I’m often asked whether repairing a blind is ‘better’ than replacing. While this question is subjective, and based on each individual situation, blind repair is often times much more economical that replacement. Here are some real world cost estimates versus replacement: The replacement estimate shown is based on discount online prices of a custom blind with […]
Fusing string is a very helpful technique to know when doing blind repairs and can be also used for other projects that use polyester sting. This technique does not work on cotton string, or other non-synthetic string. First, place the 2 ends together as shown: Second, with a lighter, burn the 2 ends until they […]
Restringing a vertical blind is necessary when the string becomes frayed or broken. The string that runs through a vertical blind headrail needs to be in good condition for it to flow through the many guides and pulleys which exist inside. Fix My Blinds has several helps when it comes to this type of repair. […]
Follow these easy steps to remove vertical blind vanes: For more blind repair instructions, click HERE.
Choosing a continuous cord loop for your shade is easy when you follow these 2 steps: If you need to purchase a continuous cord loop, click HERE.
Follow this process to remove a Garber / Bali Crystalpleat honeycom shade: For more blind repair instruction, click HERE.
Finding the right valance clip is an easy process: If you don’t see a valance clip that matches yours, you can email a picture to: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also see a recent article here: Valance Clip Options for Horizontal Blinds
Here’s some simple step by step instructions for measuring for blind – inside mount:
Here’s a good formula you can use to determine how much string you’ll need to restring a horizontal blind or shade: It’s a generous estimate that allows enough overage to compensate for any small measuring mistakes. Make sure to account for all of the string that might be hidden within fabric, if you’re estimating for a […]
Blind repairs vary based on the type and style of blind. Here are some examples of common repairs: Mini-Blind: Mini blinds consist of ½”, 1” or 1 ½” horizontal slats that stack at the top of the window. Slats are typically made of aluminum, plastic, or wood. Common Repairs: Tilt mechanism replacement; lift cord replacement; […]