Creating A Beautiful Home

How To Repair Your Window's Broken Wooden Blinds

by Jamie Carpenter

If you recently purchased a home and one of the window's wood blinds has a broken slat, then you will be pleased to know that this is a simple repair to make. Even if you do not have any experience with fixing things around your home, this is a very simple repair to make and doesn't require any special tools. 

To repair your wooden blinds in the simplest way possible, first you should remove them from your window. It is much easier to work on the blinds when they are laying on the ground or on top of a table.

Once you have removed the blinds from the window, then follow this procedure to repair them:

Step 1: Remove the Blind Lifting String Plugs

To remove the broken slat and replace it with a different one, you will need to remove the lifting strings from your blinds all the way up to the damaged slat. Once you have done this, then you can use the bottom slat on the blinds to replace the broken one.

You can remove the lifting spring plugs with a screwdriver. Remove the screws and then remove the strings for each slat moving upward until you have removed the broken slat.

Since you have the blinds apart, this is a great opportunity to wipe all of the accumulated dust and dirt off of the blinds. Use a soft damp cloth when you clean the blinds and never use bleach or harsh chemicals on wooden blinds because they will ruin the wood and discolor the blinds.

Step 2: Replace the Broken Slat with One from the Bottom of the Blinds

Once you have removed the broken slat, then you should string on the one from the bottom of the string. Place the first slat in place and then string on all of the remaining slats until you get all the way to the bottom. When you reach the bottom of the string, then place a small knot below the last slat to hold them in place.

Step 3: Replace the Lifting String Plugs

Once you have restrung the wooden blinds, then feed the lifting string back through the bottom of the blinds and reinstall the lifting string plugs. Use your screwdriver and screw in the plugs just enough to hold the strings in place and not too tight to where you risk cracking the wooden blind slat at the bottom.