drywall mini blindsInstalling blinds into drywall is an easy task, so long as you have the right tools. Mini blinds will come with the necessary brackets and hardware to install, and you just need to figure out if you want the blinds mounted inside the window opening, or outside of the window. Regardless of which way you decide, the blinds will either snap or slide into the brackets.

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The most important tool for the installation is a drill/driver and coarse thread drywall screws. Don’t use the screws that come with the hardware. Instead, use 1 ¼ coarse thread drywall screws. You can hold the bracket to the wall with one hand, and drive the screw into the wall with the other.

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The only thing to be aware of is the positioning of the brackets. You may run into some metal corner bead when working around the window opening. If you do, you will notice that the screw keeps spinning but not sinking into the surface. In this case, just relocate the bracket slightly back or up and down (depending on where the metal is).  You want the screw to enter the wood framing for some strength. Make sure that whatever position change you make to one bracket, you make for all brackets. If you don’t you will end up with brackets that are misaligned and do nothing to support the blind.

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