How to cut roller blinds

Have you bought off-the-shelve roller blinds that extend the width of your window? Find out here how to cut roller blinds down to size.

Measure the width of the window that you wish the blind to fit.

Unpack the roller blind and slot in the chain guide and roller guide, then fit the brackets into the ends and measure total length.

Minus the window width from the blind/bracket width, the difference in the two measurements is the amount to be cut from the roller and blind, plus an extra 5mm from the blind.

First, unroll the roller blind on a flat surface and remove the bottom bar, with a ruler and a pencil, mark on the blind the amount to be cut off and draw a cutting line.

Example, blind width with brackets 122cm, minus window width 115cm, the difference is 7cm plus the 5mm to be deducted from the blind, so cut off 7.5 cm.

Once you have marked your measurements and drawn a line along the side of the blind, cut the blind, once you reach the roller, peel the blind back and then cut to the end.

Next, cut the roller using a hacksaw with a sharp blade, then cut the bottom bar and slot it back into the blind.

Once you have placed the guides back into both sides of the blind you are ready to fit.