How to Remove Venetian Blinds

Updated February 21, 2017

Venetian blinds have been around for more than 200 years, but the exact source or country of their origin is unknown. The slats come in various styles such as 1-inch or 2-inch widths, which can enhance the look of the blinds or let more light in. These blinds also come in aluminium or vinyl materials, depending on your preference, and can be relatively inexpensive. Venetian blinds do require routine maintenance to keep them free of dust. You first need to remove the blinds before you can clean them or to transfer them to another window.

Take the blind's valance off the head rail by opening the bracket doors on the side and lifting the valance out of the brackets.

Remove the Venetian blinds from the wall by using the tilt wand to open the slats to a horizontal open position.

Tug on the lift cord to raise the blinds all the way to the top so they touch the bottom of the head rail. Lock into place by tilting the lift cord to the side (left or right, depending on your model) until you feel the locking mechanism catch.

Push the blinds flat against the wall before you remove them from the brackets.

Lift the head rail out of the brackets after the bracket door is open and take the blinds down.


You may need to use a ladder or chair in order to reach the top of the blinds. It may be a good idea to have a second person on hand to grab the blinds after you remove them because they could be heavy and you do not want to stumble.

Things You'll Need

  • Ladder or step-stool
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