How to Make an Art Glass Window Peel Permanent
Art glass window peels are a growing trend among households and new buildings. Stained glass windows used to be thought of as church art. However, the growing availability of art glass window peels has made it more convenient for homemakers and interior designers to use. Since it adds character and elegance to dull windows, these peels are also now employed in the restoration of old homes and structures.
Aside from its aesthetic purposes, the added brightness of art glass window peels can also help you save money with electrical bills. Tinted window films provide privacy and extra protection from the sunlight’s ultraviolet rays.
You can put these window peels anywhere in the house; dining room, kitchen, bedroom or living room. You can even put it in your shower’s glass windows. Do not worry about the heat and steam since these peels are designed to absorb moisture and heat.
Step 1 – Measuring the Window’s Dimensions
Before purchasing the art glass window peel, measure the length and width of the window you desire to add the peel to. When buying the art glass window film, add a little extra to the exact dimensions to make room for application errors. You may need the scraps to fill in small spaces as well.
You may need an assistant to help you out if you are applying the peel to huge window frames.
Step 2- Cleaning the Windows
Your windows should be cleansed with a mild cleansing solution. Avoid cleaning it with brands containing ammonia or vinegar as the compounds will damage the window peel.
Step 3 – Cutting the Art Glass Window Peel
Cut the window peels to your desired measurements. It should be 1-inch longer and wider than your original window dimensions.
Step 4 – Applying the Art Glass Window Peel
Spray the mild soap and water solution generously to the window’s surface. You can also do the same thing to your fingertips for better control during the application. It is best to apply the peel during the morning. Rise in temperature during midday and the afternoon will allow the soap solution to dry fast making it difficult for you to apply the peel.
Put strips of tape on top of the peel’s backing and pull it upward to fully separate it from the peel. Your assistant can spray more of the solution while you completely pull off the backing.
Once the backing is removed, apply the peel by spreading your hands from the top to the bottom using outward strokes. Have your assistant hold the peel while you do this. Cut excess peels with the utility knife and remove air bubbles between the peel and window using your squeegee.
Step 5 – Allowing the Peel to Dry
It will take 30 minutes to 1 hour for the peel to dry. It will be permanently stick to your window after a week of application.