How to Make Frosted Glass

What You'll Need
Glass frosting spray
Masking tape
Safety goggles
Glass cleaner

Frosted glass is a very popular look which can be used for a number of different applications. The process of creating frosted glass is not as difficult as you might imagine. Here are the basics of how to make frosted glass effectively and easily.

Step 1--Clean the Glass Surface

Before you can effectively frost the glass, you will need to make sure that you have a very clean surface to work with. Use a glass cleaner like Windex to clean the surface of the glass. Use a rag to wipe it off and allow it ample time to dry. Once you have clean the glass try not to handle it with your bare fingers as it will leave fingerprints on the glass surface.

Step 2--Prepare the Glass

Once you have thoroughly clean the surface of the glass, you need to prepare it for frosting. Depending on what design you want on the glass, you need to prepare accordingly. You can use masking tape to cover the areas that you do not want frosted. You may also be able to use stickers for this job. Many home stores will have a variety of different stickers that you can use to keep the glass area from getting frosted.

Step 3--Prepare to Spray

Once you have prepared the glass, you need to get ready to spray. Put on your safety goggles and gloves. You will want to spread out some old newspapers on the ground to prevent any of the frosting spray from getting on it. It would be best if you could work outdoors or in an open garage as well. You do not want to breathe in the fumes any more than you have to.

Step 4--Start Spraying

Once you have prepared the area that you want to spray in, it is time to apply the frosting spray. You might also want to make one last check to see if there is any fingerprints or dust on the glass. When you are ready, take the can of frosting spray and hold it about 6 to 12 inches away from the surface of the glass. Start spraying in an even manner and cover the surface of the glass. Work slowly and deliberately so that the paint will cover the surface as it should. Do not get in a hurry as this can cause mistakes. Mistakes are very hard to fix with this type of spray. Therefore, it is best to make sure that you do it right the first time.

Step 5--Apply a Second Coat

Take a look at the surface of the glass and see if you missed anything. If it is not covered in the way that you want, you should consider doing a second or third coat. This will ensure that you thoroughly cover the areas that need to be frosted.

Step 6--Allow Time to Dry

Before using the glass, make sure that you have allowed ample time for the frosting spray to dry. If you touch it prematurely, it can get smeared.