Window Treatments #1: Installing an Ikea window block-out roller blind

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Item: Tupplur - Block-out roller blind, white Curtain Blinds
Detail: 39” x 77”, screws are not included
Cost: $30.00
Labor Cost: $40.00 ( 2 Hour – For a custom width installation. )
Total: $70.00

Measure the inside width of the window.
(For example 33-1/2” wide from inside of the left side to inside right side)
Measure from the roller end and mark the rod with a pencil 4 times while turning the rod 1/4 turn each time.
Place a straight edge piece of paper over the pencil marks to draw a line around the metal rod.
Cut the metal rod 1” shorter than the inside width.
Cut the curtain fabric where it connects to the metal rod about 1 inch with a sharp razor blade so that you will have room to fit a pair of sharp scissors.
Measure from the rolling end side of the fabric 1” less than the total inside width of the window.
Make pencil parks about every 12 inches all the way down the fabric.
Use a straight edge to connect the pencil marks.
Cut the fabric using a sharp pair of scissors or the fabric will not cut correctly.
Cut the curtain fabric that is over the wood piece that is at the bottom using a sharp razor blade all around.
Cut the exposed piece of wood using a sharp picture frame saw.
Insert the plastic two piece pull down handle from the side centering it.
Install the metal brackets 1/4” – 1/2” away from the top of the window.
(If you do not then the curtain will get stuck leaving the blind partially open.)
You will need a total of (4) four screws.
Turn the tension rod about 8 half turns or 4 complete rotations to activate the tension to pull the curtain up when you pull on it.
Insert the rod with the round tension coil first. Then the other side.
You are done.
Box of Screws

260-piece screw and plug set
$8.00 / $9.00 with taxes


TUPPLUR Block-out roller blind

Price: $36.00 ( tax included )
Installation Cost: $40.00 ( 2 Hours )
Total Cost: $76.00

The price reflects selected options
Article Number: 503.091.53
The blind is cordless for increased child safety.
The room darkening blind has a special coating and does not let any light through.

Block-out roller blind
Product dimensions
Width of fabric: 60 ¾ ”
Width of roller: 62 ”
Length: 76 ¾ ”
Area: 32.29 sq feet

Width of fabric: 154.5 cm
Width of roller: 157.5 cm
Length: 195 cm
Area: 3.00 m²

This product requires assembly
Instructions & other documents
Downloads for this product:
Assembly instructions
Key features
- The blind is cordless for increased child safety.
- The room darkening blind has a special coating and does not let any light through.
- Can be mounted inside or outside the window frame, or in the ceiling.
- You can cut the right side of the roller blind (up to 8”) to fit your window.

IKEA of Sweden
Package measurements and weight
Article Number: 503.091.53
Package: 1
Width: 1 ¾ ” (5 cm)
Height: 1 ¾ ” (5 cm)
Length: 64 ” (163 cm)
Weight: 3 lb 7 oz (1.57 kg)

RIKTIG draw rod is sold separately.
Good to know
Wall fittings included.
Different wall/ceiling materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the wall/ceiling in your home (not included).
RIKTIG draw rod makes it easier to pull down the blind.
Care instructions
Do not wash.
Do not bleach.
Do not iron.
Do not dryclean.
Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.
Product description
Rod: Powder coating, Steel
Fabric: 100 % polyester
Fabric treatment: Acrylic
Bottom rail: Solid beech or birch, Solid pine or spruce

-- Joseph Garcia - (323) 491-9471 - - Finish Carpenter / Woodworker / Handyman / Draftsman / Designer

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