For many people, there is nothing quite as exotic and breathtaking as a stained glass window within a home or business, but with the outrageous expenses involved in having one, many people just cannot fit it into their budgets. Stained glass window film, on the other hand, is an affordable alternative that can give the appearance of having a stained glass window. It is a stick-on film that — when applied correctly — makes the window appear to be a stained glass window. It is applied onto the window just like any other type of window film, by pressing it onto the window and using a squeegee to smooth it out, and it can easily be applied by the average person who has a small amount of artistic talent.
There are so many patterns and colors that are available that any idea or need can be met with a little searching. Not only can complete scenes be purchased, but it is also possible to mix and match various window films. This allows for a design that is unique and matches the needs and wants of the particular situation.
Smoothing the window film is what makes or breaks the design, because it is possible to leave unsightly bubbles underneath the film. When applying the film, one should follow the directions carefully and apply the film in sections, beginning at the top of the window and working down. By taking special care, it is possible for the stained glass window film to look real and to hold up to years of use. It is very similar to holiday decals that many people hang during certain holiday seasons, except on a larger scale.
One advantage of stained glass window film is that it is not permanent, like a real stained glass window is. If a design is needed for every holiday, or for various advertising campaigns, or for simple changes in taste, the film can be removed with a razor. A new design can then be put up in its place.
Many churches and businesses, as well as private homeowners, want or need a stained glass window but cannot afford the time or money that they cost to have installed. Stained glass window film often can fit within a budget for home improvements or business improvements. It can be installed on the window within a few hours, making it an efficient and cost-effective alternative to a real stained glass window.