When you think of window tint, images of fast, modded cars may come to mind, but window tint can also be used in your home. It is a glazing solution that is designed to be retrofitted to your windows and can provide you with a host of benefits for cheap.
How to apply window tint
The window tint is a thin film, which is much easier than you may think to apply. By following some simple steps, you will have a consistent layer of window film that looks great and brings real benefits. It is also easy to remove if you need to replace it or return your windows to their previous condition.
1. Thoroughly clean the window you want to tint.
2. Remove the backing sheet. Applying masking tape to both ends of the sheet and peeling may make this easier for you.
3. Once the backing sheet is removed, spray a mixture of water and wash up liquid onto the film, covering it entirely. Spraying the side the backing sheet was on will activate the adhesive.
4. Spray the window with the same mixture.
5. Manoeuvre the film into place, letting it glide onto the window.
6. Use a squeegee to remove excess moisture beneath the film.
7. Once complete, mop up any excess water with a clean cloth or paper towels.
The benefits of tinted windows
Tinting your windows provides many benefits. These include:
• Added security without the need for blinds or curtains
• Reducing UV glare from the sun
• Maintaining a pleasant temperature in the room
• Increased security – window tint prevents potential burglars from seeing inside the house. It also adds a degree of extra toughness to the glass.
• Safety – broken glass shards are held by the film instead of falling inwards.
Window tinting is not just for cars. With some simple tools and a bit of time, you can gain the benefits from using a tinting film on the windows in your living room, kitchen, or conservatory. If you prefer to have someone else do it for you, there are plenty of companies out there who will supply and fit it and you can just sit back and enjoy your new tinted windows.