How to apply Window Cling2022-06-09T20:49:42+00:00

How do I apply window cling?

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General Instructions on applying window cling

Below you find instructions on how to apply your own unique window cling (static cling decals). Window cling can be applied with and without water. We advise you to use water, especially with large window clings. Both the printed and non printed side are statically charged. Window cling can be applied to the window using both sides of the window film.

Always, first read, our extensive general information here.

 Instructions how to apply window cling (R04)

  • Make sure to not apply window cling in direct sunlight, make sure the temperature of the window cling, the window itself and the surrounding air, is -ideally- around 12 to 18 degrees Celsius.
  • Always keep your window cling film flat so that is does not bend/fold/crease.
  • Clean the window and window frame thoroughly. Remove paint, grease and other dirt. If any is left behind, it will 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 during application. The white and transparent cling (R04) can easily be removed from their paper backing. For the frosted window cling (R10) we suggest using two pieces of painters tape, one piece on the front of the frosted window cling and one piece on the transparent backing. Both the white and transparent window cling sticks to the glass with both sides of the film. The frosted window cling only this with the flat/backside (the side that is exposed after removing the transparent backing) to the glass.
  • Remove the backing paper. Carefully. When the film contains letters/cut-outs/elements, be very careful when removing the backing paper, as to not tear the film itself, when parts remain stuck to the backing paper.
  • Use your water spray bottle to apply a small amount of water onto the glass itself. You may also want to apply water to the window frame to counter dust/dirt. If droplets start running across the glass you have used too much water.
  • Apply the window cling to the window at the preferred location.
  • Use your supplied free squeegee. Start in the middle/centre of the window cling and move horizontal with overlapping movements towards the edge of the window cling. During which you hold the window cling/film a couple centimetres (2 inches) above the surface/window/mirror itself.
    • Always pull the white/transparent window cling outward, to make sure the window cling is completely flat on the glass, before carding over the film with your squeegee. Always start at the centre/hart of the cling.
  • Use 2 or more people. Apply the window cling to the glass and position the cling at the preferred location. One person holds the top/left of the window cling and the other person holds the bottom/right of the window cling, to position the window cling correctly.
    Start in the centre/middle of the window cling and card, using your squeegee, towards the edge of the window cling. Move with horizontal or vertical overlapping movements towards the edge of the window cling.
  • Check to see if there is still any air trapped between the window cling and the window itself. In the occasion that air is still trapped between the window and the window cling. Gently push the air bubble to the edge of the window cling (nearest part of the window not covered with window cling). No need to use force, or you may distort the shape of the window cling.
  • Remove the remaining water around the window cling with a cloth/towel.

Below you will find an instruction video regarding the application of window cling.

Custom window cling examples

Below you will find a number of custom and bespoke window cling examples.