Whether you want to remove an old set of blinds, or you want to replace them with some new, shiny ones, you may be dreading the idea of removing the old ones.
However, just like anything else in life, removing blinds from your wall is so easy when you know how to do it.
All you need to do is identify what kind of blinds you have, and then you can follow our step-by-step instructions below to fully remove them.
So, let’s get started. Here is how to take blinds down yourself.
How To Take Down Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are, as you may have already guessed, blinds with vertical slats.
These are some of the most commonly used blinds, so it is likely that these are the ones that you have in your home.
- A flattened item, e.g., a credit card, should first be inserted between both the clip and a single vane. Slide it upward, carefully pushing the vane forward towards the head rail, then simultaneously tug both down to release it. Repeat for each vane.
- Next, while still standing below the blinds, look for any screws that are going into the head rail and through the wall. Keep a tight grasp onto the head rail to keep it from slipping as it becomes loose when you are counterclockwise-turning the screws.
- If your blinds include bracket clips, you can unlock them with a screwdriver. The head rail will feature a set of brackets and interconnecting clips on the back if it is not attached securely to the wall. The head rail will release once you insert the screwdriver’s tip through the space between it and the clip.
- Finally, unscrew the mounting brackets to remove them from the wall.
How To Take Down Venetian Blinds
Venetian blinds, also known as horizontal blinds, are blinds with horizontal panels that may be turned in order to regulate the quantity of light that comes into the room.
If the slats in your blinds are horizontal, your blinds are Venetian. And, if your blinds are Venetian, here is how you can take them down.
- Use a screwdriver to pry apart the brackets on the head rail’s extremities. On the front side of the head rail, the majority of horizontal blinds have square-shaped brackets. Raise the brackets up by inserting the screwdriver point between both the bracket and the head rail.
- Next, pull the head rail in your direction, but don’t forget to keep hold of it to prevent it from falling once the brackets are opened, since there will be nothing keeping it in position. After that, slide it away from the wall.
- Finally, using a power drill (see also ‘How To Change A Drill Bit‘), detach the brackets and take them off the wall. The bracket should then be simple to remove at that point.
How To Take Down Roman/Roller Blinds
In contrast to vertical or Venetian blinds, Roman and cellular blinds lack slats. Instead, they are composed of a single sheet of fabric that totally darkens the space.
Roller blinds and cellular blinds differ in that cellular blinds simply roll up around the pole, but have a horizontally-crinkled texture, whereas Roman blinds crease up and fold into pleats as they are rolled up.
- First, take hold of the head rail and slide it slowly toward the window without disturbing the glass. You will feel it start to emerge from the brackets as you move it.
- You then need to roll the head rail’s bottom edge backward in your direction and continue rolling it until it reaches directly above your head. In order to fully detach the head rail from the wall, pull it downwards.
- If you’re unable to remove the head rail by pulling it, it’s possible that your blinds retain clips that you need to unlock. In that instance, insert a flathead screwdriver tip between the head rail and one of the brackets, and twist. After that, repeat the process to unlock the other bracket.
How To Take Down Roller Blinds
In that they are manufactured from a single piece of fabric rather than slats, roller blinds are somewhat comparable to cellular and Roman blinds.
Roller blinds are different, however, since its fabric completely rolls around the pole as they are rolled up, and its fabric is fully flat and not textured.
- Your blinds may have a draw cord or chain looped around them if child safety clips were fitted. To detach these clips, find the screw in the center of each one and turn them counterclockwise.
- Next, look to see if there is a little, protruding disc with jagged edges on one end of the roller. Once you’ve found it, turn it counterclockwise until you hear a clicking sound. This noise will indicate that the bracket has been effectively unfastened, allowing you to lower the roller.
- Look for a removable cover on the end of the roller if there is no wheel. To release the roller from the bracket, press a flathead screwdriver up against the cap and the base of the roller while gripping the roller with your spare hand.
- You will then be able to remove the roller from the mounting bracket, allowing you to then unscrew the mounting bracket itself from the wall.
As long as you have a screwdriver on hand, you will be able to remove any kind of blinds from your wall, along with its mounting bracket.
Just remember to keep a tight grip on the blinds as you remove them so that they don’t slip out of your hands and break anything as they fall.
We hope you found this article helpful.