Don't make multiple wraps, the tape is only there to ensure smooth gliding of the joint through all the openings and the mechanism, not to bear any load. Replacement Cord we searched several places looking for suitable cord.
Reply Upvote. Make sure that your cord is on the back side of the bar. Make sure your cords are long enough and tie a knot in them to keep them together. Pull out the length of it to make it even with the other cord, tie the knot at the bottom rail, replace the button, repeat with the other cord if necessary it was in my case, even though the other cord was not damaged: You can reduce the size of the joint and make it tighter by rolling it between your gloved fingers use thin disposable glove when the glue begins to thicken.
Use superglue to glue the end of the the new cord to the old one. Start at the run furthest from the little locking mechanism.
I also like making sure that the ladder tape is on the inside of my cord. You can then pull all the old cord out.
Pull the knot out and clip it off. The locking mechanism should keep the cord from slipping back. AnaV54 1 year ago. Remove the bottom rail button, cut off or untie the knot on the old cord you want to replace. You have repaired your shades.
Once you've got it hooked, pull it through and thread it through the other holes as well all the way to the locking mechanism. Brewest 2 years ago.
If you lost your little cone thingys, you can tie a decorative knot, like the monkey's fist, or use some beads to finish it. Share it with us! Starting a Handmade Business. Pull the shade open. Thread all the way up. Once the glue is dry, verify the joint is solid and wrap a small piece of thin scotch tape around the joint starting from the old cord just above the joint. Once the joint appears out of the upper rail on the other side, you are done.
I like to thread the cord through the slats in bunches, it saves time but it can be difficult if your slats aren't lined up correctly. If you lost them, you can use pretty beads or decorative knots or a combination of these.