To let light from the bathroom window into the living space and to let light from the living space into the bathroom we decided to re-purpose an old French door as the pocket door for our bathroom. A clear bathroom door, however, is a bit more revealing than one generally prefers, so we added a layer of privacy film.
Were I to take the lead on such an operation the result would almost certainly be a disaster of bubbles and creases, so I stood by ready to take orders while Liz orchestrated.
It turns out my fear of window films is well-founded. We were both very grateful for a fantastic instructional video from TAP Plastics which showed us how to do this the right way.
The window film goes on by spraying the film and the window liberally with a baby shampoo solution, squeegeeing out the bubbles, then carefully cutting the perimeter with a guide leaving a 16th inch gap all the way around the edge, then squeegeeing again. We, and by we I mean Liz, did a pretty good job!