Blinds.com makes it easy to install new blinds. Follow our How to Install Blinds.com Pick & Ship™ 2” Faux Wood Blinds guide for step-by-step instructions – soon you’ll have the look of real wood blinds in your home, with added durability against heat and moisture.

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Tools You Will Need

  • Steel Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Level tool
  • Step ladder (if necessary)
  • Screwdriver or power drill (with ¼” hex driver and 1/16 inch drill bit)
  • Phillips-Head Screw Driver
  • Hammer

Helpful Hints Before You Begin Installing Faux Wood Blinds:

  • Carefully unpack your blinds and all mounting hardware.
  • Familiarize yourself with the contents of the box and ensure all installation hardware is included.

How to Install Inside Mount Blinds.com Pick & Ship™ Blinds

If you measured for inside mount blinds, follow these simple installation steps:

For 2 inch Faux Wood Blinds

  1. Slide the mounting brackets on each end of the blind headrail. Then position the blind in the window and align-center marks. Mark the position of your mounting brackets with a pencil. Remove mounting brackets from the blind If your blinds come with a decorative valance, set the brackets further into the opening to leave room for the valance to sit.
  2. To make it easier to fasten your screws, create starter holes by tapping a screw with a hammer or using a drill bit.
  3. For Pre-drilling holes with a 1/16-inch drill bit. Align with holes in the brackets and attach them to the window frame using large screws. Choose 2 diagonal holes that work best for your window frame.
  4. Slide the center bracket onto the headrail from the back of the blind. Temporarily hang your blind by sliding the headrail into attached mounting brackets. Mark the location of the center bracket a with a pencil. Remove the blind and center bracket.
  5. Align the center bracket with your pencil marks and attach it using the large screws; Pre-drill holes with 1/16 inch drill bit. Next, hang your blind and snap the locking tab of the mounting bracket.
  6. Attach the valance clips to the blind headrail. Install the wand to the wand hook attached to the blind headrail.
  7. Now, slide the valance onto valance clips as needed to center your valance.
  8. Test your new blinds. Raise and lower your blinds and tilt your slats by either adjusting the tilt cord or rotating the wand.

For 2 inch Vinyl Blinds

  1. Clips the mounting brackets onto the headrail.  Hold blind in place and make a pencil mark at the rear of each bracket.  Remove the brackets from the headrail. 
  2. Secure brackets to window frame using screws. Use both bracket holes.
  3. Lift headrail into position such the inner front edge of the headrail slides into the slot at the front of each bracket. 
  4. Push the headrail upward until the flexible tab at the bottom of each bracket snaps into place.
  5. Install wand by gripping and pulling the wand tilter, located on the left side of the blind, and hook wand into the tilter.
  6. Test your new blinds. Raise and lower your blinds and tilt your slats by either adjusting the tilt cord or rotating the wand.

 

How to Install Outside Mount Blinds.com Pick & Ship™  Blinds

If you measured for outside mount faux wood blinds, follow these simple installation steps:

For 2 inch Faux Wood Blinds

  1. Mark the center of the window opening and center of the blind with a pencil.
  2. Slide the mounting brackets on each end of the blind headrail. Then position the blind on the wall, and align center marks. Mark the position of your mounting brackets with a pencil.
  3. make it easier to fasten your screws, create starter holes by tapping a screw with a hammer or using a drill bit.
  4. Now, remove mounting brackets from the blind. Pre-drill holes with a 1/16-inch drill bit. Align with holes and attach them to the wall using large screws. Choose 2 diagonal holes that work best for your window frame.
  5. Slide the center bracket onto the headrail from the back of the blind. Temporarily hang your blind by sliding the headrail into attached mounting brackets. Mark the location of the center bracket a with a pencil. Remove the blind.
  6. Align the center bracket with your pencil marks and attach it using the large screws; Pre-drill holes with 1/16 inch drill bit. Next, hang your blind and snap the locking tab of the mounting bracket.
  7. Attach the valance clips to the blind headrail. Install the wand to the wand hook attached to the blind headrail.
  8. Now, slide the valance onto valance clips as needed to center your valance.
  9. Attach valance end caps by inserting valance endcaps into ends of the valance.
  10. Test your new blinds. Raise and lower your blinds, and tilt your slats by either adjusting the tilt cord or rotating the wand.

For 2 inch Vinyl Blinds

  1. Hold blind in place where it will equally overlap the window on each side and mark each side with a pencil.
  2. Clip the mounting brackets onto the headrail.  Hold blind level within the outer marks and mark the exact location of each bracket.
  3. Remove brackets from headrail.
  4. Pre-drill holes with a 1/16-inch drill bit.
  5. Secure brackets to the wall or window molding.
  6. Lift headrail into position such the inner front edge of the headrail slides into the slot at the front of each bracket. 
  7. Push the headrail upward until the flexible tab at the bottom of each bracket snaps into place.
  8. Install wand by gripping and pulling the wand tilter, located on the left side of the blind, and hook wand into the tilter.
  9. Test your new blinds. Raise and lower your blinds and tilt your slats by either adjusting the tilt cord or rotating the wand.

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