Frequently Asked Questions for Magic Blackout Blind

What is Magic Blackout Blind?

Magic Blackout Blind allows you to blackout windows – anywhere, in seconds. Magic Blackout Blind is a temporary blackout blind window covering that allows you to quickly and easily black out light. Magic Blackout blind is a new type of blackout material. No tools are required to install – it sticks with static. Magic Blackout blind is ideal for blacking out light from bedrooms, offices, children’s nurseries, shop windows, boats, RVs, campers, classrooms, TV studios, new homes, hotel rooms, apartments, dorm rooms, apartments and more.  Click here to see a 1 minute video demonstration of how to use Magic Blackout Blind.

How does it stick and will it leave any marks?

Because Magic Blackout Blind is statically charged it will stick to glass and windows without needing tape, mounting hardware or glue – so it never leaves any marks! It’s incredibly simple to fit and no tools are required. Magic Blackout Blind is quick and easy to fit and stops all light.

What type of windows can you apply Magic Blackout Blind to?

Magic Blackout Blind can be safely applied to normal single glazed or double glazed windows, the type you would find in a house or office.

DO NOT apply to laminated glass, windows that are strengthened with wire, textured or patterned glass, triple plane glass or Velux windows or similar roof lights, as there is a risk of cracking from thermal stress. Magic Blackout Blind is a temporary blackout blind that is designed to be removed on a daily basis. Velux windows and roof blinds are usually positioned at 45 degree and the film may not stick or stay in place due to gravity.

Who uses Magic Blackout Blind?

Our customers include parents with babies who have trouble sleeping, children’s nurseries, RV and mobile home owners, people who have moved into new homes, parents on vacation with young children (as a portable travel blackout blind) , teachers who want to darken rooms when using projectors and interactive whiteboards, photographers and cameramen who need to black out bright light, AV companies, filmmakers, construction workers and night shift workers. Magic Blackout Blind is also popular with customers who live in rental properties who are not allowed to put up permanent curtains and blinds. Magic Blackout is an easier and cheap alternative to blackout blinds.

How long will it stick to windows and glass?

The exact time depends on how many times you take it down and reapply it. The sheets will typically last 6-8 weeks.

Please note that Magic Blackout Blind is for temporary use ONLY and should not be applied permanently – it is advised that the film be removed daily. Magic Blackout Blind is designed to be used early evening until morning and for afternoon naps. Do not leave on windows in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time. When not on the window store on a hard flat surface like a wall or closet door.

How many times can Magic Blackout Blind be reused?

Magic Blackout Blind is a temporary blackout blind window covering that can be reused on a daily basis (the exact number of times depends on how often you take it up and down), just peel off and reuse. Typically the sheets will last for 6-8 weeks and will naturally crease over time due to exposure to heat and the sun.

If you intend to use at night and remove from the window in the day we recommend that you place the sheet on a wall or closet door. This will help keep the static on the sheets.

Can the Magic Blackout Blind sheets be folded up after use?

Yes, the Magic Blackout Blind sheets can be folded after use. Many customers take the sheets off the window when they don’t need to blackout the light and place the sheets on a wall. Magic Blackout Blind is a better, easier and cheap alternatives to blackout blinds.

How many sheets are on a roll?

Each roll contains 10 perforated sheets, and the roll is more than 25 feet long. A roll of Magic Blackout Blind can cover 50 square feet of window, or approx. 5 standard windows.

What size are the Magic Blackout Blind sheets?

Each Magic Blackout Blind sheet measures 23.5 inches by 31.5 inches . There are 10 sheets on each 25-foot roll, enough for approximately 5 standard double windows.

Does it work on windows prone to condensation?

For best results use on dry windows. Moisture will limit the static cling of the blind.

Does Magic Blackout Blind work on double glazed windows?

Yes, Magic Blackout Blind works on double and single glazed windows. Magic Blackout Blinds are an easier and cheap alternative to blackout blinds or blackout curtains.

Is Magic Blackout Blind recyclable?

Yes, Magic Blackout Blind is fully recyclable as a #5 plastic, so it can be placed in plastics recycling container. It comes in a cardboard box that can also be recycled.  Magic Blackout Blind has been designed and produced using environmentally friendly methods.

What is it made of?

Magic Blackout Blind is made from statically charged polypropylene film. There is a 100% Blackout and an 80% Blackout version available.

