I have an old window pane

The problem is the glass is really scratched up, even frosting paint didn't help. Should I get new glass or does anyone know what else I can do instead? I don't know what I'm going to do with it, I just want to make something. Thank you for any help.

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  • Roxaneg Roxaneg on Oct 11, 2017
    Why not do a mosaic on it? Bits of colored glass on a window, glued on using Weldbond is a nice thing to do to an old window. You can find some stained glass patterns or coloring books designs to use. Pick up scrap glass at local hobby stores like Hobby Lobby or a stained glass shop. If you know someone who does stained glass as a hobby, they'll have tons of the stuff.

    Or you could simply paint the window in a design of your choice. I've seen seasonal paintings as well as family-centric designs.

    Some other ideas for you:

    • Marisia Marisia on Oct 11, 2017
      im not that talented for that, I tried it once, but did not come out at all. Maybe I should take classes

  • Kim Kim on Oct 11, 2017
    Sometimes glass polish covers scratches as long as they are not deep. You would have to remove the frosting paint though. It’s probably easier and would cost about the same to just get a new piece of glass.
    Hope that helps

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Oct 11, 2017
    Transfer your design on the pane and then use Gallery Glass paint. It has different finishes and could probably disguise the scratches

  • Stephanie Mitchell Stephanie Mitchell on Oct 11, 2017
    Have you considered a contact paper? You could also use paint to make it look like stained glass.

  • M. M.. M. M.. on Oct 11, 2017
    If the glass is THAT badly scratched, you should replace the whole pane. Its integrity/surface strength has been weakened and could easily crack/break. Even slamming a door could cause it to break. If you can't afford to replace it now, then covering it with contact paper is your safest choice. It does come in some translucent types so that it will let some light in.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Oct 11, 2017
    Agree with Karen, try the gallery glass in crystal clear.

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Oct 11, 2017
    You are so welcome please enjoy the project

  • Kor24924493 Kor24924493 on Oct 11, 2017
    Plexi glass is a good alternative.

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Oct 11, 2017
    Good luck and enjoy

  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Oct 11, 2017
    Glue on colored glass stones, pretty, when the light shines through or paint with glass paint in different colors and shapes for a stained glass look.