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Causes of Fading

Extended exposure to sunlight can have detrimental effects on carpets, upholstery and personal belongings. Colours can become faded and dull, furniture and wood finishes can become damaged, and often the damage is irreparable.

There are numerous causes of fading;

  1. Ultraviolet Radiation (40%)
  2. Visible Light (25%)
  3. Heat (25%)
  4. Other (10%)
  • Chemical Vapors
  • Age of the Fabric
  • Dye Fastness
  • Wear and tear physically removing colouring agents from the materials surface.

Pie chart explaining the causes of fading including light heat and UV rays

Protect your belongings with Window Film

Window Film can help to filter out the main causes of fading, helping to protect your belongings against damage. All our window film products reject over 99% of UV Rays, effectively eliminating the main cause of fading.

Historically, clear UV window film was specified to reduce fading. However we also have products that can reject up to 86% of heat and 95% of visible light, offering protection against the other causes of fading Рtherefore increasing overall protection.


If you are looking to protect your home, fixtures, artwork, furniture etc against fading, speak to one of our team on 0333 800 2400 or use the contact form below.

We’re perfectly placed to help, whatever your requirement. Take a look at our extensive range of products and services, or gain more insight into our solutions by reading our case studies and articles.

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Whether you require a quotation, samples, or simply advice, fill in the form to the right and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible.

If your enquiry is urgent, we recommend you call straight away. Our offices are open weekdays from 9am - 5pm. Our experienced staff will be delighted to assist you.

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Unit 1, ARC Business Park, Sankey Valley Industrial Estate, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 8AT

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83 Ducie Street, Manchester, M1 2JQ

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