How heavy is each roll of Magic Blackout Blind?

Each roll weights just over one pound, so it is easy to fit into the trunk of a car or even carried onto a plane. If you take a few sheets on vacation with you it will make a great travel blackout blind. Blackout Blind is ideal if there are no curtains or blinds in the accommodation, or to block out the light that comes through the side of hotel curtains.

Can it be used as a baby blackout blind?

Yes, Magic Blackout Blind makes a fantastic baby blackout blind, you can blackout windows instantly. Just tear off a sheet and place on the window. Magic Blackout blinds will stop bright sunshine coming into bedrooms and baby rooms and nurseries. You can also take on vacation with you. Magic Blackout blind is portable and lightweight and stops all light – even around the window edges.  Be sure not to place the Magic Blackout Blind directly over or near a crib or sleeping baby, since there could be a chance of the blind falling down if it loses its static cling.

Can Magic Blackout Blind be used by cameramen and film producers to reduce light when filming?

Yes, Magic Blackout Blind is very effective in reducing light when filming on location and when on a film set. Magic Blackout Blind comes on a lightweight roll and you just tear off a sheet and place on the window. This sheets sticks using static and leave no marks on surfaces. You don’t need gaffer tape and the Magic Blackout Blind sheets are reusable. It is also easier and quicker to fit. It takes seconds. If you are currently using arrotek sheeting or bolt on blackout cloth then Magic Blackout Blind is a quicker and cheaper alternative. We believe Magic Blackout Blind will be very popular in the film industry for reducing unnecessary light and reducing glare. Some customers are using it to stick to ceilings to darkness down rooms, you don’t have to paint the wall. Just place the Magic Blackout Blind sheets on the surface and peel off when finished.

Can teachers use Magic Blackout Blind to stop light coming into classrooms?

Yes, Magic Blackout Blind is a temporary blackout blind window covering that is fitted in seconds. The sheets cling to classroom windows using static. Simply place on classroom windows and remove when no longer needed. Magic Blackout Blind helps teachers and students see the interactive whiteboard more clearly.

Can you overlap the Magic Blackout sheets? Do they still cling to glass when overlapped?

Yes, you can overlap the Magic Blackout Blind sheets to make them fit your exact window size. The sheets can be placed on top of each other and will still stick to the window. Magic Blackout Blind is easier than blackout blinds to install, no tools are required. Just cut the Magic Blackout Blind sheets to size using scissors.

Can you used Magic Blackout Blind on vacation?

Yes, Magic Blackout Blind is ideal for taking on vacation to stop bright sunshine coming through windows, especially if you are traveling with kids. Magic Blackout Blind is portable and lightweight. Each roll of Magic Blackout Blind only weighs 1 lb. Magic Blackout blind comes on a convenient roll that will fit in a suitcase, or you can tear off a few sheets, fold or roll the Magic Blackout Blind sheets and put them in your luggage.  Magic Blackout Blind helps children and parents stay asleep longer.

Can you use Magic Blackout Blind as travel blackout blinds?

Yes, Magic Blackout Blind is a portable lightweight travel blackout blind.  Magic Blackout was designed to be taken with parents whenever they travel with young children or babies, so you can take a few sheets on vacation with you just in case their are no curtains. Magic Blackout Blind is a new type of blackout material and an alternative to blinds or curtains. No longer will you have to hang blankets, sheets or pillowcases from the curtain rod to block out the sun.

You can cover a window in about 10 seconds. It’s quick and easy to fit.  It will keep the sun away from your children’s room, helping them to sleep better at night and during their naps.  Children benefit from sleeping past dawn, Magic Blackout Blind stops the sunshine coming into their bedrooms and nurseries.

Can you use Magic Blackout Blind for blacking out windows while window dressing in shops?

Yes, Magic Blackout Blind works really well to temporarily blackout shop windows while store staff are changing a window display. We have many customers who use it while window dressing. Magic Blackout Blind is quick and easy to fit, and you will blackout a large shop window in minutes. After the window has been dressed you simply peel off the Magic Blackout Blind sheets. No marks will be left on shop window and you can reuse the Magic Blackout Blind sheets for another window when required.

Can you use Magic Blackout Blind in RVs, Campers or Mobile Homes?

