How to Install Window Privacy Film
on a Glass Front Door
Glass in a front door can be a double-edged sword. It adds visual interest and diffuses light. But it also lets people see inside. Good news. You don’t have to change your door for more privacy. There’s an easy solution!
1. CHOOSE THE STYLE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
Privacy film is like a removable wallpaper for your window. But it comes in many different patterns and styles. Some are more transparent to allow light through like a frosted glass. Others are completely patterned and opaque. There are even mirror options! Do some shopping around and find the style you like best.
2. CLEAN THE GLASS
Applying the film is easy. First, it’s important to thoroughly clean the glass and frame around it. Use your favorite window cleaner. Go over it several times to make sure all the dust and dirt is gone. Dry completely before continuing.
3. MEASURE AND CUT
Measure your window. Cut the film 2 inches larger than your measured space. It’s important to leave extra to make sure the glass is completely covered.
Spray clean water on the glass. This makes the film easier to move into place and holds it on the glass. Apply the film. Use a credit card or squeegee to smooth out wrinkles. Trim the edges with a utility knife. And you’re done!
Robin grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of southern Wisconsin. After years living “in town,” she recently moved back to the country where she is renovating an old farmhouse. She’s an expert on window blinds and drape installations, color consultation and blind repair. Her flagship store, “House to Home Designs” is located on the historic Square, downtown Monroe, Wisconsin.