How do you open curtain rod brackets?

It's simple to use a traverse curtain rod; simply pull the string as well as the curtains open or close. Mounting or uninstalling a curtain rod support bracket appears to be more difficult; however, the numerous bits and pieces aren't as complicated as they arise.

According to several interior design experts, a curtain rod support bracket system comprises predrilled, center support, the rod itself, and sliding gears that retain drapery hooks and travel back and forwards on the inside of a channel in the rod.

A few essential tools are all you'll have to remove a curtain rod support bracket and have the wires restrung or simply change your decorative style.

Some curtain rod brackets feature pulleys installed on the wall or the floor that strain the curtain cords. After you've removed the rod, you'll have to open the pulley's casing to keep the rope from slipping off.

There are several different types of pulleys and housings that open in various ways. Some accommodations include a small slit along with one of the seams that can be popped off with a flat screwdriver.

Some have a little tab that, when pressed, opens the housing. Another design has a swiveling cover covering the pulley while allowing cable removal by moving it left or right.

First and foremost - assemble all of the materials you'll need to hang drape that include:
  • Hardware and curtain rod
  • Curtains
  • Ladder
  • Drill bit and drill
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil’s Level
  • Safety glasses
  • Finder of studs
  • Iron
  • Anchors for the walls

Unplug in the brackets using a screwdriver before removing the rod if you remove the curtain rod support bracket and mounting brackets. If any drapery hooks are present, remove them from the sliders and carriers.

Next, lift the drapes and pins together if any curtains hang on the curtain rod support bracket. Sliders are miniature plastic components that slide all along curtain rods from left to right, holding the drapes and hooks in place.

Carriers are more prominent movable elements on the curtain rod, usually made of metal. There is one carrier at either end of the rod, and there may be one or two in the middle.

If your rod has one, move the screw or bolt at the front edge of the center support bracket counterclockwise. According to Hunker, this frees the curtain rod support bracket from the support. Again, a straight screwdriver may be required, or the bolt may be turned by hand.

To remove the rod first from brackets, move the camshaft on the wall mounts at every end of the rod. Each frame has a small plastic or metal cam on the inward-facing side. When turned one way, it matches an aperture or slot, allowing the rod to slide out.

Remove the rod from its mounting brackets. If it doesn't release, lift the rod out by tilting the top edge toward you. Iron or steam creases and wrinkles out of your curtains if they're still in the package.

Remove the curtain rod's finials and hang the curtain on the rod. You may need to insert the pole into the frame before reinstalling the final, depending on the bracket-style. If your bracket has setting bolts to keep the curtain rod support bracket in place, tighten them after you've installed the rod.