Having a wall in my classroom makes it a bright, cheery place to spend our day in. Being able to see the trees outside change with the seasons, watching the clouds for upcoming bad weather, or getting cool breezes are things my students and I have become to enjoy.
One downside of many windows – a horrible glare on all of my posters! Ugh. Throughout the summer, I created many of my own posters to display in various places in my classroom and I thought it would be a good idea to run them through my laminator first. When I arrived at school bright and early one hot, summer morning, I was disappointed to see that the fluorescent lights overhead coupled with the wall of windows really made all of the posters I hung basically impossible to read.
My solution….clear acrylic matte spray paint form any craft store. I got mine at Hobby Lobby with one of those 40% off coupons you consistently get from having the Hobby Lobby iPhone app. I took the spray to school with me and at the end of the day, I went crazy spraying everything all around my room. I made a few laps and did about 3 coats on all of my laminated posters.
I’m quite happy with the final results. I tried to get a good before and after picture for you from the same angle so you can see what a difference the spray made.
Does anyone else have any tips or tricks for putting up posters without having the glare….well, besides turning off the lights and closing the blinds? 🙂