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General Installation Instructions for Blinds & Shade.Get acquainted with your blind or shade components and terms prior to installing. Treat your blinds/shades with care beginning with the unpacking. Please DO NOT use scissors or any other sharp tools while unwrapping. The lift strings, etc can be easily cut during this step. Suggested tools needed to complete installation are: Pencil; Slotted or 1/4" Nut Screw Driver; Hand or electric drill; 3/32" Bit; and Measuring Tape. Inside, Outside or ceiling mount: your blind has been produced exactly to your specifications to fit inside or outside your window frame. Do not drill holes into the mounting surface. Screw the screws through the bracket into the mounting surface. Let's Get Started1.) Place the headrail of the blind where you desire to mount it. Care must be taken to mount the headrail level. This can be done by lowering the headrail to clear any obstructions. Once it is positioned properly, pencil a reference mark at each end of the headrail. 2.) Mount the end brackets. Each blind comes with 2 brackets and 4 screws. Brackets are marked left and right. On outside or ceiling mounts, brackets should be spaced an additional 1/4" on each side of headrail. Place brackets at the referencmark and mark the screw holes with a pencil. Select diagonal (right top left bottom) holes to assure a secure installation and avoid splittingthe window frame. Space center support brackets evenly along the width of the blind. Position each bracket so that it will not interfere with the hardware inside the headrail. Line-up the top of the center support bracket with the top of the end brackets, mark for screws. Insert and tighten screws through all brackets, making sure all brackets are straight and level.3.) The following should be done prior to the final installation of the blind. The valance that is sent with all horizontal blinds will be attached with either of the following items; Preattached hook and loop tape (instructions to follow) or with valance clips, that will need to be attached to the headrail at this point. Next, if the tilter is a wand and it was not preattached, the wand should now be attached to the tilter shaft.4.) Mount the blind by sliding the headrail into the brackets. Press the front hinged cover plate until it snaps in place.5.) To install the valance with clips, insert the valnce into the clips. If with the preattached hook and loop, remove the covering from the adhesive strip and gently push the valance against hook and loop tape strips for adherence. Note: Once hook and loop tape is adhered it can not be removed.*If hold down brackets were requested they can be installed after blind has been hung. Release blind to full length and mark each side of blind directly across from hold down pin in bottom rail. Make sure that marks are placed at the same level of the door/wall. Place top of hold down bracket at mark, screw the brackets to the mounting surface. Pull blind down and slip the pins into the brackets and bottom rail.