I have some new composite plastic-like window blinds that were supplied with a valance (also composite plastic-like material). The valance looks like sculpted baseboard moulding. I need to trim the valances to fit the window openings and I was wondering what the best method would be. Obviously, I want the final cuts to be neat and without any chips or nicks. What should I use to cut the material and how should I go about this?
Cut with a table saw with the finish side up or on a miter saw with
the finish side down, using fine toothed blades. Protect the finish
side with masking tape. Lacking the right tools, have a millwork/
carpenter shop do it for you. It is possible to do neatly if you have
above average skills with hand tools, of course. A composite may be
more forgiving than MDF faced with plastic. Choose whatever seems most
likely to get the results you want. Good luck.
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