Once you’ve gone through the effort of selecting and purchasing the best type of window privacy film for your needs, and then installing it onto your windows, there really isn’t a whole lot of maintenance that you need to do in order to get the most out of your film. The only thing that you need to do is to clean it periodically. In this article, I will outline a general procedure that you can use to help you keep your window privacy film clean and looking at its best.
Is There A Waiting Period Involved?
If you’ve just installed your window privacy film, then you need to check with your manufacturer and see how long the film has to be on the window before you can clean it. Many films that are on the market require the user to wait for 30 days or more before the film can be cleaned, to allow enough time for the film to build a sufficient static charge to hold it against the window. You may find this information with the instructions that came with the film when you purchased it.
Wetting Down And Wiping The Film
Once this waiting period has passed, you can start with a squirt bottle full of a light soapy water mixture. Spray this mixture onto the film, and then wipe the film very gently with a soft cloth or a synthetic sponge. This will remove any dirt, grease, or fingerprint smudges that may have accumulated on your film since you installed it. This will ensure that your window privacy film looks just as good on the inside as it does on the outside.
Drying Your Window Privacy Film
Now that you’ve wiped your film clean, you need to dry it. You can do this by using another soft cloth and gently rubbing the film until it’s dry. It is important that you do not, under any circumstances, use paper towels or newspapers to clean the film, as that will scratch it. You also need to be careful not to apply too much pressure to the film as that might scratch it as well.
Window privacy film can give you a number of benefits, depending on what type of film you are using. These benefits may include more indoor privacy, better home insulation, and a decorative appearance that will draw more people to your place of business than those cheap promotional water bottles ever did. If you do the work necessary to keep your window privacy film clean, then you can count on it delivering these benefits.