Window Film for Conservators, Curators & Collectors
Priceless artwork, rugs, photographs and furnishings all need protection from the sun. The first step in protecting valuables is to understand how the sun’s energy causes damage to these pieces. Light affects art and other materials in two main ways. It fades colors and it weakens and discolors materials. Over time sun damage is cumulative and unfortunately, irreversible.
To minimize damage you will need to reduce light levels, length of exposure time or both.
3M™ Sun Control Films include the Prestige Series, Ceramic Series, Traditional Series, and Night Vision Series.
With fade protection levels ranging from 38% to 75%, 3M™ Sun Control Films are available in a variety of densities and colors to fit each application’s unique protection needs. Deciding how much protection is enough protection requires balancing the desire for natural light with the potential damage sunlight causes.
The Prestige Series is the top-performer in this group, screening out 99.9% of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. However, the Ceramic, Traditional and Night Vision Series are not far behind, blocking out up to 99% of UV light.