How Are Window Films Installed?
Posted: Jul 04, 2019
While Window Films widely vary in terms of where they are meant to be applied, the installation process tends to follow broadly similar principles for both architectural and automotive window film.
What you must know before applying window film
Window films are very thin sheets of material that must be carefully handled by the person carrying out the installation. This can make the window film very susceptible to damage or improper application, which is why we would always recommend that it be installed by someone who has been professionally trained to handle and install such film.
Indeed, there is a wide range of things that even the most seasoned professional installer must be mindful of prior to applying a window film. They must ensure the window frame has been suitably prepared and pre-cleaned, for example, to minimise the scope for dust particles to get under the film, although this is difficult to avoid completely.
The installer must also avoid creasing or folding the film, or attempting to install it in a draughty or dusty environment.
It is also vital not to apply window film to a surface for which it has not been designed, and to make use of the appropriate application tools, including such items as a hard squeegee, soft window cleaning squeegee, razor scraper, knife and spray bottle.
The stages of a successful window film installation
The question of how are window films installed naturally differs slightly from one window film to the next. However, the step that must always be followed is the complete and thorough cleaning of the window, which is also the single most important step of all.
This will be followed by the preparation of the window film, which typically includes the removal of the film from the box, the pre-cutting of the film width at least 10mm wider than the window and the thorough soaking of the window with solution.
Once the cut film is being held up by an assistant or placed against the solution-soaked window with the release liner facing the installer, it will be necessary to remove the release liner, as part of the process of applying the film to the window with the help of a squeegee.
Finally, the Automotive Window Film must be suitably trimmed and the surface sprayed again with application solution, prior to the use once more of a squeegee to complete the application process. Splicing of the film will also be necessary, however, if the window to which the film is being applied cannot be covered with a single piece of film.
Contact Stockfilms for informed advice in relation to window films
Whether you require further guidance with regard to how are window films installed, or you would instead like to request samples or discuss with us the best choice of Window Films for your specific circumstance, you are welcome to call the Stockfilms team today on 020 8441 0449.
This article is written by Liz Seyi, Digital Marketing Manager at Jumpinngspidermedia LLC.