|Item Weight||1.55 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||36.75 x 5.25 x 2 inches|
|Item model number||PB78|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Size||36" x 6.5'|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Included Components||Installation Instructions, Window Film|
|Warranty Description||Limited warranty against manufacturing defects. Replacement at no charge with submission of valid warranty claim.|
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Gila Privacy Black Static Cling Residential DIY Window Film No Glue No Adhesive 3ft x 6.5ft (36in x 78in)
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- DAYTIME PRIVACY: Film darkens windows to provide superior privacy and light-blocking
- ENERGY EFFICIENT: Rejects up to 58% of total Solar Energy
- PROTECTS INTERIORS: Blocks up to 99% of UV rays, helping to keep your interior from fading
- INCREASED COMFORT: Reduces glare up to 93%, making interiors more comfortable
- EASY DIY INSTALLATION: Just cut to size and apply using Gila Complete Application Kit, no professional installer needed
- Helps reduce fading to interior furnishings by rejecting up to 99% of UV rays
- Reduces glare
- covers 1 standard window
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The Gila Privacy Control Black Window Film is intelligently-designed to darken windows, help provide excellent privacy and block light. It rejects up to 58% of Total Solar Energy and blocks up to 99% of UV rays to help keep rooms with direct sunlight cool during the day.
Gila Privacy Control Black Window Film comes in a 3 ft. x 6.5 ft. roll, enough to cover one large window. Use it on garage windows to hide clutter, on bathroom windows for privacy, or to make bedrooms more nap-friendly during the day.
The Gila Privacy Control Black Window Film features static cling technology, making it hassle-free and easy to install. Our black window film is the perfect window film for weekend DIY projects. Plus, it's easy to remove and reinstall, too, making it the ideal window film for rental properties.
Gila window films are warranted against manufacturing defects for a period of two years from the date of original purchase.
Eastman is the leading manufacturer and marketer of high performance window films for automotive and architectural applications, which includes the Gila Do-It-Yourself window film brand.
Gila makes it easy to install your new window film over the weekend. Pick up a Gila Complete Window Film Application Kit (Gila model # RTK500) for everything you need to get a smooth finish and more satisfying results in less time.
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Gila Privacy Black Window Film provides daytime privacy and increases the comfort of your home using advanced technology. By rejecting heat, reducing glare, blocking UV rays, it also helps keep rooms with direct sunlight cool and can help protect carpets and furniture. And with static cling technology, the film is hassle-free to install and perfect for weekend DIY projects. It’s easy to remove and reinstall, too, so it’s ideal for rental properties. Try it on garage windows to hide clutter, or to make bedrooms more nap-friendly during the day.
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Gila films are the brand leader in DIY (do it yourself) window films. Our best in class deep dyeing, coating, and adhesive technologies have helped design higher performing, longer lasting films that are among the best in the marketplace. We manufacture and package our films at our world class manufacturing facility located in Martinsville, VA USA in order to measure and ensure tight quality and performance standards from start to finish.
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1. DON'T BUY THE INSTALLATION KIT. You simply don't need it. A spray bottle filled with water and with a few drops of dish soap in it will do nicely for the solution you need. I also purchased a 12" squeegee for a couple of bucks at my local grocery store. I used it for both cleaning and application. I've seen tips to use a credit card to get bubbles out. Why use 3" when you can use 12"? (that's what she said)
2. CLEAN THE GLASS REALLY WELL. If you have a razor blade (like from a box opener), use the edge of it to go along the glass and remove anything that might be stuck. You might not see that speck now, but you'll definitely see it once the film is applied.
3. MEASURE, MEASURE, AND THEN MEASURE AGAIN. When you have the measurements, subtract that from the dimensions of the film. That will be the amount you need to take off from the length and from the width. It's easier to measure and mark what you DON'T need, than to measure what you do. Depending on how much you trust your measurements, add an extra 1/8-1/4" on each measurement.
4. DON'T USE A RAZOR BLADE TO MAKE THE INITIAL CUTS. You'll just end up frustrated, and possibly cause snags and rough spots on that edge. The film is fairly thick and you'd need a really sharp razor to make a clean cut. Instead, use scissors to trim the excess. After I made my measurements, I marked a line with a sharpie and straight edge, and just followed that when I cut it. Much easier.
5. SET YOUR UNCUT EDGES AT THE TOP AND SIDE. That will leave you just one side and the bottom to have to trim, if needed. As you begin to squeegee the bubbles out, keep an eye on the top. It will tend to slide down just a bit because it's riding on the slick application fluid. I didn't have a helper, and I don't think it's needed, but if you have someone to hold the top in place, it probably wouldn't hurt.
6. LET IT SIT. Before you get all excited and start trimming to finish the job, let it sit for a few hours. This will allow you to see if the film moves at all and make those adjustments. Mine didn't move, but you never know. Waiting also allows the film to "adhere" to the glass better.
