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How To Fit A Curtain Rail To A Brick Wall

How To Fit A Curtain Rail To A Brick Wall

Installing a new window rail and drapes is one of the simplest and most effective ways of adding a new design element to a room. We here at VideoJug show you how to get those stylish curtains up in your room by demonstrating to you how to fit a curtain rail to a brick wall.

Step 1: You will need

  • Wall Anchors
  • A Hammer
  • A measuring tape
  • A curtain rod, curtains and brackets
  • A drill and masonry bit
  • A screwdriver
  • A pencil
  • And a Spirit level

Step 2: Measure Bracket Holes

Using a tape measure place a small pencil mark 4 inches outside the window frame. This will become the ‘datum' the point from which all other measurements will be made.

The location of the new curtain rail depends upon the shape and style of the window frame. In this case the new rail will run just beneath the upper moulding.

Trace the vertical line upwards using a spirit level, offer up the bracket and mark the top of the bracket. Offer up the bracket itself to this line and mark through the fixing holes.

Step 3: Fix the First Bracket

To drill into the brickwork you will need a power drill with a masonry drill bit. This drill is designed especially for tough brickwork and if the power drill has a “hammer action” it should be switched to “on”.

The correct size of screw to use to fix your rail will be listed on the packaging it was supplied in.

Only drill into the wall as deep as the wall anchors are long. Then gently tap the plastic anchors into the hole until they are flush and screw the bracket to the wall.

Step 4: Fix the Second Bracket

Using the spirit level, measure across from the first bracket hole to the second and measure out 4 inches away from the frame as with bracket 1. Then drill the bracket holes in exactly the same way as before.

Step 5: Fix the Curtain

Once both brackets are fixed to the wall you can attach your curtain. First feed the curtains through the curtain rod and then place the curtain rod through the brackets until it is in the correct position. Use your measuring tape to make sure the rod sits evenly between the two brackets.