How to install frosted window film.

This webpage explains how to install your frosted window film cut (AR01). Read the information and watch our instructive installation video on how to apply the frosted window film to the glass.

1. General information about how to install the frosted window film (AR01)

Always read our extensive general instructions and tips and tricks first, go here.

  • Extensively clean the window and the surrounding area, including your work environment. Clean it of durst, dirt, flies, spiders. Watch out for your fingerprint on the window glass itself and on the adhesive of the window film. Clean your fingers! Keep pets away/locked-up.
  • Make sure to not install your frosted window film (AR01) in direct sunlight, make sure the temperature of the frosted window film, the window itself and the surrounding air is -ideally- around 12 to 18 degrees Celsius. When the temperature is above 18 degrees we advise you to apply the window film during the early mornings or after sundown. The higher the temperature to more difficult the installation.
  • Use 2 or more people when installing your frosted window film (AR01). One holding the top/left of the window film and one holding the bottom/right to position the frosted window film correctly on the glass. Subsequently, during installation one holds the frosted window film a couple of centimeters above the surface of the glass, while the other cards with the squeegee, starting in the center of the frosted window film and work your way outward.

Installing frosted window film – Instruction video.

In the instruction video below you will see how to install your frosted window film (cut) (AR01).


Below you will find the instructions on how to install your frosted window film (AR01). The adhesive of your frosted window film contains air channels, so application without water is possible/desirable. If you are a novice with window film installation or are installing a large/long film, we advise you to use a mist of water on the glass, just a mist.

  • Always keep your frosted window film (AR01) flat so that is does not bend/fold.
  • Clean the window thoroughly. Remove paint, grease and other dirt. If any is left behind, it will always be visible!
    • Also clean the surrounding area, like the window frame itself and your work environment. If you are installing near the ceiling and/or the ground make sure they are also clean. Also, beware of flying insects and pets.
  • Use the supplied squeegee and card over the application-tape on the front/top of the frosted window film (AR01) to further increase the binding between the two.  Use a sturdy flat surface, like a table. You can do this multiple times.
  • Remove the backing paper. Carefully. When your frosted window film contains cut-outs/letters/elements, be very careful when removing the backing paper, as to not tear the frosted film itself, when parts remain stuck to the backing paper. Take your time, most mistakes occur here!
  • You are supplied with air channel frosted window film (AR01). So no water is required. However, if you are inexperienced or are applying very large films with few cut-outs, you can use water, if you desire so. Use a plant sprayer to add a fine mist of water to the glass.
  • Install the frosted window film with the application-tape to the window, position it at the preferred location.
    • Never use the backing paper or the application tape/transfer tape to position the frosted window film on the glass. Always use the frosted window film itself to correctly position the window film. So you correctly position the film at the correct location.
  • Use your supplied free squeegee. Start with carding in the middle/center of the frosted window film and move horizontal or vertical with overlapping movements towards the edge of the frosted window film. During which you hold the frosted window film a couple centimeters (2 inches) above the window/surface itself.
  • Check to see if there is still any air trapped between the window film and the window itself. In the rare occasion that air is still trapped between the window and the window film. Gently push the air bubble to the edge of the window film (nearest part of the window not covered with window film). No need to use force.
    • If you do not succeed without using force, use a pinprick to burst the air bubble.
  • Allow the adhesive of the frosted window film enough time to stick to the window. So that removing the application tape does not lift the frosted window film (AR01) from the window/surface. Remove the application tape after a couple of hours.
    • If, when removing the application tape, you lift the frosted window film from the glass. Wait 24 to 48 hours before removing the application tape.