For a material, object, company, or product to remain relevant for extended periods, it needs to offer something more. In the area of window fittings or accessories just being unique will not cut it. This is because it needs to offer more so that every product benefit can be fully enjoyed.
If you are concerned about how and where to find this ideal quality window fittings for your home, office, or anywhere else, then Coastline venetian blinds are the ideal window fitting to satisfy your needs.
Why should you choose venetian blinds?
Homeowners can attest that the choice of window fittings in the home plays a crucial role in influencing the home’s appeal and value, among other qualities; thus, it is essential to opt for the best. Venetian blinds are not your average window blinds, and below are some reasons that support this claim.
Considering most homeowners desire window fittings that fit their budget, much emphasis is often made on costs before choosing window blinds. Luckily, venetian blinds are a more cost-effective choice than other blinds, like timber and PVC. They are designed to be cost-effective. So, they can fit into any budget, allowing homeowners to secure quality without breaking the bank.
Asides from the cost of acquiring the blinds, there is also the cost of installation, and there is this narrative that quality materials will cost much to install. Fortunately, that narrative does not apply to venetian blinds. Recall that they are designed to be cost-conscious, and this trait does not apply to the cost of acquisition alone but also the cost of installation. This is another reason to opt for Gold Coast venetian blinds.
Easy to maintain
Still not convinced? Then let’s dive into the aspect of maintenance. These unique blinds are very easy and convenient to maintain, especially compared to others. For other blind designs, specific conditions are attached to maintenance because these conditions ensure the blinds serve for extended periods. However, with venetian blinds, no conditions are attached; thus, homeowners can conveniently care for them.
Venetian blinds are durable
Of course, this is an essential quality to check, considering that most homeowners are interested in using long-serving materials for their homes. Well, these blinds are made from aluminium and designed to withstand most factors that affect the quality of blinds; thus, you are assured of long-serving blinds with venetian blinds.
Another factor many people consider is how the choice of blinds impacts their home’s appeal. Venetian blinds offer a flexible appeal. This is because they exist in various designs. This means they can offer the home any appeal, depending on the homeowner’s desires.
These blinds exist in various colours and can be designed to suit modern and contemporary home designs. Hence, with them, homeowners can rest assured of the satisfaction of an attractive appeal.
There is also the benefit of any degree of privacy a homeowner desires. This is because the perfect blend of functionality and control is the design that venetian blinds offers.
Of course, a homeowner should select a window fitting that can offer a certain degree of privacy, and Coastline’s range of Gold Coast venetian blinds are the perfect fit for the job.
Dust the blinds: Begin by dusting the blinds to get rid of any dirt and dust. Feather dusters, microfibre cloths and soft-bristled brushes work best. Run the duster or cloth over each slat, beginning at the top and working your way down.
Vacuum the blinds: Go over the slats with a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to remove any remaining dust or debris. Close the blinds and run the vacuum cleaner attachment over each slat. Finally, open the blinds and repeat the process on the other side.
Remove stains: If you have any hard-to-remove stains, you can clean them using a soft cloth and gentle cleaning agent. Mix a small amount of mild dishwater detergent with warm water and place the cloth into the solution. Wring out all excess water and gently wipe all stains.
Rinse and dry: Once all stains have been removed, rinse the cloth out in clean water and wipe down each venetian blind slat to get rid of any lingering soap residue. Finally, dry the blinds with a clean, dry cloth.
Beyond this, you may also wish to consider buying a commercial venetian blind cleaner, which is a purpose-built cleaning tool that is able to clean multiple slats at once. These cleaners have microfibre pads or bristles that wipe the slats, and some even allow you to adjust the angle to help reach all areas of the blinds.
- Completely close the venetian blinds so that the slats are flat and level.
- Locate the brackets that keep the blinds in place. These are generally found on both sides of the top of the window frame.
- Using a drill or screwdriver, loosen the screws on the brackets. Hold onto the blind as you loosen the screws so that they don’t fall.
- Once the screws have been loosened, lift the blinds out of the brackets. Be sure to keep the blinds level as you remove them.
- If you require to remove the brackets themselves, simply loosen the screws that hold them in place and remove them from the window frame.
- Lower the blinds to the bottom of the window.
- Take off the bottom rail end caps by sliding them off.
- Undo the knots that secure the cords to the bottom rail.
- Take out all excess blind slats by pulling them out of the ladder string.
- Cut the ladder string to the required length, being sure to leave enough string to re-tie the cords to the bottom rail.
- Re-thread the cords through the bottom rail and tie them back in knots.
- Replace the slats that were removed in step 4 and reconnect the bottom rail end caps.
Be mindful that cutting the ladder string will permanently shorten the length of the blinds, so it’s essential that you measure and cut the string carefully. If you’re not confident doing this on your own and don’t want to make any costly mistakes, contact a blinds specialist such as Coastline Blinds to do it for you.
- Measure your window: Measure the width and height of your window frame with a tape measure, to identify the size of blinds you will need. It’s important that you measure accurately to ensure the blinds fit correctly.
- Purchase the blinds: Once you know the precise width and height of the blinds you need to order, purchase them from a hardware store or buy them online. Be sure to choose the right style of blinds for your window; venetian blinds come in a variety of different materials such as timber, aluminium and PVC.
- Assemble the brackets: Most venetian blinds have brackets that you will be required to install. Put the brackets together according to the instruction manual.
- Install the brackets: Install the brackets on the inside of the window frame or onto the wall above the window. It’s important that they are perfectly level and the same distance from the top of the window.
- Attach the headrail: The headrail is the long metal or plastic part that secures the blinds in place. Slide the headrail into the brackets and snap it into place.
- Install the valance: Some venetian blinds come equipped with what’s known as a ‘valance’, which is a decorative item that covers the headrail. If your blinds have a valance, connect it to the headrail according to the instruction manual.
- Hang the blinds: Connect the blinds to the headrail using the clips or hooks that have been provided. Adjust the slats so they are level and in the closed position.
- Test the blinds: Test your venetian blinds to ensure that they open and close smoothly. If required, alter the tension on the cord or wand that controls the slats.
Venetian blinds are not designed to block out all light. They have a series of slats that can be adjusted to regulate the amount of light that enters a room, but are not intended to block out 100% of light. That said, some venetian blinds have thicker slats and are made using materials that are more effective at blocking out light than others.
If you wish to completely prevent all light from entering your room, consider using blackout curtains (also known as blockout curtains) or blinds specifically designed for that purpose. Blackout curtains and blinds typically often have a special lining and are made from thick materials that block out light, making them ideal for areas of the home where maximum privacy is needed, such as bedrooms, home theatre rooms, or any other space where you wish to minimise the amount of light that can come through.
Yes, you can paint venetian blinds, but be sure to follow the proper painting guidelines to ensure that the paint adheres to the blinds and has a nice finish once applied.
The following is a list of general steps for painting venetian blinds:
- Clean the blinds thoroughly: Remove all dust and debris from the blinds by wiping them with a damp cloth.
- Sand the blinds lightly: Use a fine-grit sandpaper (180-220) and go over each slat individually. Doing this will help the paint stick to the surface more easily.
- Prime the blinds: Apply a coat of primer to the venetian blinds to help the paint adhere to the blinds more effectively and last longer. Use a primer that’s specifically designed for use with metal or vinyl.
- Paint the blinds: Apply the paint to the blinds using a paintbrush or spray can. It’s best to apply multiple thin coats of paint, ensuring that each coat fully dries before applying the next one.
- Allow the paint to dry: Give the paint enough time to fully dry before making the decision to hang the blinds back up. Doing this will prevent the paint from smearing or sticking to the other slats.
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