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Easy does it: How to hang blinds without drilling holes 

Need to put up new blinds? Put down the tools, spare yourself a possible mess and learn how to hang blinds without drilling holes with UniBond’s straightforward guide.

Why would you want to hang blinds without drilling

Although hanging blinds with a drill and nails or screws isn’t the hardest DIY project to undertake, there are plenty of reasons why you want to avoid creating holes. For example, you might be living in a property where the landlord forbids any drilling into its walls. Or maybe you just don’t have the tools to do it.

Whatever the reason, all that you actually need is a quality, high-strength tape to do the job without any fuss whatsoever.

The best tape to hang blinds without screws

As blinds are relatively heavy items – particularly those made of plastic and wood – you should purchase the strongest tape possible. Because Unibond No More Nails On A Roll has immediate grip and can support up to 120kg per roll, it is ideal for putting up blinds without drilling holes.

The tape is appropriate for many different types of household materials, including those used in most blinds like PVC, metal and wood, and it can bond both on porous and non-porous surfaces. Since it is waterproof and resistant to high temperatures and humidity, you can use it to hang blinds in bathrooms and shower rooms, too.

How to hang blinds without drilling

Learning how to put up blinds without a drill is one of the easiest DIY jobs. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Clean. For best results, clean the surfaces you will be hanging your window blinds from, making sure they are free of dust, dirt and grease, then wipe dry.
  2. Cut. Cut vertical strips of tape that match the height of your blind’s headrail and apply them to its rear surface at intervals of 15 to 30 centimetres (depending how heavy the blind is) and press down firmly.
  3. Hang. Mark out precisely where the blind is going to hang with a spirit level and a pencil, remove the red liner from the tape, lift and hold the headrail to the pencil-drawn guideline and press it firmly to the surface for a few seconds.
  4. Wait. Check the tape’s instructions to discover how long it takes to achieve its maximum bond strength. This is usually 24 to 48 hours - within that time, the blind’s headrail may need to be supported.

When shopping for tape to hang blinds without drilling holes, be sure to check the instructions to see what weight tolerance it can be used for and what kinds of surfaces it bonds to.