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FAQ Window Film

Window Film

What tools do I need to apply d-c-fix® window film?

To cut and apply the film you will need the following items:

  • scissors
  • pen
  • ruler
  • sharp knife (e.g. craft knife or similar)
  • water spray bottle
  • squeegee
  • a clean cloth
  • a cutting board and tape measure can also be handy to have.
On what surfaces can I apply window film?
Static film can only be applied to flat and smooth glass surfaces (including acrylic glass and mirrors). For satined and structured glass surfaces self-adhesive films are recommended. Make sure that the surface is completely dust and grease free and any stains or paint should be removed first. 

How do I cut the window film?
Mark with a pen or whiteboard marker where to cut the film. This can easily be done on the backing paper. Then cut with scissors or use a straight edge and a craft knife. Make sure that the film is 2-5mm smaller than the glass. 

How do I apply d-c-fix® static cling to the window?

  1. Cut the film  to the desired dimensions. 
  2. The glass surface should be free from grease and dust. Spray it sufficiently with a mixture of cold water and a few drops of dish soap.
  3. Remove the film entirely from the backing paper. Start at one edge and place the film on the glass surface. Then let the rest of the film slowly slide on the glass. If necessary move the film carefully on the glass to its final position.
  4. Use a squeegee to squeeze out the water between the film and the glass. Always work from the middle to the edges.
  5. Remove remaining water on the film with a towel.

Please note that:

  • When applied to a glass surface the space between the film and the window frame or rubber seal must be a minimum of 2mm at each side.
  • Static films can only be applied to flat and smooth glass surfaces (including acrylic glass). For satined and structured glass surfaces self-adhesive films are recommended.
  • If a static film is to be used after a while when it has not been applied on glass, it should be cleaned first. Therefore, carefully remove dirt and dust from the adherent side of the film with clear water.
  • Static window films resist temperatures between -10 to +50°C.
  • The static cling can easily be removed and reused. 

In this video you can see how static cling window film is applied:

How do I apply self-adhesive window film?

Use the same method as for static cling window film application. The the only difference is that once it's been applied you can't re-apply it again.

In this video you can see how self-adhesive window film is applied:

On what side of the window shall the film be applied to?

The window film should be applied to the inside of the window. On shower screens the film should be applied on the outside (the none water side).

Can the window film be removed?

Yes it can. For static cling window film, simply find a corner and pull off the film. It can then be re-used as many times as you like. For self-adhesive film you will have to pull slowly from one corner. Any glue residue can be cleaned off with soapy warm water and a cloth or methylated spirits. 

Which way does the design go on the window film?

Many of the films can be positioned both ways around. Makes sure you check the last image in the product listing for each individual design.

Can I use window film in my shower?

No you can not use the window film inside the shower. Instead you can apply it on the outside of the shower glass. 

The window film is not wide enough for my windows. Can I use two lengths?

Yes you can. Make sure there is no overlap. We recommend to build it up as panels and leave a few cm gaps between. That can create a very effective design. 

Which window film gives most privacy?

All premium static cling window film give the same amount of privacy. They are none see through. If you are after a window film where you partly can see through then our window stripes may be a good option. There is no film that only give privacy one way. 

Help, the window film keeps falling down. Why is this happening?

These are the most common reasons why the window film doesn't stay up:

  1. The backing paper isn't removed. There is one even if it doesn't look like one. It's clear in colour.
  2. The film is touching the edges somewhere. If it does, air will appear underneath and it will lose it's cling. It's safest to leave a minimum of a 2-5mm gap so it doesn't touch the window seal.
  3. The window film is applied to a textured glass. If it is, air will come underneath and it will lose its cling. Instead use a self-adhesive film for those surfaces.
  4. The glass has already got some kind of film on it (e.g. UV protection / tint etc).
  5. Not enough water has been sprayed on the glass surface during application. The more the better to achieve a better cling. Then make sure you squeeze out as much water as possible and let the sun burn off the rest. (Maybe keep the window closed for a day or so until the sun has done its part)
  6. The wrong side of the window film is facing the window. Make sure it's the cling side. It's nice and smooth.
  7. The windows are not properly cleaned before application. Make sure they are cleaned from grease and dust. This goes for the film too if it's being reapplied or has been applied to a not fully clean window.