Disclaimer: This has not been tested in high-moisture environments.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
- Valspar Tintable Glaze available at Lowes
- Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass
- A paint brush (preferably one that fits in the can)
All total, sub-$20. One can of each did a whole 112" x 49" window.
You can optionally tape off the windows as there will be overspray on the Rust-Oleum step, but I just used a little elbow grease and windex at the end to clean things up.
Step 2: Step 1: Spray on the Rust-Oleum
Pictured is where I stopped. This is about 2 passes following the instructions. It dries completely in about 3-5 minutes allowing you to immediately move to the next step. Don't worry, it gets better.
Step 3: Step 2: First Coast of Tintable Glaze
Super Important: It can take up to 2 days for this to fully dry. You must wait until it has dried completely before putting on the next coat or you run the risk of not building up the layers and getting the privacy you want. If privacy is not as much an issue for you, you can probably stop here. For me, these are street and neighbor-facing windows so I wanted 100% privacy while I did some renovations and painting.
Step 4: Step 3: 2nd Coat of Tintable Glaze and Final Product
On the left window I did all panes. On the right one I kept the top panes uncovered.
I hope you found this helpful.