Q: What is window film?
Window film is a thin sheet of plastic, usually, vinyl or polyester which is designed to stick or cling to the surface of the glass and for a variety of uses – be it for privacy, decorative, solar or safety requirements
We have a large range of products manufactured exclusively for Purlfrost, backed with our trademark paper which has a metric grid printed on it for ease of marking and cutting.
Q: What type of window film do you supply?
We have a wide range of frosted films including plain, patterned and printed. We also do solar control films for when things get too hot or too bright, safety films to update old glass, stained glass film to give your windows that period look, and a whole range of bespoke products including house numbers, window stickers, printed wallpaper, and wall murals.
Q: How do you install window film?
We send out detailed instructions with every order – just take a few moments to read it carefully before embarking on your first piece. We’ve also created some video tutorials which are most helpful.
We say it’s simple and so do many of our customers; take a look at our Trustpilot reviews for the evidence.
Q: How long does window film last?
Most of our internal window films come with a 10-year warranty and would usually last much longer unless you fancy a change.
Q: What tools do I need to apply window film?
All you'll need is a spray trigger bottle, a squeegee and some Fairy liquid. We supply a small felt edge squeegee with your order, but you can buy a complete fitting kit from us.
Q: How do I remove window film?
The technique is the same for all types of film, the time you will spend depends on how long the film has been on the glass for. Please look at our video tutorial.
If you would like us to come and remove your old film and install new film, please let us know and we can give you a quote for both.
Q: What is the best privacy film for being able to see out of but no one being able to see in?
We're often asked about a mirror film that allows you to look out, but people can't see in. Mirror film is in effect a reflective window film, commonly used on commercial properties. It works as intended only during daytime hours, as the level of light inside needs to be lower than outside. So, at night, it works in reverse.
Q: What is the film that goes on glass and makes it obscure?
We call it frosted window film, frosted glass film or window frosting film. We have a wide selection of privacy window film. Just click here.
Q: Can I have a bespoke print or design incorporated within the film?
This is something we do a lot for our corporate clients. We can print any image on clear or frosted film, as long as it is high resolution. We can also print repeat patterns or match an existing pattern you might have.
Q: Is window film suitable for bathrooms?
Our films are completely safe to use in bathrooms and will last for many years. We only advise that if you are applying it to a shower screen that you put it on the reverse side of the glass. Although water on the film will not damage it, over time limescale may build up on the surface of the film. We recommend you use a soft cloth when cleaning rather than anything abrasive, which may damage the film. It won’t be affected by condensation and will not peel off the glass.
Q: How do I ensure there are no bubbles or creases when applying the film?
Our wet application installation method is a proven method for installing films and window graphics and has been used in the signage industry for decades. It works! The technique is very forgiving and gives you plenty of opportunity to reposition the film before it dries.
Q: Do you install window film professionally?
Probably 99.9% of our customers will put the film up themselves with great success. It is so much easier to apply than you think! Most of the installation work we complete is for commercial buildings as the amount of glass to cover is not usually a DIY project.
Please click here for our dedicated installation service page.
Q: How do I get a quote for my window measurements?
All the prices are on the website. Once you select the product you require there is an option to choose the quantity you require, and the prices are displayed alongside.
You will need to enter your measurements (in cm) for the price to be calculated automatically. The prices displayed always include VAT and delivery, unless you need priority next day delivery or are ordering from outside of the UK.
Q: Why is there no backing paper on my film?
Some of our films, for example, the mirror & safety films and the partial obscure films have a thin, clear backing “liner”, rather than a backing “paper”.
This can be quite tricky to peel off especially if you do not have long fingernails! We recommend you use a small piece of sticky tape on opposing side of the film, in one corner, to “pluck” the film apart from its liner.
Q: What are the delivery options for receiving my order?
You have various options at the checkout which will determine the speed of delivery for your item.
We endeavour to process all orders within 2 days, priority is given to special delivery items (£10.00 at the checkout). Free shipping option is available on all UK orders and these are sent via Royal Mail standard second class and may take up to a week to arrive.
Q: How do I order over the telephone?
We only have one dedicated person to answer all calls. Our telephone line is there to help out with any general queries, lost goods or technical help.
It is of vital importance that the measurements you supply are correct. If we are taking a telephone order it leaves a grey area as to who entered the information and who is responsible for getting the measurements right or wrong. In order to keep our costs down and our service excellent, we feel that our time is better fulfilled processing the orders and getting them delivered to you as quickly as possible whilst you take your time making sure that you are ordering exactly what you want.