Fix My Blinds sends out FREE string, chain and cloth tape samples. This can be very helpful if you’re not sure which diameter string you need, or if you need to match string, or cloth tape color-wise. To get your free samples, simply go to any related page on the Fix My Blinds website. Click the ‘Get Free Samples’ link in the banner:
On the Sample Order Form, enter up to 3 samples and your shipping information. We’ll send you the samples within 1 business day!
With the many types of blinds and shades, there are as many ways to remove and re-hang them. From time to time, you may have to remove a blind to paint, or to do a repair. Either way, the task of taking down a blind and re-hanging it can require a little bit of professional know-how to safely accomplish. Here are some video’s from Fix My Blinds that show you how to remove and replace several different types of blinds and shades:
Here are some vertical blind restring diagrams. Click the highlighted title to print as PDF:
For instructional video’s on restringing a vertical blind headrail, click here.
Choice and variety are fundamental expectations in 21st-century America. When I was a kid, coffee came either black or with cream and sugar. Nowadays I could fill a small dictionary with the list of coffee choices at my nearest Starbucks. In fact, I need a dictionary to explain all the different choices.
When it comes to window treatments, the choices have proliferated in a similar way. Having this kind of selection should be a blessing, not bewildering, so I’ve sorted out and defined some of the options to make the process easier for you.
Here’s a fraction to decimal chart for sizes down to the 128th of an inch:
Click the link below for a printable PDF:
Converting fractions to decimals is useful in many building projects, when ordering custom made products, or when ordering materials for a project. To have general knowledge of how fractions relate to decimals, and vice-versa, and how the conversions work, can save a lot of confusion. Here are some handy tables that display these conversions:
Fractions of an Inch (top) – Decimals of an Inch (bottom)
Inches (top) – Decimals / Fractions of a Foot (bottom)
Inches & Fractions of an Inch (top) – Decimals in Hundredths
Click the link below to download and print a copy of these tables:
So, the wand on your blind has stopped tilting the slats, or has fallen off? This is a common problem with all types of horizontal blinds, and thankfully, is easy to fix. Here are some examples of why this happens and what are the solutions.
Problem: The wand or wand tip has broken and has fallen off. This can happen with many of the different kinds of wands.
Solution: Buy a new Wand
Problem: The plastic sleeve has broken, causing the want to fall off.
Solution: Buy a new Sleeve. You may have to replace the hook if it has gone missing.
Problem: The wand turns without tilting the slats – due to a broken tilt mechanism, or the tilter stem has broken off, causing the wand to fall off. In either case, the tilt mechanism will need to be replaced.
Solution: Buy a new Tilt Mechanism
Here’s some quick instructions on how to navigate the Fix My Blinds ‘Instructions’ page: