Create Privacy On Your Front Door Window With A Decorative Glass Film

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Create Privacy On Your Front Door Window With A Decorative Glass Film

3 March 2016
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If you have a front door that has a large glass window in it, you may feel that you do not have much privacy when people walk onto your porch. There are decorative window films that can be applied to the glass to create the privacy you want. The following guide walks you through the process of purchasing and applying the film to your window.

Measure The Window

Use a measuring tape to measure the length and width of the window. If you want to use a decorative film on the window, you need to be sure that you choose a film that is the exact size of the glass so that you do not have to cut it. If you do have to cut the film, you could ruin the design that it has on it.

Choose The Film

Decorative window film can often be found in home improvement stores. Remember that the window film will create a design that people will be able to see when they walk up to your door. You need to be sure that the colors in the design pair well with the colors of your home.

Wash The Windows

Wash the glass with a mixture of one part vinegar and two parts warm water. The vinegar and water mixture will remove any stuck on grime that may be on the window from bugs landing on it, fingerprints, or simply built up dirt.

Apply The Film

The film will come on a paper backing. Pull the backing loose from the film and then place the top of the film at the top of the glass. Carefully smooth the film and apply it to the rest of the glass. You can peel the film up and reposition it if needed.

Remove Air Bubbles

Finally, you need to make sure that you remove any bubbles that were created by air that was trapped between the film and the glass. You can use the edge of a card to smooth out the film. Push the bubbles toward the outer edges of the film to remove them.

The film will stay on the windows until you remove it from the glass without causing any damage to the window. Removing the film from the glass is much easier than it is to remove wallpaper from walls, however. All you need to do is grab the film at the corner of the glass and pull it away from the window.

If you prefer, you can always replace the glass in your door with decorative, etched glass instead. For more information, consider contacting a professional like those at European Glass & Paint Co Ltd.