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Add Decorative Film To A Frameless Shower Door To Conceal Small Scratches

by Paul Burton

If there are small scratches on your frameless shower door's surface, conceal them with decorative film. The film will provide you with privacy each time that you take a shower and it can easily be maintained. The following steps will teach you how to install the film and keep it clean.

Materials

  • glass cleaner
  • lint-free cleaning cloth
  • decorative film
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • mild detergent
  • bucket of water
  • mixing stick
  • sponge
  • squeegee
  • fan

Clean The Glass And Prepare The Film

Use glass cleaner and a lint-free cleaning cloth to remove surface stains and dirt from the shower door's exterior. Measure the length and width of the area that you would like to cover with decorative film. You can cover the entire door or add a strip of film to the middle of the door if you don't want to entirely block sunlight or artificial light from filtering through the glass. Unroll the film and cut a piece that matches the measurements that you have taken. 

Prepare The Soapy Water And Apply The Film

Add a few drops of mild detergent to a small bucket of warm water. Stir the contents in the bucket until they are thoroughly mixed. Dip a sponge into the soapy water and squeeze it to remove excess moisture. Apply the soapy water by moving the sponge across the glass surface in straight lines. Once the shower door is evenly coated with the soapy water, remove the paper backing from the decorative film.

Line up the film and press it firmly against the glass, beginning with one of the corners of the film. After the film is attached to the door, smooth it out with a squeegee. Move the squeegee across the film while applying consistent pressure to its handle. Once the film is smooth and wrinkle free, wait for the bottom side of it to dry before using this shower. This may take a couple hours, but you can shorten the amount of time that it takes by opening the bathroom windows or placing a fan in front of the door..

Maintain The Decorative Film

The decorative film will last for several years and remain damage free as long as take good care of it. Use a few drops of mild detergent mixed with warm water to remove surface stains on a regular basis. Use a sponge or soft cloth when applying the cleaning solution. Rinse away soapy residue from the door with plain water. Dry the film off as soon as you have finished cleaning it. 

For professional help with frameless shower doors, contact a business like Rex Glass & Mirror Co., Inc.

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