How to Remove Window Frosting

Written by cody sorensen
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How to Remove Window Frosting
Window frosting adds a measure of privacy to a home. (Michael Blann/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Window frosting or window film works much like a sticker. It comes stuck to a glossy paper surface from which you peel it off and apply it to a window. Ultraviolet light and normal wear and tear eventually take their effect on window frosting. When the frosting no longer looks good, it's time to remove it. The adhesive may separate from the frosting and stick to the window during the removal process. Although it may take you some extra work to remove the adhesive, overall, the job shouldn't take too long.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Hair dryer
  • Razor blade
  • Nonabrasive sponge
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Window cleaner
  • Paper towels

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  1. 1

    Heat the corner of the window frosting with a hair dryer.

  2. 2

    Pull the corner away from the window with your fingers. You might have to use a razor blade to get it started.

  3. 3

    Heat the window frosting along the edges you are peeling away from the window. Continue heating and peeling until the frosting peels completely off the window.

  4. 4

    Scrub away all adhesive residue with a nonabrasive sponge and rubbing alcohol.

  5. 5

    Clean the window with a window cleaner spray and paper towels.

Tips and warnings

  • New window frosting can peel off without the use of a hair dryer.
  • Refrain from using the razor blade to scrape adhesive off the window, as the blade can scratch the glass.

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