Manufacturers call an anti-graffiti film a “sacrificial barrier” — it is a thin transparent tint that protects the metal and glass surfaces of your property from permanent damage. It is optically clear, offers easy installation, and is quickly replaced too.

If your neighborhood is known for its vandals with their love for graffiti, it makes total sense to prevent costly glass replacement and install anti graffiti window film. Tinting Chicago will offer you a choice of the 2 best anti graffiti films on the market — 3M and Llumar. Give us a call today at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 for a free estimate.

How does anti graffiti film work?

The term “sacrificial barrier” tells it all. A transparent, but very strong film made of special polymers is being installed on the mirrors, glass, or metal surfaces outside your house. When the damage occurs, it can be removed quickly and reinstalled.

Besides its main property — to protect your windows and walls from graffiti — this film adds an extra layer of protection from the UV rays, heat, and glare. Installed on the windows, it would act as a shield that prevents your interior from overheating and furniture from fading.

6 properties and benefits of the anti-graffiti films

  • Absolutely transparent and invisible
  • Strong and durable
  • Easily installed
  • Replaced quickly
  • Low cost
  • Protects from the UV rays.

What kinds of graffiti do these films protect from?


Smooth surfaces are attractive. And if street artists use the legit spaces for the creation of their masterpieces, the vandals sneakily spray paint and scratch where they’re not supposed to. By applying quality anti graffiti window films you will save yourself loads of cash on costly glass replacement. And what if it’s a whole wall!?

Kids’ art

We can’t call our children vandals when they draw on the walls — but the damage, nevertheless, can be as significant. Smart parents use anti-graffiti films inside of their homes too. Apply and reapply them on windows, mirrors, stainless steel surfaces until the kid grows out of this costly habit!

Holiday decorations

Some of our clients invite us to install these films during the holiday period — especially on Halloween and Christmas. How genius is that? You can install anti-graffiti film fast and cheap, decorate your house windows any way you want, and then simply remove it when the holidays are over!

Anti-graffiti film protects glass and metal surfaces from:

  • Spray paint
  • Markers
  • Permanent markers
  • Scratches
  • Damage produced by etching tools
  • Acids.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to protect windows from graffiti?

The easiest and most cost-effective way is to install special anti-graffiti films. Produced from special polymers, they act as a protective layer between the original surface and graffiti. In case vandalism did occur, you just remove the film and reinstall it.

How do you install graffiti film?

Anti-graffiti and any other films are best installed by professionals. It is very important that the space is dust or moisture-free, and spotlessly clean. In order to perform wrinkle or bubble-free installation, the pros use special equipment. Give us a call at Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493, and we will explain the process in detail and provide you with a free estimate.

How do you remove graffiti film?

To remove it cleanly, invite the professional. In case the film has been installed correctly, there would be no problem removing it. After the film is removed, windows, mirrors, and metal surfaces retain their original condition.

Can I remove the anti graffiti film myself?

Yes, you can. But you have to be very careful not to tear it or damage the original surface. Professional installers would use special equipment — from scrapers to heat guns to perform a perfectly clean removal. After it's done, all that needs to be done is a good wipe-out with a special solution and a cloth.


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