Search Product Q&A

Looking for Answers about Mainstays Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds, Off-White?

ACCESSORIES(Q:36868 A:53248)
APPLIANCES AND STORAGE(Q:25923 A:66148)
AUDIO VIDEO(Q:17690 A:25978)
BABY APPAREL(Q:195 A:309)
BABY CARE(Q:6660 A:18677)
BABY GEAR(Q:10470 A:24591)
BABY NURSERY(Q:10971 A:23040)
BEAUTY(Q:13995 A:29290)
BED AND BATH(Q:14852 A:30416)
BIKES AND RIDE ONS(Q:19636 A:36123)
BOOKS(Q:2692 A:2356)
BOYS TOYS MUSIC AND GAMES(Q:7304 A:6875)
CAMERAS AND CAMCORDERS(Q:7988 A:11072)
COMPUTERS(Q:19239 A:28978)
FITNESS(Q:12933 A:31122)
FOOD(Q:18606 A:15588)
FURNITURE(Q:69592 A:145467)
GIRLS TOYS AND ACTIVITIES(Q:4649 A:11336)
HEALTH AND WELLNESS(Q:20484 A:32738)
HOME DECOR(Q:19647 A:29605)
DECOR(Q:7540 A:10499)
LIGHTING(Q:3648 A:4959)
PERSONALIZED GIFTS(Q:723 A:359)
RUGS(Q:2146 A:5039)
WINDOW(Q:5590 A:8749)
BLINDS AND SHADES(Q:1726 A:2546)
HARDWARE(Q:1294 A:1865)
KIDS WINDOW(Q:299 A:785)
KITCHEN AND BATHROOM(Q:307 A:428)
PANELS(Q:1473 A:2089)
SCARVES AND VALANCES(Q:149 A:188)
THERMAL PANELS(Q:342 A:848)
HOME IMPROVEMENT(Q:38653 A:57324)
HOUSEHOLD(Q:8427 A:11528)
INTIMATE APPAREL(Q:1622 A:5272)
JEWELRY(Q:11714 A:12596)
KIDS APPAREL(Q:778 A:1949)
KITCHEN AND DINING(Q:32864 A:82287)
MENS APPAREL(Q:3430 A:7667)
MOVIES(Q:6042 A:8712)
MUSIC(Q:1196 A:1175)
NON APPAREL(Q:4202 A:4966)
OFFICE SUPPLY AND CRAFTS(Q:21306 A:26904)
OPTICAL(Q:3 A:1)
OUTDOOR LIVING(Q:32808 A:48220)
OUTDOOR PLAY(Q:11665 A:20689)
OUTDOOR SPORTS(Q:38563 A:64423)
PETS(Q:10511 A:19679)
PHOTO OUTLAB(Q:1 A:0)
PORTABLE ELECTRONICS(Q:22307 A:35096)
PRESCHOOL AND LEARNING(Q:3280 A:6572)
SEASONAL AND CELEBRATIONS(Q:6869 A:5549)
SPORTS EQUIPMENT(Q:7835 A:10678)
TIRES AND AUTOMOTIVE(Q:38032 A:36560)
TV(Q:10902 A:19126)
UNASSIGNED DEPT(Q:203 A:56)
VIDEO GAMES(Q:8137 A:13150)
WIRELESS(Q:31999 A:41848)
WOMENS APPAREL(Q:3718 A:11125)
Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
how much room is needed to mount these blinds inside the window frame?
Recent Question:
Is it possible to connect two of them together to make a longer single unit?
Recent Question:
Can they be hung from the ceiling - instead of side mount? Need to use outdoor - back porch
Recent Question:
I have one window 45 1/2 and one 45 3/4 wide. I want some clearance on on inside mount. Will the 45 wide work for both windows?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
Is it possible to connect two of them together to make a longer single unit?
Question:
Can they be hung from the ceiling - instead of side mount? Need to use outdoor - back porch
Question:
The description states "soft, white textured fabric cover", I thought these blinds had the white plastic 2" slats?
Question:
I have one window 45 1/2 and one 45 3/4 wide. I want some clearance on on inside mount. Will the 45 wide work for both windows?
Question:
What kind of mounting brackets does it come with?

Customer Questions & Answers for
Mainstays Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds, Off-White

Cut out on the extra light entering your office or home with the Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds. The Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds provide privacy and light control with 1" room darkening slats crafted of PVC. The off-white window blind comes with an adjustable cord tilter, which lets you change the alignment to suit the need. These durable, lightweight blinds are easy to install. These Off-White Mini Blinds offer a perfect solution to cut down extra sunlight during bright afternoons in your apartment. The blinds enhance your privacy by blocking the view through the window. Enjoy watching movie on your TV or projector using the Mainstays blinds to cover up your windows. The adjustable mini blinds are available in various sizes to suit your requirements. The package comes with all the needed hardware and setting up the blinds is an extremely easy task.
Customer Questions & Answers:
81 Questions
 | 
179 Answers
Overall Rating:
4.181 out of 5
4.2
out of
5
Product Details

Questions & Answers for Mainstays Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds, Off-White

Question

So, are these vinyl or aluminum?

so are these vinyl or aluminum?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Jerr
on Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds, Off-White
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Actually PVC. (Vinyl will do)
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
LuvPittBulls
answer 2
VINYL. Actually, PVC.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
LuvPittBulls
answer 3
Vinyl
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
mctab
answer 4
Plastic
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Parish59
answer 5
VINYL
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
XANDERSMAMAW
 - LOUISVILLE, KY.
answer 6
Vinyl, made of PVC. You get what you pay for, but not bad for the price. Easy to install.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
stellar973
 - Central Oregon
Question

Can these be mounted inside the window frame?

