How To Fix Broken Blinds If Only One Slat Breaks

Posted by Emily Wang on 6th Apr 2023

Do you love the faux wood Venetian blinds because of their simple beauty? Lounging on the sofa and watching as the sun comes through the panels is a joy of mine. Unlike the roller blinds, you can tilt and shade the Venetian blinds to the exact right spot of light. If you mess with the tilt too much or the blinds get off kilter and one slat breaks, you may think you need to immediately shop online for an entire blinds replacement. Halt yourself! For there is an easier way to fix your trouble.

How To Fix A Broken Blind Slat

Remove The Plug

Grab some pliers, pick up the bottom blind slat, and remove the plug that holds the lift and tilt cords. Do that for all plugs on the bottom slat.

Pull The Lift Cord

Remove the lift cord by pulling it gently through the center of the slat. Remove the cord up the row of blinds until the damaged slat is released.

Take Away The Damaged Blind

Now that the lift cord is not binding the broken slat, you can remove it. Pull gently to one side, so as to not tangle the lift and tilt cords on the other blinds.

Replace With The New Piece

Just as you removed the broken blind, slide the replacement slat into its proper place, and feed the lift cord back through the center.

Clean up your mess by placing the plugs in their proper spot, and enjoy your quick fix!

If your Venetian blinds break and you’d like to switch it up, Quickfit is happy to work with you to find the perfect window treatments that match your home and budget.

Shop online for blinds and curtains to get started!

If your blinds are just stuck at the top, view our DIY guide on Quickfit's blog today.

Emily Wang

Emily Wang

Emily Wang, a highly qualified expert on curtains, has been a valuable contributor to the Quickfit Blinds & Curtains brand. With a Certificate IV in Textile Design Development and Production from RMIT Melbourne, a Certificate in Textile Technology (CFTS-T) from CITA Hong Kong, and an HKDSE Diploma of Secondary Education from St. Mary's Canossian College in Hong Kong, Emily's educational background sets her apart in the world of home decor.

As a Quickfit Blinds & Curtains blog writer, Emily's curtain expertise shines through her articles, establishing her as a trusted resource for homeowners and decorators alike.