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How to Turn Plain Glass
Into a French Window
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Step Two: Spray the Window with Frosted Paint

When you are finished with step one, a pattern of rectangles should be stuck to your old window, with the bare glass between the papers creating the crisscross pattern of a French window. If you are happy with the pattern, then you are ready to frost the glass.

Take your frosted glass spray paint and shake it well, in accordance with the instructions on the can. Going in straight lines, spray the exposed glass everywhere, creating several layers of frosting depending on how opaque you want the French window pattern to look. Remember that the more opaque it is (that is, the more layers of frosting you apply), the more realistic the effect will be, and the more resistant to scratching with time.

Step Three: Clean Up

Once the frosted French window pattern is thoroughly dry, remove the sheets of paper from the glass. If there are any areas where the frosting smeared into the squares of clear glass creating the French window pattern, simply take a paper towel moistened with glass cleaner and wipe the smears away. If the work is very delicate, then use a Q-tip instead of a paper towel. And that’s it. Your frosted French window is finished.

When you clean it in future, just be sure to clean the clear glass rectangles only. If you use window cleaner on the frosted lines you might diminish their intensity, but since smears and smudges will not show on the French window frosting, there really is no need to clean the lines at all.

Your old window will now look modern and beautiful, and the French window design will add beauty and elegance to your room.
If you love the idea of improving your home with painted illusions, discover how to create this faux tray ceiling, with a two-dimensional painting design, ideal for low ceilings.

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