Window Tinting | 3 DIY Tips To Install Tint Films In Your Bedroom For The First Time

Window tinting can reduce the heat in your bedroom by up to 80 percent, while cutting the sun's UV rays from entering your bedroom by up to 99 percent. Dealing with the sweltering heat of the Australian sun in summer is almost torturous for most households, so it naturally makes sense to consider tinting for your bedroom. If you've decided to install glass tinting on your bedroom windows for the first time, here are some tips for you to consider.

Windows Must Be Thoroughly Cleaned And Dried Before Installation 

Keep in mind that you cannot install any tinting films on dirty or dusty windows because they will not adhere to the glass surface properly. This will make your window film installation effort redundant. You will need to clean your window thoroughly using soap and water to make sure all dust and shards are removed from the window surface. Any soapy residue must be wiped off properly because this will dissolve the window film's adhesive. Once your windows are cleaned, they must be wiped dry. You can only install window film on a dry surface for proper adhesion, so make sure the surface is dry before you place the tinting film on the glass.

Choose A Bright, Warm Day For Installing Window Films

Keep in mind that drying time for tinting films will differ depending on the time of year you choose for installation –– some films may need days, while others may need weeks. Non-sunny and cold winter weather will prolong drying time, so you'll naturally want warm weather and direct sunlight for shorter curing times. Apart from choosing a bright and warm day for installing window films, you'll need to pay attention to the thickness of the film. Thicker films with their increased width will always have a longer dry-out time, so follow the manufacturer's specifications as diligently as possible when it comes to drying out your window films.

Vapour Barriers Are Normal And Will Disappear Naturally

Keep in mind that installing tinting film will create a vapour barrier between the film and the glass even if you remove most of the mounting solution with a squeegee. This trapped vapour may create small puddles of water and will give the film a slightly cloudy appearance. Don't panic because this vapour barrier is normal. Don't make the mistake of attempting to stab the water puddle while it is drying out because this will cause irreparable damage to your tinting film. The water puddle and cloudy appearance will slowly disappear as the tinting film dries.

If you're attempting DIY tinting film installation for your bedroom windows for the first time, keep these useful tips in mind.