How to Restring a Comfortex Cellular Honeycomb Shade

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If your Comfortex honeycomb shade is not raising and lowering properly, and a lift string is frayed or broken, the shade will need to be restrung. This guide walks you through step by step how to remove and replace the lift string on a Comfortex cellular honeycomb shade.

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

Flat-head Screwdriver
Tape Measure

Step 1 – Remove the shade from your window, and lay it on a flat surface.

Step 2 – Slide the cord lock out of the top rail.

Step 3 – Remove all of the end caps from the top and bottom rails, and set them aside.

  • You may need to use a flathead screwdriver to get the end caps out.

Step 4 – Remove any condensers and tassels, and set them aside.

Step 5 – Remove the excess string from the cord lock and condenser.

Step 6 – Slide the rails off of the fabric.

Step 7 – Remove any tape and old string from the fabric.

Step 8 – Remove and save any washers for reuse.

Step 9 – Determine the length of string needed.

  • Measure the length and width of the blind.
  • Determine the number of lift strings in this shade.
  • Use the following formula to determine the amount of string needed:
    [(2 x Length) +Width] x Number of Lift Strings
  • You will need to replace all of the lift string on the shade to ensure proper operation.

Step 10 – Cut the pieces of string to the necessary length.

Step 11 – Insert the eye of the wire restring tool through the fabric.

Step 12 – Thread the lift string through the eye of the wire restring tool, and pull it through the fabric on the shade.

Step 13 – Using a double knot, tie a plastic washer to the end of the lift string.

  • Cut off any excess string.

Step 14 – Apply masking tape to the bottom of the fabric to cover the washer.

Step 15 – Repeat steps 11-14 to replace all other lift strings.

Step 16 – Slide the rails back onto the fabric.

  • Slide the rails on slowly so that you do not snag the fabric.

Step 17 – Insert the stings underneath the locking cam on the cord lock.

Step 18 – Insert the rear slide into the slot behind the front guide of the cord lock.

  • Orient the rear slide opposite the front guide.
  • Move the strings aside until they fall into the slot on the rear slide.

Step 19 – Snap the cover of the cord lock into place.

  • Be careful not to pinch the stings.

Step 20 – Insert the cord lock into the top rail.

Step 21 – Replace the end caps on the top and bottom rails.

Step 22 – Test the lifting, lowering and locking of the shade.

Step 23 – Reattach the condensers and tassels.