My home came complete with wall to wall verticals in two rooms. They are of very good quality and in great shape, but the color! Does anyone know of a way I can dye (perhaps) or whatever them? They seem to be made of a nubby, stiff fabric and do not not have any kind of backing.
My neighbor had the same problem, she hung hers outside on a line and spray painted them. Loved the results and have held up very well.
Cut strips of wallpaper or wallpaper border and stick them on to the individual blinds. Very pretty.
I have used the boxed ...powder ....fabric dye. I lay the blinds ( afew at a time ) in the bath tub, with the preferred color mixed with hot water......mix dye first, then add blinds. Works well.........do a test strip first.
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I want to know how to lengthen vertical blinds that are already cut.
a way to lengthen them is to cut the blind into two pieces and join back together with a peice of lace or fabric of your choice in between
i have tried painting fabric blinds with a mini roller and emulsion works well but very messy i gave up and purchased spray paint instead put them over a rail in garden and sprayed one side waited for them to dry then sprayed the other side, the quality is much better with spray, easier and less mess...
Is there a dye on the market to dye my vertical blinds
Does anyone no how to dye vertical blinds .mine r a dark biscuit colour and need them to be cream
Did it stain your bath
Dont be limited to spray paint you see at the big box stores. You can paint them any color and possibly dye them. Custom paint stores can mix whatever color of spray paint you prefer. Purchase a quart and they will mix the spray cans for you. IF you choose to dye them, remember to test a small spot first, use double or triple recommended amount for dark/rich colors, add plenty of salt.
What dye did you use please
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We just painted our family room. The main walls are light kaki and on three walls the lower half (separated by a shelf) is sage green. We have a 10' sliding glass door. About 5 years ago we put up vertical blinds. They have fabric inserts that are a light grey, kind of a tweedy color. Do you have any ideas on how to either dye these inserts (they slide out) or perhaps paint some kaki and green. Our furniture is black and kaki leather.
I'm sure you could paint the vanes. Take them out, lay them flat and paint them. You could use the leftover wall paint-maybe every other one in the 2 colors? Should be an easy job and a very custom look!
I was going to suggest either painting the slats with the wall colors or you can find fabric and adhere them to them. I seen this done on a decorating show once. Good luck.
Thanks for your ideas. The only problem with painting the vanes themselves is they are made to hold an insert of fabric. We did think of cutting new fabric to insert.
You could use a rotary cutter and ruler (used by quilters) to cut the fabric. I also purchased this kind of blinds before but without the fabric and cut wallpaper strips to fit the vanes. I was able to change the color at least 3 times over the years before the vanes actually started to chip.
I recently painted my kitchen and breakfast nook. I have fabric vertical blinds that are 18 years old and white. I am wanting to have blinds that are the same color of the walls, honey colored. Today, I found a can of Design Master Colortool Floral Spray that is a fabric paint. I tested it on a piece of white scrap cloth and it came out beautifully.
Well, I spray painted the vertical blinds. It did a beautiful job of changing white blinds to pale gold or honey color. I was very pleased with the paint itself. However, the blinds took on a little puckered look in spots. Not real bad but enough to notice. I ironed them on the back side and it helped some. This process actually works but they aren't quite as straight as before. It also could be because I washed them before i painted them. All in all, the floral spray paint is excellent.
Fabric inserts can be removed from the "groover inserts" and replaced. I have seen quite a few sites online where you can order replacements in hundreds of colors.
i bought a fabric, plastic, leather all in one paint at the automotive store that i used to change my carpet and interior of my car. it worked great. this might be perfect for your problem. you would have to do it outside (but not when it's windy..lol) it would work on the fabric and the plastic parts of your blinds. also it comes in many colours. hope this helps
I saw some perfect fabric (long, thin fabric drapes) that I am going to buy, cut into strips and use spray fabric adhesive to attach to the old vertical inserts. A fabric and craft store should have everything needed. Do you think that would work for you?
To cut a straight line in the fabric, make a snip after measuring, pull a couple of threads running lengthwise, start pulling and gathering the fabric. Pull these threads completely out and it will leave you a perfectly straight line to cut.
Has anyone used latex wall paint on fabric vanes?
Has anyone used latex wall paint on fabric vanes?
Can you show me the fabric spray .done on vertical blinds .plz the can of master collection floral spray
Hi I'm looking to change colour of my blinds, just wanted to ask did you get a good result and how was the process of painting them. Thank you
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