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Installing Pelmets Above Architrave
Step 1. Consider drop height:

When deciding height of pelmet installation consider how it will impact on the look of your room pelmets mounted near the ceiling can make the room look larger, but won't cover your architrave.

For curtains made to Easy-Track specifications the drop should be between 2.5cm and 3 cm more than the finished length of the curtains - this will allow the curtains to hang between 1cm and 1.5 cm above the floor.

Drop height

Step 2. Mark the wall:

After working out the drop (point on wall where the underneath of the pelmet will be mounted). Using a stud finder locate the studs in the wall and draw a pencil mark at your drop measurement. Note: Some windows have wood everywhere and some windows have no studs at all. If no studs can be found wall plugs will have to be used. The gap between brackets should be no more than 650mm. Always measure pelmet drop from floor.

Pelmets above architrave

Step 3. Fix small gold brackets to wall and mark centre:

Using a cordless drill and biggest screws - screw small gold brackets to wall with top of bracket even with pencil marks already made on wall.

Measure outside architrave to outside architrave half this measurement and measure out from one side, pencil mark this point at the same height on your wall as the other marks - this is your window middle point. Also mark centre of pelmet underneath.

Pelmets above arch

Step 4: Before attaching track to wall

When screwing into small bracket in wall from underneath – position the tip of the screw as close to front side of bracket hole as possible – this will force track closer to the wall as screw tightens up.

Before attaching track to wall

Step 5. Fix pelmet to wall:

Place tiny screw on cordless drill end and place drill in a position you can easily reach from ladder. Lift track up from the center and place on top of gold brackets already attached to wall. Align middle track pencil mark with middle wall pencil mark. Using smallest screws while pushing track hard against wall screw – screw track to bracket. One screw should hold it till you organise yourself to put the remaining screws in.

Pelmet to wall

Step 6: Screw in remaining screws

Make sure pelmet is straight and screw in all remaining screws.