Coavas Window Non-Adhesive Privacy Window Film, 18×79-Inch

Last updated date: January 29, 2020

DWYM Score
9.4

Coavas Window Non-Adhesive Privacy Window Film, 18×79-Inch

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Overall Take

The thick build of the Coavas Window Non-Adhesive Privacy Window Film, 18x79-Inch doesn't just provide extra privacy. It also provides insulation for your windows, helping with temperature control. The design lets natural light in without sacrificing your privacy. In our analysis of 23 expert reviews, the Coavas Coavas Window Non-Adhesive Privacy Window Film, 18x79-Inch placed 2nd when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 29, 2020:
Checkout The Best Privacy Window Film for a detailed review of all the top privacy window films.

Expert Summarized Score
8.0
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
1,879 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This thick privacy material also aids in temperature conservation; helps insulate in the summer and preserve heat in the winter. Easy wet application
- BestReviews
Offers absolute privacy while letting in natural light. It is made of environment protecting PVC which is durable while offering protection from 99 % of ultraviolet rays.
- DeWhite Home
October 8, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
A handful of users had trouble smoothing out bubbles during application.
- BestReviews

From The Manufacturer

Coavas Simple Decorations Make the Life Better window film Advantages of Coavas Non Adhesive Frosted Privacy Window Film Easy to cut into any sizes to meet your special demands. Heat insulation in the summer and heat preservation in the winter. Not only create privacy and block unsightly views, but they will also reduce glare and 95% of uv rays. No adhesive, removable without any residue, static cling, easy to apply and can be applied several times. Smooth and clean Glass Surfaces in the Bathroom, Balcony, Living Room, Bedroom, Bathroom, Office,hotel, etc. Coavas privacy window film (2) Installation Instructions of Coavas Window Privacy Film Frosted Home Office Film Non-Adhesive Wide Window Stickers Glass Film: Step 1. Keep Window or Glass Clean Step 2. Measure the window and determine size Step 3. If you need to cut,draw lines the window film with markers. Make sure the edge of the protective film and the glass surface have a 1cm gap. Step 4. Wet the Window or Glass with water( Soapy water will be the best choice ) Step 5. Remove the Static Film from backing protect sheet ( Please MAKE SURE you have removed it before you apply the matte window film to glass) Step 6. Squeegee away air bubbles and redundant water with a scraper or hard card. Step 7. Much easier than Wall Decals, two people work together more efficiently Step 8. Enjoy your works! If you want to remove it, simply peel the window film from any corner. It comes off leaving no residue cleanly. Freshen Up Your Home & Office Space--Coavas No Glue Glass Static Film Coavas privacy window film 4 Coavas privacy window film (9) simple computer desk brown folding console table brown folding , no assembly coffee table walnut brown coffee table with storage Sofa Side Table OverBED table 2 set of 4 fabric dining side chairs 1 Essential School Supplies Folding Console Table Folding Coffee Table Storage Coffee Table 29.99, Only for Today! 4 pcs Fabric Dining Chairs Colors Espresso Espresso Espresso Espresso Sliver Tube, Black Top Grey,Black,Yellow,Green,Pink Installation Time 5 minutes 5 seconds 2 minutes 10 minutes 5 minutes 5 minutes Features easy assembly no need assembly easy assembly smart storage basket 3 adjustable height fabric cushion&metal legs Sizes 39.4 x 18.9 x 29.1 inches 39.4 x 14.9 x 31.5 inches 39.4 x 17.7 x 19.7 inches 35.4 x 17.7 x 19.7 inches 18.9*14.6*(26.3-31) inches 17.7 x 16.5 x 34.8 inches

Overall Product Rankings

Rabbitgoo 3D Privacy Window Film, 24×79-Inch
1. Rabbitgoo 3D Privacy Window Film, 24×79-Inch
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 7
LEMON CLOUD 3D Privacy Window Film, 35.4×78.7-Inch
3. LEMON CLOUD 3D Privacy Window Film, 35.4×78.7-Inch
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 0
LEMON CLOUD No Glue Privacy Window Film, 35×157-Inch
5. LEMON CLOUD No Glue Privacy Window Film, 35×157-Inch
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
Coavas Frosted Privacy Window Film, 35×79-inch
6. Coavas Frosted Privacy Window Film, 35×79-inch
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
Rabbitgoo 3D Decorative Window Film, 18×79-Inch
8. Rabbitgoo 3D Decorative Window Film, 18×79-Inch
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
Window Whirl Privacy Window Film, 18×80-Inch
9. Window Whirl Privacy Window Film, 18×80-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
Coavas Stained Glass Privacy Window Film, 18×79-Inch
11. Coavas Stained Glass Privacy Window Film, 18×79-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
Rabbitgoo Privacy Window Film, 18×79-Inch
13. Rabbitgoo Privacy Window Film, 18×79-Inch
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Privacy Window Films

Sure, privacy window film can keep nosy neighbors from peering in through otherwise uncovered windows.

