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Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint

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Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint
 
4.4

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5.0

Etched glass in a can!

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from Kansas

Comments about Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint:

Every crafty person needs a can of Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint sitting around. This is great for adding a frosted appearance to decorative items such as mirrors and glass vases. My favorite projects are when using stencils because I can create a multidimensional look on my items. This may take a few tries to get used to using but once you get the hang of the product it is very simple. You shake the can vigorously, and then spray in very smooth motions. Make sure you use this outdoors or in a well ventilated area. You usually have to apply 2-3 coats and allow about 10 minutes in between coats. At first it will not have that much of a "frosted" look but it will after it begins to fully dry.

I highly recommend this product for your crafting needs!

Quality
I find that Rust-Oleum always has high quality paint products.

Durability
The instructions on this product state it is for interior use only. If you were to use this on a surface outdoors I am sure it would not be very durable.

Ease of Appliation
The application process may take a few tries to get the hang of. Prior to using the product you need to shake the can for a while. The instructions on the can say shake for 2 minutes and shake occasionally while you are using it. You have to use smooth back and forth motions to get this product to go on evenly.

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5.0

The Best For Frosting Windows For Privacy

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from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint:

The first floor bathroom window gets a lot of light during the day and I didn't want to block it with curtains or blinds but I needed to find a way to frost the glass so no one could see in the window. I tried a contact paper sold by the roll and it worked to block anyone from looking in the window but it was hard to apply and the seam was visible. I was going to remove the window and use a paint-on frosting and etching gel but someone suggested trying the Frosted Glass Spray Paint instead.

It was a lot less work than removing the window and having to do multiple coats and let it dry between applications and there was almost no smell to the spray paint. I did need to do three layers of this but it only took about seven minutes for each layer to dry completely. There was no rippling when it was dry and it looked like a professional frosted the glass. One can was enough to do the bottom section of the bathroom window and two of the basement windows. When the kitchen is finished I plan on using this on the side window. It gets the most sun during the morning and afternoon and at times it can be so powerful that the glare on it blinds you when you walk in the kitchen.

I had a little left over in the first can and used it on some glass ornaments that I was working on decorating for Christmas. Because this is a spray paint instead of something that is applied with a brush you can do a light coat or a heavy coat with it. If you want to frost a small section of something you are going to have to use masking tape over the areas that you don't want to be frosted. I wouldn’t recommend this for extremely small areas, for that you are better off using something that is painted on.

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5.0

Fun and effective!

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from Sonora, CA

Comments about Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint:

I used to work at a craft store demonstrating products and teaching classes. Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint was probably my favorite product to show off! My favorite craft application was using it to spray clear glass realist holders to make frosted candleholders. They looked beautiful and the possible effects were endless. I've used it at home a few times too. I have an LED light fixture on the kitchen ceiling with clear glass cups on it that always look gross from dust and cobwebs getting inside. Unfortunately I can't clean them as often as I'd like because the ceiling is just too high and the fixture is extremely difficult to access. So I finally stopped complaining and took action, spraying the glass cups with Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint! Now they always look beautiful, even when they haven't been cleaned in a while. I've also helped a friend update some really outdated glass door kitchen cabinets with it. They turned out beautiful! Especially when she put little lights inside the cabinets. I strongly recommend playing with this paint. It's impossible not to want to use it on everything.

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4.0

Decent Crafting Spray

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from Portland, TX

Comments about Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint:

Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint is a decent addition to any crafter's closet. I have used this product on various seasonal items because we do not have snow but I like the snow/cold affect that this product gives. I have used it to make candle holders out of sauce jars. I have used it to etch letters on mirrors but covering the mirror with letter stickers, spraying the mirror, and removing the stickers once the product is dry. The better of the two was the candle holder out of a sauce jar because it was completely cover in the paint. The mirror project did not work as well because I overestimated the "quick dry" and it was still wet when I removed the stickers. This caused the paint to bleed into the part of the mirror which was not supposed to have paint on it. I would suggest allowing the paint to dry for a couple of days, as opposed to a couple of hours, which was suggested to me. This product is an affordable fix to household items which can be made into crafts.

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3.0

Rust-oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint: OK for some applications

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from Boca Raton, FL

Comments about Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint:

During one of my less successful roof repair projects a few years ago while removing a few heavy cement tiles from my roof I accidentally broke a window in our downstairs full bath when the tile I was dropping hit the ladder and ricocheted into the window pane.

Fortunately I have experience replacing window panes so aside of the additional work and my upset about my carelessness I wasn't initially too put out about the prospect of the added project. But, the pane that had been broken was a textured translucent pane meant for privacy.

Visiting a local glass supply store I realized that my choices were either an inexpensive plain glass pane that could be locally cut to fit and a much more expensive special order of a similar textured pane.

Since the downstairs bath is seldom used as a full bath I decided to go the more immediate, inexpensive route. The salesman recommended Rust-oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint for the finishing touch.

So, after making the repair and at least weather-proofing the bathroom I put frosting the window on my "honey-do" list for the next weekend.

**Rust-oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint** comes in 12 oz spray cans and produces a semitransparent white frosted appearance. It can be used for either privacy or to produce an etched glass effect. I was interested in privacy.

I picked up a can at the local Home Depot.

After thoroughly cleaning the interior side of the window I thoroughly and carefully taped off the window to protect the surrounding frame and walls. When taping, be sure to avoid getting the tape on the actual window pane or you'll leave a void in any spot that is covered.

The paint is a high quality oil-based resin that is surprisingly easy to apply in thin coats. Drying time between coats is approximately 20 minutes. I found that applying it in 3 light coats seemed to work well for this application.

Although I had read a couple of reviews that indicated that the frosting didn't stand up well to moisture, since I waited a couple of weeks before attempting to run a shower this hasn't been an issue.

**Limitations**

Recently I decided to use Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint on a clear glass side panel of my front door. Our Miniature Schnauzer often stations herself there and barks at the slightest sight of anything moving outside.

In a similar fashion to my earlier application I applied it to the inside surface of the pane. To give it time to cure, I protected it for a prolonged period (until my wife complained) before uncovering it.

Here's where the product fails, at least for this type of application. The frosted finish is easily scratched off. So while my Schnauzer abandoned her "guard post", the moment the doorbell rang her paws were all over the frosted surface. The finish did not survive the first day of actual use before it showed my dog's handiwork. Fortunately, with a little effort the frosted coating can be scraped off with a razor window scraper.

Quality
Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint is a high quality oil-based resin that is easily applied.

Durability
For windows that wont be often handled the finish seems to offer decent durability. Routine window cleaning has not affected the bathroom application. But this is not a paint that will stand up to the paws of your dog or anything else of a sharp or coarse nature that may come in contact with the pane.

Coverage
Rust-Oleum claims a can will cover up to 35sq ft. Realistically however, when applying it in three light coats coverage is greatly reduced if you want to provide adequate privacy.

Ease of Appliation
Aside from the need to carefully mask off the pane you want to paint, Rust-oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint is easily applied. But be sure to shake the can for about a minute before applying and apply in light even coats.

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