We don’t mean to toot our own horn, however we’ve been doing this curtain track thing for a while now, and we’re fairly good at it. Over time we’ve learned many lessons about the best ways to install curtain tracks. Many of our prospects are staunch do-it-yourselfers, which we applaud. Permit us to avoid wasting you some trial and error by sharing a number of the most useful ideas and tricks we’ve collected.
Almost any curtain track installation project could be accomplished with a drill, miter or hack noticed, screw driver, tape measure, and level. If you happen to’ve acquired these available, the next step is to remember some tips that are useful for any project: ask for help; and measure twice, lower once.
SEEING IS BETTER THAN VISUALIZING
Earlier than you narrow a track or drill a hole – lay everything out on the floor in front of you. Take note of the relative positions of the curtain track, drapery hardware, and curtain panels. Consider how the curtains will stack, the place they may hit the highest of the track, the overall length of the curtain panels, and the space between panel and floor. Adjust as wanted via hook position or tape height.
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
We don’t care what you employ to measure the space from the ceiling to your wall-mounted bracket – so long as you use the same thing for every bracket. So seize your stage, ruler, block of wood, no matter – just use it consistently. Do the same for keeping a constant distance from the wall and your ceiling-mounted track.
GLIDE IN FIRST
Trust us on this one – when using hooks in your curtains, put your carriers or glides onto the curtain track before the track is positioned on the ceiling or wall. In case you’ve bought a snap tape system, snap the carriers onto the curtain after which slide the carriers into the track.
SPLICE AND DICE
When splicing two tracks collectively, use the factory-lower sides for splicing, quite than the hand cut. We’re sure you’re a fair hand with your miter saw, however the factory minimize end is certain to be square and can facilitate a greater joint.