Why Do It Yourself? Have a Professional Do It!
Removing your blinds may seem like an easy task according to DIY (do-it-yourself) videos on YouTube, but that is not necessarily true. If you are not a trained professional, it is almost impossible to remove window treatments without damaging your walls. There are plenty of steps to the process, and making just a little mistake can ruin the whole project and end up costing you more money. In order to get the job done correctly, it is best to call an expert.
If you are willing to take a chance with your DIY skills, consider all the steps required to remove blinds. After reading the process below, you may want to call your local Budget Blinds® to handle your blinds removal.
Step 1: Tool check
Before you begin your project, you will need these tools to complete the job correctly.
- Joint Compound
- Paint Brush
- Putty Knife
- Paint matching your current wall color
- A brave friend to lend a helping hand
- Ladder, if you’re under seven feet tall
Step 2: Push blinds all the way up
Before starting the removal process you will need to raise your blinds all the way up, this makes them easier to handle. If your blinds are broken or damaged, this can become an issue making them harder to remove without damaging your walls.
Step 3: Remove the valance
Carefully remove the valance; if this is not done properly it can cause the most damage. Grip the bottom of the valance and push towards the window; it will create a gap between top of valance and clips. Then push the valance upward and outward at an angle until it is not touching the clips.
Step 4: Removing door mounted blinds
If you are removing door-mounted blinds, you must remove the hold-down brackets. The brackets are attached to the bottom of the blind. Occasionally, the end cap of the bottom rail has some hold-down pins that will need to be removed before removing the brackets. If the pins or screws are tight, they will have to be removed with a set of pliers and a power screwdriver instead of a manual.
Step 5: Removing other types blinds or shades
If you are removing faux wood, wood or horizontal blinds, you need to unlock the mounting brackets from the front and side head rails. Wood blinds are extremely heavy; you will need an assistant to help you with the removal process. For removal of Roman shades or cellular shades, the brackets are often spring loaded or require a tab to loosen the shade. It is highly recommended to refer to the product installation instructions to determine the type of bracket.
Step 6: Remove all the brackets
Now remove the side and center brackets with a screwdriver. If the blind is attached to wall anchors, you have to remove them with needle nose pliers.
Step 7: Covering your tracks
After the blind is removed, you will have holes in your wall due to the screws. Use joint compound to patch the holes using a putty knife. While it is drying, smooth out the joint compound with a damp sponge and let it dry completely. Lastly, paint over the area to match the wall color and prepare to install your next window treatment.
Now that you see how much labor goes into removing your blinds, you may want to reconsider your “simple,” DIY project and hire an expert from Budget Blinds. Here are a couple reasons why a professional from Budget Blinds can complete your job with ease:
- Specialists in the window covering business who will correctly remove your blinds.
- They have all the tools needed to safely remove your blinds without damaging your walls.
- Experts in choosing the right window coverings for your home and installing them correctly.
- They can properly dispose of your old and unwanted blinds.
You can trust the professionals at Budget Blinds for all your window covering projects. Call 651 – 351 – 7620 today to schedule your FREE, in home consultation! Let us take care of all the hard work! We can remove your blinds in the time it takes you to enjoy a cup of coffee.