What is frost film?

Frost film also known as etched glass is a self-adhesive film, ideal for full or partial covering of glass windows. It uses a crystal effect.

What is so special APA Frost material?

We have FT and FX frosted material which is the air release frosted material. This makes installation easy and quick.

In what size is the frost material available in?

Frosted material is available in 10 yards, 27 yards, and 54 yards.

In what colors is the frost material available in?

We have the regular, blue, gold, green, pink, yellow, and sandblast frosted vinyl.

Is the frost material easy to install?

Yes, it is easy to install.

Does frost material use dry or wet application?

Dry application is used for frosted material with air release. Wet application is used for frosted material without air release.

Does frost material come with or without air release?

We have both frosted film with air release and without air release.

Can I remove frosted vinyl?

Yes, you can remove frost material.

How do I removed frosted vinyl?

Peel away the film from one corner and pull the film from the glass. If any adhesive remains on the glass it can easily be removed with a spray of soapy water and a single edge razorblade.

Can I install the frosted vinyl myself?

Yes, you can.

What tools do I need to install the film?

Basically, you will need tools to clean the glass, cut the film, squeegee the film and spray the soap and water solution.

Do I install the film inside or outside the glass?

Always on the inside if possible. The films will stick to the outside, but the life of the films will be reduced due to weathering if installed on the exterior side (exposed to the elements).

Is frosted material suitable for wet, humid environments like a bathroom?

Yes, both adhesive and static cling films can be installed in humid and moist conditions.
If being installed on a shower door, mounting on the outside of the shower door is recommended.

Can frosted film be installed in heavy traffic areas?

All of our films are very durable, however care still should be taken not to scrape or gouge films.

Can frosted vinyl be installed on plexiglass, ploy carbonate, or acrylic?

Yes, most of our films can be installed onto Plexiglas or Polycarbonate sheets. Unlike glass or mirror, Plexiglas expands and contracts by temperature and also emits gasses. This may cause many small air bubbles between glass surface and film as time goes on, causing the film to appear wrinkled or blistered.

What is the curing/drying time after the film has been installed?

Under reasonable weather conditions, film will dry flat with no blisters within 30 days when viewed under normal viewing conditions. Normal viewing conditions are viewing treated windows from a distance of ten feet from the room side, looking at a clear or uniformly overcast sky. Since a particle-free application isn’t possible, there may be small amounts of dust or grit caught between the film and glass.

There may also be a small amount of water left behind the film, particularly with the thicker films. Please be patient. Although in most cases this evaporates within 5-7 days, in rare cases this could take up to 90 days for the water to fully evaporate through the film.

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