For greater privacy, apply Gila 36 in. x 78 in. Privacy Window Film to darken windows that face neighboring properties The film is suitable for garages, bedrooms and home offices. It is safe for dual panes (with outside mount) and installs in minutes.
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85%of customersrecommend this product62 of 73reviews
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85%of customersrecommend this product62 of 73reviews
The film doesn't completely block out the light but for my garage door application it works exactly like I was hoping. When the lights are off and I am not at home it is pretty close to impossible to see through the windows with the Gila dark film. First make sure you clean your window (this is extremely important) because once you have applied the film you will not longer be able to clean it, I even went as far as using a razor blade to remove tiny dirt and paint specs. Now you're ready to go. This stuff is very simple to install, it took me about an hour to do all four of my garage door windows, 17 1/2" X 11 1/2". Don't bother buying any additional items, Ex. squeegee, solution etc. What you will need is an empty (clean) spray bottle that you can fill with distilled water, then squirt 10 or so drops of any dishwashing liquid into the bottle and shake. Make sure that once you have cut the film to size you generously spray the film on both sides with this solution. At this point you should spray your window with the soapy solution as well. Now gently start separating the film from its paper backing spraying the soapy solution on the sticky side of the film as you go. Don't worry about using too much, more is better. Once you have removed the entire piece of film spray it again on both sides and also spray your window again (generously). Apply the film to the window and position it where you want it, at this point it is very easy to move around because of the soapy solution you have applied to the window and the film. Now you will need a credit card, drivers license or anything similar in stiffness to smooth out the bubbles. Start at the top and use the same motion you would use with a squeegee, top to bottom then center to the left and right. Don't worry about the bubbles, if you are having a lot of them just pull back the fill, spray some more soapy water on the sticky side and lay it back on the window continuing to smooth out the bubbles. That's it!
Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Functional, Well Made
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2out of2found this review helpful.
Review 2 for 3 ft. x 6.5 ft. Black Privacy Window Film
The window tint works fantastic. Not only does it cut down on the extremely bright sunlight entering the rooms, but it also adds another level of privacy and security. It was also very easy to install. Can't wait to see how it affects our A/C bill this summer.
Pros: Excellent Quality, Easy to Install, Looks Great
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Review 3 for 3 ft. x 6.5 ft. Black Privacy Window Film
I have used nearly all of the Gila window films over the years. Some are better than others and it seems to follow the pattern that the darker the film, the higher the quality. This particular film is excellent for increasing privacy and reducing the amount of heat/light entering the subject windows. The material is thick and durable and just feels like a quality product. It is among the easiest film to handle and work with on the consumer market. Some films I have worked with are impossible to detach from itself if accidentally touched by another piece. Some are a "one shot at it" type thing where once you touch the glass, it's there and not coming off unless you scrape it off. This is very forgiving and releases easily when needed but sets in place after a few minutes and won't budge until you're ready to remove it.
The one flaw and the reason why I only gave it 4 stars is that it's not crystal clear. Unfortunately, the product used to create the dark tint of the film makes the view somewhat blurry or hazy. You can still tell what/who you're looking at and make out the smallest of details, it just skews the view a little bit.
I'm a professional auto detailer and window tinter and have worked with many, many types of film over the years. Here's a tip that will save you time, energy (your own), and perhaps even a little bit of sanity. If you try to work with the product without some kind of lubricant, you'll only frustrate yourself. 1. Fill an ordinary spray bottle 2/3 full with clean cool tap water. 2. Add 2-3 drops of dishwashing liquid and shake it up! The sudsier the better. Shake often throughout the installation. 3. Spray the subject window thoroughly - saturate it. 4. Using a good quality squeegee remove all the water from the window and repeat step 3. 5. Lay the film up against the window and press only hard enough that the film stays in place but is still moveable. You want to float the film on top of the sudsy water. 6. Saturate the film with the sudsy water. 7. Gently move the film into place by sliding the film. 8 As you move the film around and as the water evaporates, you may need to spray more water to keep it floating. Once the film is centered where you want it, use the squeegee to remove the water from under and atop the film. It's important to keep the film very wet at this point (the side of the film facing you.) Use the squeegee to remove all the water from atop and under the film. If you run into a dry spot or you need to remove the film or lift an area and start over, all you have to do is lift the film, re-saturate and remove the water with the squeegee. You'll find your rhythm and discover how much water is just right for your own tastes and needs. As long as you keep it wet through the final swipe of the squeegee, the film will adhere to the glass perfectly without any bubbles, streaks, etc.
TIP: If you do end up having a few very, very small air bubbles that are driving you nuts, pop each bubble with a needle and the film will lay right down once the air is removed.
Pros: Excellent Quality, High Quality of Material, Easy to Install, Functional
Cons: not clear
72out of72found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 3 ft. x 6.5 ft. Black Privacy Window Film
This window film is easy to install and makes a room much, much darker. It looks really cool from the outside, also. I installed some in my bedroom several months ago and have been very pleased with it. This was a repeat purchase of the product for other rooms in my house. I have no doubt that it will decrease my utility bill come summer.
