3 Easy Ways to Remove Blinds from Window

Since they are highly functional, look great and offer privacy, blinds are one of the most popular window coverings. Their presence on the windows also creates an extra layer of insulation that reduces the entry of UV rays and unwanted heat.

Despite all these benefits, there comes a time when you’ve little choice but to remove blinds from the window. Perhaps you’re about to paint the window’s frame or having your windows repaired, or getting new windows altogether. You can’t do anything as long as blinds stand in the way.

Here’s how to remove blinds from window.

How to Remove Blinds from Window

As you might already know, blinds are available in various types. We’re going to discuss methods using which you can remove the two most common types of blinds.

Removing Venetian Blinds

Here’s how you can remove Venetian blinds with standard brackets:

Step 1: Lift the blinds:

Pull the drawstring down to lift the blinds. Keep on pulling it until the blades have gone up and locked into their place.

Step 2: Lift the bracket:

To lift the bracket, first remove the clip that sits on top of the bracket. Insert the screwdriver between the bracket and the clip. Apply pressure on the handle of the screwdriver to lift the clip up and away. Repeat the same procedure on the other bracket.

Step 3: Pull out the blind

Since you’ve opened the brackets, pulling the blinds toward you would free them. Gently lift the blind before pulling it down and setting it aside on a flat surface.

Step 4: Unscrew the bracket

Your bracket would most likely be screwed into the wall. Use a drill bit to unscrew it. Make sure the bit is spinning in a counterclockwise direction. Repeat with the remaining screws. After you’ve removed all of them, place them in a plastic bag so that you don’t end up losing them.

Remove Venetian blinds with spring-loaded brackets

Step 1: Lift the blinds

Follow the instructions given in the first step of the previous method. Make sure that after you have lifted the blinds, their blades have locked into their designated place.

Step 2: Locate the spring-loaded bracket

Spring-loaded brackets look like small metal squares. You’ll be able to find them on top of the blind. There they will be sandwiched between the window frame and the blind.

Step 3: Release the blind

Use your hands to apply inward force on the blind. Then start rotating the blind towards the floor. Once you’ve released the blind. Repeat the procedure to release the other blind.

Final Step: Take down the bracket

Turn out your drill bit and set it to rotate in a counterclockwise direction. Then, insert it into the screw that is connecting the bracket to the window.  Turn on the drill and unscrew the screw.

Once both the bracket as well as the screw are detached from the wall, release the procedure to take down the other bracket.

Removing Normal Blinds

Removing Normal Blinds

Here’s how you can remove standard blinds from the window:

Step 1: Take down the valance

The valance is a decorative border that covers the rail at the top of the blinds and has vanes underneath it. Hold the valance from both sides with both hands and gently push upwards. Keep on pushing until the valance isn’t touching the clips and then remove the valance.

Step 2: Rotate the vanes

Rotating the vanes will let you easily remove the blinds. Pull the bead chain located on the side of the blinds and open the vanes at an angle. Don’t open the vanes to the side.

Step 3: Wedge apart the vane from the vane carrier

Take a flat plastic card and insert it between the vane and the vane carrier. Insert it under the vane carrier’s bottom. This will loosen down the grip that is holding down the vane in its place. Gently detach the vane carrier from the vane.

Tip: If you have trouble finding the vane carrier, it will be at the top of the vane. You can identify it by a hook-like shape jutting out from its side.

Step 4: Remove the bead chain

A bead chain is located at the top of the blinds and you use it to rotate the vanes open and close. Once you’ve removed the wane, pull the bead chain out from the blind rail.

Step 5: Remove the spring clips of the rail bracket

Wedge a flat head screwdriver inside the spring clips of each bracket, which is located at the backside of the blind rail. Twist the screwdriver gently until the spring is released.

Step 6: Detach the blind from the rail

The blind rail will come in your hand once you have removed the spring clips. If it hasn’t, it is an indication that the spring clips haven’t been properly released from the bracket.

Final Step: Remove the bracket

A small number of screws will be holding the brackets to the wall. Use a screwdriver to unscrew them and take off the bracket. Sometimes the screws might be very tight. Use an electric screwdriver instead of a manual screwdriver if that is the case.

If you aren’t going to install different blinds, use putty to patch the holes. Make sure you’ve put all the small items in a resalable plastic bag. This will prevent children or pets from putting them in your mouth.

Conclusion

Whether you have Venetian, horizontal or vertical blinds in your home, you can use the methods given in this article to safely and efficiently remove them. The entire process is going to take some time, so be patient and don’t rush things.

Also, if possible, enlist a helper. They will help you to safely put away the items that you’ll be removing after each step. You may also want to use a step stool or a ladder if you aren’t tall enough to reach the top of the window while standing on the floor.

Please feel free to get in touch if you’ve any questions.

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