7. USE A SHARP RAZOR TO FINISH. If I were to do it over, I'd get an exacto knife to make that final trim. I used a box cutter, and it worked, but I think the exacto would allow better dexterity when making the final trim. You also may find that you don't need to trim it at all, and can just tuck it in place using a straight edge. Definitely use that straight edge to hold the film down and also guide the razor when making the final trim.
And that's about it. A few final comments about this. From the outside, the film is dark and you can't see anything inside during the day. I've even turned on all my lights and stood outside, and still couldn't see anything unless I got right up on the window and cupped my hands by my eyes. The black of the film makes the reflection of the glass more prominent and that's all you see. You looking back at yourself. At night, you're able to see in, but it's still darkened. From the inside, depending on how sunny it is, it just looks kind of like an overcast day with a slight sienna tint.
Overall, very happy with the results, and I can't wait to see how it performs this summer in the Florida heat.
Second, this is actually a good thing (for me) since my bedroom theater is now dark enough to use my 84" projector display without any added glare from the sun. (Any darker and it would be too depressing).
In fact, when I first installed it, my girlfriend didn't readily notice. After waking up the following morning (post-installation), she asked me, "What time is it? Why does it feel so late in the day?"
I responded... "It's only 11am 🤔."
It wasn't until she roamed around the apartment several hours later when she finally realized I had 'tinted' the windows in my bedroom.
That said... She actually thinks it's too dark. For my batcave, however, it's perfect 😎👌
Honestly... Any darker and you might as well get blackout window film (which was not something I wanted).
With this film, I can still see what's going on outside my window in the daytime, with added privacy. It also proved to be the perfect dimming solution for viewing my HD projector display during the day time.
To get a better idea of what it looks like...
I'd say it feels like a dark storm is coming. Even though it's sunny outside, it forever feels cloudy inside. It's definitely enough to fool your senses into believing it's much later in the day than it really is.)
Dawn feels like early dusk; sunrise will feel more like sunset.
For me, this is perfect, not only for watching movies, but to also zone out and study for long hours without being distracted with wanting to go out to play in the sun.
1) An old spray bottle with a few drops of dish detergent is all you need to make the film 'stick'.
2) Make sure you scrub and scrape your windows clean before applying the film.
3) Since I didn't have a squeegee, I used my dust pan (which had a rubber liner). Some say a credit card works, but I think something more squeegee like definitely will make your life easier and will help to smooth out the bubbles in one swipe.
3) I used a 'scraper' with a razor blade to scape the window clean, and used the same razor to trim the excess film after applying.
4) When you trim the excess, leave about 2-3 mm of excess; the window film will shrink a little after a day or so, so if you you trim too 'perfectly' you may windup with a small gap between the window film and the edge of the window.
Honestly, the most important part of applying the film is to REALLY clean the window. Take time to clean the window frame as well, since ANY lingering dirt may seep between the film and the window -- causing it the bubble up.
I applied the film in the following steps:
1) Measured and cut the film to fit the window. (Didn't worry much about excess).
2) Scraped every inch of the window with a razor blade scraper.
3) Washed the window and trimming with mild soapy solution (w/dish detergent).
4) Scrapped again (for added measure).
5) Sprayed window excessively with mild soapy solution.
7) Sprayed the window with the soapy solution again.
8) Applied the film.
9) Sprayed the film (on window) with soapy solution.
10) Sqeegeed to remove the bubbles.
11) Trimmed the excess with razor blade.
*I also placed an old towel on the bottom of window to catch all the excess water.
For the price, I couldn't be happier.
Although I would give this 4.5 stars for the misleading darker tint Shown in the description, I'll give it 5, since it served my purpose perfectly. Any darker would probably cause clinical depression (for me).
That said, if you think you need something darker... you can always try doubling up (by layering it), or trying the 'blackout' film.
Hope this helps with your purchase decision.
Peace & Love 😎✌️
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Also very important to have a brand new sharp razor/utility knife.
I suggest measuring the window and cutting the film 1/8" big so you give yourself room to tightly fit and also gives room for a bit of shrinkage. Leave the film on and let it completely dry and set ... then trim it. MUCH EASIER!
We used this for our four large upper windows and glass entry doors in our entrance to our house. Prior to installing this film; the sun was too bright and heated up our entrance. Now, the morning sun isn't blinding and it doesn't heat up our entrance.
Very happy with this product!
Also it's not as clear as normal tint film to look though but acceptable. I might replace this with adhesive tint next year
Lo unico malo es que el rollo solo alcanza para una ventana. Pero no se puede tener todo.
The film also causes the window to loose a lot of clarity. If you need to see crystal clear this tint is not for you it causes the windows to have quite a bit of blurryness to them!