Repair broken slats on louvre shutters with this guide.
Materials to fix slat of a mini Louvre shade:
- Louvre shutter with broken slat
- 1 wooden dowel stick
- Wood glue
- Sharp knife or razor blade
- Drill and drill bit (drill bit needs to be a 1/64 inch larder than your wooden dowel)
**Note: Depending on the size of your window shade, the dowel size will change. You will need to measure or test it to get the appropriate diameter. As long as the dowel has the ability to freely rotate, the dowel will be sufficient. This is also true for the drill bit. Just be sure that the drill bit you use is 1/64 of an inch larger than the dowel you use.
Materials to fix missing staple in a mini Louvre shade:
- Screw eye #216 (you will need one for each missing staple)
- Needle nose pliers
**Note: The screw eye size will change with the size of the slat.
Fixing the missing slat should be done first before fixing any missing staples. This will make it easier on you when trying to re-install the slat. 1. Drill a hole into the the slat where the original stud existed. The hole should be drilled carefully and deeply down down the center of the slat about a 1/2" deep. 2. Cut a piece of the dowel about 7/16" long. 3. Use a small dab of wood glue and place it in the slat hole. Insert the small dowel piece into the hole leaving a small amount extruding. 4. Insert the end of the slat that is still in tact into the hole in the shutter frame. 5. Align the broken end into the hole on the other side of the frame. 6. Use a sharp knife to slide the dowel out of the slat and into the hole in the frame approximately 1/4". 7. Let the glue dry