Spray painting Darkening mini blinds

Kathy Hord
by Kathy Hord
Has anyone successfully Spray Painted their plastic mini blinds to a darker color to make them room darkening? Ours are ‘white’ and while they are clean.... they still are dingy looking. If I spray paint them a dark navy blue will they be more “Room Darkening “?

  6 answers
  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jun 01, 2018

    They’re more room darkening if you turn them up so they are essentially underside up.

    I would check Pinterest about painting blinds. Then I’d price new blinds and shades and see if it’s worth the effort and time

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Jun 02, 2018

    It might turn into a much better job of darkening the room if you turn them into Roman Shades. I did it one time and loved it. Take a look at this.


  • 17335038 17335038 on Jun 02, 2018

    Agree with Jcraw. Price out all your tools, materials, and your time first. To spray paint plastic slats to achieve a finish that isn't blotchy and doesn't show the drips is not easy.

    The ability of a shade to keep out light depends not only on its colour.

    Shades designated as 'room darkening' are designed so that the overlap of each slat is larger than a 'light filtering' shade. The plastic or metal is also thicker, and on higher end brands, the holes are also shielded.

    Blackout shades are most effective in blocking light and sun heat. They are much heavier, have a special insulating black lining, and are cordless.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 02, 2018

    Why not stick fabric of your choice to blind?

  • Ann Cassler Ann Cassler on Jun 02, 2018

    The slats of the blinds are not letting in light no matter what color they are. It's the spaces around and between. You can change the amount of light coming in somewhat by reversing the tilt of the slats up or down.

  • Kathy Hord Kathy Hord on Jun 02, 2018

    Thank you all. we have the slats turned so light doesn’t come in directly. And we have a front porch that keeps the rays out of the room. And we have curtains. yes it’s easier to but new mini blinds but I thought I try to paint these and see how they come out.