How to remove blinds with hidden brackets
Aren’t blinds more like phone covers? They protect your device from outside elements. They also revamp the entire look of the phone and needless to say, they reflect your vibe. However, no matter how much you like that cover, you got to occasionally remove it too.
If only removing window blinds was as easy as removing that cover, especially the blinds with hidden brackets. Brackets are quite unattractive equipment to look at and are often connected with thin blind rails. Some of them can give you a real hard time because you simply fail to spot them, let alone remove them.
In this blog, we will teach you the simplest ways to remove blinds with hidden brackets. Read on for step-by-step instructions on how to carefully remove blinds and brackets with minimal fuss and damage.
Different blinds with hidden brackets and ways to remove them:
1) Venetian Blinds and Mini Blinds
Like most horizontal blinds, Venetian blinds cover with long, thin slats connected by a thread. Venetian blinds are the more popular horizontal ones. These mostly come as aluminium, real wood, or faux wood blinds.
Steps for removing Venetian Blinds:
Step 1: Remove the valance
If there is a valance, take it off first. Most valances clip on or sit securely on the blinds' headrail.
Step 2: Find your bracket spots
The box bracket sits on the top towards the ends of the blinds and resembles little metal squares.
Step 3: Lift your Venetian blinds
Open your blinds completely and pull them up almost all the way using the drawstring.
Step 4: Take the brackets off
You got to push towards the wall while placing your fingertips near the brackets. Holding onto the blinds allows you to push the back of the headbox out.
2) Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are quite similar to Venetian blinds. The only difference is that they are vertical rather than horizontal.
Steps for removing Vertical Blinds:
Step 1: Remove the vertical blind slat
The vertical blind slats need to get removed if you want to preserve them. The slats can be pulled out by releasing the clamps that hold them at the top.
Step 2: Remove the headrail
Take the headrail off once the slats come off.
3) Pleated Blinds
Cellular blinds is a piece of cloth pleated in a way like a honeycomb and is also called honeycomb blinds. Contrary to pleated shades, cellular shades are of two different fabrics.
Steps for removing Pleated Blinds:
Step 1: Open the blinds
Raise the blinds as high as they will go.
Step 2: Release the headrail
Push the screwdriver in and turn it until the bracket releases the headrail. Then, insert the manual screwdriver into the pop lock part of the bracket. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the opposite side as well.
Step 3: Take down the screws and brackets
Use a screwdriver to remove the screws from the brackets.
4) Roller Blinds
Roller blinds essentially have a fabric that works as a blind. There are different types of blinds either mounted outside or inside the window recess.
Steps for removing Roller Blinds:
Step 1: Uninstall the safety device
To start, you should remove the screw from the safety device fastened to the wall.
Step 2: Draw the blinds higher
Roll up the blind using the chain. Then roll the remaining part of the blind up after inserting a long piece of paper into the centre of it. To produce the ideal handle grip, roll the paper up and pass it across the other side of the blind.
Step 3: Pull the pin back
You will see a slotted cog on the side opposite the chain control. Once you have engaged the gear, you will hear a little pin withdraw.
Step 4: Remove the blind
The blind will fall out once the pin is out. Pull the blind out of the chain end using the handle grip you made with the pit of paper. Then, it will be possible to remove your blinds.
Get help if your blind is too heavy for you to lift to prevent injury.
We hope that this blog could help you get a little grip on the process of removing blinds with hidden brackets. It is okay to feel a little overwhelmed attempting something new but The best way to learn is by doing. So, go for it.
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