How To Maintain Your Privacy Window Film
You recently installed some privacy window film on your windows, and you would like to know what you can do to get the most out of it, so that it lasts a long time. This article will offer ways in which you can keep your privacy window film clean, and repair minor cosmetic issues in order to keep it looking at its best for years to come.
The main thing when it comes to taking care of your privacy window film is keeping it clean. However, before you try to clean your film, you need to check with the manufacturer of the film to see how soon you can clean it. Some films require up to 30 days before they can be cleaned in order to insure adequate bonding between the film and the window. Once you’ve gotten the green light to clean the film, make up a light soapy water mixture or get an abrasive and ammonia-free glass cleaner. Spray the mixture or the cleaner onto the window. Then, with either a very soft cloth or a soft synthetic sponge, gently scrub the window, removing any smudges or dirt. Be careful not to provide too much pressure to the window when doing this, so that you don’t scratch it. After you have washed the window, dry it with a soft cloth. When drying, make sure that you don’t use newspapers or paper towels to dry the window, as this may scratch the film. Also, don’t use the same cloth that you used to wipe down the window sill or the frame, as this will just make your window film dirty again. When you’re finished cleaning the windows, keep your cleaners in industrial plastic storage boxes, so that you can find them the next time you go to clean the windows.
In addition to dirt, there are some other cosmetic issues that might crop up with your privacy window film. One of these issues is the appearance of small air bubbles in between the window and the film. While many believe that air bubbles can’t be fixed, they actually can be. This can be done by piercing the bubbles with a very sharp knife. Doing this will pull the film back up against the window and in a short period of time, no one will know that the bubbles were ever there.
Another common problem that exists with window films is peeling in the corners, where the film is coming off of the window. If this happens to you, try spraying some water on the affected area of the film, and push it back against the window with a soft cloth to remove excess water and produce a static charge that will keep the film on the window. Usually, that is all that it takes.
If you follow these important steps, you can make your privacy window film last a lot longer.