in the form of painter's tape and frosted glass spray! Here's what we did to reduce the amount of heat and light coming in and add a little update to the windows.
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Old plastic inserts
The windows stripped of their 'decorative' plastic panels.
We taped off where we wanted the glass to be clear.
We added paper around so the overspray did not get on the garage door.
We used frosted glass spray paint on each window- two coats each.
After each coat, we opened the garage door to let the fumes out.
The Scotch Blue Platinum tape left a crisp line and was easy to remove.
This was a low cost solution to the problem of too much heat and light, plus it can be considered reversible as the paint could be scraped off with a razor blade if we wanted to change up the look. But for know, we are happy with the change!

For more details and how we made a template of the window so all the lines matched up- visit our website here.

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  • Holly Wildey Holly Wildey on Jun 09, 2017
    Could you have painted the windows on the outside?

  • Monarchmom Monarchmom on Jun 10, 2017
    The plastic inserts are on the outside of our doors. How did you take them off?

  • Kim Kim on May 30, 2018

    I have wanted to use exactly this frost paint on the lower panes of my bedroom windows. I am happy to see from your post that this is reversible by scraping it off with a razor blade. But I have another question: Is it easy to clean? I wouldn't want it to start coming off when I clean it. I'm so glad to ask someone with experience with it. tia

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