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Cut Glass Effect Static Window Film

Our static cling patterned window film is a non adhesive vinyl material which is applied directly to glass. As it is non adhesive, it is very easy to apply and remove, making it ideal for rented properties or for temporary privacy requirements. However, the film is very durable and will last for many years if required.

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Step by step instructions on how to apply window film & frost glass

Regardless of the type of window film or stickers you purchase, the principle will be the same. We also have several targeted video tutorials which you will find by clicking here

Glass Preparation (the crucial task)

Glass preparation before applying window film.

Make a slip solution using a few drops of washing up liquid mixed with water in a spray bottle and toughroughly clean the glass. Use a glass scraper to remove specks of paint.

Film Cutting

Unless your 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 film. You can also cut the film bigger than required and trim the film once applied to the glass.

Film Application

A. Throughroughly wet the glass with the slip solution.

B. Place the 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).

 

Squeegee Technique

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 accross the film.

Film Trimming

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. 

Final Checks

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.

How To Remove Window Film

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.

 

How To Care For Your window film After Installation

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. 

Do's

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

Don'ts

Do not use abrasive products

Do not use Amonia based products

Do not use defective or damaged squeegees

Caring for printed films, or films with cut-outs

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.

Caring for static cling films & stickers

Take extra care around the edges and clean your sticker or film from the centre out. Do not use a squeegee.

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Product Description

Cut Glass Effect Privacy Static Cling

  • No glue!
  • Apply in minutes, remove in seconds
  • Long term or short term use
  • Suitable for bathrooms & kitchens
  • Free application tool

 

What is static cling film?

Our STATIC CLING privacy window film is a non adhesive vinyl material which is applied directly to glass to enhance privacy, or as an affordable alternative to nets. Once applied, the film will give you 24 hour privacy from either side of the glass, with very little loss of natural light.
It will work on any smooth glass surface including double glazed units, and can be used anywhere in the house or office, including bathrooms and kitchens as it is resistant to condensation.

How easy is the film to apply?

Very easy, and very quick. To apply the film, all you'll need are a few basic tools, and we even throw in a small application tool with your order for free. Soapy water is the key ingredient, which allows you a bubble free application. Take a minute to watch our video tutorial. It's really that easy.

Is it easy to remove as well?

As it is non adhesive, it is very easy to remove literally in seconds. It will just peel off the glass. But don't worry, it will not fall off the glass and can stay on for years if required.

Once removed, can the film be re-used?

Yes it can. If you are planning to re-use the film, make sure you keep the clear liner and re-apply the film to it for further use at a later stage.

What is the film used for?

Static frosted film is used mainly for privacy or as a modern alternative to nets. It can be used on the bottom half of a bay window for example, or to cover a whole glass door. It is ideal for rented properties or short term office lettings. It can also be used on a building site to cover windows and hide tools and equipment, or on your front door to hide post whilst on holidays.

NOTE:
This film comes with a clear release liner, as opposed to our trademark paper liner. This makes it more difficult to mark when cutting small pieces. Ordering the film cut to size will make the installation process easier.

Samples
Not sure whether this is the right film for your purpose? We offer free 10cm x 10cm samples. The pictures depicting the film are only for illustration purposes, so a sample is recommended to make an educated choice.

Sample Request

If you'd like to try a larger piece before committing to a large order, just order a small amount of film, or a cut to size piece to test on a pane.

Returns and refunds
We will only accept returns for films purchased by the metre. Just send it back to us in it's original condition and packaging. We cannot accept returns for films cut to size however, as they have no resale value.


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