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MR TINT AND SUN WINDOW TINTING PHUKET THAILAND

brings a whole level of expertise to Phuket for Home, Villa, Condo and Apartment Window Tinting IN PHUKET THAILAND.

Q. How Do Window Films Work?

  • Our Films are designed to reduce the amount of solar heat transmission through window glass by increasing the solar reflection (not necessarily visible reflection) and solar absorption of the glass.

  • Typical colored or dyed films work primarily through increased absorption. The color absorbs the solar energy at the glass, thus reducing the direct transmission into the room. These films only offer marginal performance when compared to reflective films.

  • Reflective films are films that have been precision coated with metals. These metallic films are designed to increase the solar energy reflection of the glass and some of the absorption.Reflective films range from mild to excellent in solar heat rejection performance (heat gain reduction). 

Q. Will Window Film Stop My Furnishings From Fading?

  • Nothing stops fading. Window films are designed to reduce the major causes of fading (ultraviolet light, visible light, and solar heat), thus prolonging the life of your furnishings.

Q. What are the causes of fading?

  • As a general rule of thumb, ultraviolet (UV) is approximately 40% of the cause, visible light is about 25%, and heat about 25%. The remaining 10% can be attributed to humidity, pollutants, interior lights, dye anchorage, and more.


Q. How Do I Clean My Window Film?

  • Much in the same way you clean your windows now. After thirty days, you may clean window Films using normal household cleaning solutions, e.g. Windex, and a soft, lint-free cloth or towel. You may also use a squeegee to clean the film. While these films are very abrasion resistant, abrasive products which could scratch or damage the film should not be used. 

Q. How Long Does Window Film Last?

  • Window Films are made durable to last for many years; just how long may depend upon the type of film applied, type of glass it is applied to, and the particular climate in which it is applied. Most interior films carry a lifetime residential warranty. Specialty designer/patterned films and exterior mount films are typically 5-10 years.

Q. What causes glass to break?                              

  • Glass breaks when stressed by the following

  • Thermal Stress–from absorption of solar radiation.

  • Tensile Stress–from the weight of the glass itself.

  • Mechanical Flexing Stress–from wind.

  • Impact Stress–from flying objects, hail, baseballs.

  • Twisting Stress–from building or window frame sagging or settling.

Q. Will window films cause glass to break?  

  • Thermal Stress is the only possible cause of glass to break when adding window film. The use of window films will increase the thermal stress on sunlit glass. However, this is a rarity.

  • It is unlikely that your windows will break from stress, but there are some factors that can affect the glass and increase the thermal stress which possibility cause the glass to break.

  • Partial shading of windows from overhangs, tightly fitting drapes or blinds, signs or decals on windows, heating and cooling vents directed at glass.

  • In addition, different types of glass (annealed or tempered, clear or tinted) have different solar absorption rates and will withstand different degrees of thermal stress.

As a rule, we will not window tint glass that exceeds the following sizes or has other issues outlined below. (We discuss this with you and advise against it dues to safety and longevity issues.)

  • Single pane glass larger than 100 square feet.

  • Double pane glass larger than 40 square feet.

  • Clear glass thicker than 3/8 inch.

  • Tinted glass thicker than 1/4 inch window framing systems of concrete, solid aluminum, or solid steel.

  • Glass where sealant or glazing compound has hardened.

  • Visibly chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged glass.

  • Reflective, wired, textured, or patterned glass.

  • Triple pane glass.

  • Laminated glass window

Q. Please explain why such a difference in price between MR TINT AND SUN films and the STORE BOUGHT Film that YOU can get at hardware stores?

  • Home Improvement Stores and Do-It-Yourself sites are selling consumer films, MR TINT AND SUN ONLY SELLS commercial films.

  • The differences are many but mainly consumer films are not coated with scratch resistant coatings so that wiping them with paper towels will create swirls.

  • MR TINT AND SUN FILMS commercial films are made to last using only top quality materials.

  • MR TINT AND SUN FILMS films are all guaranteed against cracking, peeling, discoloration and delamination. 

    • Consumer films are not like commercial films. THEY DO NOT LAST AND OFFERS NO GUARANTEE OF QUALITY.

