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How to make lightly frosted glass not see through but emit light?

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How to make lightly frosted glass not see through but emit light?

Got a pantry door with a frosted glass portion but it is still see through for an object up close. I want it so you can’t see any objects but that a light inside at night will still light up the glass. I’ve tried the rust oleum spray for frosted but it didn’t work. Ideas?
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Maybe add some frosted / patterned contact paper (aka window privacy film) to the inside side of the glass

I know some of them are light permeable… but not “see thru”

(Look for the tiny tight patterned ones )

https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=frosted+windo ... _sb_noss_2
Last edited by PointsHubby on Aug 30th, 2021 2:17 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Not so easy there Ma…
You can get the window film at your local hardware store too. They might even have samples to look at.
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I have seen this used to frost windows for privacy. The result was pretty good in my opinion.

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All frosted glass I have ever seen you are still 80% visible when pressed up against it.
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Jerico wrote: All frosted glass I have ever seen you are still 80% visible when pressed up against it.
Agreed. The spray was crap. So I need a backing that is opaque but let’s light through
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fergy wrote: You can get the window film at your local hardware store too. They might even have samples to look at.
This is the easiest and it's reversible. Can also buy it on Amazon

https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=window+film&c ... -doa-p_1_6
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