Drywall always looks solid enough but the main thing about this wall is that it will not hold the screws and if you mount your curtain rods improperly then you will face the sagging curtains issue and this will leave a hole to patch. If you want to mount anything on your drywall then the best way is to drive mounting screws into the framing behind your drywall but this step is not possible always, still don't worry because you can also use wall anchors which comes in different choices such as plastic, conical screw sleeves. You need to know that they are not suitable for much weight but they can bear the weight of curtains.
Steps And Items Needed To Hang Curtain Rods In Drywall
If you want to hang your curtain rods in drywall by yourself then you just need to collect all the given items and follow all the steps. Here is the list of required items and steps for this process, follow all the steps carefully to get the best result of your hard work:
Things You Will Need
- 1/4-Inch Bit
- Plastic Screw Anchors
- Tape Measure
- 1 1/4-Inch Screw
Steps For This Process
- First of all, you need to add the length of your curtains and the gap you need betwixt the bottom of your curtains and your floor. Measure this height on your wall with the help of a tape measure. Make a mark by using a pencil to denote one end of your curtain rod.
- Next you need to measure the distance betwixt the mounting brackets on your curtain rod which you are going to install and also make another mark on your drywall that distance from the first mark. Be sure that it is the same height above your floor.
- Now you need to hold one of your mounting brackets against your drywall on the first mark and then you need to mark the positions of your screw holes. Next, you need to remove the bracket, and then you have to drill a 1/4-inch hole on each mark of your drywall.
- After following all the previous steps, now you need to insert a No. 8 plastic screw anchor into each hole of your drywall. Each of your plastic screws should fit protected enough to require your hammer to tap it flush to your drywall.
- Next, replace your bracket and drive your 1 1/4-inch wood screw into each plastic screw anchor with the help of your screwdriver.
- Now mount another bracket at the second location of your drywall in the same manner as you do before. When all the brackets are secure now you need to place your curtain rod on them and then adjust the rod length to flush the ends with the outside of your brackets, and tighten the fitted screws in the drywall brackets with the help of your screwdriver to hold your curtain rod securely.
- After that, you need to use your measuring tape in order to find the center of your curtain rod if you need the third bracket to avert sagging.
- Finally, hook your third bracket on your curtains rod and then place it against your drywall and also mark your screw holes. Install anchors & screw the bracket to your drywall and you're finished.
- A useful tip for this process, when you've set your first bracket, it is a good opinion to double-check the position of your second bracket. Place one end of your curtains rod in your bracket and then hold the other end against the drywall mark while checking the level with the help of a spirit level.