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Posted: 12/30/20 09:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking for suggestions on replacing my day night shades.

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I did mini-blinds, but so hard to keep clean. Better than strings breaking, tho.

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Automotion shades

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Once you re-string the day/nites with something that slides properly (teflon covered fishing line) they work just fine.

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X2 mini blinds.


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We used roll-up shades on 10 windows. Not as cheap as blinds, but can be ordered to match interior. Easy one-touch up and down.


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We like our day/night shades too. I haven't found a reasonably priced replacement, but the newer colors also don't go, and most seem to have white for the day shade. Ours is a medium sand color with cream for the day shade. I don't really want stark white.

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Once you re-string the day/nites with something that slides properly (teflon covered fishing line) they work just fine.


What size line, and can you recommend a brand? I usually have to restring my blinds annually...


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When the strings broke on one of my blinds I trashed the ones on both of my windows and replaced them with drapes that I purchased from IKEA.


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What size line, and can you recommend a brand? I usually have to restring my blinds annually...


I used 60-70 pound test braided/teflon covered fishing line. A big roll at BassPro is under $15 and will do dozens of these. It is very strong, slides easily, and will resist the fraying at the joints that messes up the strings.
There's several online videos of how to do it. Fussy, but once you do one, the rest are easy.

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