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FAQs About Blinds

FAQs About Blinds

No need to phone a friend! We’ve got all the answers to your questions about blinds, curtains, shutters and awnings right below.

Buying new blinds isn't quite as easy as shopping for a throw rug or a new frame to hang on the wall. After all, blinds are a long-term investment, so it’s common to have plenty of questions and concerns along the way. That's why we've collected some of our most frequently asked questions to help you during the decision-making process.

Common question about blinds

    Most affordable blinds?

    Venetian blinds, roller blinds and vertical blinds are three of the most affordable blinds you can buy. For a ‘standard’ window (1.8m x 1.8m), you can get these blinds installed for under $500.

    How much will blinds cost?

    The cost of your blinds depends on the size of the window, type of fabric you choose and the type of blind. You can find out the cost of indoor blinds and other popular products in our guide.

    Can I get a quote for blinds off my house plans?

    To get a free blinds or shutters quote from your house or floor plans, simply email the plans to

    How do I replace a broken chain?

    To replace a broken blind chain, start by taking the blind down. Once the blind is down, pop out the chain drive and undo the middle screw to remove the old chain. If you require a replacement chain, please get in touch with our team.

    Which blinds block the most light?

    Double roller blinds, roller blinds and Roman blinds are three of the best blinds for blocking light. Customise these blinds with blockout fabric for optimal results.

    Best light-filtering blinds?

    For rooms that require privacy and plenty of natural light, vision blinds are ideal. Sheer curtains are also a great choice, as the lightweight fabric allows plenty of natural light to flood the room, while protecting your privacy at the same time.

    Other popular light filtering blinds include vertical blinds, roller blinds and double roller blinds.

    What are the best kitchen blinds?

    The best kitchen blinds should be waterproof and easy to clean, like roller blinds, double roller blinds, aluminium Venetian blinds and aluminium shutters. You can find out more about the best blinds for your kitchen in our blog.

    What are the best bedroom blinds?

    The best bedroom blinds include styles like day and night blinds (vision blinds), vertical blinds, double roller blinds and Roman blinds, to name a few. Find out more about the best bedroom blinds here.

    How to choose blinds for different areas?

    Choosing blinds for the bedroom or loungeroom can be hard enough without throwing additional requirements into the mix. Luckily for you, we cover all of this additional info in our blogs. Like how to choose the best blinds for your bub's room, picking the right outdoor window treatments for coastal homes or even the best blinds for cafes.

    Best blinds for sliding doors?

    If you have sliding doors or large windows, the best blinds include vertisheer blinds, panel glide blinds, vertical blinds and sliding shutters. All of these styles offer easy access and effective light control.

    What are the best blinds for privacy?

    Our aluminium shutters are a great way to keep prying eyes from peering into your windows. Simply choose the hinge placement of your shutters to determine which way they will open, so you can let the sunlight in while still enjoying your privacy. Sunscreen rollers can also provide great levels of privacy during the daytime, because you can see out but others can't see in.

    What's the best all-round blind?

    Due to their versatile nature and affordable price, roller blinds are one of our most popular selling blinds, available in many different styles, fabrics, textures, patterns and colours.

    How to clean blinds?

    To clean blinds, have a vacuum, feather duster and a damp cloth handy. Simply give the fabric layer or PVC/timber/aluminium slats a vacuum with a brush attachment, then wipe with a damp cloth and leave to air dry.
    You can get more window and window blind cleaning and care tips by clicking on the links below.

    How to clean curtains?

    To clean curtains, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions, which can usually be found on the curtain tag or with your order information. Curtains can either be carefully spot cleaned, placed in the washing machine, or taken to a dry cleaner.

    How long does it take to receive new blinds?

    Rather than waiting upwards of 6 weeks to receive your new blinds, we can offer a short 14-day turnaround on our indoor blinds. This means you'll be enjoying your stunning new blinds within two weeks of placing your order!

    How long does it take to fit new blinds?

    At ABC Blinds, we offer professional installation of our products. Depending on the product, it will only take an hour or so for one of our team members to install your new blinds, awnings, shutters or curtains.

    Benefits of a getting a blinds quote?

    If you've been staring at swatches and debating different products, you're not alone! Quite a few of our customers have concerns about making the wrong product or colour choice. That's why we recommend booking a free measure and quote prior to placing an order.

    How do I book my free measure and quote?

    Book via our website or call 13 13 15

    Where to buy blinds online?

    If you’d prefer to buy new blinds online, you can do so via ABC Blinds Online. Here, you can shop for popular products like shutters, roller blinds, day/night blinds, Roman blinds, vertical blinds and Venetian blinds.

    Got a question that hasn’t been answered? We're here to help! Call us on 13 13 15, visit one of our showrooms or arrange a free measure and quote with one of our highly-trained consultants in your own home.

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