How to apply/install perforated window film
On this page we explain how to apply your new custom two-way vision window film (i.e., perforated frosted window film).
Below you will find instructions on how to apply your custom perforated frosted window film (i.e., two-way vision window film). No water is needed.
- Make sure to not your custom perforated frosted window film in direct sunlight, make sure the temperature of the perforated window film, the window it self and the surrounding air is -ideally- around 12 to 18 degrees Celsius. When the temperature is above 18 degrees we advise you to apply the window film during the early mornings or after sundown.
- Read the instructions supplied with your custom perforated frosted window film. Always keep your window film flat so that is does not bend/fold.
- Clean the window and window frame thoroughly. Remove paint, grease and other dirt. This is especially important when the perforated window vinyl is applied outside, due to the holes in the material. Otherwise you will get issues with adhesion.
- Also clean the surrounding area, like the window frame itself. If you are applying near the ceiling and/or the ground make sure they are also clean. Also be wear of flying insects.
- Use the supplied squeegee and card over the application-tape on the front of the perforated window film to further increase the binding between the two. Use a flat surface, like a table.
- Remove the backing paper. Carefully. The backing paper of perforated window film can consist of two layers. One transparent layer and one white layer with holes.
- Apply the perforated frosted window film with the application-tape to the window and position the window film at the preferred location.
- Use your supplied free squeegee. Start in the middle/centre of the window film and move horizontal with overlapping movements towards the edge of the window film. During which you hold the window film a couple centimetres (2 inches) above the window/mirror/surface itself.
- Allow the adhesive enough time to stick to the window. So that removing the application tape does not lift the perforated window film from the surface/window/mirror. Remove the application tape after a couple of hours. About 6 to 12 hours should be enough.
- If, when removing the application tape, you lift the perforated frosted window film from the window glass. Wait 24 to 48 hours before removing the application tape.
- The perforated frosted window film should last for many years. When the material is warm (apply heat with a heat gun) it is easier to remove and will leave less adhesive/glue behind. We thus recommend using a heatgun during the removal of the window film.
Below you will find the instruction video for applying printed frosted window film. Perforated frosted window films are applied similarly.