How To Install Window Film – DIY At Bunnings

Today, we're going to install some window film It will help stop glare

It'll give you some privacy and keep the heat out in the summer The tools that you'll need for the job are: clean water and baby shampoo to give the glass a good clean, a sharp knife, a tape measure, we've got a squeegee, and in the pack there is a smaller scraper, and a nice flat table to cut on To start with, we'll measure the window that we're going to cover and allow 2 centimeters either side so that we can trim it down We will clean the window thoroughly to get rid of any grease with a window cleaner Then, it needs to be dry, because you can't have any ammonia or cleaning products on the window or it will dissolve the adhesive on the back of the film that you're going to install

We need some fresh water to which I'll add a few drops of baby shampoo That helps adhere the film to the glass, and it also allows a little bit of slippage so you can maneuver the corners into place We then spray the window leaving a nice film of water on there We'll roll out the window film and cut it to size, allowing 2 centimeters at the top and bottom You then use some sticky tape on both sides of one corner

It might take a few goes, but eventually you'll see the clear backing come off the adhesive side of your film We can work that along to the whole top edge Once you've got that in a nice, even line, we can then start to offer this up to the window, lining the edges up so that we're all nice and square Once you've got the top two corners in place, get it so that the film is nice and square We haven't taken the backing off yet

We can allow the top part, which I have got the backing off, to be put in place running your fingers across the top We then squeegee focusing on the center and then working towards the outsides As you work your way down with the film, it's always best to keep it as moist as possible That way, you get a much smoother finish and it's easier to get the air bubbles out just working from the center Once you've got all of the large air bubbles out, then it's time to get the smaller plastic scraper, it's got to be plastic so you don't damage your film, and work any little air bubbles that you may see towards the outside working your way around

There may be some pockets of moisture that can just be worked to the edge, but most of that will work with the adhesive on the backing and create a firm bond to the glass After we've got all of the air bubbles out, it's now a case of trimming the top and the bottom Once you've trimmed off the edges, you need to get your little plastic scraper out again and tuck all of the corners in as hard as you can, squeegeeing towards the outside getting all of the moisture out as you go That's the window film installed For any other great advice, go to Bunnings