Yes, you can use Magic Blackout Blind to stop sunlight coming into RVs, campers and mobile homes.  It can also be used in motor homes to stop light coming into vehicles. The Blackout Blind sheets are easy to cut to fit windows of any size, which is convenient for smaller-than-average windows that are hard to fit with blinds or curtains.

Can you use Magic Blackout Blind to blackout portholes?

Yes, you can use Magic Blackout Blind to blackout portholes and circular windows. You can also use Magic Blackout Blind to stop light coming into motor boats and yachts. Magic Blackout Blind was  reviewed in Motor Boats Monthly and it is useful for blacking out boat windows. Magic Blackout Blinds are an easier and cheap alternative to blackout blinds for boats.

Does Magic Blackout Blind stop light coming into bedroom windows?

Yes, Magic Blackout Blind will blackout bedroom windows and stop light coming in bedrooms. This is to help you get a good night’s sleep. Magic Blackout Blind is an easier and cheap alternative to blackout blinds.

Does Magic Blackout Blind work on Velux windows?

No.  Due to the specific construction of Velux windows DO NOT USE Magic Blackout Blind on Velux Windows or similar roof blinds. Due to the 45 degree angle of these windows, the film may not stick and fall off. Magic Blackout Blinds are designed for temporary use and should be taken down on a daily basis.

Do you have a video clip that shows how to use Magic Blackout Blind?

Yes, we have produced a 1 minute video clip that demonstrates how to use Magic Blackout Blind. To see the video click here

Have you recently ordered new curtains and are waiting for curtains to be fitted?

If you have recently moved to a new home and ordered new curtains and you may be waiting for your new curtains to arrive. These can often take 4 to 6 weeks. Magic Blackout Blinds can be fitted in seconds and requires no screws or manual installation . Simply place the Magic Blackout sheets on the window and it will blackout all light. Sheets can be removed during the day or when not in use, simply place on a wall or closet door. Also, no marks will be left of glass. Magic Blackout Blinds are an easier and cheap alternative to blackout blinds or blackout curtains.

How dark will Magic Blackout Blind make the room?

Any room or children’s nursey will go dark immediately. No light will come through the glass. Magic Blackout Blind is quick and easy to fit, and stops all light, even around window edges.

I have blackout blinds and blackout curtains but they let in light. Does Magic Blackout let in light?

Unlike blackout blinds and blackout curtains that often let in light around edges of windows and window frames, Magic Blackout Blind will blackout all light. It is also incredibly easy and simple to fit, just place the sheet on the window. You don’t need to do any drilling or screwing to fit Magic Blackout material. No light will come in, Magic Blackout Blind stops all light even around the top and sides of window edges.

I have struggled hanging blankets over curtain rails to block light,is Magic Blackout Blind easier?

Yes, Magic Blackout Blind is very easy to fit and to take down, simply tear off a sheet and place it on a window. Magic Blackout Blind comes on a lightweight roll (it weighs <1 lb) so you won’t need to struggle fitting blankets to the curtain rods. Magic Blackout Blind will also stop all light and look much better than blankets or cardboard. Magic Blackout Blind is easier to fit than normal blackout blinds and blackout curtains.

I keep getting woken up by my neighbor’s security light at night. Will Magic Blackout Blind stop this?

Yes, Magic Blackout Blind will stop all light and will stop you from getting woken up and disturbed by motion detected security lights that come on in the middle of the night. Magic Blackout Blind stops all light so you will not be woken up by security lights, streetlights, or the sun.

I’m going on vacation and the curtains in the beach house are thin. Will Magic Blackout Blind work?

Yes, Magic Blackout Blind stops all light and is ideal if you are going on vacation or traveling and don’t know what type of curtains will be in the room. Place a sheet of Magic Blackout Blind on the window and no light will come through the window. Never again will you have to try and fix towels and sheets around the window and curtain rod.

I’m looking for temporary blinds or temporary curtains, is Magic Blackout Blind what I’m looking for?

Magic Blackout Blind is a simple and effective temporary alternative to blackout blinds and blackout curtains. We have many customers who use Magic Blackout Blind who live in short-term housing or have recently moved and are waiting for their new curtains. Magic Blackout Blind is fitted in seconds, so if you need temporary blinds or temporary curtains this is just what you need to blackout unwanted light. Magic Blackout Blind is an easier and cheap alternative to blackout blinds or blackout curtains.

I own a boat and my boat curtains and boat blinds don’t keep light out, does Magic Blackout work?

