Want to hide from snooping eyes invading your privacy through your windows in your apartment but your grumpy landlord is putting barriers between you and your privacy? No need to imprecate. Here is an easy solution to liven up your rental apartment without violating the rules.

If you’re a home-loving soul and crave an exceptional and elegant living space without squandering lots of money, you might consider installing a non-adhesive static cling window film.

You don't have to bother drawing curtains because your neighbors and streetwalkers won't be able to see through the film. The designs are pleasant to look at and you no longer see every fleck of dirt on your window panes, no exposure to harming UV rays, and no heat penetration during summer or escape during winter.

What is Static Cling Window Film?


When talking about window film, we come across two main classes in terms of their installation. One which sticks to the surface with an adhesive and the other non-adhesive static cling window film made of vinyl substance applied directly to the surface.

Static cling window film is a beautiful way to add some privacy for a temporary living such as a rental house! What’s great about a static cling window film is that you can’t mess up when hanging it on the window. It’s just soapy water so you can redo if you make any mistakes during installation. It provides the perfect coverage with no longer feeling like you live in a fishbowl while still allowing a nice even light to come in. It also keeps the temperature down when the sun is sending its ruthless rays.

Before going ahead, let me tell you what static cling is and the science that lies behind it. Don’t let the name static fool you because it has no involvement with the static electricity. The actual story behind the sticking properties of static cling is the non-porous vinyl material which creates air pressure and molecular bondage with the clean glass surface. If the surface is perfectly cleaned and there’s no residue on the surface, the vinyl sheet is applied while removing the air just like a suction cup works to create a vacuum.

The installation of a static cling film is a breeze. Not a single hitch! If you aren’t handy and have never done a DIY project before it doesn’t matter. It’s not a sticky mess to apply. Slather on a generous amount of application solution to help the film slide without putting any effort, and remove air bubbles with a squeegee. It's as simple as that. 

The measurements are incredibly effortless, super easy to cut with an X-ACTO knife, which cut through it with ease. This stuff holds on by static cling, which means there is no damage to the window. It’s really neat if you move (great for renters) or ever change your mind. You won’t have a gooey mess to clean off the windows. It can be easily peeled off and used elsewhere!

If you have multiple panes of a window, measure each one to be sure. You might have multiple pieces per pane, but you'll have minimal waste. These pieces of the film fit together well, with minimal seam showing, as long as the joining edges are both straight.

Static cling window film looks amazing whether it’s day or night. It truly looks amazing while still giving you the privacy you desire.

How to Choose A Static Cling Window Film for Your Rental House or Apartment?

To make a space your own when you can't put down permanent roots, you can still add texture by applying a static cling window film. However, there might be a few hitches you should take into accounts before buying and installing a window film in your rental apartment. These are; 

·       Thickness: You have followed directions exactly, cut the film to size, spritzed the window. It went up fine, bubbles removed, but edges do not lay. If the film has more than the recommended thickness (recommended thickness is 0.15mm) it could cause it to lift.   

·       An illusion of privacy: So, you have been trying to figure out a way of allowing natural light into the bathroom but still have privacy without replacing/buying a new frosted glass window and being able to remove the blinds that are annoying.

If you have any light coming from inside your bathroom you can see everything from the outside. During the day this would seem fine because there's light outside and you can't really see inside through the window cling, but during the night you might experience it's not private at all.  In that case, it will not work as intended and will only give an illusion to privacy without actually delivering privacy.

·       Adherence: It could become your biggest gripe that the sides in the direction the cling was rolled up, do not adhere well and keep rolling up and off the glass. Make sure to remove the first tier of the protection film or any other substance before applying your new window film on the window. Moreover, if the cling quality is compromised whether it’s not the pure vinyl or has an uneven surface, it’d become impossible to get rid of bubbles and it’ll try to peel off soon after the installation.

Final Thoughts:

Static cling window film is the best hassle-free solution to add beauty and privacy to your rental house or short-term retail signage. Unlike an adhesive window film, you don’t need to be a professional or a DIYer to install a static cling window film. Once it’s properly applied it’ll stay there for years until you want to remove it. There has never been an easier way to enjoy the natural sunlight in your home without having to worry about UV damage.