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Gila 4 ft. x 6.5 ft. Frosted Privacy Window Film
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Gila

4 ft. x 6.5 ft. Frosted Privacy Window Film

$21.97 /each

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Gila Frosted Privacy Control Window Film mimics the look of specialty glass, adding privacy and texture while allowing natural light to pass through. This film complements homes from traditional to modern. Use it anywhere you'd like more coverage than what you get from clear glass: windows, sliding doors, shower enclosures, even cabinet doors or tabletops. This durable, adhesive-backed film is an ideal choice when you're planning a more lasting change to your home.

  • While still allowing natural light to pass through, expect full privacy from glass with this film
  • Blocks views at any time of day, whether viewing from indoors or out while allowing natural light to pass through
  • Adhesive application; instructions included
  • Can be cut to fit any window; typically applied to the interior window surface
  • For best results use the Gila complete window film application kit
  • UV protection helps reduce fading on flooring, furniture, portraits, blinds and draperies

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The privacy factor sounds terrific, but can I see out at all?

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July 24, 2015
We just applied some of the black film to the sliding door and we can still see the outside quite well, but it seems the frosted film may just appear frost white looking out as well. Is that true?
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Cleveland, OH
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September 27, 2016
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This provides a frosted glass effect and one cannot make out any detail when looking outward or inward.
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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June 24, 2016
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The solid white film will block the view, but allow light. I left a strip of window open (for the dogs.)
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January 31, 2016
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No, you won't be able to see out
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December 16, 2015
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Light can filter in but if the lights are off you really can not see in the building from the outside.
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Dublin GA
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December 15, 2015
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You can see shapes and motions when backlit, like during the day, or if the area is lit at night, like a porch might be.
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August 11, 2015
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No you can't see out. You can make out some vague shapes but no details.
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August 5, 2015
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Frost white doesn't allow a view of the outside as the film is frosted. Tinted films allow you to see out from the darker area to the lighter area. So if your needing to see out the window at all frosted is not the way to go.
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Is it opaque?

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Chesapeake, VA
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December 4, 2015
I am interested in using this to cover an oval window on my front door. I would like to find something that completely blocks people from seeing inside my house. Is this product ideal for what I need?
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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June 24, 2016
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Yes, though I can see figures passing if the light is 'right' since the film I chose is solid white. But, no one can see through it. Of course, if lights are on in the house at night that fact would be obvious from the exterior. It does not block light. But, again, no one can actually see through the film.
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Aurora, IL
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May 17, 2016
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Yes, please refer to installed film image in answer.
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Minneapolis
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March 31, 2016
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It was the frosted product that I used.
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March 16, 2016
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Yes, it is opaque. If I had been able to get it installed, it would have allowed light to pass through while providing privacy.
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January 31, 2016
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Yes, you cannot see through
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How do you remove without leaving sticky film

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Thousand Oaks ca
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October 8, 2015
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Cleveland, OH
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September 27, 2016
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It removes "cleanly" and there is no sticky film left over on the glass.
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Seattle, WA
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July 12, 2016
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Removing this is similar to removing tape from glass. If you peel it very slow and steady, some of the adhesive comes off with the film, but much will still be on the glass. I removed some film in an apartment that had been up over a year, including at least one long hot summer, so the adhesive was fully cured. That said, I didn't need any special chemicals. After peeling of the film, I just spray the Read More
Removing this is similar to removing tape from glass. If you peel it very slow and steady, some of the adhesive comes off with the film, but much will still be on the glass. I removed some film in an apartment that had been up over a year, including at least one long hot summer, so the adhesive was fully cured. That said, I didn't need any special chemicals. After peeling of the film, I just spray the remaining adhesive with regular window cleaner (probably soapy water would work, too). After spraying it, I let it sit there for a while repeatedly wetting it. After a few minutes, the adhesive softens up into a sticky gel. Then I used a straight razor to scrape it off, continually wetting it with window cleaner. It does take a while, but the progress isn't so bad and you really don't need harsh chemicals. Read Less
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It will always leave a residue of adhesive. You can kind of emove it if the sprayed on solution has not completely dried off, but it already gets quite sticky once squegeed.
I assume the residue can be taken off with Goo-Be-Gone type stuff, likely the same as the manufacturer's special solution.
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March 31, 2016
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They say you can buy their removal product which will make it easier or spray soap water off, but you still have the residue. I don't think it is possible to remove without leaving the residue.
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Dublin GA
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December 15, 2015
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You don't. It needs the company's specific adhesive remover. It will leave a lot of adhesive even if you adjust it moments after squeegeeing. The product instructions say you can adjust for 24 hours but there's no way. I don't know about the adhesive if it has been there a long time.
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Is the window film self-adhering? Nothing in specs or description about that.

