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Gila Window Films PB78 Privacy Residential Window Film, Black, 36-Inch by 6-1/2-Feet

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  • Creates daytime privacy
  • Room darkening
  • Rejects up to 99 Percent of UV
  • Rejects up to 94 Percent glare
  • Static cling application with no adhesive required
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Gila Window Films PB78 Privacy Residential Window Film, Black, 36-Inch by 6-1/2-Feet + Gila Window Films RTK500 Window Film Application Tool Kit, Complete + Gila Window Films GTA002 Window Film Application Solution, 16-Fluid Ounce
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Technical Details
Part NumberPB78
Item Weight703 g
Product Dimensions93.5 x 6.1 x 5.1 cm
Item model numberPB78
Size36-Inch by 6-1/2-Feet
Item Package Quantity1
Length93.5 centimeter
Width6.1 centimeter
Height5.1 centimeter
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #1,069 in Tools & Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight703 g
Date First AvailableSept. 16 2011
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Enjoy the light while not allowing others to see inside. Gila Privacy Control Window Films (aka window tints) provide daytime or 24-hour privacy to your home while still admitting filtered light. These DIY privacy window films improve the appearance of your windows by adding a designer look that is similar to more expensive etched, stained or textured glass. Privacy window films/tints also block UV rays that can fade interior furnishings.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Martinello on Nov. 19 2014
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Doesn't completely block out sun, but does filter it well. At night though you can hardly see anything outside, which may not be a good thing. Make sure you apply a lot of solution to windows.
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By Capermechanic on Sept. 20 2014
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Works great, easy to apply.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Mclachlan on Jan. 17 2015
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Works great!
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117 of 119 people found the following review helpful
Great for blocking the sun, but beware after a few years.. Aug. 12 2012
By S. C. - Published on
I bought several rolls of this at Home Depot a few years back. I am a day sleeper, and needed to cover the windows in my bedroom. It works great, is pretty easy to install, and for renters, it's the obvious choice since it's not permanent.
I just moved, and now I'm back to grab some for the new place, but this brings me to the only issue I have with the film. When I went to remove it from the windows in my old place, it literally tore to shreds, and I was not able to peel it all off the window. I had to use a razor blade and a putty knife, and was still not able to scrape all the little shards off. I assume this is because it was on for several years, on a window that the sun beats down on day in and day out - so if you are looking for something that will come off cleanly after a couple of years, be careful.
43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Cheap and easy security upgrade Sept. 19 2010
By Adam - Published on
My garage door has windows across the top of it, which I've never liked because it's a security risk (anyone can look in the windows and tell if I'm home based on whether my cars are there). On the other hand, I do like that I can look out from my kitchen (door from the garage to the interior of the house also a window in it), so I was looking for a solution dark enough that you can't see in but I can see out.

I really didn't have high hopes for this window tint. I've always considered DIY window film a less than ideal alternative for people too cheap to pay for a professional tint job (think of all the cars you see with terrible, cheap tint jobs). But I decided to give it a shot, and if it didn't work out I could always take it off and either call a pro or rig up something else, as simply putting up some type of black paperboard on the inside would alleviate my security concerns.

I'm happy I went with this cheap alternative. I found it relatively easy to install. The hardest part is cutting it to the correct size, but to be fair I cheated in this respect because I was able to completely remove the glass panes from my garage door. By removing the panes, the film was easier to apply and because the trim would cover the outside edge of the window, I had a large margin of error when it came to trimming the film. If I didn't have the luxury of removing and replacing the trim around the window and instead needed to cut the film perfectly, it would have been much more difficult to do properly. I found it very easy to get the bubbles out using the squeegee and spray that came with the optional installation kit Gila Complete Window Film Application Kit. Make sure you have a sharp razor blade, as I wasn't very happy with the cutting tool that came with the Gila kit. A fabric cutter would probably make the job easier.

The darkness is about exactly what I wanted. It's now very difficult to see into my garage from the outside as long as the interior light isn't on, and the black film goes well with the black trim on my house. At the same time, I can still look out from my kitchen and see if a car is pulling into my driveway.

While I used this black film on my garage door, I also used a frosted film, Etched Glass Window Film 24-by-36-Inch to cover glass on the side door to my garage, which also has a window. I was happy with this product as well, as it also blocks the view into my garage.
56 of 66 people found the following review helpful
Alright...but not your night shift solution Aug. 26 2012
By Azy - Published on
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So I got this to hopefully help block out some more of the sunlight on my east facing window of my bedroom since I work the night shift 6 months out of the year. I already have a pull down blind that blocks 100% of the sun and then curtains in front of it, but since its not sealed against the window there is still that gap of light around the entire edge (all of you that work nights know exactly what I mean). I figured this little extra would be just what I wasn't. I still ended up just using some duct tape to seal the pull down blind against the window.

The good: helped dim the alarm clock light as many have mentioned, from outside it doesn't make your window that much darker then the other (at least on my house 2nd floor), and was cheap.
The bad: If you are looking for something that seals light as good as duct tape and tin foil without making it look like you are hiding from aliens, this isn't it.
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Bought it to keep away burglars Aug. 29 2013
By J. Lage - Published on
The main reason we got this was so burglars can't see through a glass door we have. From the outside, it is completely black. If you put your face right up to it during the day, you can still see in but it's hard to make out things if you don't know what is already there. I'm sure at night with the lights off it would be harder. The added benefit is that this door is literally 10 degrees cooler than the non-tinted window right next to it. We get beat down by the sun every day around 4 pm. I work in an industrial shop and we have a temperature gun. We hit both windows with the gun and it was TEN DEGREES COOLER! That is awesome. We do have some bubbles and jagged edges, but that is partially because we rushed it and we didn't follow directions. OOPS! It looks perfect from outside though and we are just a shop so it doesn't matter that much. I actually liked these so much that I bought the platinum series to put on my East/West facing home that gets pounded by the Arizona sun. I have no trees in the backyard and there's a main road behind me so it's full on sun all day long. I'll write a review about those after I get them up. I'll take the temp gun home and test it out ;-)

Oh and a really funny thing is it makes it look like it's gloomy out so my brother keeps getting excited thinking it's going to rain and then remembers it's just the tint haha!
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Can also be used for the car. Aug. 9 2011
By Gopvifootball - Published on
I bought this product on sale at Home Depot several years ago to do a quick tinting job on my car. I thought I was going to sell the car soon so I didn't want to dump too much money into it. It turns out I didn't sell the car so, just a few days ago, I removed this tint from my car and replaced it with Gila automotive tint. Let's just say that I wish I didn't. This material is much higher quality. It is thicker and feels more rubber like. The static cling is much better than having adhesive. If you mess up a little you can just try again. This filters out almost as much as the 5% tint that I used on my car but it has a much more natural look to it. I know the color says black, but it almost has a brownish hue to it- much like my Costa polarized sunglasses. I did not have any problem with it peeling up on its own and yet it came off in two seconds when I wanted to with no mess at all. I don't know what people did when they tried to put it on their houses but theres no way it can be that hard. Just make sure that you do it on a day without wind and make sure that you have someone else handy to help with some parts. If the tint gets creased it will be slightly noticeable forever so it's not worth the risk. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because this isn't the greatest price on here.