Instant Faux Films FAQ's
Q. Does the
film have an adhesive backing?
A. Yes, our
film has a non-permanent adhesive backing. This helps the film to stay
on over extended period of time. It also helps keep the corners
Q. Do you Need any
A. No, Most people
have already have the tools needed: Tape Measure, Razor knife, Scissors
and a Plastic Squeegee, Please see the Installation Tutorials!
Q. How do you remove
A. The Film
can simply peel off. Just pull back a corner to start peeling
off. Warming the film with a blow dryer is helpful and will
pull off easier. If any adhesive residue remains it can be
sprayed with warm soapy, water, WD-40, Windex or Adhesive
Remover, let it set for a few seconds, and then wipe clean. A plastic
squeegee may also be helpful but is not necessarily needed.
Q. My appliances have a slight texture will
this show through the Stainless
If you are
covering an appliance with a texture the film will still go on
smooth. But if you are doing a backsplash the grout will cause air
pockets so these will nedd to be filled and made smooth
Q. Can the films be
used on Plexiglass and other surfaces?
A. Yes, any of the
films can be used on plexiglass or other surfaces ie: Wood, Vinyl,
Plastic Glass. It is best to start with a clean surface.
Q. Are the films OK
to use on Ranges and ovens?
A. Yes, The
Stainless and other films are heat resistant from 50°F-122°F
(degrees). So it may the be used on the outside door panel or top of
range as long as heat dose not exceed 122°.
Q. How do I care for
the film is scratch resistant we recommend using Windex or Mild
soapy water to clean.
Q. I have
beveled edges on my kitchen island, how can I apply this film to the
A. YES. Use a blow dryer or heat gun to the
top of the film this will make the film soft and pliable, like
spreading soft butter on bread. We suggest using the heat method on the
total application to make the application easier
Q. I have
a laminate and wooden piece of countertop with a slight space in
between, can this be applied as one piece across both counters?
Q. Can you
cut directly on it?
A. No, like any other counter top you would
Q. I was
wondering if this could be used over tile on countertops?
A. Yes but you need to fill the grout lines
so it will not make air pockets
Q. Will it
still work on a counter top that has a slight teaxture or little ridges
within the counter top or does it have to be a completely smooth
surface in order for it to work and stick correctly?
A. No, it is very forgiving and if there is
a texture or slight cuts it will go on smooth as before the grooves
such as grout will make air pockets but scratches and texture will not
show the film is thick enough it will be fine.
Is it durable enough to with stand cleaning and water that could get on
A. Yes, it is water proof and any mild
cleaner can be used on it.
long will it last?
A. As long as you want, it is plastic with a
protective coating on top of it so it will keep its color and
Q. Can I
put hot items on it?
A. Again, like any other counter top it
needs protection however it is heat resistant up to 180 degrees so warm
dishes are ok.
Q. Is it
A. No, when you are tired of it just heat up
a corner and then remove the film. The film is designed that the
adhesive will stay on the film NOT your counter. If there is any
adhesive left on the counter top just remove it with WD40 or any
Q. What if
I am doing a large area and I need wider that 36" ?
A. The film fits together just like
wallpaper so any size job is never too big.
do I place this around my sink?
A. It is best if you remove the sink, but is
not necessary, just place a bead of clear silicone after you apply the
film around it, if you like to give it extra durability you can
also seal the corners with a bead of silicone.