3 Helpful Hints For Tinting Your Home's Living Room Windows

If you have decided to tint your living room windows to reduce glare and keep your furniture from fading, you may wonder if there are any tips that can help make the job easier. If so, use one or more of the following helpful hints for applying a tinting film on your windows.

Spray Bottled Water On The Glass Before Applying

Before applying the film, spraying a light mist of water on the glass can help keep the tint in place while you are working with it. However, instead of using tap water, use bottled water.

Although tap water goes through treatment before it reaches your home, there are still chemicals and some trace elements that could interfere with the film's adhesive. Even if you are able to successfully place the film, the water could break down the adhesive over time.

Since bottled water has gone through further purification processes, it will not have chemicals and other additives interfering with the film. And for an even better seal, use the tip discussed in the next section.

Add Dish Soap To The Water

Once you have your bottled water poured into the spray bottle, add a drop or two of dish soap. The soap gives the water a slick consistency that can prove helpful while you are applying the tint.

When you apply the tint to the window, you may find that sometimes it does not want to cooperate with you. It may try to stick in an area where you do not want it. However, if you spray the glass with slightly soapy water, the slick surface allows you to easily remove the tint so you can reposition it.

Use An Utility Knife To Cut The Edges Of The Film

When cutting a piece of window tint to place on a glass pane, leave a couple of centimeters around the edges. This can keep you from cutting it too short.

Once you have applied the film, press the film into the corners and edges of the window, then use a utility knife to cut off the excess. Doing the final cut while the film is on the window gives you a cleaner, sharper edge that fits the contours of the window's edges.

Using the above tips can help make the job of applying window tint to your living room windows. However, if you come across any problems or decide you do not want to go through the hassle of applying it yourself, you may want to contact a residential window tinting service to discuss having them complete the project for you. 

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