A WOMAN has found a clever solution to prevent her neighbors from looking around her house using a cheap spray.
In a now-viral TikTok video, the New Zealand woman named Tyla explained that although her kitchen is very sunny, her neighbors’ balcony is located directly in front of her window, which means they can easily see directly inside.
She originally wanted to get a vinyl sticker to cover half of it, but instead decided to try her luck with a $ 20 (Â£ 10) Bunnings anti-freeze spray.
Although Bunnings is not available in the UK, it is believed that any frosted glass window spray will be a suitable alternative.
âAfter a good cleaning, I put some duct tape on for nice, clean lines and checked they were straight,â she said, while applying heavy masking tape.
“I’ve done it again a few times because I always notice when things get messy.”
After aligning the tape perfectly up and through the glass, she then whipped up the spray.
âWhen you spray it for the first time it doesn’t look very good but gets better as it dries,â she said.
It took three coats for him to look cold enough to keep his neighbors from looking in, Tyla saying, “It just kept getting better.”
However, she said the real reward was getting the tape off the ground.
“I think it went really well and we didn’t lose any sun.”
And she wasn’t the only one to think so.
She managed to get over 1.6 million views on her post, with over 1,200 comments from people equally impressed with the outcome.
âIt’s a fantastic idea and you did a great job! One person wrote.
âYayâ¦ thank youâ¦ Bunnings, I’m coming,â wrote a second TikTok user.
“Woah, it’s like magic,” added a third person.
However, many people were also concerned that she could no longer see outside.
âNow you can’t look outside anymore! Should have had a blind or curtain that you can see through, but they can’t, âone person suggested.
But Tyla said his wife didn’t want a curtain.
“(It) bothers the plants and is boring to clean,” she replied.
This story originally appeared on News.com.au and has been reposted here with permission.