When to remove the protective tape?
The special tape with which PVC windows are secured should be removed immediately after the installation of the joinery, possibly after the completion of the brickwork. All you need to do then is tick off the end of the tape and pull with a little force and the tape will easily peel away from the window frame. Protective tape that remains longer on installed windows is exposed to the weather conditions. In particular the sun’s rays and we may have trouble peeling it off.
How to remove old protective tape?
What if we didn’t peel off the tape in good time and now we’re in trouble? Definitely do not use products with caustic agents (bleach) and scrubbing preparations. Do not use any wire scratchers or strong dissolvers to remove old tape. This causes nicks, scratches and damage to the frames. As well as tarnishing or discolouration of the window frames can occur. If it has already come to the point where we are having trouble removing the tape, it is better to try a less invasive method, such as using a steam device. The steam generated under pressure will dissolve the adhesive and make it easier for us to tear off the tape fragments. It is quite a labour-intensive activity. Any remaining glue will be washed off with gentle household cleaners.