How to Install Window Graphics – Wet and Dry Application Method

Installation demo: Installing window decor films using the wet method and dry method. Featuring MACtac® 700 series and B•free® series. How to install window graphics provided by The Application Nation

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Tools Needed:

  • Application Fluid
  • Felt Squeegee
  • Paper Towers (For Cleanup)
  • Isopropyl Alcohol to prep window

The process:

  1. Make sure the window surface is clean before you begin. This is best achieved using Isopropyl Alcohol.
  2. Remove the backing on the graphic, exposing the adhesive. Completely saturate the adhesive side with application fluid or water.
  3. Using a spray bottom, saturate the area of the window where the graphic will be applied.
  4. Position the graphic on the window into place
  5. Using a felt squeegee (to avoid scratching the surface of the graphic) press firmly and product a back and forth (left to right) movement, beginning at the top slowly working your way to the bottom.
  6. Once complete, make sure all liquid is removed from the area (and behind the graphic). Wipe down the surrounding area with a cloth.
  7. For graphics touching the edge of the window seal, trim the excess away at this point.

Dry Application Method

Tools Needed:

  • Felt Squeegee
  • Masking Tape
  • Isopropyl Alcohol to prep window
  1. Make sure the window surface is clean before you begin. This is best achieved using Isopropyl Alcohol.
  2. Remove the backing from the graphic to reveal the adhesive. For best results, apply Mactac B Free® adhesive.
  3. Remove the first few inches from the liner and make a hard fold in the liner, known as the hinge method.
  4. With the first few inches exposed on top, firmly press down using a felt squeegee with a left to right movement.
  5. Slowly remove the liner and continue the left to right squeegeeing the rest of the way.
  6. For graphics touching the edge of the window seal, trim the excess away at this point.

*Note: Graphics touching window seals will lift and fail.

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