Creating a Privacy Window With Starch and Fabric?

Can you use the liquid starch and fabric or photos to create a privacy window treatment?


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July 10, 20200 found this helpful

You can use liquid starch on fabric to adhere on your windows. The photos get a little tricky. You have to be careful of what this could do to your photos. You could try coping them , then using as window cover. This way they are copies , they could fade etc.

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July 10, 20200 found this helpful

I've never used starch so no experience with that but I always have cornstarch on hand and I've tried the method on discarded window frames when using for decoration.
All you need is cornstarch, water and fabric - lace turns out really nice. It is also very easy to remove - just dip a cloth in hot water and run it over the window; it will usually loosen the cloth and you can rinse the cornstarch off - no problem.


Measure your window that you wish to cover and cut your material to fit.
You do have to heat the cornstarch and water.

There are several YouTube Videos that lead you through the complete process. Some people have even covered glass doors this way.

There are also lots of other ways to create a privacy window using just cornstarch and water - frosting and even add glitter or small pieces of lace.

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July 11, 20200 found this helpful

I did try starch one time to create a privacy window with material and it was more of a mess than anything else. I find it is best to mix corn starch with some flower and water to create a nice thin paste and use this to put on the window. Then it is easy to add the material or photos to the window you want to cover.


Use a paint brush and apply a nice even coat of the corn startch and flower mixture to the window first. Then cut your material to fit the window. You can use a wooden spatula or piece of plastic like a ruler to smooth out the material.

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July 12, 20200 found this helpful

You might be better off using mod podge. Although glues of any kind can attract bugs. Starch is notorious, especially in humid areas to attract bugs. So you could use starches, but I would not. The safest way to make windows private are the plastic clings you can buy at a hardware store. Least chance to attract bugs.

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