How to use the Window Blockout

Block 100% of light for darker, longer sleeps

The reusable static-cling Window Blockout is the perfect solution for babies, toddlers, shift workers (or anyone!) who need total darkness in their room to sleep. A completely dark room during sleep will help stimulate melatonin production (that magical hormone that helps regulate sleep/awake cycles); be comforting for your baby; and help prevent early waking or late settling during summer and daylight saving.

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Step one

Gather the following tools

  • Spray bottle or damp cloth
  • Pen
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

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Step two

Measure your window and Window Blockout Blind
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Step three

Cut the Window Blockout according to your measurements
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Step four

Use a spray bottle or a damp cloth and lightly apply water to your window
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Step five

From the top corners of your window, slowly apply the Window Blockout shiny side against the glass
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Step six

You can peel off the Window Blockout Blind and re-apply it when needed!

Tips for getting the perfect fit on your windows

  1. Measure twice, cut once.
  2. Cut slightly more (1cm or so) than your measurements to allow a buffer for uneven windows. Once applied, trim away excess if needed.
  3. Ensure window is clean before applying. Lightly mist your window before applying for better stick.
  4. Hairline fractures from uneven windows can be covered using tape if desired
  5. If the blind bubbles or becomes unstuck, try cleaning your window and applying a light mist of water before reapplying.
  6. Ensure the blind is free of debris, pet hair etc. These things will affect the static cling.

Tips for getting the perfect fit on your windows

Caring for your blind

Wipe both sides down with a damp cloth as needed.

Ensure the shiny side of the blind is free of dirt, fluff, debris, pet hair etc. These things will affect the static cling and may cause the blind to peel off.

Caring for your blind

Storage and transport

Roll or fold for storage. As the blind sticks with static, it can be safely rolled or folded, without sticking back onto itself.

The blinds can be taken down daily to let light in. We recommend you store them in a way that dust, fluff, pet hair or other debris cannot be collected on the blind whilst off the window.

Storage and transport

FAQs for using the Window Blockout Blind

Can I put this on the outside of the window?
No. This blind is designed for indoor use, and may peel off your window if exposed to the elements.

Does the blind leave glue or residue on my window?
No. The blind sticks to your window with static cling (like you generate to stick your hair to a balloon). There is no glue and therefore no residue left on your window.

Can I remove the blinds during the day?
You sure can! The blinds do not use adhesive to stick to your windows, meaning they can be taken down and reapplied as many times as you like. Ensure the shiny side of the blind is clean before reapplying. Use a light mist of water on your windows to improve cling.

Is the blind toxic?
Our blinds are non-toxic. If you notice a slight smell out of the box, please air the blind outside before applying to your windows.

How many rolls will I need?
We recommend measuring your windows before purchasing, to see how many rolls you need. Each roll measures 46x183 cm. You can use multiple rolls on one large window to ensure complete coverage.

Does the blind work with tinted windows?
No. The tinting on windows means the static cling does not work effectively.

Does the blind stick to frosted or obscure glass?
No. The blind needs a flat, smooth surface to ensure the static cling works effectively.

Does the blind stand up to direct sunlight at the height of summer?
Yes. The shiny side of the blind is designed to reflect light away, to help keep rooms cooler in hot weather. If your blind starts to peel from heat, simply reapply using a light mist of water to help improve the static cling.

What do I do if the blind bubbles or starts to peel off?
No. Simply reapply using a light mist of water to help improve the static cling. Before reapplication, check the shiny side of the window is free of debris, and that the window is clean. The blind will not ahdere as well to dirty windows.

Can I use the blind on a double-glazed window?
Yes. The blind will work on single and double glazed windows as long as the glass is not tinted or frosted.

Can I use the blind on velux windows?
Yes, as long as the glass is not tinted or frosted.

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