How to Install Custom Fit Curtains Guide         

At Blinds Downunder we have put together detailed written instructions on how to install your selected custom fit curtains.                                                                                                                                         

Items Required to install your Custom Fit Curtains

  1. Pencil to mark bracket holes in fixing position.
  2. Drill with selected size drill bit for pilot holes (Test pilot hole size is correct on sample material. We suggest testing one masonry hole is correct for Green plugs prior to drilling all holes) You may require different drill bits depending on different materials. Consult your qualified local hardware for further assistance if required.
  3. Phillips head screwdriver or Phillips head drill attachment, whichever is preferred.
  4. Fixing screws for brackets. (Note*: Screws are not provided by Blinds Downunder, due to the different nature with fixing Brackets to different materials.) As a rough guide we recommend;
  5. 16mm timber screws to fit brackets to headboard.
  6. 40mm x 7 gauge\Timber screws for face fit timber or MDF architraves or through plaster into studs.
  7. 20mm x 7 gauge\ Timber screw for timber or MDF reveals.
  8. 6 gauge self-tapping screws for aluminium or steel fixings
  9. We do not recommend fixing brackets directly to plasterboard only. If you choose to proceed with this option, toggle bolts or plaster plugs, are sometimes recommended by your qualified local hardware store, as a last resort for fixing brackets. The hardware store will most likely recommend the highest load bearing capacity plugs and check if screws fit through bracket holes. Blinds Downunder only recommends fixing to solid substrates behind plaster ie; Timber noggins, Timber/steel lintels or Timber or steel studs.
  10. Green Plugs and appropriate screws for masonry fixing, as guided by qualified local hardware store.
  11. Clean hands (cotton gloves)

You may require additional assistant to help with the install of long curtain tracks.

We recommend if you are unsure, that you take photos of install area and discuss with your qualified local hardware store for further detailed advice regarding fixing options. Blinds Downunder takes no responsibility for poor bracket fixing or damage caused by incorrect installations. 

How to Install your Custom Fit Curtains

  1. Once desired fixing has been chosen and purchased from qualified local hardware store.
  2. Place bracket in desired position for face fit curtains mark holes using pencil. (Test for studs with a stud finder or hitting little nail directly above architrave so hole won't be visible to the eye, once studs or lintel is found in each spot mark and install brackets on level plain. We use blue painters tape to mark holes when pre drilling.) Important note; ensure brackets are extended out to required depth prior too installing, also that cams are left open. Ensure brackets are no more than 50mm from each end and divide other brackets accordingly. Try to space brackets at approximately 600mm centres.
  3. Drill Pilot holes based on pencil marks for desired bracket position.
  4. Place brackets in desired position and complete fastening desired fixing until complete. Place hand on bracket and apply gentle pressure to test adequate fixing.
  5. Install track to brackets.Make sure track is in position prior to locking cams.Close cams as you work along to hold track in position. Track installation, ensure you have an additional pair of hands to install.
  6. Installing Curtains, wear cotton gloves to avoid any dirty marks on your curtain.Make sure the runners are evenly spaced across the width of your curtain track.Your curtains will be easier to install with an additional pair of hands, place the curtain over your shoulder to take the curtains weight. Make sure hooks face the front.Clip the first hook or pendants into the first runner. Repeat this step until all hooks or pendants are inserted into the runners. The number of runners will match exactly to the number of hooks, it is important not to miss a runner, otherwise, you will need to unhook and start again.You can slowly lower curtain from your shoulder to let the curtain hang. Adjust the heading tape so you have the back, front, back, front pattern for the S-fold shape and make sure terminating side returns to the wall. For Pinch Pleat, Duo Pleat and Pencil Pleat hook the hooks in the carriages and make sure terminating side returns to the wall.Now add you flick stick(s) between the first and second runners. For motorisation install your motor now and programme based on motors guide.Test your curtains operation. If flowing smoothly, your curtain is now fully installed.For Pinch Pleat, Duo Pleat and Pencil Pleat guidelines need to be followed for child safety compliance. Refer to our child safety page, ACCC guidelines and downloads. These standards are required on all curtain installs. By purchasing our product, you agree to comply with ACCC guidelines on all roman blind supplied by Blinds Downunder.


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