Can you put window film on a ceiling?

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  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 27, 2019

    What type of ceiling do you have?

    • Cindy Cindy on Mar 02, 2019

      regular painted textured. previous owners had water leaks and repair is horrid.

  • I would not think so unless it is like a contact paper. Window film does not use adhesive just water, so I would think not.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Feb 27, 2019

    if you had a glue that would not damage the film ... maybe a waterbase white glue - like MODPODGE that dries clear -- work in SMALL areas to smooth out all bubbles/wrinkles. Won't work on a Popcorn ceiling --

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Feb 27, 2019

    What ate you trying to create?

  • Millie Millie on Feb 28, 2019

    What is window film?

  • Maynard Maynard on Mar 01, 2019

    Window film must be adhered to double sided tape, usually attached to the side of the interior window trim. Then it is usually heated with a hair dryer on high to tighten it.

    Assuming you have no issue with the double sided tape on the ceiling, there's no reason you can't do it. Use 1/2" wide tape for the least visible tape line.


    Question is: Why would you put window film on the ceiling??

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Mar 02, 2019

    I think you best bet would be to bite the bullet and redrywall your ceiling. Do it smooth, better for repairs and resale. So sorry for your delimma.

  • Maynard Maynard on Mar 03, 2019

    Cindy, I totally misunderstood your question! The only window film I'm familiar with is that used as an insulator, like a temporary storm window, hence my answer. Having re-read your statement and a few of the answers, I would now suggest scraping off all the texturing, ( you can buy an 18 inch wide scraper for this, and a painters extension pole so you dont have to work off a ladder. ) After the texturing is gone, lightly sand the ceiling, again- they sell ceiling sanding poles so you can work from the floor, then prime it with K-I-L-Z, a white primer specially formulated to cover water stains. Finish with a coat of ceiling white. (Ceiling paint is a type unto itself, different than wall paint.) This is all assuming the drywall under the texturing is solid. If not, replace that first, dont paint bad drywall, it's a waste of time and money.