  • MANY CHINA imported FILMS may have SOME scratch protective coating, but they are generally not high quality products that we would consider commercial grade by MR TINT AND SUN FILMS standards.

  • MR TINT AND SUN FILMS are all the highest quality top grade professional window tinting films available.

Q. WHY DO Some OF OUR competitors sell their film for less than MR TINT AND SUN QUOTES?

  • MR TINT AND SUN every month by the new window film manufacturers BUT WE ONLY USE THE BEST QUALITY USA PRODUCTS.

Q. Is there a product available that will work as a privacy film at night WHEN the room is LIGHTED AND it is dark outside.  MANY PROPERTIES HAVE PRIVACY PROBLEMS? I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE CURTAINS OR BLINDS IF POSSIBLE.

  • THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY AND THAT IS TO HAVE PDLC FILMS. HERE IS A DESCRIPTION AND ANSWER

PDLC ((polymer dispersed liquid crystal) WORKS ON THE FOLLOWING Principle

  • Electrodes from a power supply are attached to the electrodes. With no applied voltage, the liquid crystals are randomly arranged in the droplets , resulting in scattering of light as it passes through the PDLC film. When a voltage is applied to the electrodes, the electric field formed between the two electrodes on the glass causes the liquid crystals to align, allowing light to pass through and resulting in a transparent state.

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WHEN THE POWER IS OFF THE WINDOW IS OPAQUE AND WHEN THE POWER IS ON THE WINDOW IS TRANSPARENT.

WHEN THE POWER IS ON THE WINDOW IS CLEAR - WHEN THE POWER IS OFF THE WINDOW IS OPAQUE


Q. DO ALL FILMS HAVE UV ray protection?

  • ALL MR TINT AND SUN FILMS have the UV inhibitors in the adhesive, so all of our films have the same UV reduction properties.

  • As the adhesive layering may vary slightly from master batch to batch, there might be variations in UV filter amount, but only unnoticeable gradations. We can safely claim that all of our films keep out 95%+ of the UV rays.

  • Most films actually keep out approx. 98% of the UV when combined with the properties of the glass, as regular glass keeps out a small percentage by itself.

  • We are talking about UVA and UVB radiation, there is a third kind, UVC, but the EARTH'S atmosphere blocks that out so it never reaches us.


Q. IF ANYONE SUFFERS FROM UV RELATED HEALTH ISSUES WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • A SUGGESTION IS THAT 2 FILMS are applied and that will resolve any health UV issues and that will block approx 99.9975% of the UV coming through the windows. 

Q. I have 2 windows that are 6 'x 8' and I don't want visible seams. 

  • There is no film that is wide enough and the film has to be seamed using a butt seam with two factory edges of the film, either above eye-level or across the bottom of the window, or horizontally behind the side where the blinds stack up.

  • The idea is not to seam at eye level, because it would only be NOTICEABLE at eye level, and only from a distance of only one or two feet away.

  • Only the installer and the window washer would know the seam is there, most viewers are looking through the film, only MR TINT AND SUN looks at the film.

Q. What about tinting dual pane windows?

  • There is a way to tint dual panes HOWEVER UNLESS THE GLASS IS OF HIGH QUALITY, MADE TO EXACTING STANDARDS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF CRACKING. THIS HAPPENS IF THE WINDOWS WERE  installed too tight in the frame or if there is a defect on the edge of the glass, then extra heat may trigger a crack.

  • It's like a stress test of the glass if that happens although it's only revealing an existing problem.

  • THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES ON DOUBLE PANE GLASS, HOWEVER IS YOUR GLASS AND WINDOWS ARE OF A REPUTABLE QUALITY MR TINT AND SUN FILMS CAN INSTALL FOR YOU. 


Q. When MR TINT AND SUN go to estimate a job WHAT are the things we look for?

  • evaluate the condition of the house.

  • MR TINT AND SUN TRY TO EVALUATE ISSUE that the framers were hasty.

  • WHAT BRAND OF WINDOWS DO YOU HAVE?

  • Have other homeowners in your development had any window problems?

  • WE CONTACT THE WINDOW MANUFACTURER TO CONFIRM IF THEY HAVE HAD ISSUES AND IF THE INSTALLERS WERE A QUALITY COMPANY.

