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        Here are common questions regarding Squid Fabric.

        How do I install?

        • Step 1: Gather tools
        • You will need: scissors, spatula, utility knife and window cleaner to degrease the window (alcohol, ammonia)
        • Step 2: Clean window
        • Carefully clean and degrease the glass. Then dry the window with a fiber-free cloth
        • Step 3: Cut to size
        • Measure the window in height and width. Cut the SQUID and allow for an overlap of 5 cm on each side
        • Step 4: Peel SQUID
        • Peel off about ~20 cm of the SQUID plastic wrap so that the sticky side is exposed
        • Step 5: Stick 20cm of SQUID
        • Carefully center and stick the 20cm SQUID without foil to the top of the window so that your SQUID is now hanging on the window
        • Step 6: Peel and stick
        • Peel off the foil little by little (every 20 cm), while gently rubbing the SQUID against the window, from top to bottom and from the center outwards
        • Step 7: Activate glue
        • Once all the foil is gone and all the SQUID sticks to the window, use the spatula to press the SQUID against the glass to activate the adhesive. Press from the center outwards
        • Step 8: Cut edges
        • Place the spatula next to the silicone edge of the window and hold the blade against the inside of the spatula. Cut off the 5cm excess edges. Use a new blade every 2m to prevent fraying
        • Step 9: Finish up
        • Press the spatula firmly over the entire surface of SQUID again, both horizontally and vertically, to activate all the adhesive. All done! Have fun with SQUID!


        Does Squid Fabric help keep the sun out in the summer?

        Yes. Squid reflects a large proportion of heat from the sun before it enters the room. Below are the percentages of reflected sun's energy by each color.

        • Chalk: 36%
        • Bone: 33%
        • Oak: 28%
        • Ash: 25%
        • Rock: 25%

        Squid is also able to reduce the effect of thermal heating.

        Will Squid insulate my window against the cold in the winter?

        Squid is unable to to prevent cold air from getting in since the fabric does not seal the window. Squid may help decrease the coldness of the window's glass when you touch it.

        Is Squid suitable for north and west facing windows?

        The sun's UV rays does not change the fabric's glue or weaken it. Squid is able to cool any room where the fabric is installed.

        Can Squid be installed on sliding windows?

        Yes. Squid sticks directly to the glass so it can slide behind the fixed part of the window perfectly.

        Can Squid be installed on the outside of my windows or doors?

        No, Squid has been developed for interior use only.

        Can Squid be installed in humid areas such as bathrooms?

        Yes, Squid works well in humid rooms as well. However, avoid exposing Squid directly to water as it may reduce the fabric's stickiness.

        Can Squid be installed on glass doors?

        Yes. Your door remains visible when Squid is applied to avoid any accidents.

        Can I use Squid in combination with other window decorations?

        You can use Squid with any other type of window treatment you want.

        Can I darken my room with Squid?

        Squid partially blocks some of the light coming in. 

        How can I clean my Squid?

        Cleaning Squid Fabric is simple and easy. You can remove dust from the fabric with a microfiber cloth or a vacuum brush. Avoid using chemicals as it may decrease its stickiness. 

        What is the difference between traditional window foil and Squid?

        Traditional plastic foil lets some light through, but isn't see-through. Squid allows you to see the outside while giving your home a warm appealing feeling. Squid is also easier to install more precisely.

        What color works best for my situation?

        If you are struggling with finding out what color would work best, use the below guidelines to help aid in your decision making. 

        • If you are looking for a lot of privacy, choose a color that is as light as possible. With a light color (Chalk or Bone) it is more difficult to look inside than with a dark color.
        • If you are looking for a lot of sun protection, choose a light color. After all, it reflects most of the solar energy.
        • If you are looking for a nice and sharp view to the outside (or a nearby room), then choose a dark color. Coal (black) gives you the most visual contact with the outside world.
        • If you are looking for light reduction to reduce annoying light reflections in your computer screen, choose a dark color. These absorb more light than the light colors.