Hints and Tips on Installing Window Film

Commercial Window Films

It’s not hard to see why window tinting is so popular in Australia. The country is known to have the strongest sun in the world, and this can cause a whole lot of issues around the house and for your car. However, to reap the most benefits, you will need to make sure that the windows are installed correctly. 

In this article, we will discuss why you should get a professional to install your window films.


The tinting process is much more complicated than you think it is. It involves a lot of tools like adhesion aid, a utility knife, a single-edged razor blade, and soft lint-free cloth, just to name a few.

First, the window needs to be meticulously measured so that the film can be custom-fitted. The window needs to be thoroughly cleaned to make sure that there’s no dirt or dust on the window surface. Then, the window will be wetted from top to bottom. To ensure that the adhesion is tightly fitted on to the window surface, there needs to be enough moisture on the surface, which is why the window needs to be slightly wet throughout the installation process.

The liner of the film needs to be removed. There is a technique to pull the liner off cleanly and quickly, and the proper techniques are especially important for installing films on larger windows.

Once the liner is removed, the film will be placed on top of the window slowly from top to bottom. The outside surface of the film will be sprinkled with water once, and then squeegeed out. Lastly, the edges of the film will be trimmed to not have any excess materials. The surface will then be squeegeed dry for the last time.


As we mentioned, there’s a lot to know about the techniques of window installation, which is why it’s a better idea to have a professional handle it. For example, if your windows are under a storm pane, the pane needs to first be removed before the installation process and remounted afterwards. This can be a lot of work, and a lot can go wrong during the process. Also, any creasing or folding on the film surface is irreversible. This means that you need to handle the film very carefully to prevent this from happening.

Plus, if a strong soap is used or if the adhesion period doesn’t go according to how it should, the film can look muddied and cloudy. If this happens, you will only need to remove and reinstall it. For larger windows, it might take 2 or more people to correctly install the film, and the seaming process needs to be a collaborative effort, otherwise, it’s just not going to be applied correctly.

The surface temperature of the window will also have a major effect on the final quality of the film. If the window is too hot, it will make the film stick to it too quickly, giving you no time to properly install the film. Wind breezes can also have a significant impact on how much dust is caught underneath the film during the installation. It might also cause more air to be trapped inside the film, causing bubbles and air pockets to form.

Furthermore, professional installers are insured, meaning that if any damage is to occur during the installation, you won’t be left to fend for yourself. Plus, an expertly installed film can last for more than a decade, combined this with the energy saving factor, the films will pay for itself with time. Need help with your window film installation? Get in touch with Premier Film Distribution today!