This video will walk you through the best way to restring your Mini Blind. In this video we'll go through two possible scenarios. The first is when your string is frayed, and the second is for when your string is completely gone or has broken.
This short video show you an easy way to replace the Cord Loop on your EZ Rise Cellular Shade. (NOTE: This video was shot using a Hunter Douglas shade and therefore is specific to a Hunter Douglas shade).
This short video will show you how to attach a Handle on your Cordless Shade. Cordless shade handles are used on honeycomb and cellular shades, and attach to the bottom rail. They are used by many blind manufacturers such as, Hunter Douglas, Graber, Comfortex, Alta, Levolor, Bali, Springs, and many others.
This short video will show you the proper methods used to measure your blind and determine what side hold down bracket you need. Hold down brackets come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. Some have integrated pins, while others are secured to the blind by a pin in the bottom rail.
This short video will show you how to install a cord for several different types of Cord Tensioners. Cord tensioners, also called string tensioners, are used on drapery, vertical blinds, and other window coverings as well.
This short video will show you how to install a breakaway condenser (our Condenser-09). Cord condensers, also known as breakaway tassels, are installed wherever strings on window coverings form a cord loop. Blind safety is important to keep kids and pets safe when around blinds and shades.
Wrap your current unfrayed string around anything round (like a pencil) 10 times and measure the width of those 10 strands. Then match your measurement with the pictures on our Lift Cord & String page.
This short video will demonstrate several different uses for our Wire Restring Tool. This tool can be used for threading string though cord locks, fabric, blind slats, blind headrails, vertical tracks, and much more.
String that is used in blinds and shades is 100% polyester and is woven to withstand the rigors of blind operation. This type of string is NOT commonly sold in stores of any kind, so it must be either special ordered from a blind manufacturer, or ordered from Fix My Blinds.
While reading a tape measure can seem intimidating at first glance, it’s actually very easy when following a few simple steps. Having a basic knowledge of how to read a tape measure is essential for most DIY projects. In the case of blind repair, detailed measurements are often required to order the correct parts and string. Measuring right the first time will avoid wasted time, money and headaches.
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There are several ways to clean blinds – from simple hand cleaning or vacuuming, to cleaning that uses professional equipment. The best method for your blinds will depend on the type of window covering, your time, ability and budget. Look at some of these methods.
Blind installation can be an easy and fun process that can save you lots of money. Whether you order your blinds online from a reputable company, or you buy them locally, putting them in yourself can bring great satisfaction to the DIY homeowner.
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