If you enjoy looking out the windows in your living room, but find that you often need to squint your eyes when the sun's rays are shining through the windows, adding tint to the windowpanes will eliminate the problem at hand and increase your privacy level when you decide to open the blinds. The following steps describe how to use basic materials to clean, dry, and cover the panes with residential tint:
- glass cleaning agent
- soft, lint-free cloths
- jewelry polish
- surgical gloves
- roll of self-adhesive tint
- measuring tape
- sharp scissors or utility knife
- plastic scraper
- rubber-tipped squeegee
- spray misting container
- mild detergent
Clean The Glass And Eliminate Scratches
While standing in your living room, spray a thin, even amount of a glass cleaning agent across each window pane that you wish to cover with tint. Move a soft, lint-free cloth over the glass to remove stains and dust. If you notice that some of the glass is slightly scratched, pour a few drops of jewelry polish onto a sponge and move the sponge firmly back and forth over the marks in the glass. After the scratches have faded, use a clean cloth to apply a glass cleaning agent to the glass to eliminate traces of the jewelry polish.
Cut Pieces Of Tint And Secure Them To Glass
Measure the length and width of each windowpane. Put on a pair of surgical gloves before opening a roll of window tint. Gloves will prevent marks from appearing on the tint if your hands begin to perspire. Use a sharp pair of scissors or a utility knife to cut pieces of tint that are large enough to cover the window panes. While standing directly in front of one of the windowpanes, carefully remove the paper backing from one of the pieces of tint. Line up the tint with the glass and press the adhesive side of the tint against the pane.
Move a plastic scraper or rubber-tipped squeegee across the tint to remove air bubbles or wrinkles. If the corners of the window tint aren't laying flat, pour a few drops of mild detergent into a spray misting container. Fill the container with warm water. Shake the bottle in a vigorous manner to blend the detergent with the water. Spray the edges of the film that are not laying flat before moving a plastic scraper over them. Secure the other pieces of window tint to the remaining windows in the living room by completing the same set of instructions.
Contact a residential window tinting company for more information and assistance.