One of the best investments you can make in your home or business is window film. From decorative window film to security film, there are plenty of customizable options for every purpose. And with the right care and maintenance, your film will continue to look like new for many years to come.

As the Twin Cities’ most trusted source for residential and commercial window tinting, our team at Sun Control likes to do everything we can to help our customers make their film last. In this post, we’re breaking down everything you need to know to keep your film in great shape for as long as possible. To learn more about our commercial and residential window tinting solutions, give us a call today!

Cleaning Your Window Film

Although 3M window film is incredibly durable, it’s important to remember that it’s not glass and should be treated with a certain level of care. Fortunately, it’s not hard to keep your 3M security film looking great.

Follow these guidelines suggested by the manufacturer:

  1. Avoid Scratching

Some types of cleaners and cleaning materials can be abrasive to 3M window film. Avoid using any kind of stiff-bristled brush as it can leave marks and scratch up the surface of the film. Newspapers and paper towels are also advised against. Instead, opt for a clean, soft sponge or a soft cloth. Use a separate cloth or sponge to clean your window frames and sills.

Additionally, avoid using harsh or abrasive cleaners. Instead, use a gentle standard glass cleaner like Windex.

  1. Wipe Gently

Using your gentle cleaner and cloth, gently wipe the window surface. Avoid using heavy pressure during the cleaning process. Be especially cautious around spliced areas, cleaning in the direction of the splice. After wiping, use a soft squeegee to remove the excess cleaning solution from windows. Be sure to dry the film thoroughly each time you clean. 

  1. Use Fresh Equipment

Never reuse the same cleaning cloth, sponge, and water for the indoors and outdoors. Instead, take the time to get a new cloth or sponge and clean the water. This reduces the chance that debris from the exterior will damage your film as dirt and grime can be somewhat abrasive.

Learn About Minnesota Window Security Film Installation

3M window security film is a powerful deterrent to smash-and-grab crimes. Because it doesn’t easily shatter, it slows down criminals and increases the chance that they’ll get caught. And it can also protect your home against impacts from wind, hail, and errant baseballs. To discuss which window film is right for your home or business, call 651.490.1060, or contact us online today.