Installing window film is an effective way to increase the energy efficiency and comfort of your home. Whether you’re looking to add privacy or reduce heat gain, learning how to install window film in your home is a valuable skill. In this guide, we’ll cover the necessary steps for a successful window film installation, including the tools you’ll need, how to prepare your glass surface, and how to properly apply the film. Plus, we’re currently offering free quotes and three samples for each quote!
Table of Contents
- Tools and Materials You’ll Need
- Preparation: Clean and Wet the Glass Surface
- Application: Attach the Window Film
- Smooth Out Wrinkles and Bubbles
- Contact Primary Tinting for a Professional Touch
1. Tools and Materials You’ll Need
Before you start installing window film, gather the following tools and materials:
- Window film of your choice
- Glass cleaner
- Paper towels or a microfiber cloth
- A spray bottle filled with water
- A squeegee or a plastic card (such as a credit card) to smooth out bubbles
- A utility knife or scissors for trimming the film
2. Preparation: Clean and Wet the Glass Surface
First, thoroughly clean your window, door, or sidelight using glass cleaner. Wipe the glass surface dry using paper towels or a microfiber cloth, making sure it’s free of dirt and debris. Next, spray the glass surface with water, ensuring it’s thoroughly wet. This step is essential for both static cling and self-adhesive window films, as it allows for easy adjustments and repositioning during the installation process.
3. Application: Attach the Window Film
With the glass surface wet, carefully unroll the window film and peel off the backing paper. Align the film with the edges of the glass, starting from the top and working your way down. Keep the sides slightly taut and even from side to side. Don’t worry about wrinkles at this point, as they can be removed later.
4. Smooth Out Wrinkles and Bubbles
Once the film is in place, use a squeegee or plastic card to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles. Start from the center of the film and work your way outward, applying even pressure as you go. If necessary, trim any excess film around the edges with a utility knife or scissors.
5. Contact Primary Tinting for a Professional Touch
While following this guide should help you achieve a successful window film installation, nothing compares to the expertise of a professional. At Primary Tinting, we offer free quotes and three samples for each quote, ensuring you make the perfect choice for your home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take advantage of our current promotion. Please note that we do not offer car tinting services.