In this post, I’ll throw light on various aspects of sliding curtains over brackets.
By sliding curtains over brackets the right way, you’ll not only prevent any scratches but also will enhance the lifespan of both curtains and brackets.
So, without any further ado, let’s begin…
In order to slide curtains over brackets you can use C shaped drapery ring and you can buy them from brands such as JCP.
At the same time, you need to understand that the rod needs to be higher than it is for rod pocket installation as curtain cliffs on cafe curtains.
For the best result, you can try “by-pass” brackets and brands as Kirsch sells them.
However, there isn’t any way to slide a rod-pocket curtain over a bracket that is attached to the rod.
For making it work, you can try some sort of clipped hook which will slide over the top of the rod.
Unfortunately, to make it work you need a special rod with curvy support brackets something similar to wire closet shelf or rod systems.
Another way of dealing with such a problem is to cut that middle panel in half and sew a half to each of the remaining full panels.
Make sure you put the half portion to the outside where it will more often be stacked back.
On the other hand, if you want one in the center I would suggest that you should leave the center one in the middle and cut a tiny slit so that the bracket doesn’t bunch up the material, and leave it stationary.
When you want to close it, all you need to do is to pull the sides.
You can also try regular traverse rods that are “out of style” now.
It goes without saying that not only are panels with pockets very difficult to slide over the join but at the same time, it’s also impossible to open them all the way due to the bunching of the material.
Needless to say, rings + clips work so much better and it’s easy to covert pocket panels.
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Where Should I Put Curtain Brackets?
For the best result, each bracket should be placed at the height you previously determined and about four to six inches from the side of the window frame.
This will allow you to open the curtains completely.
How Do You Make Rod Pocket Curtains Slide Easier?
The thing that I really like about a rod pocket curtain is the way it is shaped.
In fact, the unique shape will allow the curtain to fall freely in a hassle-free manner.
According to me, the best solution would be attaching curtain rings or pin hooks to the back of the panel along the pocket.
The good thing about these rings is that they hold up the drapes with even spacing and the hooks have to be strong enough for support.
Moreover, for better result you can change the size of the rod.
For making it to slide easier, all you need to do is to make the rod a bit smaller.
First and foremost, you need to understand that rod pocket curtains aren’t meant for opening and closing.
Once you’ll position them on the rod that will gather evenly distributed and for sure they are meant to stay that way.
Make sure you open and close them by grabbing a leading edge and either pulling it across the rod or dragging it back to open the curtains disturbs the gathers, and goes against the design of the curtain.
Another important way to slide them easier is by enlarging the pocket and coating the rod with silicone spray.
At the same time, you should refrain from using wax as it will seep into the fabric and be almost impossible to remove.
Also, you should understand that oil will also soak into the fabric as well.
I actually use hold-backs to open them as well as stop ruining the design.
What I actually mean is that you need some compound that is good at reducing friction coefficient.
For example, graphite is a potential option as it is a fine powder and a great dry lube.
However, the problem with graphite powder is that it will transfer black.
On the other hand, Motor mica is a white powder that is slick as well but unfortunately, it will rub off.
I prefer using WD40 because after wiping a coating on the top edge of the rod, it will slick things for a while but for the best result, you need to reapply it.
Before applying any kind of powder or oil, you must ensure that the rod and rings are clear of dirts and grime.
Do You Install Curtain Rod Brackets?
Yes, you need to install curtain rod bracket for optimum performance and easy slide of the curtain.
Curtain rod brackets are nothing but holders that support a curtain rod.
You can install curtain rod brackets on a wall, a window frame, or the ceiling.
Make sure your brackets extend past the depth of your window molding.
Unfortunately, the curtain may not hang properly, if they are too shallow.
How Do You Hang Curtain Brackets Without Screws?
Yes, it is possible to hang a curtain without drilling.
Let’s have a quick look at three simple methods that will help you in achieving your goal.
In this method, we would be securing the hardware with adhesive hooks.
Adhesive hooks aren’t anything but versatile hanging tools available in various sizes and strengths.
In general, a hook has the capacity of holding between four and twenty pounds of holding strength per hook.
Not only are the adhesive hooks easy to handle but will also not damage your wall surface, interesting, isn’t it?
All you need to do is to simply pull on the bottom of the adhesive strips and elastic substance will easily disenage from the surface.
I don’t think anything can be simpler than this.
In this method, we would be relying on magnetic curtain rods.
The limitation with this method is that it is only viable if you’re hanging something on a metal door or window frame.
The metal frame that you’re using must contain ferrous metals with iron to initiate the magnetic connection, as simple as that.
For stronger magnets that can hold heavy curtains, you may have to pay a premium price but it will definitely pay you in the long-run.
In this method, we would be using tension rod curtains inside window frames.
This is a unique design that will do the trick for you if your shower curtain rods lack a rod pocket.
In fact, this simple principle can help you in hanging separate curtain panels for windows.
You need to use a tape measure to find the length of curtain as well as place the tension rod at the proper height.
At the same time, you need to ensure that the rod is plumb and level to create perpendicular contact with the trim.
In order to extend the rod, you need to twist so that each end will apply pressure to the interiors of the window frame without damaging it.
The good thing about this unique rod design is that it can typically hold twenty to forty pounds of hanging weight.
How Many Curtain Rod Brackets Will I Need?
First and foremost, you need to count the number of brackets that the curtain rod comes with.
As a general rule, each outer edge of the window should have one bracket and the center should one bracket.
Moreover, if the distance between the central and outer brackets exceeds three feet, you’ll need to add more brackets.
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