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Old 29-03-2019, 19:27   #1
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Faux Stained Glass Portlights?

I have started replacing my plastic portlights with bronze ones. The plastic ones were tinted to give some sort of privacy, but not much. I really do not like the look of curtians that I have seen on some other boats, So....
I am thinking that a stained-glass look would be nice. In the past I have made faux stained glass images on windows at my land home in Florida. They really look just like stained glass. Not stickers, real glass paint and faux lead paint. I use a stain-glass pattern, temporally placed on the other side of glass, and use the faux lead paint to outline, then paint in with the glass paint. Gives good privacy, and i could always open portlight to see outside.

What do you guys think of this idea?

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Old 29-03-2019, 20:03   #2
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Re: Faux Stained Glass Portlights?

If you like it go for it. My only question is whether the paints you would use would stand up to the environmental conditions on a boat.
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Old 29-03-2019, 20:33   #3
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Re: Faux Stained Glass Portlights?

Iíve been looking at vinyl without any luck this might be the answer.
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Re: Faux Stained Glass Portlights?

I would suggest window film that can be found at Home Depot or Lowes. I have good results with it in the past.
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