How to Restring Your Blinds

Written by A to Z Blinds

Blinds Repairs

Here at A to Z Blinds, we have been performing numerous types of repairs to blinds and shades of all kinds for over 40 years. When it comes to restringing your blinds, it’s not as hard as it sounds, but it is easy to mess up.

So, we’ve written this article to bring together several helpful resources that should equip anyone to replace the strings of their blinds whether they’ve snapped, worn out, or accidently been cut.

A basic overview of the process

We wanted to share a summary based on the WikiHow article we found:

  • Restringing a blind involves replacing the cords that raise and lower the bottom rail of the blind, and it can be done easily if the lift strings are connected directly to the lift cords.
  • However, if the cords need to be threaded through the locking mechanism in the head rail, it can be a bit more challenging.
  • To restring the blind:
    • Measure the blind to determine how much string you need
    • Buy a blind cord kit (try to choose strings and tassels that roughly match your current ones if possible)
    • Cut the replacement string into two lengths
    • Remove the tassels and washers from the lift cords
    • Then proceed to replace the old string by pulling it out and running the new string through the blind
  • Finally, secure the cords in place by reattaching the safety washers and cutting the lift cords at the desired length, and reattach the tassels for easy gripping.

If you have a venetian style of blind, like wood blinds, faux-wood blinds, or even aluminum mini blinds, that list of steps may be enough to help you fix your blinds.

Getting more specific

However, if you need more specific details on restringing cellular or pleated shades or blinds, we have a better resource to share. This one is courtesy of Graber Blinds, a brand we love here at A to Z Blinds, but it may be helpful for other manufacturers’ models as well.

On their customer support page, they offer a guide to restring or replace cord lock for cellular, pleated or roman shades. We are confident it will sufficiently guide you through the process for your Graber or Springs Window Fashions blinds/shades.

They have many other useful guides available for other types of blinds as well, so make sure to browse through the different tabs like pleated shades, roman shades, and natural shades.

Wrapping up

If you are a DIYer or love to learn complex tasks like repairing and restringing your own blinds, this process may be an enjoyable experience. However, for those of our visitors who would like to learn more about our blinds repair process, feel free to click through and read on.

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