XBO blackout film for a fully darkened room
To shut out light or daylight completely from a room, only blackout glass film (block-out foil) will work. The blackout film covers the entire window so there are no cracks or gaps that still let in the light. It completely blocks out light or daylight from the room. This effect is almost impossible to achieve with usual types of window furnishings because there is always a crack or gap that lets light through. Blackout film is the ideal answer to darkening a room completely and blackout glass film can also be used as a privacy control film. Its uses include doors in garages and sheds and attic windows where you want to stop people looking inside or outside. XBO black out tint is intended for indoor use, which means that this film should be applied to the inside of the pane. It can be used on every kind of plate glass except Low E glass.
The uses of blackout glass film
Blackout glass film can be used in a great number of ways. Often, this kind of film is used to block out light, but the film is sometimes applied to stop unwanted gazes from outside. Black out tint is suitable for photographic studios, laboratories, bedrooms, dormitories in day-care centres and other rooms requiring full darkness. The film is composed of a double black layer, which means that the film is not extremely noticeable and the appearance of your home or office building remains unobtrusive. 100% of light or daylight is blocked out. XBO blackout film not only blocks out light, it keeps out 72% of heat, making the indoor climate considerably cooler even when the sun shines on the glass. No sunlight can enter the room, which means that XBO black out tint offers 99% protection against harmful UV rays, preventing your furniture and furnishings from fading. In other words, XBO black out tint is a multifunctional window film.
The practical advantages of XBO black out tint
Here is a brief list of the advantages:
• XBO blackout glass film blocks out 100% of light or daylight
• It stops people outside looking in
• XBO blackout film is also 72% heat-resistant (from the sun) as well as shutting out the light
• It prevents your furniture and furnishings from fading due to harmful UV radiation
• XBO film is easy to apply yourself
Order XBO blackout film cut-to-size, in a standard size or per roll
Thanks to our unique made-to-measure module, you can order XBO film cut-to-size. You will find that option under the tab ‘made-to-measure’. You can order XBO blackout film to your exact measurements, down to the last millimetre. However, if you prefer to order XBO in a standard size, you will find the options under the tab ‘standard sizes’. If you are working on a large project and would like to order a whole role of XBO, go to the tab ‘whole roll’. The tabs are on this product page.
How to apply window film
The film is easy to apply if you follow our application instructions which come with the product. The application instructions explain, step-by-step, how to adhere the black out tint. A felt-edged squeegee is an essential piece of equipment which will help you apply your window film absolutely perfectly. The felt-edged squeegee will help you smooth out moisture from under the film. XBO should be applied to inside of single and double glazing (not Low E glass with coating).
Please note: If you have any grade of Low E glass including triple glazing, you should never apply this type of film (XBO) to the inside of a window. Low E glass is coated with a metal finish which does not combine well with blackout film. In fact, it can often cause an expansion crack in the pane. If you have Low E glass, you must always apply blackout glass film to the outside of a window. In that situation, there is no risk of an expansion crack. Always select an outdoor variety of this film for Low E glass.
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