How to hang curtains properly

Living Well | RACV | Posted on 09 September 2020

Curtains are an easy and effective way to improve your home's efficiency, as well as adding privacy. RACV's Handy Andy shares some easy-to-follow tips to help you get your new curtains hung quickly and safely. 

Ready to give your room a fresh look with some new drapes? Find all the tools you’ll need and step-by-step guide on the proper way to hang curtains.  

Here’s what you’ll need to hang curtains

Give your home a fresh feel by updating your window dressings. RACV's Handy Andy shows you how to hang curtains, properly.   

  1. Mark where your brackets are going.
  2. Drill two holes, very carefully, where those two marks are.
  3. Put the bracket over the top and, using the screws provided, use a screwdriver to screw them in. Being such narrow timber, you don't want to risk over-driving it with the drill and splitting the timber.
  4. Once both screws are in, tighten them up so there is no give in the bracket.
  5. Repeat on the other side.
  6. Thread curtains onto the rod and lift the rail to hang in place. 
  • Curtains
  • Curtain rail
  • Drill – be sure to check your power tools to ensure they are safe to operate
  • Tape measure 
  • Screwdriver
  • Marker pen
  • Safety gloves and glasses – plus, additional personal protective equipment if required
  • Ladder – never stand on the top rung of a ladder and always ensure it is securely placed on an even surface

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