Frosted & Etched Window Film

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Dress Your Interior & Exterior Glass with Style

You can transform any boring glass surface with chic frosted window films. These films are becoming more popular in corporate and small business offices, providing an elegant and classy look to interior spaces. Etched and frosted film designs can range from white to bright and colorful and simple to ornate.

Etched and frosted window films are a translucent vinyl film with an adhesive backing, and are suitable for installation on both interior and exterior windows. These films are also sometimes referred to as frosted window decals and etched glass stickers.

Etched window films and window tinting can create a one-of-a-kind look that is both professional looking and attractive to the eye. Frosted window films provide an option that falls somewhere between clear and opaque window films. While clear films are decorative, they do allow light to pass through and they don’t offer any privacy. Opaque films completely cover the glass and do not allow light to pass through.

Etched and frosted window films give you the best of both worlds by allowing both light and shadow to pass through. At Gate City Signs & Graphics, we use razor-thin sheets to print letters, logos, and decorative patterns that partially obscure views to deliver sophisticated privacy and corporate decorative elements.

  • Board, conference, and meeting rooms
  • Sliding windows
  • Interior and exterior windows
  • Hallways
  • Lobbies and entrances
  • Reception areas
  • Waiting areas
  • Storefronts
  • Home offices
  • Communal areas
  • Mirrors
  • And more!

The following glass surfaces are ideal for frosted and etched window film applications:

  • Glass walls
  • Glass doors
  • Windows
  • Mirrors
  • Partitions
  • Glass ceiling panels
  • Restaurant dividers
  • Similar smooth surfaces

Get the Look of Etched Glass at a Fraction of the Cost

Today, there is an alternative to the old-fashioned and expensive etched or sandblasted glass. Traditionally, glass was meticulously etched or sandblasted to achieve a decorative look. The process was very costly, took a long time, and was a permanent change to the glass. Through modern advances in the glass etching industry, we can now create the same look on your glass without harming the surface. And when you’re ready for a change, we’ll simply remove the film and create a new look for you.

Note that frosted and etched glass films are not recommended for vehicle windows and surfaces. Please see our Vehicle Wraps page for information on car, van, truck, boat, and other vehicle applications.

Create Privacy and Style with Etched
Window Film

Etched window film creates an interesting visual for storefronts and other glass window surfaces. Alternatively, one-way visibility can be achieved by using a decal that allows visibility to see out of the window, but no one can see in. Plus, the satin surface reduces undesired reflection.

Gate City Signs & Graphics is “Where Your Image Matters.” Think about where you’d like to place a subtle message or design throughout your business. From practical information to fun designs, window films can be used to provide decoration in a fun and unique way.


Corporate branding

Store hours

Mission statements

Inspirational quotes

Trendy designs

Fun patterns

Decorative borders

Health and safety compliance

Product or service promotion

And much more!

Installing Your Frosted Glass Films

Frosted and etched window films take skill and expertise to install. So, we recommend that you let our Gate City Signs & Graphics professionals handle your installation from start to finish. That way, you don’t have to worry about getting frustrated or damaging the product. Just leave the hard work to us!

We use a strong adhesive to attach the film to your glass, and it can be removed when you are ready without damaging your glass surfaces.

Etched and Frosted Glass for Your Home

Etched and frosted glass can have many uses throughout a home. Many mid-sized and upscale homeowners are using glass etching and frosting to create an artistic pattern, which becomes a focal point on an entry or feature window or on a pantry door. Frosted and etched glass can also be used to decorate other windows, doors, and mirrors in a residential setting.

How to Care for Your Etched Glass Films

Our etched glass films are meant as a permanent, one-time-use. They cannot be readjusted or moved to another location once removed. After installation, you can count on a long-lasting product to represent your business. Our special printing process will prevent the ink from fading or rubbing off over time. But do keep in mind that sharp objects can damage the finish.

Your frosted window films can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth, which will remove dirt, dust or buildup. Regular, light cleaning will help your frosted window film stay bright and clear.

With proper placement and care, your frosted window film can last five or more years in an interior application. For an exterior application, your frosted window film can last three or more years, depending on the application and exposure to the sun, weather, and other elements. Exterior window films should never be heavily scrubbed or power washed.

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