Sometimes blinds are measured incorrectly or ordered with the incorrect size. We strongly recommend sending them back in to the factory to be cut down. However, if you feel you need to do it yourself, below are the instructions for cutting down the width of horizontal blinds. Please Note: Some of these repairs will void the warranty!
In order to cut down the size of your blinds you may have to cut down the valance, headrail and slats. Directions for each are provided below.
For the headrail you can use a hacksaw or a pair of tin snips to cut it. Don't worry too much about the looks of the headrail cuts because you won’t see them once they are placed in the box type brackets.
If the blind slats are too wide use a powered saw of some kind. We recommend changing the blade to one that doesn't have much bite on it. Go slow with the saw. If you are using a hand saw try using a hacksaw rather than a standard carpenters saw. Just remember that in order to do a good job you must take your time and go slow.
If the valance is too wide to fit within your window sill, follow these simple steps to cut it down.
Windows aren’t one-size-fits-all, and neither are window blinds. Buying blinds and hoping they fit your windows will always leave you disappointed. That’s why SelectBlinds window coverings are completely customizable. If measured correctly, these will be a perfect fit every time, and you’ll never have to cut down your blinds again.
There is a correct method for measuring your windows, and it involves measuring multiple areas of your window to get a true measurement. Don’t get overwhelmed. It’s easier than it sounds. Here’s a quick video that tells you all you need to know about measuring your windows.
When measuring, you’ll need to know first if you’re doing an inside mount or an outside mount. This will change your measurements. Once you know which mount you want, reference our guide. This guide will help you with specialized, product-specific measuring guidelines.
Need more measuring tips? Read this blog post about measuring custom blinds to perfection.
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