Pros: Excellent Quality, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Functional
5out of5found this review helpful.
Review 5 for 3 ft. x 6.5 ft. Black Privacy Window Film
I bought this product because my neighbors lights continually woke my triplets at night shining right into their bedroom. It darkens their room enough to even get them napping again in the middle of a bright summer day. Installation is easiest with the additional kit of accessories but can also be done well with a decent razor, some window cleaner, a squeegee, and patience. My 2 nursery windows were the first to be done but I've since used this & other decorative Gila films on 5 other windows installing them by myself with no issues. There is a bit of a learning curve as my nursery windows were not as great of a job as my last windows were but you can easily pull off some of the film, wet the window down with cleaner & reapply.
33out of34found this review helpful.
Review 8 for 3 ft. x 6.5 ft. Black Privacy Window Film
I was having issues with my bedroom always being extremely hotter and extremely brighter than the rest of my home. Especially in the winter time. From about 11am-4:30pm it was the worst. This product was very easy to use. Takes some practice but at about the second window you get the hang of it. The kit they give to you is just ok. The cutter worked great on straight aways but I recommend using flat nail clippers to find tune the edges. You can achieve a professional look with patience. The black version dropped the heat in the room immediately about 20% and significantly reduced brightness, and even more with blinds and a curtain. On the downside it is impossible to see through at night if there is no light source outside. During the day things look blurry through it but the benefits definitely outweigh the cons.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Easy to Install, Functional, Comfortable
Cons: Easily Damaged, Unaligned
18out of19found this review helpful.
Review 9 for 3 ft. x 6.5 ft. Black Privacy Window Film
The back of my house gets full sun all after noon. The house being a new build on a cleared lot. I needed something to block the heat of the sun while the newly planted trees matured. This product was the answer. After I installed the film on the windows I noticed a difference on how much cooler the house was.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Excellent Quality, High Quality of Material, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Well Made
23out of23found this review helpful.
Review 10 for 3 ft. x 6.5 ft. Black Privacy Window Film
I needed something to put on my window that looks out on my porch right at my door, and is next to my wood stove so now that it's getting colder I had to remove the curtain or have the house burn down! I saw this online and rushed to the nearest Homedepot 45miles away for some. Also got a roll of the bronze glare control since it was on clearence. I don't know how ANYONE could have a problem putting this stuff up! It definately doesn't require any skill the hardest part was cutting the corners and there is a tool included to do this. I even added a 2nd layer for even more privacy(tired of everyone who walks up to knock staring at me through my window first! CREEPY!) This product is as simple as sticking up on of the kids' cute window decoration clings!
21out of21found this review helpful.
Review 11 for 3 ft. x 6.5 ft. Black Privacy Window Film
This window film is so easy to use and it really does block out a lot of the light. We use it on our windows during the long and very bright Alaska summers and I also use it to make window clings with my Cricut Explore.
Pros: High Quality of Material, Easy to Install, Functional
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Review 12 for 3 ft. x 6.5 ft. Black Privacy Window Film
This Black Primacy Film is less expensive than the flimsy mirrored film. Easier to work with and dark enough so no one can really see inside during the day and at night even with lights on - it is not so clear to see inside.
You don't have to purchase the solution kit - you can make your own solution and buy a squeegee. Solution is make with 1 teaspoon of baby shampoo mixed with a quart of distilled water per manufacturers of Gila Film.
25out of25found this review helpful.
Review 13 for 3 ft. x 6.5 ft. Black Privacy Window Film
You can see out it looks as if its gray muggy day. You cannnot see in during the day but at night if you have lights on inside its a bit easier to see in but it still does the job which is why I gave a 4 vice a 5
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Review 16 for 3 ft. x 6.5 ft. Black Privacy Window Film
I bought this for our sliding doors which get all the sun in the afternoon and to try to keep some privacy at least in early evening which it does. But as everyone else has said it doesn't work at night, which it says on the box for daytime privacy so it does that. It was easy to put up took about 15 minutes this was way easy and I didn't buy the kit which I didn't need as I used the soap solution that everyone talked about all in all this product was great and is still holding up well after several weeks. Loved it so much I put some on the windows upstairs although not black, smoke color keeps rooms nice and cool. Again if you want it for night don't get it as it causes a mirror effect which you can't see out but they can see in. I ordered this on line and picked up in store so convient thanks a bunch.
15out of15found this review helpful.
Review 19 for 3 ft. x 6.5 ft. Black Privacy Window Film
I bought because of the price and description of how easy it is to apply, and hoped for the best. I wasn't disappointed! It is an excellent product, easy to apply (though I would suggest, as they do, to have 2 people putting this up on large windows such as sliding glass doors). I did this myself and it took far less time than I thought it would, and it looks terrific. Blocks out a lot of sunlight, provides privacy, etc. I will likely buy more for other projects.
Pros: Rich Looking, Excellent Quality, High Quality of Material, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Perfect Size, Well Made