Hello there, this is my first Instructable and I thought I'd share the method I used to create privacy windows in my home. It's a combination of two methods I have seen pretty widely used, but with some experimenting I achieved the results I wanted -- a consistent look, a good level of privacy, and an agreeable laziness factor.
Disclaimer: This has not been tested in high-moisture environments.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
You will need:
- 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
The only thing I'm using this to achieve is the added privacy as the tintable glaze alone did not provide the privacy I wanted. Don't worry about the unevenness of the spray -- later steps will mask this. I try to get this step done fast because using spray paint indoors is kind of a nightmare. Open a door, turn on the fans, lock your pets in another room, it will be slightly noxious.
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.