If you have a set of blinds with hidden brackets, the installation may seem like a tricky task. However, removing them is not all that difficult once you know how to do it. You will need a few tools and materials to remove your hidden brackets and some patience to get through this process. It will take you less than an hour to finish the job. But first, let’s go over what hidden brackets are and why they are used in particular. Hidden brackets are known as such as they are concealed behind the blinds so as to not be visible from the outside. This makes their installation more challenging initially, but much easier later on when it comes time for maintenance or removal of the blinds. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions on how to remove blinds with hidden brackets!
How To Remove Blinds With Hidden Brackets?
Use A Hammer And Screwdriver
A hammer and screwdriver can be used to remove hidden brackets from blinds. First, use the screwdriver to remove the screws from the back of the hidden bracket. Then, use the hammer to separate the bracket from the blind. Make sure to use a soft head hammer. This will protect the back of the blind from damage. Try this method if the bracket is made of wood. If the bracket is made of metal, you cannot use this method. This method is not applicable to all brands of blinds. This method is also not guaranteed to work on all individual blinds.
Turn The Blind Cord
Turn the cord of the blind in the opposite direction. This will loosen the connection between the cord and the hidden bracket. Turn it until the connection loosens and you can remove the hidden bracket. Make sure to turn the cord in the opposite direction from how you usually turn it. This will help loosen the connection. You can also tie a knot in the cord or around the end of a pencil to create more grip. This can help loosen the connection between the cord and the bracket. This method is not applicable to all brands of blinds. This method is also not guaranteed to work on all individual blinds.
Use An Epoxy Remover
An epoxy remover is usually used to remove sticky glue from something, but it can also be used to remove hidden brackets from blinds. This method works best on blinds that are made of metal. First, use the epoxy remover to remove the glue from the back of the hidden bracket. Then, use the epoxy remover to remove the bracket from the blind. Make sure to use protective gloves and eyewear during this process. This method might damage the finish on the back of the blind. Therefore, only use it if you don’t care about the finish on the back of the blind. This method is not applicable to all brands of blinds. This method is also not guaranteed to work on all individual blinds.
Use A Hidden Bracket Removal Tool
A hidden bracket removal tool is usually used to remove and install hidden brackets. However, you can also use a hidden bracket removal tool to remove a hidden bracket from a blind. First, use the tool to remove the bracket from the blind. Then, use the tool to remove the bracket from the wall. Make sure to use the tool as instructed. You will most likely need an extra person to help you use this tool. This method is not applicable to all brands of blinds. This method is also not guaranteed to work on all individual blinds.
Cut The Cord To Remove The Bracket
You can cut the cord that is attached to the hidden bracket to remove the hidden bracket from your blinds. This method works best on blinds that are made of fabric. Use a pair of scissors to cut the cord that is connected to the hidden bracket. Make sure to cut the cord where it connects to the hidden bracket. This will allow you to remove the hidden bracket without damaging the blind. This method might damage the finish on the back of the blind. Therefore, only use it if you don’t care about the finish on the back of the blind. This method is not applicable to all brands of blinds. This method is also not guaranteed to work on all individual blinds.
Why Are Hidden Brackets Used?
They’re easy to understand
If you’re reading a document and you see a calculation that has multiple steps, it can be difficult to determine where each part of the calculation came from. This is especially true when you’re using a lot of parentheses in a single calculation. Hidden brackets make the calculation easy to understand by grouping everything into a single step. Additionally, hidden brackets will make your calculations simpler since you have less to keep track of in each step, which can be especially helpful for people who are just learning how to perform calculations.
They make your calculations simpler
Hidden brackets make your calculations simpler in two ways. The first is that they cut down on the number of steps involved in the calculation. Each step in a calculation represents a place where you could make a mistake, so fewer steps mean fewer opportunities for mistakes. The second way that hidden brackets make calculations simpler is that they group numbers together in such a way that mistakes are easier to spot. When you only have a single number in each step, it’s much easier to spot a mistake.
They don’t require commas
Hidden brackets don’t require that you use commas as a separator in your calculations. Commas in calculations can be confusing and can cause readers to misinterpret the numbers in your document. Hidden brackets, on the other hand, allow you to clearly separate each section of your calculation. This means that your readers don’t have to worry about misinterpreting your numbers and can focus on the content of the document instead of the calculations.
You can catch mistakes before you send the document
Calculations are difficult and human error is always a possibility. We do our best to catch our mistakes, but sometimes something slips through the cracks. Hidden brackets make it easier to spot mistakes before you send the document to the person who requested it. Since you’re only dealing with a single number in each step, you’re more likely to catch a mistake that you made when performing the calculation. Hidden brackets also make it easier to correct mistakes that slipped through the cracks. If you accidentally add the wrong number to a calculation, you can easily fix it without going through and changing it in every instance.
It’s always best to be safe when you work with math
Calculations are difficult and human error is always a possibility. While we do our best to catch our mistakes, we’re only human and it’s inevitable that we’ll make an error at some point. Hidden brackets make it easier to spot mistakes in your calculations and make it easier to correct them when they do happen.
Tips For Removing Blinds With Hidden Brackets
- Once you have located and prepared your tools, it is time to remove those pesky brackets. Depending on the type of wood you have on your window frame, you may need to prep the wood a bit.
- You can do this with a piece of sandpaper. Start by removing the lower-most blind. Working on one blind at a time will allow you to focus on the task at hand without being overwhelmed by a sea of hanging blinds.
- Next, remove the top portion of the blind by lifting the head rail off the brackets. You can do this by carefully prying the putty knife in between the head rail and the brackets.
- Once you have the head rail off, remove the brackets from the wall by unscrewing them with the screwdriver. Be sure to hold the bracket with the putty knife to prevent the screw from flying off and getting lost.
- You can now take the brackets off the blinds by pulling them off the headrail. You can then remove the blinds from the brackets by sliding them off the headrail.
As you can see, removing blinds with hidden brackets is not nearly as tricky as it may seem. All you need to do is find the brackets, prep the wood, and remove the brackets and the blinds from each other. It may seem like a long and frustrating process but trust us: Once you get the hang of it, it will take you less than an hour to complete the whole process. With this knowledge, you will be able to easily remove your blinds when they need cleaning or replacing!