Bathroom privacy with frosted window film from Purlfrost

We’ve kept the original bathroom, at least for now. It was changed in 2015, so we’ll live with it for a while. I quite like it. It’s quite nice in beige and wood and other things are more important to change first. One thing that was annoying me though, was that we had to pull the blind down when we were using the bathroom. It’s pretty much the only room in our home that is overlooked, so I was happy to find an easy solution for this.

I came across Purlfrost in a magazine. In collaboration with them, I’ve created a little tutorial on how to install the window film. It was actually easier and less time consuming than I thought it would be. I’ve looked into using window film in the past for a different project, but was too scared to try it. It was actually not scary at all. Having somebody to help is ideal though, especially for step three.

Bathroom privacy with frosted window film from Purlfrost

Bathroom privacy with frosted window film from Purlfrost

Step one –

Make sure the window is nice and clean. I think spending a couple of minutes extra cleaning will make a big difference. Mix 3 to 5 drops of washing up liquid per 1/2 litre of water. Pour the solution into a spray bottle. Wet the glass and use a scraper to remove any specks of paint or dirt. Then squeegee dry and mop up excess water with a paper towel.

Bathroom privacy with frosted window film from Purlfrost

Prepare the window by cleaning it

 

Step two –

Cut the film to size. I requested the exact size and Purlfrost kindly cut it for me. It was perfect.

Step three –

Thoroughly wet the glass and the film with the solution you used to clean the glass with. Peel off a corner and start wetting the film. Wet your fingers too, so you avoid finger prints on the adhesive. Make sure the film doesn’t curl back onto itself by spraying liberally with the solution whilst slowly peeling off the liner.

Bathroom privacy with frosted window film from Purlfrost

Wet the window film

Position the film gently on the glass and smooth out large air bubbles with your hands.

Step four –

This is when you use a squeegee. Make sure to wet the surface of the film with the solution to prevent scratching. Remove any bubbles and squeeze out any water around the edges.

Bathroom privacy with frosted window film from Purlfrost

Get rid of air bubbles with a squeegee

By asking Purlfrost to cut the film to my exact measurement, I avoided trimming the film and what would be the next step in the process.

Step five –

Final checks. Wipe any water remains with a paper towel. Inspect the film and make sure any trapped water or air bubbles are squeezed out. That’s it! All done! 

Bathroom privacy with frosted window film from Purlfrost

Bathroom with wood and beige tiles

Bathroom privacy with frosted window film from Purlfrost

Green plant in the bathroom

Bathroom privacy with frosted window film from Purlfrost

Minimal details in the bathroom

This post was written in collaboration with Purlfrost, all views are my own. Check out the large collection of Window Film here.

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