Or future garage, anyway. It took a little time to decompress from the contractor work I previously discussed. I had to slowly get back into the idea of getting started on a project. And I had a couple of projects that were prioritized. First, I was not going to install blinds in the garage, nor curtains. My choice instead was mirror window tint. The tint supposedly blocks out something like 80% of the light, plus UV protection, plus privacy.
I found the film I wanted to use and later purchased it for half price at my warehouse store where I purchased a lot of my Adorne pieces. I also purchased the installation kit which had a squeegee, contact spray and a trimmer. Because I don’t really prep for anything, I later had to go back and buy razor blades, because I wanted to scrape the windows completely clean before filming them.
I’ve had my car windows tinted so I kind of understand the process. You wet the surface, float the film into position, then squeegee it down into place. Sounds easy; is not. My first attempts have creases in them which make the window look cracked from the outside. My later attempts were better looking. I ran out of film doing only one window even though the package says it’s good for three windows. I guess I was leaving too much border that got trimmed off.
After getting completely frustrated with one window, I decided to begin priming the walls. I didn’t really consider just how large a garage really is. I used up over a gallon of primer doing half of one wall. But, progress!
On my list of things to find is a outlet cover plate that has a hole for a doorbell transformer. I bought a simple metal cover plate, but it is very narrow and will not cover the outlet opening completely. I have time. I have a few days of work already queued.