Contemporary stained glass effect window film design from the Flutterby range, created using photographs of blue butterflies. The pattern can be repeated and trimmed to fit your exact glass measurements, and printed on clear film for a more vibrant finish, or on frosted film for added privacy. Window film is easy to apply in minutes using soapy water and the free tool provided with your order.Read More
This Flutterby design has been created for Purlfrost by Christin Yu, a renowned graphic designer who comes from a fashion background and has worked extensively for Alexander McQueen amongst others.
She used actual photographs of blue butterflies to create this beautiful and mesmerizing pattern, which has been a huge hit with the press and very popular with interior designers. There's also a wallpaper version of this design which you can find in our wallpaper section.
This design can be ordered printed on a non frosted film for added colour vibrancy, or on frosted film for added privacy. The non frosted film will still allow for some privacy so would be ideal for a front door, but we wouldn't recommend its use in a bathroom where privacy is more of an issue, and where the frosted film option would be more suitable.
However, the frosted option will make the design look duller, less vibrant.
To order, just supply your measurements in centimetres.
For accurate measuring, take a measurement at the top and bottom, as well as the left and right side of the glass. If there is any discrepancy, use the largest figures for both height and width. You can trim the film to suit after installation.
Regardless of the type of window film or stickers you purchase, whether frosted, tinted, mirror or decorative, the principle on how to fit window film will be the same. We also have several targeted video tutorials which you will find by clicking here.
Make a slip solution using a few drops of washing up liquid mixed with water in a spray bottle and thoroughly clean the glass. Use a glass scraper to remove specks of paint, or any other glass covering like stickers.
Unless your window film is already cut to size, and if the film has a paper liner with a metric grid, measure your glass at the top and bottom, and left and right and mark and cut your window film. You can also cut the film bigger than required and trim it once applied to the glass.
A. Throughroughly wet the glass with the slip solution.
B. Place the window film face down an a flat surface and expose a small amount of the adhesive or cling side.
C. Spray the adhesive or cling side liberally with the slip solution as you peel off the protective liner.
D. Slip the adhesive or cling side of the film on the glass butting one edge and the top against the window frame or rubber gasket (double glazed unit).
A. Liberally wet the face of the film with the solution to act as a lubricant fro your squeegee or felt edged tool.
B-C. Squeeze out the solution from under the film using a firm and even pressure, starting from the top and working your way down and across the film.
Run a credit card and a retractable knife blade down the edge of the glass to trim any excess film. The thickness of the card will allow for a small gap to help any remaining solution to be squeezed out. Once trimming is complete go over the film once more to squeeze out all the solution.
1. Make sure that all the solution has been squeezed out.
2. Wipe the film and any remaining solution with paper towel.
3. Inspect the film on both sides of the glass to check for any trapped solution or air bubbles.
Removing window film can be a very easy process, but it all depends on how long the film has been on the glass, and the type of film that was used.
Here's a video tutorial which shows the basic principal.
Typically, films are either made using PVC or PET.
PVC is a soft material which can be peeled off the glass with a glass scraper. Any glue residue can be removed with soapy water and a scraper.
PET is a brittle material widely used for solar and safety film, and might be made of layers of mettalised material. To remove this type of film, use a wide glass scraper and lubricate with soapy water to remove the film.
As a rule, old PET film are more difficult to remove than PVC films.
For large panes, it is best to first score the film into strips with a sharp knife. This means that you can tackle it in more manageable pieces.
Window film is very easy to look after and you won't need any special products to clean it with. In fact, soapy water, similar to the solution you used to apply the film is the best cleaning product.
Wait for at least 3 weeks before first cleaning your film
Use soapy water
Use a soft cloth or paper towel
Use a rubber edged squeegee (unless the film is printed or has cut outs) in good condition
Do not use abrasive products
Do not use Amonia based products
Do not use defective or damaged squeegees
Extra care must be taken when cleaning printed films, or films which have been cut out and have exposed edges. Gently clean with a soft cloth only, and take particular care around the cut areas. Do not rub too hard or use a squeegee as it could damage the print or your cut film.
Take extra care around the edges and clean your sticker or film from the centre out. Do not use a squeegee.