How do you Apply Window Film? Instructions.2021-12-01T17:30:30+00:00

How do you apply window film? How to: Instructions.

How do you apply window films? On this page we explain how to apply our different window films. And provide you with video’s and step-by-step instructions. Do the following 3 things.

1. Read the general information about how to apply films, HERE. <–

2. Read the specific instructions relating to your type of film.

3. Watch the instruction video(s) relating to your type of film.

Some general information about how to apply window films

  • Make sure to not apply window films in direct sunlight, make sure the temperature of the window film, the window itself and the surrounding air is -ideally- around 12 to 18 degrees Celsius. The higher the temperature the more difficult it is to apply the window film!
    • When the temperature is above 18 degrees C. we advise you to apply the window film during the early mornings or after sundown, when the temperature is below 18 degrees C. Turn radiators that are near the windows off, 24 hours in advance!
  • Extensively clean the window and the surrounding area, including you work environment. Clean it of paint, durst, dirt, flies, spiders. Watch out for your fingerprint on the window glass itself. Watch out for your pets.
  • If you are applying a window cling, a very large film, a wet apply film or are very inexperienced, use water. Use a plant sprayer to add a mist of water to the window (see below). When water droplets start running on the window, you have applied too much water. The one-way and two-way vision window film are always applied without water.

  • Never use the backing paper or the application tape/transfer tape to position the window film on the mounting surface. Always use the window film itself. So you correctly position the film at the correct location.
  • If your window film design contains large cut-outs they may still contain a smaller film within them, to make application more easy.

Cutting (window) film

  • Use a sharp Stanley knife/boxcutter and a metal ruler (on top of the wall/window film to protect the film from cutting inward into the wall/window film itself). Press firmly on the ruler. Preferably a 2 men/women job. One cutting, one holding the ruler (a safety ruler, with a anti-slip back, works best).

How to apply window film

  1. How to apply frosted window film (cut)?

  2. How to apply printed frosted window film?

  3. How to apply printed transparant window film?

  4. How to apply window cling?

  5. How to apply window decals?

  6. How to apply window stickers?

  7. How to apply one-way-vision / perforated window film?

  8. How to apply two-way-vision / perforated frosted window film?

3. How to apply -bubble free- transparent window film?

On this page you will find information and instructions about how to apply your custom transparent window film. With our easy to apply, bubble free, transparent window film. You will have a professional end result within minutes.

Below you find instructions on how to apply you own unique transparent window film. You have been supplied with bubble free transparent window film with print. So you do not need to use any water.

  • Make sure to not apply printed transparent window film in direct sunlight, make sure the temperature of the transparent window film with print, 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 printed transparent window film. Always keep your transparent window film flat so that is does not bend/fold.
  • Clean the window and window frame thoroughly. Remove paint, grease and other dirt. If any is left behind, it will always be visible!
  • 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 printed transparent window film to further increase the binding between the two.  Use a flat surface, like a table.
  • Remove the backing paper. Carefully. When the film contains cut-outs, be very careful when removing the backing paper, as to not tear the film itself, when parts remain stuck to the backing paper. Take your time, most mistakes occur here!
  • You are supplied with bubble free printed transparent window film. So no water is required.
  • Apply the transparent window film with the application-tape to the window, position the printed transparent window film with print at the preferred location.
  • Use your supplied free squeegee. Start in the middle/centre of the transparent window film and move horizontal with overlapping movements towards the edge of the transparent window film. During which you hold the printed transparent window film a couple centimetres (2 inches) above the window/mirror itself.
  • Check to see if there is still any air trapped between the transparent window film and the window itself. In the rare occasion that air is still trapped between the window and the transparent window film. Gently push the air bubble to the edge of the printed transparent window film (nearest part of the window not covered with printed transparent window film). No need to use force. If you do not succeed without using force use a pinprick to burst the air bubble.
  • Allow the adhesive enough time to stick to the window. So that removing the application tape does not lift the transparent film from the surface/window/mirror. Remove the application tape after a couple of hours, 6 to 12 hours should be enough.
  • If, when removing the application tape, you lift the transparent window film from the window glass. Wait 24 to 48 hours before removing the application tape.