It goes without saying that everyone loves a bargain, but imagine one woman’s delight when she realised she could save a whopping $376 on her bathroom makeover.
When Alisha, from NSW, was quoted over $400 by a professional window tinting company to ‘frost’ two windows in her bathroom she knew she could get the job done herself — and for much less money.
As she explained in a Facebook group post, she headed to Bunnings to pick up a roll of frosted window film for a cheap and cheerful $24 then rolled up her sleeves and got to work.
“It’s not sticky like contact paper so it was easy to install and can be removed easily if needed,” she wrote in the post.
She tells Yahoo Lifestyle that she discovered fairly early on that the instructions — which suggested using a blade to trim the excess film around the edges — weren’t too helpful.
“I tried a couple of blades in case they were blunt, but none cut it neatly, so when I stepped back it was almost like a zigzag cut and I could see out of the window at the edges,” she says.
Alisha ended up ditching the blade for a pair of scissors which was, in her opinion, “much easier”.
She also found that cutting the film to fit the size of the window — not larger as the instructions stated — was the way to go as the positioning of the film on the window could be tweaked after it was applied.
All in all, just the one 900mm x 2m roll by Pillar Products was enough to cover both windows and would’ve done a third if needed.
Alisha’s fellow Facebook users were very impressed with the end result as well as the cash she’d saved.
“This is awesome thanks for sharing,” wrote one in the comments.
“Winning!” wrote another.
Others piped up with their advice for those who were inspired to frost their own windows.
“Yes we did our sliding door into the sunroom... make sure the glass is extra clean,” one recommended.
“We used the sticky one and it was great! A decent squeegee is my advice. And soak it in the spray. Did 5 windows in the end because it turned out so well!” shared another.