But Vicki Liston, writer, producer and narrator of award-winning home improvement and DIY show called “On The Fly…DIY” says window film can do that and more.

“While it provides the obvious — blocking outside, wandering eyes from seeing every detail inside your home — privacy window film delivers more advantages than you might think,” she says. “It can stop harmful UV rays from damaging your furniture, flooring and décor. It can save on cooling costs in the summer by reflecting both sunlight and solar heat.”

She says that window film can have health benefits as well as aesthetic advantages.

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“For households with allergies and asthma, films can serve as a welcome alternative to dust-attracting curtains and blinds (imagine never having to wash curtains or wipe off blinds again!),” she says. “If you love a more minimalistic look or you can’t bear the thought of impeding the view of your gorgeous window frames, you can still block out the rest of the world while allowing in natural light and keeping those frames free from obstruction.”

Privacy film can be invaluable to renters who want to enjoy the advantages without worrying about damaging or altering the windows in a rental home. Most window film is not only easy to install but also simple to remove, so renters can beautify and protect any glass surface with no worry of backlash from their landlords.

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It is important to note that there are several different types of window film, and not all of them provide every possible benefit. Determining what features are most important to you and how you plan to use it will help you find the best privacy film for your home.

“For those ‘privacy only’ concerns, opt for an opaque, a decorative pattern, or a mirrored film,” says Liston. “Opaques and decorative patterns will stop the gaze of your nosy neighbors but they will also stop your gaze as well. A mirrored film is highly reflective and allows you to take in the view outside but your privacy level may wane as the sun goes down. Some types become semi-see through at night so read the label carefully on mirrored and reflective versions before you make a decision.”

Window film is quite affordable, as well. This is especially true when you compare the cost of privacy film to other types of custom window coverings, such as blinds, curtains or frosted glass.

DWYM Fun Fact

Privacy window film can save you money. Heat and UV-blocking window film reduces heat gain, which could result in noticeably lower utility bills.

Most types of skin cancer are caused by exposure to the UV rays in sunlight.  UV-blocking window film can nearly eliminate exposure to these potentially harmful rays inside your home. Not only will this help protect your family’s skin, but it could also prevent the sun from damaging furniture, carpeting, and other belongings in your home that might otherwise crack or fade.

Installing window film could improve the integrity of the glass. This adds a protective barrier from slivers and shards that could occur as the result of a fractured or shattered window. In addition, heavy-duty security film could even prevent a burglar from entering your home through a broken window.

The Privacy Window Film Buying Guide

  • The location of your home should factor greatly into the type of window film you purchase. The direction that your windows face is an important consideration, as well.  For instance, if you live on a forested lot in Pennsylvania with lots of north-facing windows, you might want the film to let in in as much natural light as possible. However, if your home is in the Arizona desert or your west-facing windows take a beating every afternoon, you may hope to keep as much sunshine and heat out of your house.
  • Adhesive privacy window films that activate with water offer long-lasting results. Choose these over films that require applied adhesive or static cling films with no adhesive. The former is messy and difficult to apply, while the latter simply won’t stand up to temperature changes or the passing of time.
  • Prepare the window or glass surface by cleaning them thoroughly. Ammonia-or vinegar-based cleaners could damage the film, so opt for a mild soap in water instead, such as baby shampoo. Be sure to rinse the glass well with clean water before applying the film.
  • Applying privacy film when the temperature outside has been at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit for several days will ensure that the bond has time to cure, providing the best adhesion results.
  • Always apply privacy film to interior surfaces or the inside of windows. Privacy window films are not intended for exterior use and will not endure the elements effectively.
  • No need to spend additional money on fancy, specialized tools or applicators for privacy film. A standard, clean spray bottle, and a credit card or other small, rigid piece of plastic work just as well as a squeegee, scraper, or other items that you might purchase but only use for a single application.
  • A razor blade will make trimming the edges much easier, as well.
  • Measure the window before cutting or applying the film. Start by measuring the inside of the frame from left to right and again from top to bottom. Add about two inches to each measurement to give yourself some wiggle room when installing the film and to allow for any potential errors.