Of course first and foremost, it to remove them completely from the window. There are times however when they are not removable, due to sun damage risk, privacy or just plain old bad view. I recently transformed a steel gray family room that was cold and dark to a warm light khaki color. The blinds looked terrible with the new wall color. My client thought she could live with them until budget would allow new window treatments. She hated looking at them everyday. I put my thinking cap on and we removed several of the panels and applied the wall color paint with a roller to both sides of the blinds. WA la, were we amazed. The blinds were re-fresh-ed and looked brand new with the new matching wall color painted onto them. My client was so pleased and so was I. At a recent home staging project my client has dark rose colored verticals and very outdated navy blue and white wall paper. I recommended she remove the wp, prime and paint the walls with a SW Nomadic Desert and apply the same paint over the vertical panels and valance. I can't wait to see the results.
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