If you’ve been looking at your old worn out or damage window treatments and want to replace them, but don’t know where to start, then here is a step by step guide to help you from taking down your old to installing the new replacements. This article will serve as a guide to explain how you would go about installing new cellular shades. The cellular shades are by Bali, happen to be cordless and are a vast improvement from the blinds installed previously.
Step #1 Take down the old blinds, then unscrew and remove the old hardware. If you aren’t sure how to get the old blinds out of the brackets, there’s usually a release on the back part of the bracket that you push out with a flat nose screw driver. From there, the bracket will release the blind.
Otherwise they should have box brackets like the ones in our photo. Box brackets are the easiest to remove because there is always a door that once it’s open the blinds slide right out.
Step #2 Fill the old screw holes with wall putty, then lightly sand and touch up the pain. After this had dried you can go on to the next step.
Step #3 After reading the instructions for the new cellular shades, measure and mark where the new holes will go for the new brackets. It is important to the way the blinds operate to measure correctly and go by the manufacturers recommendations, especially if you have a cordless shade because hanging it crooked could affect the way your blinds move.
Step #4 Drill the new holes and install the hardware for the new cellular shades.
Step #5 Now that the new hardware is up, install the cellular shades. Read the instructions for your specific cellular shades before trying this. Otherwise it is possible to jam the head rail in a way that will make it very hard to remove and put in the right way.
For our cellular shades, we had to align the front lip before pushing into the back section. It wasn’t perfectly aligned the first time and was very difficult to get the bracket to release so we could try again. As you can see you can have new window treatments in five easy steps! The first window treatment will be the most difficult but after that you should be cruising along for the remainder.