How to Put Up Curtain Holders employing a Drill

Power tools can be a bit intimidating if you have never treated them, but wielding a drill is not all that hard. Builders do not always put wall studs just where you want them, so if you are hanging curtain poles, you are most likely to be doing it on drywall. To keep the poles from pulling out of the wall, you require drywall anchors, and which needs a drill. The main trick to handling a drill is to take your time and to keep in mind that mistakes are fixable.

Measure 2 inches away from the very top of the window frame on each side. Mark the spots very lightly in pencil.

Measure 3 inches straight upwards from each of the initial two pen marks. Mark these spots. This really is wherever your brackets will go.

Hold one of the brackets around the wall in which you intend to mount it. Mark the screw holes with a pencil. Duplicate with the mount on the other side of this window.

Select a drill bit that will make a hole slightly smaller in relation to the drywall anchors. It is necessary to drill the hole a bit smaller than you want so the drywall anchor will fit tightly to it.

Mount the drill bit into its port to the drill. Distinct drill brands work differently, so consult your user’s manual to the finer points. Normally, you open a telescoping port in the drill, then insert the bit and then tighten the collar.

Point the drill away from you — and anyone else that is nearby — and then flip it on to have a sense for what it will when it is running. Turn the drill back away.

Center the point of the drill on one of the pen marks you traced inside of the bracket screw holes. Do not press too hard; only let it touch the wall.

Turn the drill on and press gently till it breaks to the drywall and then through it. Pull the drill back so the piece comes out of the wall and then flip it away. Repeat for all of the other screw holes.

Tap the drywall anchors into the holes you drilled for them using a small mallet or hammer. Do not pound them in, only coax them.

Hold the brackets up against the wall so the screw holes are lined up with the drywall anchors. Twist the screws in a few ends with your fingers.

Unscrew the collar and remove the piece that you used to drill through the wall. Replace it with an attachment that fits with your bracket screws — usually Phillips or flat-blade — and also ensure it’s tightened down.

Set the drill attachment to the opening on top of the screw. Steady the bracket, but don’t attempt to hold the screw along with your free hand as you want a nail you’re hammering.

Turn the drill on and gently press the screw to the drywall anchor. Don’t tighten the screws all of the way till you use a carpenter’s level to make sure the bracket is hanging straight. Repeat for the other bracket.

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