Step 1. Make sure there are no fans blowing in the room and let any dust settle from people movement for five minutes before starting the project.
Step 2. Begin preparing your iPad screen surface using a lint free wipe and solution kit similar to this: Clean and Polish Kit
Step 3. Obtain a ruler, credit card, Post-It note pad, or other stiff, small, and straight edged object to assist in applying the protective film.
Step 4. Start applying the protective film at the home button end of the iPad and gently work from that bottom upwards. DO NOT peel the protective film from the sheet it comes shipped on until it's near the edge of the surface of the glass. That keeps any contaminants from statically clinging to the screen protector.
Step 5. Work any bubbles from the center to the edge using your sourced straight edged object.
Step 6. Take care not to create any fingerprints on the edge of the protective film by not touching that surface edge.