WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
A microfibre cloth, a cleaning agent for glass, a solution of 2 tbsp's of dishsoap to 1 litre of water in a spray bottle, a tape measure, a level, an exacto style knife, an installation spatula (included with your order) and some rags. To facilitate your installation, it should be done by 2 people.
REMEMBER:The installation of your film should be done by two people.
STEP 1: THE PREPARATION OF YOUR WORK SURFACE
It is very important that your glass be clean and free of all dust and residue. You will achieve the best results by using a new microfibre cloth and glass cleaner. It is ideal to wait two weeks after the surrounding walls have been painted. The water used during installation could leave marks on newly applied paint. It is also important to clean away any dust from around your application surface to ensure that no particles find their way between the vinyl and the glass.
STEP 2 : PREPARING TO INSTALL
Read through all the instructions before beginning your installation. The installation will need to be done by 2 people. One person will hold the vinyl upright as far from the ground as possible. The second person will peel away the non-adhesive piece of the vinyl so as to expose the adhesive side. Be sure that nothing comes into contact with the adhesive. The second person should have the adhesive facing them. As the second person peels the non-adhesive layer away, they can begin to generously spray the adhesive with their mixture of soap and water. This is where your rags will come in handy. There will be water on the floor. Before applying the film to your window, wet the glass generously with your soap and water mixture. Now the application begins !
STEP 3: INSTALLATION
The film has been prepared so as to fit even with the bottom and the left side of your glass. Any excess film will be on the top and the right of your glass. The soap in your water will allow you to slide the film on the glass and to therefore avoid lifting and reapplying which could allow for dust to accumulate between the glass and your film. Apply your film to the window and slide it into place. Before using your application tool to secure the film, we suggest that you spray the film with some of your water to avoid any scratching during application. With the soft side of your application spatula you can begin to press out the water. Press firmly on the film. Starting at the top and work towards the bottom. Push the spatula horizontally over the film.
STEP 4 : CUTTING THE EXCESS FILM
Any excess film can be cut away with your exacto style knife. We suggest that you wait until the film is dry.
MAINTENANCE OF YOUR DECORATIVE WINDOW FILM
The surface of your window film can be cleaned with the help of a microfibre cloth and an ammonia free glass cleaner.