13 Facts About Window Frosting

1. PRIVACY

Basically window frosting is used for privacy. It is installed in offices, boardrooms, meeting rooms, storage rooms, and also in private homes – in bathrooms, showers, laundries, toilets, low lying balconies and on front doors. Even when the highest level of privacy is required, window frosting is still the best product for that – it is not transparent at all. Privacy is the most popular feature of the frosted films, but not the only one.

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2. Decorationwindow-frosting-sydney

Window frosting is also widely used for interior decoration. Patterns, flowers, branches, geometric shapes, all types of stripes and squares are used for frosting. Computer cutting makes it possible to create endless design options for offices and homes, combining it with privacy and sun protection. Window frosting decorations are very delicate, subtle and exquisite. Compared to other materials, window frosting adds elegance and brings a space to life.

3. Office Brandingwindow-frosting-sydney-city-north

Window frosting is used for office branding. Your company logo and signage can be computer cut into the frosting that is intended for any particular window. We can create frosted lettering, frosted logos, frosted graphics or frosted patterns, instead of making it simply black, white or some other color.

4. Sun Control

Window frosting is used for solar heat control. It prevents rooms from getting too hot during summer days and helps to reduce energy consumption and save on air conditioning costs. Window frosting can also extend the life of curtains, carpet and furniture fabrics, by limiting the amount of sun bleaching these items would otherwise be exposed to.

5. Security

Window frosting is used for security – preventing potential thieves from being able to view the valuable contents in a room.

6. Shattered Glass Protectionprivecy-film-for-windows-sydney

Window frosting is also used as a protection against shattered glass. Frosted film creates a safety layer on a window and is able to hold sharp glass pieces together when a window is broken, prevents them from scattering, causing damage to the interior and injuries to people inside the room.

7. Printing On Frosting

Window frosted films are printable which can be used for branding and interior decoration as well. We can print literally anything on window frosting.
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8. Cut Outswindow-frosting-sydney-architecture-design

At the production stage we can cut letters, graphics or stripes out of plain window frosting so it could be installed both for privacy, decorative purposes or branding. Allowing small channels of visibility helps create a non-claustrophobic but, still, private space for those inside.

9. Matte Or Sparkling?

Frosted material can have various effects on glass: frosted, dusted or sparkling – depending on the choice of film. The majority of companies in Sydney prefer a so called “dusted window film” to create a neutral, translucent light grey effect with matte finish. Frosted film will appear translucent matte silver – though it depends on the manufacturer as to how much “silver” you will get – it varies between brands. Sparkling window film will normally have microscopic metallic particles in it to create that sparkling effect on glass, but remains smooth and translucent like other types of window frosting.

10. Inside Or Outside?

Window frosting is generally applied to the internal side of the window. It is not designed for long life outdoors. Good quality window films will last for many years outdoors, but still not as long as the same frosting installed internally.

11. Wet Application

For window frosting installation, a so called “wet application” method is used. It means the glass surface needs to be sprayed with soapy water so the frosted decal can slide on the glass to be perfectly positioned and leveled, and easily re-positioned if needed. Wet installation also prevents frosted film from being damaged, as the film becomes more flexible and manageable, helping to avoid bubbles and wrinkles.

12. Wet Cloud

On the installation day a frosted decal may look slightly cloudy. Because of the wet application method, we usually allow several days for window frosting dry. Drying results in the natural evaporation of the so called “wet cloud” under the frosting, usually within a week. Drying time depends on many conditions: room temperature, glass temperature, humidity, sun in the room, or air conditioning.

13. Too Easy to Maintain

Frosted windows are very easy to maintain. Frosting is water and detergent resistant therefore it can be easily cleaned with water and mild detergents. Though abrasive cleaning materials and sharp tools should not be used on frosted areas of the glass as it may scratch and damage the film.

 

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Pirtek Stadium Project

48 WINDOW FROSTINGS – DONE IN ONE DAY

This was an epic installation of a glass matte frosting window film by Sydney Signs Portal. Excited by the challenge, we managed to successfully install the frosting of 48 changing room windows in one day.

Pirtek Stadium is a multi-purpose outdoor Stadium which was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 5 March 1986. Pirtek Stadium is recognized as the home of the local rugby league team, the Parramatta Eels, as well as the A-League’s Western Sydney Wanderers, the Greater Sydney Rams and the NSW Surge. In addition, the Stadium has hosted numerous rugby league, rugby union and football internationals as well as other significant national and international sporting events such as Australian Super Championships.

 


 

Shop Window Graphic Design For Bonza Brats

Bonza Brats Window Decals

Sydney Signs Portal relished the opportunity to create this original design and to produce these decals for Bonza Brats windows – with the help of stylist, Olivia Waugh. This is a great example of the transformative effect that simple window decals can have. Beyond their beauty, they convey a fairy tale; a wondrous story of boys and girls in a magical world! Even adults are transported nostalgically – far, far away from this busy life – into that world of imagination we blissfully inhabited when we were children.


 

Shop Window Decals For Purebaby

IT IS FUN TO WORK WITH BABY SHOPS! PUREBABY

Sydney Signs Portal was invited to produce shop window decals for Purebaby stores in Westfield Shopping Centre, Bondi Junction and Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre. The work we do installing decals for baby shops is always a great pleasure. The simple beauty, cuteness and whimsy that you see with baby graphics and decals, always makes for a fun installation.

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Christmas window decals for shops & offices

Best Christmas decoration idea!

We all love Christmas time! And we always get really excited when we see Christmas decorations!

Sydney Signs Portal will help you to create Christmas spirit in your shop with our exclusive Christmas window and wall decals.

We produce Christmas decals – they will be custom made for you.

We deliver decals to your shop or office – you will save a lot of time on looking for shop decorations and running to bring them in.

We install Christmas decals for you – they will look smooth, nice and amazing – with our professional tools there is no risk to get bubbles and wrinkles.

We offer only high quality materials for shop window decals and office decals.

Christmas shop window decals

For shops, boutiques, hair & beauty salons, cafes and restaurants, shopping centers, medical practices and fitness centers we are happy to offer:

  • “Merry Christmas” window decals
  • Decorative Christmas stickers for
    shop windows
  • Wall decals with Christmas graphics
  • Wall decals with Christmas quotes
  • Christmas Sale decals for shop windows

 Christmas office branding 

Let us create a special Christmas atmosphere in your office with our office Christmas wall decals:

  • removable wall decals with Christmas wishes to employees 
  • removable wall decals with Christmas greetings to your customers if they visit your office
  • removable wall decals with Christmas graphics – Christmas trees, beautiful snowflakes, stars, funny Santa Claus and his deer