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How to Install Custom Real Wood and Faux Wood Blinds

How to Install


 

 

Before you begin your installation:

Read all installation instructions!

  • Confirm the blind for proper width and length.
  • If installing several sets of blinds, be sure to match them with the appropriate window.
  • Check the installation surface to ensure you have suitable fasteners and tools.
  • Lay out and organize all parts and components.
  • Your order will include the correct number of installation brackets for your blind width, as shown in the table below.
  • Blind orders may also include spacer blocks or extension brackets, if they were specified for added clearance. Extension brackets are used for end mount blinds, as well.
 

 

Tools You May Need (not included):

  • Metal Tape Measure
  • Screwdrivers (both flat and Phillips head)
  • 1/4" Nutdriver
  • Safety Glasses
  • Drywall Anchors
  • Pencil
  • Drill with Bits
  • Level
  • Ladder
 

 

Step 1 - Inside Mount

Marking the Bracket Locations

IMPORTANT: Before marking bracket locations, ensure that your bracket placement will not interfere with any components inside the headrail.

  • Position the box brackets at the end of each headrail to confirm the dimension. Depending on installation location, box brackets can be attached using the top, back, or the side holes.
  • Position the center support bracket (if included) in the center, if using only one. If more than one center support bracket is included, space them evenly along the headrail.
  • Mark the location of the desired bracket mounting holes, two per bracket, making sure they are square and equally spaced.

Step 1 - Outside Mount

Marking the Bracket Locations

IMPORTANT: The rear of the brackets must be flush against a flat mounting surface. Do NOT mount brackets on curved molding.

  • Position the box brackets at each end of the headrail
  • Position the center support bracket (if included) in the center if using only one. If more than one center support bracket is included, space them evenly along the headrail.
  • Use a level to ensure all brackets are even and aligned. Mark the bracket mounting hole locations, two per bracket, making sure they are square and equally spaced.
 

 

Step 2 - Inside Mount

Installing the Brackets

  • Drill pilot holes using a 1⁄16" drill bit using pencil marks as a guide. Depending on the installation location, box brackets can be attached using the top, back, or side holes.
  • While holding the brackets in place, secure the brackets using two screws per bracket.
  • Ensure all brackets are square with each other.

Step 2 - Outside Mount

Installing the Brackets

IMPORTANT: Use drywall anchors when mounting into drywall (not provided).

IMPORTANT: The rear of the brackets must be flush against a flat mounting surface. Do NOT mount brackets on curved molding.

  • Drill pilot holes using a 1⁄16" drill bit using pencil marks as a guide.
  • While holding the brackets in place, secure the brackets using two screws per bracket.
  • Use a level to ensure all brackets are even and square with each other.
 

 

Step 3 - Inside Mount

Installing the Blind

  • Align the headrail with the brackets, tilt mechanism facing out.
  • Slide the headrail straight back into the brackets.
  • If the headrail can slide from side to side in the box brackets, use a flat-head screwdriver to bend out the tabs on the ends of the headrail until it is snug.
  • If center support bracket(s) are included, hook the front edge of the headrail into the channel on the bracket.
  • Lower the front of each box bracket and press until the locking tab clicks into place.

Step 3 - Outside Mount

Installing the Blind

  • Align the headrail with the brackets, tilt mechanism facing out.
  • Slide the headrail straight back into the brackets.
  • If the headrail can slide from side to side in the box brackets, use a flat-head screwdriver to bend out the tabs on the ends of the headrail until it is snug.
  • If center support bracket(s) are included, hook the front edge of the headrail into the channel on the bracket.
  • Lower the front of each box bracket and press until the locking tab clicks into place.
 

 

Additional Components

Corded Cord Cleat

Refer to Cord Cleat Installation Instructions included with cord cleat for the proper way to install cord cleat.

Extension Brackets
(Optional)

  • Optional extension brackets offers clearance for obstructions.
  • Outside mounting extension brackets will provide 2–4" clearance between the headrail and mounting surface. Assemble extension bracket as shown.
  • Secure an extension bracket to each standard mounting bracket.

Spacer Blocks
(Optional)

  • Outside mounting spacer blocks will provide an additional 3⁄8" clearance as shown.
  • If spacers are used, longer screws may be required to ensure a secure installation (not provided).
 

Hold-Down Brackets
(Optional)

Ideal for doors, hold-down brackets prevent blind from swaying. Assemble as shown to each side of bottom rail.

Tilt Wand
(on some styles)

  • Pull up the sleeve on the tilt mechanism
  • Clip the end of the wand onto the tilt mechanism and pull down the sleeve on the tilt mechanism
  • Rotate the tilt wand in each direction to ensure proper operation.
 

Attach Valance

  • Locate the valance clip location indicators on the backside of the valance that read "Clip Here."
  • Insert the clips into the groove on the backside of the valance. Rotate so that the end marked "TOP" arrow is pointing up.
  • For returns, insert L-shaped return clip into the groove on the backside of the valance return. Align and insert the other end of the L-shaped return clip into the groove on the backside of the valance.
  • Align the clips with the slots on the bottom of the headrail and clip into place.
 

Corded

  • Note: Tilt and Lift cords may be located on the left or right side of the product depending on what was selected when ordering
  • Note: Wand tilt is the standard / default tilt feature, tilt cords are available as an option.
  • To raise the blind pull cord in toward the center of the blind to release the lock; this allows you to raise and lower the blind. Once the blind is at the desired height, pull the cord away from the center to lock into position.
  • To tilt the slats open or closed, pull the tilt cords up and down to reach desired position.
 

Cordless

  • To raise the blind, firmly press and hold the LEVOLOR button located on the bottom rail and lift the blind to the desired position. Once desired position is reached, release grip on the button to lock blind in place.
  • To tilt slats open and closed, rotate the tilt wand to achieve desired position.
 

Removing the Blind

First make sure that the blind is fully raised. Unplug battery pack from the blind (if motorized tilt). Unlock and lift the front clips of each end box bracket and slide the headrail out of the brackets. If center support brackets are used, lift the front of the headrail up to clear the channel of the bracket and slide out forward. Uninstall remaining brackets and battery pack if necessary.