If you bought or ordered vertical or horizontal blinds, we will offer youinstall them with your own hands, because you can cope with this task without even having experience, the main thing is to have the desire, 1 hour of free time and several tools.
Caution! Installing blinds does not require special skills, but keep in mind that any breakdowns that occurred in the process of independent work, will exclude the possibility of warranty repair, exchange / return of curtains.
Depending on the type of curtains, your preferences and conditions, the blinds are installed:
- In the window opening;
- On the wall;
- To the ceiling;
- On the window itself.
We have compiled 3 step-by-step instructions and a selection of useful videos with which you can mount horizontal and vertical blinds of any kind in any way.
To install horizontal blinds on the wall or to the ceiling, as well as to install vertical blinds above the window, you need to prepare:
- Electric drill with a concrete drill 6-8 mm;
- Self-tapping screws and dowels 6-8 mm;
- Roulette or ruler and level;
- Phillips screwdriver or screwdriver;
- If you need to shorten and trim the curtains in width: a hacksaw, scissors, thread, needles.
Instructions for installing horizontal blinds on the wall / to the ceiling
In order to properly install the blinds to the wall or ceiling, you need to perform the following steps.
Step 1. We check the equipment of the curtains and lay out all the parts on the working surface.
Make sure that the kit of curtains includes: universal fasteners for blinds 2 pcs.(or standard brackets), screws, shutters themselves assembled. In case you install blinds more than 2 m wide, then an intermediate fixture should be attached to the set of fasteners, which will fix the curtain in the middle, not allowing it to sag.
Step 2. We apply the curtains to the wall / ceiling, determine the exact place of their installation and mark the left and right edges of the curtain rod with a tape measure and level. Further, from each mark( in the direction to the side from the center) we make an indent of 2-3 cm and also put marks - these are the places for installation of the mounting brackets.
Step 3. Now we attach right and left fasteners to these marks and mark the exact drilling points right along the holes for the screws. Drill drill these tags. The drilling depth should be 3-4 cm.
Step 4. Next, fasten the brackets to the wall or ceiling with self-tapping screws. The figure below shows how to do it correctly.
Step 5. If you are installing shutters with a width of more than 2 m, then at this stage you need to install intermediate fasteners. To do this, mark the middle between the already installed fasteners and repeat the steps from steps 3 and 4.
Tip: for reliable installation of heavy aluminum, bamboo and wooden curtains, intermediate fasteners are also installed 10 cm from the adjusting thread, since this place has a large load.
Step 6. We insert and close the upper curtain rail of the louver in the bracket locks. If it is standard brackets, then the eaves are simply fastened to them with screws.
Instructions for installing horizontal blinds in the window opening
To install horizontal blinds in the window opening you need to perform the following work.
Step 1. Check the equipment and lay out all the parts on the working surface.
Make sure that the following are included with the blinds: fasteners for blinds( brackets) 2 pcs., Screws, the shutters themselves are assembled.
Step 2. Try on the curtains to the desired place in the window niche and check if the louvers do not interfere with the opening.
Step 3. Now we attach the right and left fasteners to the upper inner plane of the window niche, retreating from its walls by 2-3 cm towards the center, then mark the places of the fasteners' holes. Thus, you get 2 marks on the right and 2 marks on the left.
Step 4. Now drill holes through these marks with a drill. The drilling depth should be 3-4 cm.
Step 5. The right and left fasteners( in accordance with the sides and marks) are fastened to the upper plane of the window opening using self-tapping screws.
Step 6. We insert and close the upper curtain rail of the blinds in the bracket locks, simply by turning and / or pressing the lever clockwise. If you use conventional brackets for mounting, the curtain rail blinds are simply screwed.
For instructions on how to install blinds directly on plastic windows with your own hands, see this video:
And how to properly shorten horizontal plastic or wooden blinds with your own hands can be found here:
Instructions for installing vertical blinds to the ceiling / wall and the window opening
Installing vertical blinds with your own hands involves the following steps:
Step 1. Check the equipment and lay out all the parts on the working surface.
The set of vertical blinds includes: fasteners for blinds( brackets) 2 pcs., Screws, curtain rod, the curtains themselves in unassembled form( slats with weighting, the lower connecting chain).
Step 2. Before you install the blinds, you need to make sure that their length suits you. To do this, attach one lamella to the desired location on the ceiling / wall / top plane of the window opening. If the distance from the bottom of the curtains to the window sill or the floor is less than 1-2 cm, then the slats are better to shorten. You can do it yourself: get weights, cut off the excess and hem the edges back.
Step 3. Now you need to attach the eaves to the ceiling / wall of the window opening, align and mark its right and left ends.
Then do the following:
- If you install vertical blinds to the ceiling, then indent 2–3 cm from the previously set marks towards the center and put the marks again;
- If you want to install blinds to the wall, then indent the previously set marks by indenting 5-6 cm towards the center and also set marks.
If you are installing curtains in the window opening, you do not need to mark the ends of the eaves, it is enough just to make marks, retreating from the walls of the opening 2-3 cm towards the center.
Then we attach fasteners for blinds to these marks and mark the places of drilling. Thus, you get 2 marks on the right and 2 marks on the left. Do not forget to attach the fasteners to the corresponding sides.
Note: for installation of curtains with a width of more than 1.6 m, you must additionally install an intermediate mount 10 cm from the control cord.
Step 4. Now drill holes through these marks with a drill. The drilling depth should be 4-5 cm.
Step 5. Right and left fasteners( in accordance with the sides and marks) are screwed to the ceiling / wall with self-tapping screws.
Step 6. We insert and close the eaves of the blinds in the fastener locks, turning and / or pressing the lever clockwise. If for mounting you use ordinary brackets, then the eaves are simply screwed to them.
Step 7. Adjusting the cord, rotate the sliders so that they rotate across the eaves( as shown below in the left photo) and proceed to fixing the slats, simply locking them in the slots of the sliders.
Step 8. The lower chain is attached to the weighting of the slats first from the outside, then we cut off the excess and do the same on the back of the slats, and then on the second part of the slats. Well, that's all, the installation of vertical blinds is completed, it remains only to check the operation of the mechanism and adjust the position of the slats.
Below is a video instruction on how to properly install vertical blinds with your hands to the wall.
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