Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 39
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MF Private liner
Great product for the price. It's not designed to be a black out liner but keeps the room darker and gives us privacy.
February 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Girliegirl311 Exactly what I needed
These were great for my street facing living room. You could see directly in with just the bamboo blinds. This fixed the problem easily!
Installation was really easy although I had issues using the nails included. I decided to forgo but the next day they fell since the sticky tape wasn't strong enough. I used a staple gun and now they're perfect.
December 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DumpsterBaby Well worth the price.
The privacy shades fit my existing shades perfectly. Very easy to install using enclosed velcro and plastic clips and a hammer (or in my case a meat tenderizer - right tool for the job, you know?). Beware. If you are looking for complete privacy these may not be for you. While they provide a good bit of privacy, if all of the lights are on inside the house it is possible to see inside while looking in from outside. I keep it relatively dark inside at night, plus I'm not much to look at, so it's not an issue for me. Buy these. Well worth the price.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Customer This worked for us
We wanted a privacy liner to attach to our woven shade. This fit well, was easy to install and looks very nice, linen-like, from the outside.
August 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Susan Recommend With Reservations: Read This Before You Buy
Bought 8 of these, six in the 34" width, one 23" width and one 27" width, to go with Home Decorators Roman shades in honey bamboo. Before buying, I saw that someone had asked in the Q&As whether the liners could be shortened or narrowed, and the answer was a simple 'yes'. Technically a true answer, but not terribly helpful if you actually need to tailor it to fit a shade. The liners come in limited width sizes (and currently are out of stock, I noticed). Six of my shades are 32" wide, and 34" liners were the only option available, so they needed 2" off the width to fit. Since there's no video showing how to attach the liner and/or adjust the width, here's what you need to do. You will need scissors, a yardstick, hot iron, sewing machine and (optional) a staple gun, a glue gun, a needle and thread and some sort of cutters (I used metal cutters). Note that these directions assume your liner is already the correct length for your shade. If not, you will need to cut the bottom of the liner one inch below the shade's length, fold it over twice, press it and hem it (or use hot glue).
1. Fully extend your blind on a work table right side down and lay the liner on top.
2. Figure out which side of the liner has small openings where you can remove the plastic dowel rods, and remove the rods and set aside.
3. Using a straight edge like a yard stick, mark the liner on the side opposite of where you removed the rods, allowing one inch over the edge of the shade. Cut along that edge.
4. Fold the raw edge over twice and press with an iron. Then sew the new edge.
5. Place one dowel rod back in its pocket and mark the new length it needs to be. Remove it, and using the mark as a guide, trim it and the others to match using metal cutters. Reinsert the shortened rods.
6. Remove the top Velcro stick (with the tape protector still in place). Lay it along the top of the back of the shade, cutting it to fit, then peel off the tape protector and carefully adhere the Velcro strip. Attach the liner's Velcro to that strip. (At this point, we used a staple gun to attach the velcroed liner to ensure it wouldn't detach, versus using the small nails that came in the packaging.)
7. Fold the liner back and up over the top of the shade until only the topmost dowel rod is laying against the shade. (You attach the liner from the top down,) The plastic pins that come with the liner are basically plastic safety pins. Using two plastic pins per dowel rod, first pass the the pin through to the small center crosswise ribbon on the liner that parallels the plastic rod. Then loop it around the lengthwise cord cover on the shade, and close the safety pin. The cord should be able to slide freely within the plastic safety pin. After attaching each side, roll the liner diwn to the next dowel rod and repeat with two more plastic safety pins. Continue untl all dowel rods on the liner have been secured to the shade.
8. Hopefully your liner will match up with the length of shade. We found several were slightly too long, so had to fold the bottom of the liner and hot glue it to the bottom of the shade.
9. Once you've finished attaching the liner to the shade, hang the shade and pull up on the cord to fully open it. You may notice the liner peeking out of the bottom. If so, you can fully lower the shade and tack the liner with needle and thread at various spots along each side of the shade. We did the tacking of the first shade with the shade still hanging; thereafter, we tacked other liners to shades while they were still laying out on our work table.
Complicated? Yes. Impossible? No. Easier to buy custom shades that already have privacy liners? Yes, but also quite a bit more expensive. This project is best tackled if you have a patient sister who knows how to use a sewing machine!
March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jamie easy installation. added privacy.
exactly what I wanted & easy to install. less than 10 minutes & they were back in my window.
February 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by prhoden Great product.
So easy to install.....took only a few minutes. The liner is true privacy. Cannot see anything.
October 31, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by islandgirl Junk
I bought bamboo roll up blinds from Home Depot then realized there was no privacy. I finally found these shade liners to attach to the back of them, on line. The plastic attachments on the back of the blinds are junk, as are the ones on the back of the liners. 2 of the four have broken-BOTH the blinds and the liners, and are useless. I have lost the reciept for the blinds, so I can't return them. Funny, when I had these back in the 70's, they lasted forever! :(
September 7, 2011