  • The difficulty that arises is that if you ask your developer or contractor these questions they will usually respond biased and in many cases they will not be approving of your plans to tint.

  • If you tint and a crack occurs it would expose an existing flaw that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. Builders and contractors will sometimes try to say that it was the film's fault, which may be partly true, but in reality if it was the film's fault wouldn't it have cracked ALL the windows?

  • IN THE PAST 25 YEARS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW HOMES ARE TINTED THAT HAVE DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS.

  •  STATISTICS SHOW that less than 1/2 of 1 percent of all the dual-pane windows tinted failed and of those over half were in a housing development that eventually sued the glass contractor for installing sub-standard windows.ALL THAT BEING SAID Many homeowners DECIDE THAT THIS SMALL risk BECAUSE even if one does crack, replacing it is still worth the money, because of the remarkable difference in living comfort and energy savings!

Q. What if we still want the daytime heat?

  • OPEN YOUR WINDOWS. :)

Q: I am looking at UV film for our windows because we just bought new furniture and want to protect it against the sun. HOWEVER I WANT THE HOUSE BRIGHT.

  • MR TINT AND SUN FILMS CAN OFFER SOLUTIONS THAT CAN PROVIDE UV PROTECTION AND IT ACTUALLY KEEPS YOUR AIR CONDITIONING COOL AIR INSIDE AS WELL AS PROTECTING THE HOUSE FROM THE HEAT OUTSIDE. 

Q. Is there a temporary window film MOSTLY BOUGHT FROM HARDWARE STORES?

  • Our experience has shown us that the removable vinyl films available at some discount stores are a waste of money.

  • We have roll down shades made of high quality pigmented mylar. They are custom made for us by a factory that supplies airport control towers.

  • They are beautifully made and are popular in homes and commercial establishments.

  • They can be made with a bead and chain control like vertical blinds.

  • If you would like an estimate and samples we will be glad to help you, just send us an windowtinting@mrtintandsun.com or call us on 099 091 4200

Q. How to remove tinted window film?

  • call MR TINT AND SUN and we will do it for you?

Window film is a great sunblock, but on a home, it may often become affected, scratched or damaged enough to require replacement. Whether it's in house or a building, the steps to removing safety tint or film are the same.

  • mr tint and sun Uses a blow dryer and razor instead of chemicals as they can cause damage by spills, ACCIDENTS and speed is not always better than hard work.

Step 1 - Loosen The Film

  • use a hand steamer and a blow dryer, the combination of the blow dryer and steamer that is wet and then dry heat is very effective at getting your tint to release.

  • Try to remove the film during the day or with the window in the sun. The warmer the window glass is, the easier the tint will peel.

Step 2 - remove The Film

  • Once you have softened the window film with ammonia and your blow dryer, use a razor to grasp one corner or edge of the film and pull. Depending on how much adhesive you've been able to dissolve, the tint will either release and come off in big sheets or pieces, or it will stubbornly resist and come off in small pieces. Give it more time, ammonia and heat to speed the process. Use a razor, such as in a paint scraper made for cleaning windows, or a straight edge razor held at an angle against the glass to scrape the film off. Use your blow dryer and spray bottle to continue spraying the film until it separates easily. Use your paper towels to mop up the water/ammonia mixture that gathers at the base of the window so the wood isn't softened or damaged by the moisture.

Step 3. - Clean The Glass

  • Once the film has been pulled off, clean the glass thoroughly with an ammonia based cleaner to remove all traces of the old adhesive.

  • If you plan to apply a new window tint after removing the old, clean the glass thoroughly with clean water and a non-ammonia or non-vinegar based cleaner to make sure the new film is not damaged by trace chemicals remaining on the glass from your last removal.

. q. What's the difference between heat reflected and heat rejected?

  • Reflected refers to how much heat is reflected

  • Rejected refers to how much total heat is blocked

  • Some heat is absorbed into the glass (absorbed + reflected = rejected)

q. What AREAS OF THAILAND DOES MR. TINT AND SUN COVER?

  • Now servicing Bangkok Thailand - www.BANGKOKmrtintandsun.com

  • Now servicing Kohsamui Thailand - www.kohsamUImrtintandsun.com

  • Now servicing PATTAYA Thailand - www.PATTAYAmrtintandsun.com