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How to Paint Blinds

How to Paint Blinds – How To Build It| How to Paint Your Blinds, Paint Blinds, Easy Home Upgrades, Home Improvement Hacks, DIY Home, DIY Home Improvement, DIY Home Hacks

 

Did you know that you can refresh your old sun-faded blinds with a fresh coat of spray paint? Better yet, it’s not even that hard to do. Nowadays, you can get some awesome spray paints with primer included in the formulation that will stick to most any surface. So whether your blinds are metal, plastic or wood, spray painting them will work. Keep reading to see how to paint blinds.

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There are two ways to accomplish the job of painting your blinds, but no matter which method you choose, you must clean them thoroughly first! The easiest way to get metal and plastic blinds thoroughly clean is to take them down and soak them in your bathtub in soapy water. Once they are clean, hang them up outdoors to dry before painting. See One Good Thing by Jillee for ways to clean all types of blinds.

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Method One

Your freshly cleaned blinds are hanging up outside and they’re thoroughly dry. {Make sure they are in a spot where you don’t care about overspray.} Now all you have to do is grab 2-3 cans of spray paint and get to work. Turn the blinds almost closed all the way, and paint this side first. Use long, sweeping motions and don’t spray in one spot too long in order to avoid drips. Paint the header, the strings, everything. When the first side is dry, turn the blinds the other way and repeat. Repeat coats as needed until you are satisfied with the coverage. Allow the blinds to dry thoroughly before rehanging in the house.

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These blinds went from a drab beige to a rich espresso!

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Method Two

This method is more time-consuming, but it is also more thorough in the paint coverage. If you don’t need to change the color of the strings, this method also works well. Once your blinds are cleaned and dry, take the slats out of the strings and lay them out on newspaper or plastic sheeting in a well-ventilated area. Here is a good tutorial on taking apart your blinds.

Set all the blinds on plastic sheeting to protect the grass.

You will need about 3 cans of paint to thoroughly cover the slats, first on one side, and then the other. Be sure not to turn the slats until the first side is completely dry!

Laying out all the blind slats side by side allows you to see which ones need another coat.

Once all slats are painted and are thoroughly dry, replace them in the strings and rehang your bright and fresh “new” blinds!

Did you know you can spray paint vinyl window blinds? Get rid of the yellow sun-damage and make them look new again!

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