I've done it on two monitors so far and had zero problems. You don't really need special tools, only screw driver, prying tool ( I used a table knife ), some paper towels (I used thick paper towels I had lying around but regular paper towels would be enough) and water ( I used a spray bottle which made it easy to keep the towels wet without removing them).
Important steps to follow:
- Wet the towels but don't pour a bucket of water on it the spray bottle helps a lot with this.
- Wait at least 4.5-5 hours before you try to remove the film.
- Start with a corner and pull the film parallel to the screen instead of up, if it doesn't come off easy then let it soak a bit longer.
- After film is removed let it dry, preferably under a ceiling fan; before connecting the display.
These two threads provide lots of info and I recommend you read them:
If you are patient and handle things with care, there should be no problems. I have done two so far ( Dell u2412m and Asus vg248qe ) and I am very happy with the results. Another thing you could do is buy a cheap used display and practice on that. Good luck.