How to Cover Glass on Doors


Glass doors are aesthetically pleasing and bring natural light into the home, but they sometimes make people feel exposed. There are several ways to cover glass doors in order to address this issue. Select the method that best suits the architecture of your home, the era in which it was built and the privacy preferences of your family. Most solutions are inexpensive and easy to implement. Options include window films, frosting, blinds and curtains.

How to Cover Glass on Doors
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Things You'll Need

  • Glass cleaner
  • Coffee filters
  • Glass window film
  • Breakaway knife
  • Tear-proof baby shampoo
  • Spritzer bottle
  • Rubber squeegee
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Painter's tape
  • Spray window frosting
  • Window blind
  • Brackets
  • Wood or metal screws
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Curtain rods
  • Rod-pocket curtains
Step 1

Clean glass windows on a door using glass cleaner and coffee filters. Coffee filters are ideal because they do not leave lint. Cut window film to fit the window using a breakaway knife. Place a few drops of tear-proof baby shampoo in a spritzer bottle and fill with distilled water. Stir lightly to mix, then spray mixture on the window. Position the film on the window and scrape with a rubber squeegee to remove the moisture. Films are available in many colors and textures and are easy to remove when necessary.

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Step 2

Tape plastic sheeting around a clean window with painter's tape. Shake a glass-frosting mixture in a spray can. Spray the window frosting onto the windows, holding the can an even distance from the window and moving in a smooth side-to-side motion to create an even coat. Window frosting allows light to enter the home while obscuring the view for outsiders.

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Step 3

Purchase a window blind designed to fit doors. Install the window blind brackets directly onto the door using wood or metal screws. Attach brackets 1 inch above and to each side of the window. Slide the blind into the header, then attach hold-down brackets at the bottom of the blind. This holds the blind against the door when it is opened or closed.

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Step 4

Hang a set of two rod-pocket curtains on the door. Mount the brackets to fit the length of the curtain. Place brackets 1 inch above and to each side of the window. Use wood or metal screws, depending on the material of your door. Slide curtain rods into the top and bottom pockets of the curtain, then insert the rods into the rod brackets. Choose a sheer curtain fabric with tie-backs near the center.

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