December 10, 2021
Tips For TV Wall Mounting
If you recently purchased a TV or you’ve had one for a couple of years, you’ll need to mount it on the wall to save space, achieve a clean look for your entertainment center, and improve safety. One of the advantages of modern TVs is that they can be housed on the wall using TV wall mounts.
In this article, we will provide you with tips for TV wall mounting.
Ensure You Have All the Tools You Need
You’ll need the following tools for TV wall mounting:
- Wall mount kit
- Cord cover
- A drill and bits
- A tape measure
- A screwdriver or screwdriver bit
- Level Pencil
- Socket wrench
- Stud finder
Decide Where You Want to Position the TV
It’s important to get the height and viewing angles right so that you won’t have to move the TV later on, leaving unsightly holes on the wall. One simple way to determine the right position for your TV is to create a visual outline of the TV. You can do this by either drawing a mounting template on the wall with a pencil or cutting a piece of cardboard about the same size as your TV. Sit down and test viewing angles from different parts of the room and choose the right position.
Mark The Desired Bracket Height
Position the mounting bracket on the wall and mark the correct height where you’ll hang your TV. The next step is to locate the wall studs using a stud finder. A study finder is relatively cost-effective and works pretty well as long as you are patient.
Mark and Drill Pilot Holes
Mark where you’ll drill holes using a pencil. Be very careful when drilling holes to avoid damaging your drywall or injuring yourself. You’ll probably need assistance if you don’t know how to use a drill bit. It’s also important to check the wall mount guide if you get stuck.
Mount The Wall Bracket
Secure the wall bracket to the wall and drill the mounting screws into the pilot holes. Use a power drill to tighten the screws all the way down into the wall. Next, position the mounting plate to the TV bracket and tighten bolts. Complete the process by reconnecting your TV and hiding the cables for a clean appearance.
Need Help with TV Wall Mounting? Call Beall Contracting for Help
Mounting a TV on the wall may seem like an easy task, but getting it wrong can result in your TV falling off the wall. Before you assemble mounting tools to tackle the job, consider hiring an experienced handyman to help you. Hiring a qualified handyman to mount your TV on the wall will save you money, improve safety, especially if you have small children in your house, and give you peace of mind.
If you need help with TV wall mounting, let Beall Contracting get the job done in an efficient manner. At Beall Contracting, we have the knowledge, experience, and tools to get the job done right the first time.