Windows pose a perpetual privacy problem. You want lots of light but you also want a sense of privacy. This clever hack turns a cheap cotton sheet and some starch into an effective but easily removed privacy glaze.
If you live in a rental or apartment you're restricted in what you can do to enhance your privacy. You certainly can't rip out the windows and have privacy glass installed. Your landlord would likely frown on you painting glaze onto your windows—we've done it and it is easily removed with hot water and a razor but you might not want to risk it with your grumpy landlord.
DIY blog Manhattan Nest shares a terribly clever way to get privacy "glaze" your windows for next to nothing and in a way that is easily removed. The process is simple, all you need is a cheap cotton sheet large enough to cut up for the glass you want to cover, a paint brush, some corn starch, and stove to make some corn starch paste on. Cut the sheet to fit, iron it nice and smooth, and then paint it on to the glass with the cornstarch mixture. The starch will harden and effectively glue it to the glass.
When it's time to remove it, just paint over the cotton with hot water, peel it off, and then wash the windows to remove the starch residue. You can check out the full guide at the link below or visit their update to the project here. Thanks Justin!
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