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We had blackout blinds installed and I must say the light that comes in on the sides is way to much. We called Lowes back today to complain and have them look at this again.

The blackout images I have found on the internet seem to look so much better. Very flush with the wall.

If you have blackout shades/blinds can you let me know or show me a picture of yours during the daylight hours?

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Geesh, that is so bad you would be almost better going over the outside of them rather than try and fit inside of them. While that might give you privacy if you were watching your movie in the nude it sure isn't keeping light out.
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Maybe you could install some casing around the windows that will block the light. And paint the jambs and back side of the casing black. But it looks like you have some light leakage at the bottom of the half-round part too. Lowe's has pretty low standards for blackout, it seems.

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I just took these for you. Just installed in bedrooms yesterday.

Unfortunately I have a window in theater that is wider than they make these blinds, so I cant use em in mine, but for your's they would work.


These are 72" * 61"

First photo is a room that is being hit with full morning sun right now and I just took the photo.

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These shades have a side rail(PVC material) stuck to the side with magnet. Its very sturdy for the application. The minor light leakage is because the still is not flat :-).
For the leakage at the top- they supplied some material to close that but I havent put it up.

Regarding photos on the web- very misleading. Even blinds without the side rail appear to 'black out' but its smoke and mirrors unless you have the side rails.
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^^What brand are those blinds?
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Those were from select blinds dot com Blinds dot com offers a similar one.

I tried both companies for smaller blinds before purchasing the bigger ones. Both companies screwed up the smaller blinds, so in the end I rate them the same.And select blinds screwed up my first big blind order by not creating the slit for the side rails.
Just buy from whomever has better pricing I guess.
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I just took these for you. Just installed in bedrooms yesterday.
Unfortunately I have a window in theater that is wider than they make these blinds, so I cant use em in mine, but for your's they would work.
These are 72" * 61"
First photo is a room that is being hit with full morning sun right now and I just took the photo.
450
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These shades have a side rail(PVC material) stuck to the side with magnet. Its very sturdy for the application. The minor light leakage is because the still is not flat :-).
For the leakage at the top- they supplied some material to close that but I havent put it up.
Regarding photos on the web- very misleading. Even blinds without the side rail appear to 'black out' but its smoke and mirrors unless you have the side rails.

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