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Cleveland, OH
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September 27, 2016
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The backing is "tacky" and yes, it is self adhering. The recommended spray solution is available right next to the display. The spray solution helps provide a smooth installation and helps get the bubbles out.
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September 7, 2016
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Yes. They sell a spray bottle of some liquid that we used to help make sure that it attached properly and without major bubbles, but you don't have to apply a paste to either the window or film to make it stick.
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Oklahoma
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January 31, 2016
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You have to use a solution to apply it-which is basically baby shampoo and water. Go to their website (Gila) and they tell you the exact combo of baby shampoo to water to use.
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December 16, 2015
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You need to spray window cleaner or the product by Gila to help move the film around on the window. Then you need s smoothing tool to get out the bubbles, if needed lift the film off and respray if it does not move easily. You can just lift certain areas and spray rather than removing the entire sheet. You also need a small utility knife to trim if needed.
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All Gila films except the ones that say "Peel & Cling" use adhesive. The peel and cling use static to stay on the glass pane. They have decorative films that are peel &cling as well as the standard adhesive types. This film uses an adhesive.
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Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 177 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Absolute Garbage Absolute garbage. Please dont waste your time, effort and money on this. I bought few of these and ended up returning all except 2 which I already applied. All the people who had been saying just follow the directions and it will work perfectly, let me ask you this how hard should it be to apply a film like this. It took more than 40 mins to apply this and the worst part was when I took it off since it didnt apply correctly, it left glue on my windows and literally destroyed them. I had to spent another hour to rub off the glue from the windows. So again, dont waste your time, spend a little more money and buy Artscape windows film. They work with water and install flawlesly October 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Absolutely horrible product. Absolutely horrible product. Instruction sheet was not in box as indicated. Instructions printed on box were not complete. Very difficult to get liner separated from film. No indication as to whether the sticky surface was part of the film (which would be frosted) or if it was part of the liner (which would make the film clear). Clear film does not provide privacy, so will have to assume the frosted layer was the film that was supposed to go on the window, sticky side against the window. Have to use the Gila application solution or a substitute I found on the web of 1/4 teaspoon of baby shampoo mixed with a quart of water in a spray bottle. September 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Provides the BATHROOM PRIVACY we need... At the new house the bathroom has two exit doors one of which had a glass window. This was a GREAT SOLUTION because the alternative was to remove the glass window and install wood to replace it. I cut and installed FROSTED PRIVACY WINDOW FILM and it provides the PRIVACY we desire. I purchased the spray solution that is recommended and it worked fine. It was located next to the in-store display. After installation, the window looks like frosted glass. The only drawback was that I did not have a squeegee to get the little bubbles out and I am okay with that because it sort of looks like a design in the glass. I will buy more of this product for my basement windows and for a second bathroom window. September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Purchased for Halloween I know this product is used to create "privacy" but I purchased this window film for Halloween. I used it on my glass front door to create a screen to project my digital Halloween decorations onto the door. It works great. Place the film on your door or window then use a video projector and shine it on the door. Your video will be projected on the door and look awesome. The first night I had 20 kids sitting outside watching the Halloween videos. This film & trick can It can be used on windows as well. Happy Halloween ! October 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by This product should NEVER be sold on the consumer (or any!) market I am beyond surprised that this product is even allowed to be sold on the consumer market. It is absolutely terrible in every consideration imaginable. The instructions on the box not even nearly prepare you for what lies ahead of you in trying to install this disaster, and I am truly a handy person (i.e. build my own stained glass windows, etc..) Please DO NOT buy this product and if you bought it, run to the store to get a full refund. It is a complete waste of your money. October 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works Well, a bit tricky to apply! The product works very well and accomplished what we wanted - frosted lower window pane in our bathroom. I would caution people that it's a bit tricky applying the product. It's REALLY important to apply lots of the solution to the window and the film, otherwise it will stick and could potentially tear or crease. I also found that you can water-down the solution to avoid buying more of it. Not completely sure you need to purchase the solution they sell to go with this product. It's much easier if you have two people to hold the film. I've used this product several times over the years and learned that lesson the hard way! If you're doing a single window pane, one person can do it just fine - but still requires patience - tale your time. And if it sticks to the window - wet it again until you can loosen it to realign. And Water seems to work pretty well if you run out of the solution. October 18, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by pain to put on Eventually accepted my limitations and gave up trying to apply to a reception sliding window after the film kept wrinkling when trying to remove air bubbles. Even used the kit that came seperately. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by No more peeping toms into the bathroom! My wife asked me to put up something on the bathroom windows to prevent someone from looking into the bathroom when she gets out of the shower. Previously, we had paper blinds which served this purpose, but also were very annoying to collapse down to allow the bathroom windows to be opened for fresh air. Also the paper blinds would occasionally get torn or discolored from the sunlight and moisture in the air. Installing this frosted film on the windows was a fairly straightforward process involving thoroughly cleanining the windows before application, cutting the film to slightly larger than the window size, spray on the applicator solution, peel film backer away and apply film to window. Then trim film to window using the cutting tool in the kit (sold separately) and squeegee film to ensure no bubbles and consistent contact with window. The film can be removed and reapplied within 24 hours if needed, but I did not have to do this on either of my bathroom windows. May 17, 2016
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