Yes, we have lots of boat and cabin cruiser owners who use Magic Blackout Blind to stop the light and sunshine from coming into the lounge cabin. Often existing boat curtains and boat blinds are not very effective. Magic Blackout can be quickly and easily placed on boat windows and it will stop light entering the cabin. This will help you and your guests sleep for longer. Magic Blackout Blinds works on vertical windows and windows which are at an angle. You can cut Magic Blackout Blind to the shape of your windows with a pair of scissors. Magic Blackout Blind is a better and cheaper alternative to boat curtains and boat blinds.

Is Magic Blackout Blind like using blackout blinds?

Magic Blackout Blind temporary blackouts window covering that is much easier and quicker to fit. It is a new type of blackout material. It also blacks out all light, unlike some blackout blinds. No tools are required. You simply tear off a sheet and it will cling to the windows. No marks will be left on the glass and you can remove it in seconds. You can fold it or keep it on a nearby wall when you want light in the room. Magic Blackout Blind is a temporary blackout window covering that stops all light, even around the window edges.

I suffer from jet lag, will Magic Blackout Blind help me sleep better?

Yes, customers have brought Magic Blackout Blind because it is so lightweight when traveling. They take a few sheets and fold them up and put them in with their luggage or take the roll. On arriving at destination, simply unfold Magic Blackout Blind sheets and place on windows. They will stop all light. Magic Blackout Blind is really useful if your hotel or accommodation has thin curtains that don’t stop light coming through.

I use pieces of cardboard or towels to blackout light, is Magic Blackout Blind better?

Yes, Magic Blackout blind is more effective than sticking cardboard or covering windows with towels because it will blackout all light even around the edges of windows. Magic Blackout is also less unsightly and looks professional. Magic Blackout blind will stop all light coming through windows and will also reduce heat.

My children often stay with their grandparents but they don’t have blinds – will Magic Blackout Blind work?

Yes, we have lots of grandparents who use Magic Blackout Blind when their grandchildren come to visit to temporarily blackout light in bedrooms. Often grandparents don’t want to fit a permanent blackout blind or blackout curtain. Magic Blackout Blind is better and more effective than trying to pin sheets and blankets to the window frame or over the curtain rod. Magic Blackout Blind was recommended by the Good Housekeeping Institute as a tried, tested and trusted team.

My children won’t go to bed because it is still light at bedtime, will Magic Blackout Blind work?

Yes, by placing Magic Blackout Blind on your children’s windows it will stop all light (even around the window edges). This will create an instantly darkened room, making toddlers believe it is nighttime. Magic Blackout Blind also helps keep children from waking up at 5am when the sun rises.

My children won’t go to bed because they say “it’s not bedtime, it’s not dark outside”

This is a very common question when the clocks go forward in the Spring and throughout the summer months. Magic Blackout Blind will help create an instantly dark bedroom when you are struggling to get your children to sleep when it is still light outside at their bedtime. Magic Blackout Blind stops all light and will convince them it is dark outside and time to go to bed. Useful when traveling and when on vacation.

My son is autistic, and we need to blackout his room. Will Magic Blackout Blind work?

Magic Blackout Blind will stop all light coming into a bedroom, which will help create a calm environment and encourage routine and sleep.  See Autism Speaks or other Autism resources for more information.

We are a car dealer and want to blackout car showroom windows for new car launch – will this work?

Yes, Magic Blackout Blind would work well to blackout showroom windows for a new product launch. Magic Blackout Blind is a temporary window blackout covering. It is very easy to fit and no marks would be left on glass when you take Magic Blackout Blind down. Using Magic Blackout Blind will also create interest because customers will be curious why the car showroom windows have be blacked out. Mitsubishi has used Magic Blackout Blind over a weekend to stop customers looking in the showroom and to generate interest in the product launch.

We want to create a mood room and sensory room for babies – will Magic Blackout Blind work?

Yes, customers buy Magic Blackout Blind to create a better sensory experience, ideal if you are trying to create a mood room or sensory room in a school, village hall, hospital or hospice. Some customers use to create better baby sensory experiences.

What if my windows are bigger than the Magic Blackout Blind sheets?

You can overlap the Magic Blackout Blind sheets over each other. You could also not tear the sheet at the perforation, roll out as much blackout blind as you need, and then cut the sheet to size with a pair of scissors. Each roll is 25 feet in length, and can cover 50 square feet of windows.