Changing the Color of Vertical Blinds?

March 12, 2001

Vertical BlindsMy 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.


I truly need some help here. I simply cannot afford to replace them and they do not match a single thing I own.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

By Patricia S


March 17, 20011 found this helpful

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.

March 18, 20010 found this helpful

Cut strips of wallpaper or wallpaper border and stick them on to the individual blinds. Very pretty.

By Michelle (Guest Post)
November 16, 20040 found this helpful

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 a test strip first.

By pat (Guest Post)
February 9, 20060 found this helpful

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By homeowner (Guest Post)
June 7, 20080 found this helpful

I want to know how to lengthen vertical blinds that are already cut.

October 21, 20131 found this helpful

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

October 21, 20130 found this helpful

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...

July 2, 20160 found this helpful

Is there a dye on the market to dye my vertical blinds

September 23, 20160 found this helpful

Does anyone no how to dye vertical blinds .mine r a dark biscuit colour and need them to be cream

January 30, 20190 found this helpful

Did it stain your bath

May 13, 20210 found this helpful

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.


And finally pre-soak the blinds in water before adding them to the dye so they will soak up the color evenly. Good luck!

November 3, 20220 found this helpful

What dye did you use please

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October 29, 2005

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.

The rug color is beige. We checked the price to get new inserts and we might as well just replace the whole blind, it's too expensive. These are in perfect condition. I was thinking of maybe also adding a valance with my colors to the existing valance that covers the blind's workings.

Valery from Cranford, NJ


By (Guest Post)
October 30, 20050 found this helpful

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!

By Michele (Guest Post)
October 30, 20050 found this helpful

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.

October 31, 20050 found this helpful

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.


I just can't figure out how to possibly cut the strips straight . Any ideas on that??? Val

By Nan (Guest Post)
November 18, 20050 found this helpful

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.

January 17, 20060 found this helpful

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.


It does not appear as a heavy paint, rather a gentle color overlay. It is exactly what I'm looking for. I'll post an update after I've done my vertical blinds. I'm confident it will do what I want it to do. This can of fabric paint was purchased at Michael's for $3.00 (sale price).

By pfmcclain. (Guest Post)
January 22, 20060 found this helpful

Hi again,

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.

By holjen (Guest Post)
July 11, 20060 found this helpful

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.


Search groover inserts vertical blinds.

By kelly (Guest Post)
August 11, 20070 found this helpful

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 it would work on the fabric and the plastic parts of your blinds. also it comes in many colours. hope this helps

By nancy (Guest Post)
January 30, 20090 found this helpful

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?

January 30, 20090 found this helpful

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.

June 21, 20110 found this helpful

Has anyone used latex wall paint on fabric vanes?

June 21, 20111 found this helpful

Has anyone used latex wall paint on fabric vanes?

September 23, 20160 found this helpful

Can you show me the fabric spray .done on vertical blinds .plz the can of master collection floral spray

December 4, 20170 found this helpful

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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