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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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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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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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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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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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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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4 ft. x 6.5 ft. Frosted Privacy Window Film is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 182.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful results. Works just as I hoped. I installed this film on three large sliding glass doors (84" x 32"). The size of the glass required me to make a seam in the film. I was skeptical about whether I could do this and make it look decent, but it turned out just fine. I have only applied window film once before. In comparison, this frosted film seemed to be easier to work with. I have a few tips: 1) Gila has a short instructional video online that demonstrates how to apply the window film. I found this video helpful. 2) Follow the tips and suggestions in the video and documentation. There aren't many, but each one can save you from frustration. 3) There really are only a handful of very basic tools and supplies needed for this job. The video demonstrates the use of each one. Have them all available and clean. And don't skimp on the razor blades. 4) Try to apply the film in the cooler part of the day. If the sun is beating on the window, the wetting spray starts drying faster and this can shorten the time you have to work with it. 5) I made my own wetting spray using the suggested mix of distilled water and a few drops of baby shampoo. It worked fine. A quart size spray bottle was more than enough to do the three large window panes. Using the spray is an important part. Don't skimp. For example, as mentioned in the video, liberally spray the the film as you peel the backing. This ads weight to the film and helps keep it from curling up on itself. 6) On one window, I failed to squeegee out some fine foamy bubbles in one area. I didn't notice it until the next day when the film had already begun to set. The bubbles remained for a few more days but then disappeared when the weather changed and was exposed to some direct sunshine. Finally - be patient. You can do this. It can be easier with a helper, but if the helper(s) isn't the calm and patient type, then send them away for a few hours :) The frosting is beautiful. It reduces glare and even does a fairly decent job keeping the room cooler.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After reading the reviews, these are my tips. 1. Install when when the weather is cool. A warm wi... After reading the reviews, these are my tips. 1. Install when when the weather is cool. A warm window makes installation difficult. You can install on a warm glass, but keeping the film and window wet is a trying experience!! 2. Clean glass. Spray and clean glass with microfiber to avoid lint. Clean glass with razor and wipe your hand across glass to ensure it is clean and no residue is present. Spray and clean glass a third time. 3. Spray glass with Gila spray. You can make your own with Johnson's Baby Shampoo. Two drops to a spray container. 4. Apply cellophane tape to both sides and overlap tape. Press tape together. As you peel cellphane tape back it will separate the film from the clear plastic. Peel back to 1/3 or 1/2 length. Spray exposed film side with Gila spray and respray window. 5. Hold film on window with one hand. With the other hand, gently pull remaining clear film away as pulling down a window shade. 6. Gently lift lower half of film AWAY FROM WINDOW and Spray window with Gila spray and spray under side of lifted film. Film will now slide around on window. Use yellow squeegee to press air bubbles from under film. 7. With a new box cutter blade, 28 cents at Wal-Mart, hold yellow squeegee in corner of glass. Cut from the corner of the glass to the outside edge of the film at a 45 degree angle to allow a release tab. Hold squeegee against the glass and cut film sliding the blade and squeegee at the same time. 8. At the end of the cut in the corner of the glass, cut away at 45 degrees to the outside of the glass Holding the squeegee against the glass, pull the excess trim away. Final trim any excess with the squeegee holding down the film and trimming with the blade. 9. Final smoothing any bubbles with squeegee. Lightly spray outside of film with Windex and wipe with microfiber cloth to remove any residue. You are done!
Date published: 2016-11-20
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