Learn to Blow Glass

Glass blowing is a wonderful hobby that results in some beautiful artwork for your home. My name is Natalie, and I started in glass blowing as a hobbyist, but now I teach classes in this skill. Some people think glass blowing is difficult or dangerous. That's not the case at all. As you build your skill level, you will find that you learn very quickly. In this blog, I will examine the misconceptions about glass blowing and teach you some of the techniques. I will also give you helpful tips about where to find a glass so you can practice this new skill yourself.

Apply Tint To A Picture Window's Glass Pane To Increase Privacy And Block The Sun's Rays


Apply window tint to a large picture window in your living room by completing the project below. The tint will increase privacy so that you do not need to cover the window to prevent others from looking inside of your home. It will also help keep the room at a comfortable temperature, since the inside of your home won't be exposed to the sun's hot rays.


  • jeweler's polish
  • buffing cloth
  • glass cleaner
  • soft cloth
  • ruler
  • roll of self-adhesive window tint
  • rubber gloves
  • scissors
  • mild dish detergent
  • water
  • spray misting bottle
  • plastic scraper
  • paint roller

Remove Imperfections And Clean The Glass

Remove scratches from the interior glass surface with a small amount of jeweler's polish that has been poured onto a buffing cloth. Use firm pressure as you move the cloth in tight circles over each imperfection. Once you have removed signs of damage, apply an even amount of a glass cleaning product to the windowpane's surface. Remove streaks, dust, and dirt with a soft cloth. Dry the glass with a clean cloth.

Cut And Apply The Tint

Put on a pair of rubber gloves so that your fingerprints do not cause marks to form on the tint while you are handling it. Measure the picture window's glass pane and cut a piece of window tint from the roll that it is secured to that is the same size. Add several drops of mild detergent to a spray misting bottle that is filled with water. Rapidly shake the bottle for a few seconds. Remove the paper backing from the piece of tint. Line up the tint evenly across the glass, beginning in one of the corners. Press the tint firmly against the glass pane. 

Seal The Tint's Edges And Eliminate Wrinkles

Apply a small amount of the soap and water mixture that in the misting bottle to the edges of the tint. The mixture will prevent the edges from coming loose. Move a plastic putty knife firmly against each corner of the tint to help flatten it against the window. If there are any wrinkles in the rest of the tint, move a paint roller in straight lines over each one.

Once the piece of tint is wrinkle-free, avoid touching it until the soapy water has dried. Maintain the tint by removing smudges with a damp cloth. If the tint ever gets dirty, a small amount of soap can be added to a damp cloth to assist with eliminating each soiled spot.


22 August 2016