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How to Make a Two Way Mirror Using Two Way Mirror Film  [2020]

Have you ever wondered how a mirror is made? Advancing this question: have you ever wondered how a two way mirror is made?

Today, we are going to show you how to create your own two way mirror with a step-by-step guide!

The guide includes pictures and written instructions on how to make a two way mirror using film!

Two Way Mirror

You will learn about how to apply two way mirror film to a standard piece of glass, how a standard mirror is made, and how a two way mirror is made in this step-by-step guide.

So, you want to make your own two way mirror? Well, now you can! Our new video goes into detail with the process and application.

A two way mirror is great for creating infinity mirrors, improving home security, observations rooms, and more!

However, what is a two way mirror? How is a two way mirror made? What are some common uses for a two way mirror?

What is a Two Way Mirror?

Have you ever seen a crime show where a cop is interrogating a suspect, and there are investigators watching through a two way mirror? Also known as an observation room.

Let’s think about an observation room.

Two way mirrors are great for observation and interrogation rooms. You will need to adjust the lighting accordingly for the two way application to take place.

The room where the person being observed is brightly lit. The room with the people who are observing and are not seen is kept darker.

The lighting is important to have correct if you want the two way mirror to work efficiently.

two way mirror

Now that you know more information about two way mirrors, I am here to show you how to make one yourself!

How Can You Make a Two Way Mirror by Applying Two Way Mirror Film? [DIY Two Way Mirror]

Applying two way mirror film is extremely easy!

Follow these simple and easy steps to apply the two way mirror film!

Step One:

Clean the glass! We recommend putting on rubber gloves to make sure there are no smudges or finger prints on the glass.

Cleaning Glass

Step Two:

Apply the solution to the glass.

Applying Solution to the Glass

Step Three:

Peel the plastic off the film. You can do this by placing a piece of tape on each side of the two way mirror film, and slowly peeling it away.

Peeling the Film

Step Four:

Place the film onto the piece of glass.

Applying film application

Step Five:

Squeegee the film onto the mirror. You can use a scrapper tool, or even a credit card. You just want to use an object that won’t damage the film, and will release the air bubbles.

Squeegee out the air bubbles.

Step Six:

Let it dry! It’s as easy as that!

Reflective side of the two way mirror film.

What Can You Use a Two Way Mirror For?

You can use a two way mirror for many different types of applications. For example:

  • Observation Windows
  • Interrogation Rooms
  • Infinity Mirrors
  • Home Privacy

Observation Windows

Observation windows are great for rooms in hospitals, day cares, or places where it is better for people to watch what is happening rather than being in the actual room.

For example: If you want to see how the kids interact with each other when an adult isn’t around, you can simply place them in a room with an observation window to conduct your study.


Interrogation Rooms

Two way mirrors are great for interrogation rooms! For example: if you are questioning a suspect, other people in another room can be watching as well. Whether it’s for protection, or to simply write down interactive notes.

Infinity Mirrors

Two way mirrors are great for infinity mirrors! They provide optical reflections for the infinity effect.

Two way mirrors are often used for the top layer of an infinity mirror. They reflect the lights between the standard mirror and the two way mirror, thus creating the infinity effect.

Infinity Polar Bear

Home Privacy

You can use two way mirrors for home privacy as well! Applying two way mirror film to your windows will provide more privacy and security to your home.

People outside wouldn’t be able to see in, but you can still see outside.

However, at night people will be able to see inside. You can fix this with an easy solution! Simply put a light outside of the window.

two way mirror window film

Tell us about your project in the comments below! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, or leave them in the comments below!

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