Applying winter window film over mini blinds prevents you from opening and closing them. We show you a neat trick that let’s you operate them even when they’re covered with window film.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:October 2010
Apply four strips of cellophane tape to the window film surrounding the wand hook.
Overlap each strip at the corners so they reinforce each other. Then cut out the center
of the square with a new utility blade (a dull blade will rip the film).
Cut holes in the shrink film so you can access the wand and lift cords. Start by removing the rotating wand from the blinds before you apply the shrink film. To unhook the wand, lift the retaining ring (if any) and lift the wand off the hook. Apply the window film, shrink it in place, apply tape and cut holes.
Pull the lifting cords out of the hole. Then you can raise and lower the blinds all winter with the
shrink film in place.
Once you cut the holes you can reinstall the wand and access the lift cords.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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