How To Apply Window Tint

Applying window tint to your office windows can be a challenge because you need to ensure that there are no air bubbles in order to keep your office looking pristine when you have clients come by for meetings. This additional stress of maintaining the aesthetics of your office can cause you to apply the tint so it is crooked or even miss portions of the window. Here are some tips for applying your window tint so that it looks perfect.

1. Clean the Window

When you apply window tint, you are going to be putting an adhesive sheet on your window, meaning any dust and dirt on the window will be trapped there for everyone to see for months. To avoid dealing with this, clean your windows thoroughly ahead of time, ensuring you don't leave any streaks. Don't try to apply the tint until your windows have totally dried.

2. Cut the Tint

Next, you are going to need to measure the length and width of your window and then cut a piece of tint to the adequate size. You don't want to cut the tint so it exactly matches the dimensions of the window because if you mess up, you don't allow yourself any leeway. Instead, when you cut the tint, add two inches to the height and length of the dimensions you measured. This will ensure there is an extra inch on each side of the window tint. You can cut it down to the appropriate size once it is applied.

3. Spray the Tint

Most window tints have adhesive activated when you expose it to water. Take a spray bottle and spray down both the window and the adhesive. Then, carefully pick up the tint and place it onto the window so that the adhesive side and the window are touching. 

4. Flatten the Tint

Take a squeegee window washers use to get all of the soap off the window and use it to slowly flatten down your tint to get rid of all of the air bubbles. Start at one end of the tint and move side to side, from top to bottom, until the entire thing is flat. Don't be afraid to continue spraying water down the window so that the adhesive remains active.

5. Let Everything Dry and Cut the Tint to Size

Finally, allow the window and the adhesive the dry, which essentially sets the adhesive. Then, use a craft knife to cut off any extra material on the edges of the window.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in commercial window tinting like Pluma LLC.

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