Window Film Cleaning & Care
Instructions for Window Film Cleaning & Care
Window film that is maintained properly and kept in good condition can last for seven to ten years. On the other hand, if the film is mistreated, it can lose its beautiful appearance quickly. The surface can become scratched or cloudy and the film may lose its insulating ability. Fortunately, maintenance for window film is extremely simple. Below, instructions have been provided for window film cleaning and care by our Fort Worth tinting experts.
How to Keep Your Window Film in Good Condition
Window film looks best when it is clean and polished. However, cleaning should be performed delicately and with care. While window tint is a durable material, it’s far from indestructible. You should avoid cleaning your film with harsh chemicals, hard brushes, and coarse cloths. These will not only ruin the appearance of the film but may also impair its ability to function properly.
Caring for your Film Immediately After Installation
After window film has been installed, it needs to be left alone to cure. It can take a few weeks for primer to dry and set, but if the weather is warm and sunny, it could dry quicker. While the film is drying, you may notice some small air bubbles, cloudiness, or haziness. These are all normal and should resolve on their own. Do not attempt to remove air bubbles or primer on your own.
How to Keep Your Window Film Clean
Over time, dust, soot, and debris may build up on the surface of the film. To keep your windows looking their best, you’ll want to give the film a good cleaning. Do not use ammonia-based cleaners, hard paper towels, or coarse towels to clean your window film. Instead, use the following method:
1. Create a mixture of soapy water. This can be added a bucket or a spray bottle. Make sure you’re using a mild soap that will not damage the film.
2. Wet a soft cloth, such as a microfiber towel, with the soapy mixture. Use the wet cloth to gently wipe dust from the window.
3. Remove all excess soap and moisture.
4. On occasion, use a silicone polish to renew the lustrous appearance of the film.
If you follow these steps, your window film should keep looking beautiful and last for several years.
Learn More About Window Film Care & Cleaning
Fort Worth Window Film is always eager to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. For more information about window film care and cleaning, please contact our office.