There are certain things that are perhaps best left to the professionals, perhaps because you are missing the required tools or the space in which to devise your own projects. But if you do have everything that you need, and if you also have a little patience and talent, give it a try and install your own wooden blinds. You will save up a lot of money in the process, and you’ll also be happy to know that you’ve done the best job possible.
We will assume that you wooden blinds have already arrived at your house. This means that you have visited a wooden blinds London shop to order your blinds and that the order has been completed. Take a moment to check the dimensions are correct and that the blinds will be able to fit your windows perfectly. If everything seems to be in order, you can move on and start installing them.
You will need some basic tools for this process. Make sure that you have a drill, a screwdriver and additional pliers if necessary. These are usually the only tools that are necessary for the job, although wood glue is also a requirement sometimes depending on what style your blinds were made in.
Start by taking a look at the instruction manual that arrived with your blinds. Separate all the pieces into categories to make it easier to find the required elements when you start with the installation. This is also a good time to check that all the parts have arrived safely and that they fit the blind frame that they have been paired with. If you notice anything out of place, make sure that you contact the wooden blinds London representative that was responsible for creating your blinds before moving on to the next step, since blinds that have been tampered with may no longer be eligible for warranty.
First, use a drill or screwdriver to install the brackets of your blinds onto the windows. Make sure that you place them in the correct position that will not interfere with the opening and closing of the windows. Once you’ve done that, attach the valance to the top frame of the window, making sure that you install it on the front side to give it room to move. Now move on to the installation of the rail. Make sure that each rail snaps into place, as this will confirm that they are stable and ready for use. Next, release the cord that is holding the blinds and lower them to the bottom of the window.
How to Install Window Blinds - Do It Yourself
Now try and see if everything is working properly. The blinds should have enough freedom to move without touching the window or the wall, and the cord should be easy to control for raising or lowering the blinds.
Once everything is in place and working properly, you need to do some light maintenance to your blinds to start them off of their long journey of use. Clean them with warm water and a cloth to remove any dirt, dust or oil that was used in production. Once they’ve dried, add a generous layer or wood oil or wood wax to coat the blinds.
Try not to touch them for the next 24 hours or so to make sure that the wood has dried properly. Once you have completed this initial maintenance period, you need only make sure that there is no dust collected on your blinds and you may also consider coating them with the wood oil or wood wax about twice a year.
The installation process is not a hard one, but you should certainly not be doing it on your own if there is anything that you are unsure of.