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Old 08-22-04, 06:35 PM
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Anyone know of a curtain that blocks out the sun?

The sun comes directly through my window and always ends up waking me up when I try to sleep late. I haven't seen anything that will keep the sun out that isn't also tacky (aluminum foil, blankets, etc) anyone know the name of one of these curtains or pull shades and where I might find one (online or not). Thanks.
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blinds?
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Originally posted by Debaser
blinds?

Sure does. Damn_sun.
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Heavy drapes ought to do it. Of course they're gonna cost you.
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You can buy blackout cloth at any fabric shop (JoAnn Fabrics, etc.) and make your own. It comes on huge rolls, you cut off what you need and pay by the foot or yard. It's actually white, with white vinyl stuff on one side. It's specifically designed to do what you are asking. It also makes a cheap, but effective, home theater screen.
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Place your TV in front of window and use your camcorder to film night time for 6 hours. Set vcr timer to switch on and play tape when sun comes out.

PS. kill all roosters in your local area.
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Roosters suck. Definitely kill and eat all roosters in your neighborhood because they crow at all hours of the day and night. I wasn't sorry the day my dog got and and killed two roosters in the neighborhood because I could sleep again.
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High fives your dog.
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Blinds aren't doing the trick, if I've got the terminology on what I already have down.
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Debaser, he caught them midflight. My dog rules.

World: you're going to get some leakage of light unless you cover the whole window. Go with Numanoid's suggestion for el cheapo sunblocking material.

Otherwise, you can try bricking up the aperture.
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It's actually referred to at JoAnn's as "budget blackout" material (SKU #2117232). It'll be in the drapery liner section on a big roll (that looks like a rolled up shade). It has canvas on one side and vinyl on the other. It runs around $5 a yard (and it's 4 or 5 feet wide), so it won't cost much to cover a window.
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A roller blind will do the trick. You can get one that totally blocks out light - that's what I have in the bedroom, and I love it.
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Yes, it's called an eclipse.
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Perhaps you shouldn't sleep in?
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We got some of these blackout panels and put them behind our curtains so that most of the sun is blocked out nicely. They weight a ton and the clips that came with them were useless as the panels tore our tab top curtains from the weight. One suggestion is to buy some ring clips from Home Depot and hang the panels separately from your curtains so you don't end up having to sew your curtains back together again like I did. These panels became indespensible what with the constant sun we get throughout the day.

http://bedbathandbeyond.com/searchSK...SSTR=blackout&
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Sleep in a coffin. Those things look comfy.
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I used heavy wieght towels. Just put them over the window. Looks like shit but it works. I'm not spending $40 on a blackout curtain.
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Originally posted by goofee girl
We got some of these blackout panels and put them behind our curtains so that most of the sun is blocked out nicely. They weight a ton and the clips that came with them were useless as the panels tore our tab top curtains from the weight. One suggestion is to buy some ring clips from Home Depot and hang the panels separately from your curtains so you don't end up having to sew your curtains back together again like I did. These panels became indespensible what with the constant sun we get throughout the day.

http://bedbathandbeyond.com/searchSK...SSTR=blackout&
Wouldn't the light just go around the curtain?
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We have quilted blinds on rollers.

They block out all sun and are great for cold winter weather.
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Another cheap DIY solution is to cut blackout cloth or something similar to be just a bit larger than your window and then attach it using velcro on both the top and bottom of the window. (Walmart sells some nice stick-on velcro that works great) This method works better than most drapes because you can pull the fabric taught over the window and avoid having any cracks for light to seep through around the edges. They also fit right under existing blinds, etc. so they don't stick out.

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