I need to opaque out a windows. Since the outside of the house is
white, I was thinking of painting the window white so it would not
look weird from the street.
My big issue is how to clean off the paint when the need no longer
exists. Is there a particular paint that is easy to get off? Or
is there a better way to temporarily opaque a window?
The wife already ruled out foil. Looks too weird from the street.
(She has a point.) And wind would cause havoc on it when I open
up the window. (We have 30 to 60 mph winds out here.)
I put some Gila window film on several uninsulated panes around my front
door to help in heat loss/gain.
Not quite easy to get all bubbles out but does not look bad and does
job. They have different tints and it would be easy to remove.
I must agree with the others. NO paint.
A cheaper option than then window films might be self adhesive white shelf
paper applied only to the glass. That will be fun to remove but no where as
bad as sun baked paint.
1/4" foam board cut to fit inside the glass area is yet another option
though I suspect it will cost more than the shelf paper.
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On Sun, 27 Mar 2011 22:53:55 -0500, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
You don't even need lexan, which is a very strong version of plexiglas
or whatever the generic name is. It's used for football helmets. YOu
can use the weakest and probably the cheapest version of opaque
plastic. Every city has a plastic store, and some sell left over
pieces fwiw from projects they make for customers.
Yeah, stores used to use it during remodeling so you couldn't see in, but
when wiped off it sure cleaned the glass thoroughly. I used to use it to
clean the inside and out of car windows (in the '50s) after body work and
painting, got all the dirt, grime, smoker's film and paint overspray off the
glass, leaving it crystal clear.
On Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:09:03 -0700 (PDT), Higgs Boson
Great idea but I think you can see through it when it's light inside
and dark outside. At line-ups they have lights shining in their eyes.
DAMHIKT. Just kidding, I've never been to a line-up on either side.
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