How to Frost Acrylic

If you have a sheet of acrylic you are using in a craft project involving something such as a cabinet door with an open window or a new topper for an old table, you can create a frosted look to add extra dimension. Frosting can easily be completed on clear acrylic by using a frosting product, which can be found at any craft store or building supply store. Doing this yourself is less expensive than having a professional builder frost the acrylic for you.

Things You'll Need

  • Acrylic sheet

  • Dust rag

  • Spray cleaner

  • Rag

  • Newspaper

  • Spray frosting

Step 1

Dust down the piece of acrylic since leftover dust will stick under the spray frosting.

Step 2

Spritz some spray window cleaner over the acrylic and wipe clean with a rag.

Step 3

Lay the acrylic sheet on a piece of newspaper outdoors.

Step 4

Hold the spray frosting can about 6 inches from the acrylic and spray a thin, even coat over the entire piece. Allow it to dry.

Tip

To make patterns with the spray frosting, create stripes or circles by laying painter’s tape over the acrylic.

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