How to Measure the Diameter of Lift Cord and String

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Many blinds and shades operate using string. Not all blinds and shades use the same size string and cord for operation. Because of this, it is important to make sure that you get the correct size string when replacing the string on your window covering. We sell string for cellular/honeycomb shades, pleated shades, mini blinds, Roman shades, RV day/night shades, Venetian blinds, vertical blinds, vertical cellular shades, wood & faux wood blinds, woven wood shades, panel track blinds, and draperies.

A Note on Safety

Kids can strangle in blind cords. To make your blinds safer for kids, keep cords out of reach and secure cord and bead chain loops. To learn more, please visit our child safety guide.

Tools Needed

Tape Measure

Parts Needed

Step 1 – Wrap your string around a pencil ten times.

  • Wrap your string around a pencil ten times, and squeeze the strands together.
  • If you don’t have a pencil, you can use a pen, marker, water bottle or any other uniformly round item.

Step 2 – Make sure the string is wrapped around exactly ten times.

Step 3 – Measure the width of the wrapped strands.

Step 4 – Match the measurement of your string on our website.

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