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How to Fix a Vertical Blind Fast Easy and Cheap . A Very Lazy way to keep them from falling
Repairing a vertical blind that keeps coming down
Do your vertical blinds keep falling off? Here's a cheap easy and, honestly,a very, very lazy way to fix the blind
Step 1 Okay! One or more of your vertical blinds keeps falling down. The reason is there is a tear or break above the hole that connects the blind to the hook. This method works best for full length blinds that typically cover a large window or deck/patio door
Pick up the blind and lay it across a surface where it will lay flat (the floor or long workbench will do just well)
Using scissors, cut a piece off of the bottom of the blind. Cut as straight as possible, all the way across. I recommend NOT cutting more that 1/4" of an inch off bottom. Actually 1/8 - 3/16" should do .
I know what you are thinking...".. if I cut a piece from the bottom, won't this blind look short??" Nah. The missing piece is all the way down toward the floor. Only the cat will notice and I'm sure he won't say anything. Just keep it around around 1/4" or less and you'll be OK
So now you have the bottom piece of the blind say 3/16" by let's say about 3" (depending on how wide your blinds are). You are going to use this piece to mend the tear or break above the hole in your blind
Take the piece you just cut off and trim it to at least 1 inch (UNLESS the tear above the hole is more than 1/2 inch. If that is the case, add another inch)
Next we'll want to glue the cut piece above the hole in the vertical blind. The whole purpose of this is to mend the tear or 'bridge' the tear so that you'll be able to hang the blind back onto the clip. Put Krazy glue or super glue or equivalent on both sides of the tear.
Press the piece you cut off the bottom of the blind into the glue. If it doesn't span across the whole tear and still contact 1/4" on each side of tear, you'll need a longer piece. If it obstructs the hole that the manufacturer put in the blind (that the clip goes through) you'll need to make the piece less thick.
Most krazy glue or super glue says hold for 30 seconds. Hold it for a good minute across the tear to be sure you get a good bind
Blind I installed is second one in from the left
Connect blind back into the clip. Should work like a charm.