Easy DIY Guide: Removing Slats/Fabric Blades on Apollo Blinds Vertical Blinds

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Easy DIY Guide: Removing Slats/Fabric Blades on Apollo Blinds Vertical Blinds

Published June 14, 2022

Easy DIY instructions on how to remove the slats/fabric blades on an Apollo Blinds Vertical blinds.

Vertical blinds are a popular window treatment known for their versatility and functionality. Apollo Blinds Vertical blinds, in particular, offer a sleek and modern design that enhances the aesthetic appeal of any space. However, there may come a time when you need to remove the slats or fabric blades for cleaning, repair, or replacement. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of removing the slats/fabric blades on Apollo Blinds Vertical blinds with ease.

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Preparation

Before you begin, gather the necessary tools:

  • Screwdriver (Phillips head)
  • Pliers
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Step ladder (if needed)

2. Removing the Slats/Fabric Blades

a. Start with the End Cap

  1. Locate the End Cap: The End Cap is typically situated at the end of the headrail.
  2. Use a Flathead Screwdriver: Gently pry open the End Cap by inserting a flathead screwdriver into the small gap between the cap and the headrail.
  3. Remove the End Cap: Once the End Cap is loosened, carefully slide it out of the headrail and set it aside.

b. Release the Slats/Fabric Blades

  1. Identify the Control Chain: Locate the control chain on the side of the headrail.
  2. Release the Slats: Pull the control chain to one side to rotate the slats/fabric blades to an open position.
  3. Find the Hanger Clip: Each slat/fabric blade is attached to the headrail via a hanger clip.
  4. Remove the Slats/Fabric Blades: Slide each slat/fabric blade out of its hanger clip by gently lifting and tilting it forward. Work your way from one end of the headrail to the other until all slats/fabric blades are removed.

c. Detach the Bottom Chain

  1. Locate the Bottom Chain: The bottom chain connects the slats/fabric blades together.
  2. Release the Bottom Chain: Use pliers to open the connector link on the bottom chain and detach it from the last slat/fabric blade.

3. Conclusion

Congratulations! You’ve successfully removed the slats/fabric blades on your Apollo Blinds Vertical blinds. Whether you’re cleaning, repairing, or replacing them, this DIY guide has made the process simple and hassle-free.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1: Can I clean the slats/fabric blades while they are still attached to the blinds?

A1: Yes, you can clean the slats/fabric blades while they are still attached. However, removing them allows for a more thorough cleaning and easier access to hard-to-reach areas.

Q2: How often should I remove the slats/fabric blades for cleaning?

A2: It’s recommended to clean the slats/fabric blades at least once every few months to prevent dust buildup and maintain their appearance.

Q3: Can I replace individual slats/fabric blades if they are damaged?

A3: Yes, individual slats/fabric blades can be replaced if they are damaged or worn out. Simply follow the same steps outlined in this guide to remove the damaged slat/blade and install a new one.

Conclusion

Removing the slats/fabric blades on Apollo Blinds Vertical blinds is a straightforward process that can be easily accomplished with the right tools and guidance. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can effectively clean, repair, or replace the slats/fabric blades as needed, keeping your blinds looking fresh and functional.

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