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"How To" Video Gallery - Blockout Curtains

DIY made easy! We have created this video gallery to centralise all the information you need to Measure, Order and Install your Blockout curtains. 

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Video Gallery Contents

Blockout Curtains - Sample Collection

How to Measure Ceiling Mount

Blockout Curtains - Fabrics overview

How to Install Wall Mount

Heading Types & Opening Options

How to install Ceiling Mount

Track Options

How to Install - Hanging an S-fold

How to Measure Wall Mount How to Install - Hanging a Gathered heading

 Curtain Sample Collection Kits

Michael takes you through the 3 options available for the Curtain sample collection kits.  Select from the Sheer Collection, The Blockout Collection or the iseekblinds Complete Curtain Collection.  The sample kits contain a full hanger for each of the fabric ranges as well as examples of the tracks and brackets. So not only can you make a considered choice on colour and fabric, but these kits will also ensure you understand the How to Measure process. Utilising the sample tracks with the S-fold tape already fitted, you can see exactly where to place your curtain tracks and understand the clearance required for your windows and doors for a professional end result.

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Blockout & Room Darkening Curtains - Fabrics Overview

Michael takes you through the difference between a room darkening fabric (up to 95 % room darkening) vs a blockout fabric (100% blockout) and demonstrates the amount of light that can come through for each range.  He describes the benefits of a triple weave fabric and points out the importance of understanding what your curtain will look like from both inside and outside your home.  Michael takes you through each of the blockout and room darkening fabric ranges available on the iseekblinds website.

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Heading Types & Opening Options

Michael explains the S-fold heading style and the Gathered heading style which are both available for Blockout or Room Darkening fabrics.  He also demonstrates the 4 opening options you can select to suit your windows or doors.

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Track Options

Michael demonstrates the 3 track styles available for your Blockout or Room Darkening Curtains.  Select from the Standard track, Curved track or the more designer Round track.  Understand the difference between a Ceiling mount and a Wall mount and which tracks to use for each.

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How to Measure Wall Mount

Michael explains what you need to do when measuring your windows for a Wall mounted curtain.  He explains the use of the standard brackets and how they can be adjusted to come over the top of an architrave as well as the option for extension brackets if you are coming over the top of a roller blind or a greater obstruction to ensure your curtains hang perfectly every time.

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How to Measure Ceiling Mount

Michael takes you through all you need to know when it comes to measuring your windows for either a sheer curtain or a blockout curtain for a Ceiling mount, including Cornices.

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How to Install Wall Mount

Michael shows you how to install your curtain tracks for a wall mount.  He describes the two types of brackets available - the standard bracket and the extension bracket.  Use a stud finder to locate as much timber as possible to install your brackets.  Ensure your brackets are evenly spaced and use a string line to make sure they are level. Then simply present your track to the brackets and clip them into place.  It's that easy!

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How to Install Ceiling Mount

Michael describes the two track options available for ceiling mounted curtains. He shows you how to attach the brackets to the track when preparing to install your curtain tracks into the ceiling.   Ceiling mounts will either be installed into timber, or more commonly into plaster.  Michael demonstrates how easy it is to use a hollow wall anchor to securely attach your track to the ceiling if mounting into plaster.

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How to Install - Hanging an S-Fold

Now that your track is installed, Michael shows you how easy it is to hang your S-fold curtain. First fit your wand to the track, ensuring you leave the first runner free.  Then attach the hooks provided onto your curtain tape.  Now clip the hooks into the runners on the curtain track.  Voila, your are finished!

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How to Install - Hanging a Gathered heading

Now that your track is installed, Michael shows you how easy it is to hang your blockout curtain with a gathered heading. First, fit your wand to the track. Evenly space your runners.  The hooks are already positioned for you on your curtain, so now you simply just align and attach the hooks into the curtain runners. The number of hooks on your curtain will equally match the number of runners in your track.  Too easy!

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