Facts about Fading


with the use of Solar Control Window Film.

UV Reduction:

  • Average clear glass filters 25%
  • Dual-pane glass filters 50%
  • Low-E glass filters 60%

Our Window Film filters 99.9% of UV

Window film is an effective means by which to help reduce fading. Remember, fading can never be eliminated, however the installation of film on windows can drastically reduce the damage, enabling most fabrics and furnishings to look fresh and vibrant for years to come. And, even more importantly, the composition of the film you choose will always make a dramatic difference in the results achieved.


Laboratory tests using Xenon arc simulated sunlight per test conditions from The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists show that furniture, fabrics, works of art, flooring and, even decorative wall paint fades with time (some more than others). Here are some tips from the pros:

Wood: Natural wood finishes are much more stable than stains or finishes which alter the color of the original wood. And, wood may actually darken with prolonged exposure to UV rather than fade to a lighter color.

Fabrics: Results differ depending upon fiber type, dye color and stability and/or pattern printing techniques. Fabric cost has no bearing on the degree of fade damage and expensive fabrics may be as vulnerable to fading as less expensive fabrics.

Artwork: From photographs to paintings, tapestries to wood sculptures, certain media will fade more rapidly than other works of art. A watercolor, for example, is far more vulnerable than an oil painting. A tapestry of bright bold colors may deteriorate more rapidly than a solid wall hanging. To be safe, never place art in direct sunlight.

Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation

The sun's harmful UV rays damage more than furniture and fabrics, which is why The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends the use of Window Film as a device for the protection of skin.