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Gila

Model # PFW486

Internet # 100155257

Store SKU # 129498

4 ft. x 6.5 ft. Frosted Privacy Window Film

$21.97 /each

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Product Overview

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

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
0.002 
Product Height (in.) 
48 
Product Length (in.) 
78 
Product Width (in.) 
48 

Details

Decor Product Type 
Window Treatment 
Decorative 
Yes 
Design 
Frosted 
Features 
Glare control,Removable/Reusable,Self-Adhesive,Suitable for curved surfaces,Textured,Washable 
Included 
Application Tool 
Mirrored 
No 
Orientation 
Vertical / Horizontal 
Product Weight (lb.) 
.9 lb 
Removable 
Yes 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Textured 
No 
Washable/Reusable 
No 
Window Treatment Product Type 
Window Film 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited Warranty: Restrictions apply. See the instruction sheet located in the package for complete details. For the most current copy of our limited warranty, please refer to gilafilms.com. 

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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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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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Oklahoma
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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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Phoenix AZ
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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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Is this product textured?

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March 17, 2016
I am looking for a frosted window film with a smooth surface to match existing windows in my shop. Does this product have a smooth/plain finish or is there a texture or pattern?
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Seattle, WA
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July 12, 2016
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To clarify, the frosting is uniform. There is no pattern. The texture/feel is fairly smooth, but it's not as smooth as glass.
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Not really textured. Visually it's smooth, but it feels like the plastic it is to the touch: not as smooth as glass, but pretty close.
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Minneapolis
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March 31, 2016
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No it was the smooth frosted product.
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March 18, 2016
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Yes, this product is textured.
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How do you remove without leaving sticky film

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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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Minneapolis
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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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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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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 167 reviewers.
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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Looks good, not that hard to install Definitely mandatory: Buy the Complete Window Film Application Kit. This wasn't too terribly hard to install, and I had two kittens jumping all over everything trying to help, so pretty much anybody can do it. Took me 2 hrs for 4 window panes. Be VERY careful when you remove the backing from the film. The film itself is VERY sticky, and I ruined a panel when it got stuck to itself - That was a PAIN. The video is very helpful, and I was able to splice together two pieces to cover the 4th window pane. Patch job is ok, can't really tell it's a patch unless you look up close. This film lets light through but offers COMPLETE privacy. Overall pretty happy with this and would recommend. February 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Life-changing The sliding glass windows on the front of the house have been such an issue in terms of privacy. So, for years, I left the binds or curtains closed, making the rooms dark. Now, the curtains and blinds can be left open, letting the light come through. Though I did leave one section uncovered so that my dogs have a sight-line. Installation was relatively simple. But, one must be very careful in the process to avoid tears and air pockets. I bought the kit offered, though it is likely that it could have been done effectively without it. Having a flat surface larger than the size of the window on which to work would definitely help. I didn't have that much room, yet, the installation was adequate. June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked and looks great I just bought this product and the application kit for some entrance doors at work. It was definitely worth having a second person help me with this. One tip I would suggest for success it to not only spray the whole window before hand but also spray the back off the frosting once you have pulled the backing off! May 3, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed I put this up on my garage windows and bathroom window. It stayed up in the garage until it got hot out and then every piece of it fell down. After a week in the bathroom, it started peeling off - I'm assuming from the moisture. I would not use this again. My suggestion if you use this is to use it in a place that is always room temperature and never collects moisture. Also, it's very difficult to put this up without air bubbles. For the price I paid, I expected a much better product. July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very nice but with one problem The results are very nice, but the product states that the "EZMount adhesive allows you to peel the film away from the glass, fix the problem, and re-apply for up to 24 hours." No way! Within minutes, if you peel away to adjust it (after squeegeeing) it does come off but leaves thick layer of adhesive that does not come off. I am going to have to make another trip to Home Depot for the special remover, which I hope they have. The easy solution is to make sure the film is placed exactly where you want it before squeegeeing. The photo shows the daytime view with just the left window done so far. December 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Horrible The adhesive is too sticky and makes placement of film virtualy impossible to have a smooth surface. I used another product that was a bit thicker and less sticky with perfect results. March 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by So far it's working This window film for privacy seems to work for now, but the big test comes over time. June 28, 2016
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