Have your blinds fallen off the wall, or do you need to install new curtains? You can repair or install them yourself without drilling holes into the wall. Here’s how.
Blinds are an important part of a cozy home. They also protect against the summer heat and help keep rooms warm during wintertime, helping you save on your energy bills. Window blinds are available in a variety of different colours, styles and materials for windows of all sizes.
The best part? Installing, re-hanging and repairing broken window blinds is easy and doesn’t require a drill. Special adhesive tapes are usually sufficient to mount the blinds to the wall, window sash (the part of the window that holds the glass in place in the window frame) or above the window recess.
Important! Some interior wall surfaces aren’t strong enough to bear the weight of window blinds – in which case we recommend fixing the blinds to the window sash instead. If you’re unsure whether the wall surface is compatible with drill-free blind mounts, consult a professional.
To fix a broken vertical window blind or mini blinds without brackets, an extra-strong, double-sided adhesive tape is a great, permanent option to mount the blind on interior walls or the window sash. A full roll of this special adhesive tape can support up to 45kg depending on the surface material, which should be enough for hanging your new blinds.
Here’s how to use adhesive tape to fix blinds that broke off:
- Before you get started read the product description, check the manufacturer’s safety warnings and make sure the surface you’re bonding the blind to is compatible with the adhesive tape.
- Prepare the window, wall and blind for installation. Clean both surfaces with rubbing alcohol to remove any dust, dirt and grease (as contaminants reduce the adhesive’s bond strength).
- Cut the adhesive tape to size using scissors or a knife. Note that the power of the adhesive tape is reduced when mounting thicker objects – so for heavier blinds, use more strips with less spacing between them.
- Apply the adhesive tape to the blind and remove the protective strip.
Try not to touch the adhesive tape at this stage, as grease on your fingers can reduce the adhesive tape’s grip.
- Very carefully press the blind in place, keeping in mind that the position of the blind can’t be adjusted after the adhesive tape has made contact with the surface.
- Allow the adhesive tape to fully bond before using the blind or curtain. While the initial tack of adhesive tape is very high, the final strength of the bonding is reached after approximately 24 hours.