Window film, How do you apply window privacy tint?

Window Tinting is a great option for those who want added privacy for their home. However, it needs to be installed the right way or the required protection is not going to be as efficient as necessary. For those who want to make sure the window film settles into place and provides long-term protection, it’s time to begin with the right advice.

Here are the most important tips to focus on when it comes to applying window film.

1) Measure the Windowpane Multiple Times

The measurements have to be perfect and unfortunately, a lot of people don’t think about this as they are working away at the window film.

Since you are going to be using a small utility knife to work away at the film, it has to be measured the right way to see quality results.

Focus on the windowpane and make sure you are measuring it in detail. This includes taking multiple measurements to see whether or not you are getting it right. Any mistakes here are going to spill over into the rest of the project.

2) Aim to Go 1/2″ More Than the Windowpane

Just like when you are measuring the windowpane, it is also important to think about how much you are cutting using the utility knife. If you are going to do this properly, you will have to aim to go a bit more than what you have measured.

The goal is to have enough window film for you to press down and eliminate air bubbles before they become a real problem.

If it is a “perfect” fit and exact to the measurements, you are not going to have enough “give” when it is time to apply the window film. Instead, you want to create at least a 1/2″ gap that is going to make sure the installation goes ahead as planned.

Focus on this and you are going to be heading in the right direction when it comes to your window privacy tent.

3) Use a Small Squeegee to Remove Air Bubbles

It is the air bubbles where mistakes are made and you have to get this right the first time. Unfortunately, a lot of people will do all of the hard work including the measurements, and then forget how to manage the air bubbles that pop up.

The main strategy is to properly measure the window pane, so you are not creating unnecessary air bubbles due to oddly sized window film.

Once you have done this, it is time to take out a small squeegee and run it over top of the window film. This is going to help eradicate any bubbles that develop on the top surface.

4) Spray with Clear Water

Before you install the window film, it makes sense to use clear water. This is going to be a clean source to use for the windowpane as you begin to apply the film from one end to the other. If you don’t do this, it is not going to stick the way you want it to.

Use these tips to ensure the window film goes into place as required. A lot of people will struggle with this step if they don’t take the right precautions and figure out what needs to happen to seal it into place. This is where mistakes are made and the goal should always be to figure out what is necessary to apply the window privacy tent correctly.

By following the tips listed here, you are going to be well on your way to a well-installed window privacy tent that is worthy of your time.

O’Neil Teape
O’Neil Teape is the owner of ProShield Glass Tinting Specialists. O'Neil is not just an installer but a craft artist, converting the clients' needs for privacy, safety and protection into dynamic design fit to their specific style and preferences.

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