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How to install a mini blind.
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Completing the window treatment of your house
windows may involve the use of mini blinds.
Caution: When dealing with sharp objects, such as a
power drill, make sure you take precautions;
read all product manufacturer instructions.
Installing a mini blind can be done in a few steps,
and here's how:
Figure out what
kind of mini blind mount you'll be using for your window: A mini
blind that is mounted on the surface of the window trim/casing
or on the top interior sides of the window frame. Use a
tape measure to make sure that the mini blind you are about to
install is wide and tall enough to adequately cover your window.
what mini blind mount you go with, make sure you screw on the
screws supplied with the mini blind correctly; see the
manufacturer's instructions. For your ease of
installation, make sure you use a power drill, with the
appropriate bit, to drill in pilot holes that will ultimately be
occupied by screws screwed in with a screwdriver, screws of
which will secure the mini blind brackets in place.
With the mini
blind brackets securely in place, secure the headrail on these
brackets per the manufacturer's instructions.
Next, attach the
valance (i.e., the "curtain" of slats), with the mounting clips
already on, to the headrail.
If you find that
the mini blind is too long, far surpassing the length of your
window, you may find it necessary to cut the blind to size.
To do this, first remove the pull cords and then use a pair of
scissors to cut the mini blind ladders so that only about 1 inch
is left after the bottom side frame of the window. With
the cut made, remove the bottom rail from the cut-off portion of
the blind ladders, and then reattach the bottom rail to new
bottom of the blind, knotting the pull cords at the appropriate
length in the process.
That is basically how a mini blind is installed.
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