Sticky Back Plastic

 

You will need:

  • Sharp scissors
  • Scalpel or other craft knife
  • Plastic or rubber smoother
  • Pencil or pen for marking up
  • Ruler for a straight edge
  • Clean cloth or duster

We sell application kits, just ask your local d-c-fix® stockist

If you’re going to be working on the dining room table remember to protect the surface with a cutting board or something similar

Almost any surface that is clean and dry and free from dust and grease. If you are planning to apply to untreated wood like plywood or chipboard, it is advisable to seal the wood with a wood primer or sealer.
The best way is to work on the reverse side of the film using the printed grid as a guide for straight lines. Measure up the size you need to cut first with a pencil and ruler or draw around a shaped item that you want to cover. It is a good idea to leave about 4mm margin all round when cutting the film because it is very tricky to place the film exactly where you want it. A margin allows for a wobble and can be trimmed off later with your craft knife.
Place the film with the backing paper over the item you are going to cover making sure you have an even margin all the way round. Gently peel away the backing from one edge of the film and place the exposed film onto the edge of your surface (remember to leave a bit of overlap). Now with your cloth or smoother press gently on the film and smooth along the edge, starting at the centre moving outwards in each direction.

Once you have the film in place on the edge it won’t move around so carefully get hold of the backing paper and pull gently with one hand while firmly smoothing the top of the film down with the other hand, always moving from side to side.

The idea is to remove the backing paper and smooth the film down as you go. This enables you to check that the film is going down smoothly minimising the risk of rest of the film getting stuck down where you don’t want it to. It’s worth taking this bit very slowly or getting help until you are confident with what you are doing. It’s easy once you get the hang of it. If you make a mistake you can pull the film off and start again (unless you are sticking to paper or cardboard).

Don’t panic, if they are near to the edge you can probably push the bubble out by smoothing towards the edge to get rid of the air. Alternatively, you can use a fine needle or pin to prick a tiny hole in the surface of the film and push the air out with your smoother.
Don’t worry, the film is fully repositionable for hours after first application which means that you can gently pull it off and start again.
Yes you can. Use a hairdryer set to the coolest setting to warm the film and make it more pliable. You can gently smooth the film around your shape pressing it into place as you warm it. Don’t pull the film too hard while it is warm or you might overstretch it.
Yes. The film should last between 1 and 3 years depending on the weather conditions. In time the colour may change or fade and the film may become brittle. The film may lift if a lot of rain gets under the edges, so you might want to seal around the edges for extra protection.
d-c-fix® can comfortably withstand temperatures between -10°C and +50°C
Yes you can, but if the film is likely to get frequently damp or wet it is a good idea to seal around the edges with sealant or caulk for extra protection.
d-c-fix® is heat resistant up to 75°C for short periods of time
Yes, just pull the sheet away from the surface starting at a corner. It’s easier when it’s been warmed with a hair dryer.
Yes just wipe over with a damp cloth or for more stubborn marks use a proprietary cleaner. Dry off with a soft dry cloth.
d-c-fix® is all made with solvent-free adhesives. It is free from heavy metals and is printed with water based ink. If used as intended, it is completely safe to use even in children’s rooms. It is light fast to DIN EN ISO 105-B02 and abrasion and scouring resistant to DIN EN ISO 105-X12.
Yes, we make a sun protection film that is reflects the heat due to its metallic surface finish; it absorbs 99% of UV rays and allows only 20% light penetration. If you want a film simply reduces the amount of light coming in, our tinted clear film is ideal for the job.
Yes, our protective film is also scratch proof and 99% UV resistant. It is made of tear proof; glass clear, polyester film that will stick firm to the glass should your window or mirror break. So you don’t have to worry about glass shards falling all into your room.
Easy, first clean your windows with a proprietary cleaner, making sure that the surface is clean of dust and grit. Then spray the surface with a very dilute washing up liquid and water. Cut your film to size allowing a 1mm gap all around the edge of the window. Next remove the backing paper and then place the film on your wet surface. Use a squeegee or smoother to push the water out from behind the film, working outwards from the centre towards the edges. If the film appears hazy this will disappear after about 12 hours at normal room temperature (20° C).