Care and Maintenance of Window Film

4 Steps of Care and Maintenance of Window Film: Residential applications – Interior and exterior films

1. Appearance

It is unlikely but possible, to see a “haziness” or “fogginess” in the film immediately after installation. This is the result of a minute amount of moisture left under the film after installation. This is normal and should not be a matter of concern. This will disappear in a few days, depending on weather conditions.

2. Cleaning window film

Window film is less porous than glass, will not accumulate dirt as quickly as glass and is easier to clean. Cleaning of film is required less frequently than the cleaning of glass. A simple solution of a mild dishwashing detergent and water will suffice for most pollutants.  Ammonia based or other strong cleaning products should be avoided. Use only soft cloths or chamois to wipe off cleaning solution rather than paper towels which may put fine scratches in the film.

3. Window film maintenance

Although there is no maintenance required for the film to perform as expected, there are some steps that can be taken to keep the film looking new for many years. On interior films, occasionally use a silicone polish such as Vuplex to provide a lustrous surface to the film. This will also provide protection for instances of unexpected scratching or burnishing.

4. Tape removal from the film

If an adhesive tape is ever applied to the film and needs to be removed, simply peel it off as though it is on the glass. If there is residual adhesive left behind, this can be removed with a soft cloth and mineral spirits or alcohol.


Should there be any questions regarding this information, please contact our Customer Service on 1800 251 575.