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Artscape Window Film for Outdoors

Hello!

I bought some lovely Artscape Window Film from Home Depot and have some left over.  I have some windows in my garden that I was thinking of applying them to.  I was hoping to apply a sealant or varnish of some sort that might extend its longevity.  I wrote the company, but they said they could not give a recommendation as they haven't tested any.  I'm not looking for this to last for forever, just a bit of extra protection from the elements.  Does anyone have any idea of a plausible place to start?

Thank you in advance!
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Posted 2018-04-27T22:16:41+0000  by Roobz Roobz
 
Howdy Roobz,


After speaking with a few paint experts they seemed to agree that you would need an industrial strength, clear, aerosol adhesive. 

To get started here are the manufacturers instructions:


YOU WILL NEED:

Spray Bottle

Liquid Soap

Squeegee

Paper Towels

Window Cleaner

Measuring Tape

Sharp Utility Knife

Straight Edge

1. CLEAN GLASS

Thoroughly remove any dirt or debris from the window using a razor blade if necessary.

2. MEASURE & TRIM

It is necessary that a 1/16" margin exist between the film and the window frame (inside the gasket).

3. WET GLASS

Add a couple drops of liquid soap to a spray bottle with warm water and wet window.
Do not allow paper backing to get wet!

4. REMOVE BACKING

Peel film from the paper backing starting in the corner. Protect the film from lint and debris. If film comes in contact with itself, carefully separate. Keep paper backing dry while on the film.

5. APPLY FILM

Place the shiny side that was facing paper backing onto the well saturated glass and position.

6. SQUEEGEE

Spray the outside of film with soapy water mixture. Starting from the center, use a squeegee to press out air bubbles. Place a towel at the base of the windowsill to catch excess water. Squeegee repeatedly until dry.






Here is an adhesive that could solve your problem:


                                            

After speaking with a few paint experts they seemed to agree that you would need an industrial strength, clear, aerosol adhesive. This 3M Vinyl & Rubber Adhesive should do the trick to get the long-lasting bond that your looking for.



happy building,
Coach Dave
Posted 2018-04-30T19:25:12+0000  by Dave_HD_OC
 
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