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Anyone know a cheap way of frosting windows during decoration?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by u587162, 31 Jan 2021.

  1. u587162

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    I'm trying to avoid buying expensive frosting spray to cover my windows to obscure the decorations and mess seen from the outside.

    Is there any paste or something I can wipe on the windows that is effective for this purpose?
     
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  3. Mottie

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    Windolene. Wipe it off when finished.

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    The old fashioned way was using Windolene, put it on neat and plenty of it over the window and leave it to dry. We still do it this way when needed.
     
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    ok will give that a try thanks.
     
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    Is this still a thing? I always wondered why it was done TBH.
     
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    So the bulglars know that there are tools left there overnight.
     
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    Will emulsion paint or whitewash not do it?
     
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    You want to paint emulsion on the glass?!
    What is white wash?
     
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    Gagging.
     
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  14. Why Not Indeed

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    Have you tried taping old, yellowing newspapers to the windows? I've seen that done in a few places.
     
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    Just tape lining paper on the windows, people won't know if someone is living there who are skint and can not afford curtains or its a new trend.

    Andy
     
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