Three Issues To Be Aware Of Before Buying Window Privacy Film

After looking at the window privacy film that your friend installed on his windows, you have decided that you would like to do the same thing to your windows. However, before you go out and buy film, there are a few issues that you should be aware of. In this article, I will discuss three problems that users have had when dealing with privacy film as modern window treatments and the ways that you can deal with those problems.


Your window film might look good right after you install it, but over time, you might see it develop a cloudy appearance or even turn yellow in some cases. This is due to long-term exposure to the effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun. This happens all the time, and is nothing at all unusual. When you start to see the film cloud up or change color, you need to replace it.

Double-Stick Tape

Years ago, when window privacy film first came out, double-stick tape and other messy adhesives were used to keep the film on the window. While these adhesives worked fine, they made it so that the film was extremely difficult to remove when it came time to replace it or do work on the windows. Sometimes, you couldn’t remove the adhesive without damaging the window frame. To avoid this problem, you should only buy static cling window film that don’t involve the use of these adhesives. They rely solely on static electricity to stay on the window and they usually work pretty well.

Air Bubbles In The Film

Another common occurrence when dealing with decorative window film is the appearance of air bubbles in between the window and the film during installation. This can really be a problem if you are installing the film for the first time. Larger bubbles can normally be eliminated by using the side of your hand to flatten out the air bubbles as you apply the film to the window. Smaller air bubbles usually have to be pierced with a razor knife. This will pull the film back against the window and will make it appear as if nothing ever happened. If you are installing window privacy film for the first time, then you should buy more film than you think you’ll need and practice applying the film to a scrap piece of wood until you are comfortable with the technique. Then, you can apply it to the windows. Any excess film can be kept in a┬áplastic storage container until next time.

Discoloration, difficulty in removing the film, and air bubbles during installation are three of the common problems that users have experienced when dealing with privacy window film. However, with a little bit of maintenance, appropriate product selection, and practice, you can minimize the impact of these issues when applying your window treatment ideas.

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