Loading... Please wait...


How To Remove Glass Protection Film

Posted by

Glass protection films offer a variety of benefits for residential and commercial properties, from eliminating annoying glare from the sun to adding style to plain windows with individually designed decals. They are also useful for giving property owners or office workers some much needed privacy or to prevent glass panes from shattering into innumerable pieces if damaged. In fact, there are an extensive variety of benefits to using glass protection films at home or in the workplace.

How to remove glass protection film from windows

Window film is generally easy to remove but, if it has been on the glass for a long time, it may break into smaller pieces when you attempt to peel it off.

If you need to remove existing film from your windows, it needs to be done correctly to prevent small sections of film or adhesive from being left on the glass, so make sure you follow these essential tips:

1. Loosen one corner of the film and peel it diagonally away from the glass in a smooth, slow motion. With luck, the entire sheet will be removed without splitting or tearing.

2. If the protection film covers a particularly large area, you can score it into smaller sections, but take care not to damage the glass underneath.

3. With the film removed, the adhesive may remain on the glass, so spray it with soapy water (use 1 tablespoon of soap to each pint of water), ensuring the film is fully covered.

4. Lay sheets of newspaper to the adhesive and wait for approximately 20 minutes while the adhesive softens.

5. Once the adhesive is soft, scrape it off gently with a razor scraper, taking care not to damage the glass beneath.

6. Finally, clean the glass with an appropriate cleaning product and dry it thoroughly.

This method should enable you to remove the window protection film completely, without damaging the glass surface and return the window to its original state.

You can now consider applying new film to the glass, from the extensive range available at Trio Plus.

Trio Plus: for all your surface protection needs

At Trio Plus, we can supply an extensive range of temporary surface protection products for domestic and commercial solutions. From window and glass protection to floor and door coverings, we supply only the highest quality products, and our expert staff can advise you on which solutions will best address your requirements.

For more information, feel free to get in touch today.

How To Protect Carpet Whilst Moving

At some point, when you were moving to another residence, one of the issues that could have added some pressure to your moving process, must have been, how to protect your carpet from damages. Keeping this in mind, you ought to have prioritised the safety of your carpet. Ideally, you might think that removing shoes may be the most [...]

Read More »

Protective Face Masks FAQs

What you need to know about protective face masksLockdown measures that had been imposed by governments in many countries around the world are being eased. However, this does not mean that the war against the highly contagious coronavirus is over. Mandatory donning of protective face masks when out in public has now been adopted in many countries to enable [...]

Read More »

Floor Protection Product Guide

If you are planning to remodel your home or move heavy furniture, consider employing a floor protection product to protect your flooring, hard and non-porous surfaces. Understand that a drop of the hammer, paint spills or a scratch from the furniture you are moving could cost you expensively in terms of repairs and replacement. Although most surface protection products are [...]

Read More »

Do Protective Face Masks Work?

Following the rapid spread of the coronavirus, one of the regulations that were put forth by most governments is the use of protective face masks. However, there have been a lot of questions surrounding the use of the masks and their effectiveness in the war against the pandemic. One of the most common questions is:Do protective face masks work?The [...]

Read More »

When To Use Personal Protective Equipment

Guide on the Use of PPEsPersonal protective equipment is any special equipment you wear to avoid coming into direct contact with germs. Examples of personal protective equipment include gloves, masks, goggles, aprons, head covers and shoe covers. All these PPEs are used in hospitals to protect healthcare workers from infections. PPEs are designed to block the transmission of contaminants to [...]

Read More »

How To Protect Your Stairs

Ideal and Lasting Protection for Your StairsConstruction is messy. Whether it's a new build or renovation, the various jobs involved can leave surfaces dirty and dusty. Stairs are some of the areas that need protection during construction. They are also the hardest to protect, especially carpeted ones. Finding the right stair protection material can be a nightmare. You need material [...]

Read More »

Is Carpet Protector Worth It?

Reasons Why You Should Consider Using A Carper ProtectorHaving a clean and well-maintained carpet is pleasing to the eye and your feet; a thick pilled carpet adds luxury to your living room but comes with an extra responsibility of keeping it clean and in good shape. Regular cleaning costs money and time, so no one would hesitate to embrace a [...]

Read More »

How To Protect Window Glass From Breaking

Protecting your windows with Trio Plus window protection film has many benefits. It's also easy to fit yourself, and can be adapted to fit any size window.More SecureThe security aspect is the main benefit of protecting your windows with security film. It will deter thieves, as they won't be able to break the glass, and if the glass did [...]

Read More »

How to Apply Window Glass Protection Film

Applying a glass protection film to your windows has a wide range of benefits. It can help you block UV rays and reduce glare which damages your furniture. Reflections are not only annoying but also bad for you and your property. Protection film improves energy efficiency. During cold months, it keeps heat inside the homeThe first step towards applying [...]

Read More »