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
JonesB
on Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds, Off-White
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. They actually look nicest there, but you'll find its easier to locate a size to fit the outside mount.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
LuvPittBulls
answer 2
If you have 1" clearance
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Parish59
answer 3
Yes, either in or out.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
stellar973
 - Central Oregon
answer 4
Positively yes they can. Run the two screws up through the holes from the bottom of the mounting bracket, making sure you go thru the two larger holes and thighten down the screws till they bottom out against the inside of the bracket. If you need to, drill a small starter hole first using a 1/16" drill bit. Then repeat the same operation for the other bracket. Presto, your done!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Compose
 - York,PA
answer 5
Yes, they can be mounted inside the window frame. You will probably have to purchase screws as the ones furnished are not hefty enough.
answered 3 years ago
By
mightymustang
Question

How dark does it make the room?

I want to buy these for my baby's room. She wakes up too early in the morning then can't go back to sleep because it is too bright in her room. I am thinking about getting these plus some dark purple curtains to hang. Will this keep a good amount of light out? She needs it to be pitch black. Will these along with a dark curtain work?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
AnkursWife1029
on Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds, Off-White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
These are NOT light blocking so don't expect pitch black from them.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Parish59
answer 2
YES, BUT WILL DEFINITELY NEED ROOM DARKENING CURTAINS AS THE BLINDS DON'T COMPLETELY DARKEN THE ROOM, IF YOU WANT NO LIGHT.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
XANDERSMAMAW
 - LOUISVILLE, KY.
answer 3
you would have to keep the curtains closed some light does come in it wakes me up in the mornings
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
KJDsNanie
 - Winter Haven FL
answer 4
These will not make it pitch black. They will only darken the room about the same amount that any blinds will darken the room. We bought them & had to return them for that reason.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
ACMJB
Question

Can I shorten the blind?

Are the instructions for shortening in the box included?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds, Off-White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes instructions included.......
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
LuvPittBulls
answer 2
I didn't find the instructions helpful. I left mine long and it doesn't detract at all.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Mishana
 - Las Vegas, NV
answer 3
Instructions are in box
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Boche
 - Whitehall, PA
answer 4
Can be shortened, instructions included
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ChitownLarry
 - Oak Park, IL
Question

Do these blinds really keep light out or just filter the light?

Need to darken room for child to sleep.
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds, Off-White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
MOSTLY FILTERING. IT ALSO HAS TO DO WITH THE SUN SHINNING DIRECTLY INTO THE BLINDS ETC..........YOU DO GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
LuvPittBulls
answer 2
Do NOT buy to darken a room, they don't darken at all. They keep the sun out only.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Mishana
 - Las Vegas, NV
answer 3
They do not block the light. They filter like a standard blind would. They really shouldn't be advertised as room darkening blinds.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
JByers
 - Bakersfield, CA
answer 4
They really do keep the light out but are wide enough to let light in when open.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Pennilee
 - Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Question

if I have a 31" inside measurment, will a 31" be the one I order or will it come to me a 29 1/2 " blind? I'd like to know the correct way to measure.

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Alvin
on Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds, Off-White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
the 31 will fit. The actual blind slats and header of a 31" will be 30 1/2" which will be perfect once you add the holding brackets on the ends of the header. There will only be a slight 1/4" gap on each side, allowing the blind to move freely when raised. Only a custom cut blind could get this closer.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
KATEtheToolFan
answer 2
you only remove a 1/2" so they will be 30 1/2"
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
asdfakjl83257
answer 3
yep, the one i received was .5 inch short. saving one of the facing pieces from the shade being replaced (little plastic squares you slide in at the end). two of them in there, possibly, it holds perfectly. good luck!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
carboncopper
answer 4
It depends on if you want the blind to fit on the inside of the window, measure the class. If you want the blind to cover the window framing, measure the outside of the window framing and order accordingly.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
WaveWriter
Question

Are supplies and instructions included to mount outside the window?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
nanaclaire
 - Flat Rock, MI
on Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds, Off-White
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. Instructions are complete.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
LuvPittBulls
answer 2
THERE ARE NO INSTRUCTIONS BUT YOU WOULD MOUNT THEM JUST AS YOU WOULD MOUNT THEM INSIDE THE WINDOW.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
MissB1
 - Florida
answer 3
Yes there are instructions and you would use the same supplies, there are holes in the mounting supplies to use for different applications.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
sbailey1959
 - Mancelona MI
Question

Does it come in white?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Suzyq700
on Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds, Off-White
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
LuvPittBulls
answer 2
yes
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
budmug
 - Wa. state
answer 3
yes it does
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
pumpkin321
 - Boonville, NC
Question

My window frame measures 35 3/4 inches. Do I need 35" inches or 36 inches wide?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds, Off-White
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Depends. Are you mounting inside or out?
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Parish59
answer 2
You need 38 inches as they are narrower than posted.
answered 3 years ago
By
mightymustang
 - Macon, Georgia
answer 3
36
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
KJDsNanie
 - Winter Haven FL
Question

What is this color? is it off white or albaster/ tanish? I need true ivory or off white...

Some stores show 'alabaster' as a butterscotch tan (not pretty as it looks dingy, medium tan and old looking or yellowed with age)....and the white is brilliant white.... I need 'off white or ivory' which would be in between the two.... are these really OFF WHITE?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Kate
on Mainstays Room Darkening Mini Blinds, Off-White
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, They are a nice off white color. :)
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
PGBF824
answer 2
NO- They look more tan than ivory or off white when no light is coming thru like at night. However, when the sun shines...they look much darker...a pinkish brown color that I didn't like at all....not even close to Ivory or off white.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
KATEtheToolFan
answer 3
yes
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
asdfakjl83257
1 of 9 total pages