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89 of 93 people found the following review helpful.
Its people nature to look in open windows, this cures that problem in a beautiful way!
I ordered 4 rolls to do 2 windows (some of the pics posted are mine) and sadly there wasnt enough. Still tho, just absolutely gorgeous, looks lovely from both inside and out. I used it on a window by my front door, nothing irks me more than people gawking in an open window b4 they get to the door to knock and my home i old and the window is low and tho I live on a farm I swear if someone had binoculars they could see right in. This stuff CURES that issue. I now love getting up in the am, knowing I have privacy and it just changes the whole atmosphere of the room and ads cheer. I left a few creative gaps so I could still peek out if need be, and it wouldnt be that hard to cut peeky holes in.
It comes on a roll, sadly there are no straight lines/grid or anything to help you cut it so I just took it off the roll and took a straight edge (like a box cutter) around where I wanted it. I used 4 rolls and the pattern is consistant and not that hard to line up with a little patience. And you just spray water to afix it and then smooth out the bubbles, how easy is that? (tho the bubbles can be stubborn!) I live in FL so I do believe this is thick enough to also help a little with the a/c bill and deflecting glare at certain times of day.
The material feels like one of those translucent pool rafts you can get for 3 bucks at wally word...in fact Im thinking of getting one and doing the same thing with it to fill in the top part of the window. BE WARENED, tho I live in a very humid climate when you pull the vinly off the paper backing there is LOTS of static! If you thought your dryer with out a dryer sheet was bad, just get your hands on this stuff! LOL
It does a NICE JOB of blocking the view both way, cutting down glare, sunlite and ugly views but at night with lights on a person on the outide could see shawdowy movement, but that was (see pics) with 3 lamps on each with a 90 watt bulb-so it does really give privacy. Ive also have several rolls ordered a different pattern, CHEAPER for some windows in another room.
I really like this,after looking and LOOKING for curtains, well forget them, this is the cure and it wont collect dust like curtains do! I think its lovely and ads lots of character, but I cannot give it 5 stars due to the lack of english on the box, no grid or lines to help cutting on the backing paper, and what I consider to be a very high price (aka OVERPRICED) for something that is lovely, but that you get so very little of, esp. when MOST people have REAL sized windows, esp. when you see that its nothing more than raft material/vinyl and you KNOW they are mass producing it, so that part is most def a rip off. :( But would I buy it again or more of it, you betcha! If you really look around you can find it cheaper than here, or on here at a cheaper price. :)
48 of 51 people found the following review helpful.
Artscape "Wisteria" Stained-Glass-Look Window Film
Several years ago, I bought this window film because we had a 2nd-story bedroom with a rather unattractive view, plus it need some shielding from summer sun. I put this stained-glass look window film on the bottom half of the old-fashioned windows (we live in a Victorian), and it was absolutely perfect. It was better than curtains alone on that window, because we could see the sky out of the top half of the window, and still have that beautiful stained glass appearance (it's amazing how realistic that is). It was an echo of part of our outdoor theme too, as we have wisteria growing right below that window!
It's time for me to replace mine (after 6 years of *very hot* summer sun), so I will be purchasing this exact item again.
37 of 39 people found the following review helpful. See all 231 customer reviews...
Realistic looking & affordable choice
I purchased this window film at Home Depot after discovering it here on Amazon. It comes with enough to do one top or bottom of a normal sized window, but with an annoying amount of product leftover...like just enough to cover half a window panel (waste of money and product!). That, plus the confusing instructions, are the only reasons I gave it 4 stars out of 5. Otherwise I would've given it 5 stars.
As far as the actual look, it is gorgeous. I added a picture to the gallery here on Amazon. It actually looks like real stained glass. The colors are vibrant and especially breathtaking when the sun is shining through. We put this film on the top half of our bathroom window, since the bottom half has white shutters. I think valances above shutters looks a little dated, so this window film was a great alternative.
The instructions were confusing...do NOT take off the 1/16" as the packaging says. Instead give yourself 1/16" EXTRA. We followed the instructions and then had to cut an additional tiny tiny slit of the product and line it up just right...took like 20 minutes just to do the lining up of the tiny slit. I didn't use a squeegee either...a credit card worked way better due to having more control.
I don't blame this awesome product for the manufacturer's flaws though. I would definitely use this again!