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Sticky Back Plastic & Window Film

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Sticky back plastic offers unlimited creative potential. Want to upcycle old furniture with sticky back vinyl or enhance your kitchen with a wrapping you worktop in vinyl? Maybe you want to use sticky back plastic for kitchen cupboards or spruce up a room with sticky back wallpaper? Whatever you're looking for, Homebase offers a variety of sticky back vinyl, and more to help.

Our products are simple to work with. Sticky back plastic rolls are easy to cut and store. We also have a range of designs and colours, from wood grain effects to fun comic strips and cartoons. You can even use white sticky back plastic to turn any wall into a convenient whiteboard.

We also offer great-quality self-adhesive window film. Our window film has several advantages that make it a great addition to homes and buildings, such as privacy without the need for heavy curtains or blinds. You can even shop our frosted and reflective films, which obscure the view from the outside whilst still allowing natural light to enter. It's the ideal choice for bathrooms, bedrooms and offices.

Whatever decor you have in mind, browse the range from Homebase today and visit our blog for more upcycling ideas.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do you apply window film?

There are several steps to applying window film. Remember to follow the manufacturer's instructions specific to your window film for the safest and best results.

1. Prepare you area by cleaning the glass with glass cleaner and removing any obstructions.

2. Using a sharp razor blade, cut your film so it's slightly larger than the window.

3. Mix water with a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle.

4. Spray the glass with the soapy solution.

5. Gently peel the backing off the film, spray it with the soapy solution and press it onto the wet glass.

6. Using a squeegee, remove any bubbles and excess water.

7. Trim any extra film with a utility knife or scissors.

8. Finally, go over the film once more with the squeegee for an extra-smooth fit and let the film dry completely. Clean the window after it's dry using a microfibre cloth.

How do you remove window film?

Follow these steps on how to remove window film:

1. Start at a corner and try to gently peel the film away.

2. If the film isn't peeling off straight away, use a mixture of either washing up liquid and water, or water and vinegar, and spray the film.

3. Using a utility knife or razor blade, gently lift the film ensuring no damage to the glass.

4. Continue peeling the film away, using the water mixture as you go to keep it moist. If the film is stubborn, try using a heat gun or hairdryer on a low heat to soften the adhesive. This will make it easier to peel off.

5. After removing the film, scrape off any adhesive residue left on the glass, using a window scraper.

6. Clean the glass with a lint-free cloth and glass cleaner to ensure it's residue free.

Always be careful when using sharp or hot tools. We recommend using gloves for safety.

How do you clean sticky plastic?

To clean sticky back plastic, try gently rubbing, pressing or scraping the surface. Stubborn residue can also be removed from plastic coverings using rubbing alcohol. Alternatively, you may want to try a specialty cleaner.

What is sticky back plastic?

Sticky back plastic is a plastic sheet with adhesive on one side. It's commonly used for decorating, particularly popular for decorating children's rooms as well as desks and shelving.

How do you apply sticky back plastic?

Follow these steps on how to apply sticky back plastic:

1. Thoroughly clean the surface. This will help any vinyl wrap or stickers adhere to it.

2. Measure the surface and the sticky back plastic using the grid on the back of the plastic as a guide.

3. Start peeling away a small section of the sticky back vinyl, going slowly as you peel the rest off.

4. Once you have applied the plastic, use a tool to push any bubbles towards the side and pop them with a pin.

5. Cut diagonally into the corners with scissors. This will let you fold one flap around the other to give you a smooth finish.

Can you paint over sticky back plastic?

It is possible to paint over sticky back plastic. Simply start by lightly sanding the surface, as this will give the paint something to adhere to. Next, apply a primer and let it dry. You should now be able to paint your sticky back vinyl.

What is self-adhesive vinyl?

Self-adhesive vinyl is used in various applications, including crafting decals, signage, and home decor. It's also frequently utilised as a vinyl wrap for furniture, allowing for customized and stylish furniture transformations.