Painting Wood Blinds!

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Oh yes we did! I started a ginormous DIY project in our old house and promised The Husband I'd do it on a shoestring budget.As you know necessity is the mother of either invention or stupid ideas! :)
Either way, painting our wood blinds was one of the ways I got a big bang for our buck! This project isn't hard it's just takes time-so if you have more time than money and want to update your windows...this may work for you!
These windows are floor to ceiling & when I remodeled the den using a light and airy design the dark wood blinds didn't work. My remodel budget was next to nothing so I had to do something drastic! I repainted those dark blinds!
To take out the slats you simply remove the knot at the bottom of the blinds that hold the slats together. Then slip string out...the string runs through every slat from top to bottom (each slat has 2 ) Now, remove the slats.
We set up a table with all the slats lined up-painted one side-let dry-paint other side. When dry, thread the slats into their "hammocks" & thread the strings back through the slits in the slats and tie off at the bottom!
Big bang for our buck! We have since moved but still own that house and those blinds are still up and look as good as they did the first day we painted them!

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Have a question about this project?

7 questions
  • Bnj13362502
    on Nov 16, 2016

    Did you paint the cord too?

    • R Walter
      on Aug 28, 2017

      From the picture, it doesn't appear that she did.
    • Tami
      on Jan 31, 2019

      I am also wondering about the cords. I have light brown wood blinds and would love to paint white or light gray, but the cords are light brown as well?

  • Teresa
    on May 16, 2017

    Can you paint ordinary vinyl blinds and what preparation and paint could you use?
  • Irene Maldonado
    on May 17, 2017

    I didn't understand how you removed the slats ☹️
    • R Walter
      on Aug 28, 2017

      You remove the plugs at the bottom of the blind and pull the cords that run thru the slots on each slat. Make sure that the blinds are fully extended when you do this. When you get ready to replace the slats just thread the cords back thru the holes of each individual slat then thru the bottom rail, retie the knots, and insert the plugs.
    • Philip D. Chendemi
      on Jan 30, 2019

      What if you have 3 cords?

  • Durelle Hatlestad
    on Aug 28, 2017

    Has anyone ever painted metal blinds?
  • Louise Ruddock
    on Jan 25, 2018

    Did you spray or use a paintbrush? Also would it be easy to replace the cords?
  • Susie
    on Feb 7, 2019

    can vinyl blinds be painted

  • Kathie Ingram
    on Jun 10, 2019

    What kind of paint did you use?

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  • Linda
    on Jul 3, 2019

    Iv been wanting to do this for a while i have dark wood blinds and i wanted to paint them but i never could fathom out how to undo string but looking at the single string that goes through yes how stupid is i thank you can't wait to get started but now its finding what paint works

  • Hazel
    on Jul 11, 2019

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