Installation of Venetian Blind

You will need

  • A pencil
  • Screwdriver (no.2 square-head)
  • Spirit level
  • 2mm drill bit

Inside-mounted blinds

1. Mark window jambs for headrail mounts

Hold headrail level against top window jamb – keep it level even if the window is not.

 

Make horizontal pencil marks on the side window jambs at the bottom edge of the headrail on each side. The mounting brackets will be placed on these marks.


2. Screw headrail mounts into window jambs

Open bracket swivel covers with your thumb or screwdriver. Hold bracket against jamb, aligned with pencil marks above. Mark the location of the two holes for the mounting screws. Locate screws at least 10mm from edge of wood to prevent splitting. Pre-drill holes for screws using 2mm drill.

Locate screws at least 10mm from the edge of the wood to prevent splitting.
 
(Note: the mounting screws included are for wood or aluminium surfaces. For other surfaces get appropriate fasteners and install them according to the manufacturer's instructions. For plaster, concrete, stone, brick, or tile, use the right-sized plugs, anchors, or screws.)

Use screw-driver or electric drill to screw-in screws to affix bracket.


  
(Note: the mounting screws included are for wood or aluminium surfaces. For other surfaces get appropriate fasteners. For plaster, concrete, stone, brick, or tile, use plugs, anchors, or screws.)

Use screw-driver or electric drill to screw-in.


3. Screw mid-way mounts into window jamb (for wider blinds)

Space multiple brackets evenly along headrail, but not where the blind ladders are located (vertical sections in blinds). Mount brackets level with end brackets.

 


4. Insert blind into brackets

Insert the headrail into the end brackets.

Close swivel covers to lock headrail in place. For 50mm blind brackets, make sure swivel end is engaged on lip on bottom of bracket.

  
If blind is not fitting snugly horizontally, open mounting brackets, remove the headrail and bend out tabs at ends of headrail with screwdriver. If blind fits too tightly, press tabs in with pliers. Now reinstall headrail and close mounting bracket covers.


5. Mount valance

Connect valance front to returns (sides) by sliding angle bracket into slots on backside of valance and return. Valance corners should be flush with no gap.

Remove 3M Duo-Lock Velcro backing tape on outer-facing side of these Velcro sections and press valance onto headrail.



Check that valance return presses snugly onto window frame. In the unlikely event that it’s too tight, cut back with hacksaw to fit.


6. Adjust blinds for required light level

  • Pull up-tilt or down-tilt cords to set slats to light level required.
  • Test raising and lowering by first setting slats fully open, then pull lift cord straight down. The cord lock should hold the blind in position.

To lower blind, pull cord toward centre of blind and slowly raise your hand while holding onto cord.


 
Caution: When blind is raised, keep excess cords away from door openings to prevent tripping hazard.

Outside-mounted blinds (including ceiling-mounted)

1. Mark architrave to locate headrail mounts

Hold headrail against top architrave, level (even if your window is not) and properly centred:



Mark architrave with pencil horizontally just below the headrail on each end and make vertical mark 3mm beyond the ends of headrail. Mounting brackets will be placed on these marks.

For ceiling or overhead mount, hold blind against ceiling, centred in front of window and make pencil marks 3mm beyond the ends of the headrail. The mounting brackets will be placed on these marks.


2. Screw side headrail mounts in

Open bracket swivel covers with your thumb or screwdriver. Hold bracket against architrave surface (or ceiling for ceiling-mounted blinds) and align it with pencil marks. Mark locations of two holes for the mounting screws.

Note: mounting screws included are for wood or aluminium surfaces. For other surfaces get appropriate fasteners. For plaster, concrete, stone, brick, or tile, use plugs, anchors, or screws.

Pre-drill holes for screws using 2mm drill, then screw-in.

(Hint: Smearing a little bar soap on the screw threads will make them go in more easily.)

Open cover with screwdriver.


3. Screw mid-way headrail mounts into window architrave (for wider blinds)

Space multiple brackets evenly along headrail, but not where blind ladders are located (vertical sections in blinds). Mount brackets level with the end brackets.


4. Mount blind into brackets

Insert headrail into the end brackets.

 

Close swivel covers to lock headrail in place. For 50mm blind brackets, make sure swivel end is engaged on lip on bottom of bracket.

If blind is not fitting snugly horizontally, open mounting brackets, remove headrail and bend out tabs at ends of headrail with screwdriver. If blind is too tight, press tabs in with pliers. Now reinstall headrail and close mounting bracket covers.

 
5. Mount valance

Connect valance front to returns (sides) by sliding angle bracket into slots on backside of valance and return. Valance corners should be flush with no gap.

Remove 3M Duo-Lock Velcro backing tape on outer facing side of these Velcro sections and press valance onto headrail. Check that valance return presses snugly onto window frame. In the unlikely event that it’s too tight, cut back with hacksaw to fit.


6. Adjust blinds for required light level

  • Pull up-tilt or down-tilt cords to set slats to light level required.
  • Test raising and lowering by first setting slats fully open, then pull lift cord straight down. The cord lock should hold blind in position.

To lower blind, pull cord toward centre of blind and slowly raise your hand while holding onto cord.

 

Caution: When blind is raised, keep excess cords away from door openings to prevent tripping hazard.