There are certain things you should do when putting up a television in your home. Check out our guide here on how to mount a TV.
Purchasing a new television is a time filled with excitement and joy. A newer, possibly bigger tv is going to look wonderful in your living room, patio, bedroom, or wherever you decide to place it. You’ve found the perfect tv and made the purchase, but now it’s time to decide where to place your new tv.
After some thought, you decide to mount it on the wall; however, you’re not sure how to mount a tv on a wall. Maybe it’s your first time doing so, or maybe you need a few reminders. However, one thing is for certain: you want to get the job done right.
Enjoying your new tv means mounting it on a wall in the perfect location on the best wall mount. To ensure you mount your tv the right way and in a spot that you’ll love, be sure to continue reading below. Here’s everything you need to know about mounting a tv on your wall!
- Determine the Perfect Spot
You bring your new tv home, and you love it so much you could place it anywhere and be happy at that moment. Although, over time you might get tired of sleeping next to it in your bed. When that happens, it’s time to determine the perfect mounting spot!
Once you know what room you want it in, you’ll need to know where in the room you want your tv to be. Which wall do you want to hang it on? Are there any barriers or obstacles that might be in the way?
How well can you see the tv from your couch or from your kitchen? These all are things to keep in mind as you want its location to be as functional as possible.
- Choose the Best Wall Mount
You then need to choose the best wall mount for your specific tv and your specific needs. The best way to ensure that you have a mount that’ll work for your tv is to purchase the mount from the same manufacturer as the tv. If this isn’t an option, you can do a search online for wall mounts that work well with the brand and model of tv you have.
Keep in mind that there are several types of wall mounts to choose from. Not all are the same as some have features that others don’t. For example, you can purchase a wall mount that keeps the tv flat up against the wall.
You can also purchase a wall mount that tilts and adjust in other ways as well. This makes it convenient when wanting to see the tv from inside the kitchen while cooking although it’s mounted in the living room.
- Grab Necessary Tools and Materials
Before you install your new wall mount on your wall, be sure to grab all of the needed tools and materials. Doing so will make your job a lot easier as you won’t have to go back and forth for more tools.
Here’s a list of items that you’ll most likely need:
- Tape Measurer
- Stud Finder
- A Level
- A Cordless Drill
- An Adjustable Wrench
- A 4-in-1 Screwdriver
You might find that you don’t need all of these tools and materials listed as all mounting jobs differ from one another. It’s a good idea to have everything together, though, so you have it if needed.
- Select an Ideal Height and Find Studs
Now, select a height for your tv mount that works well for you. Sit on the couch while someone else holds the mount or tv against the wall. Choose a height that allows you to relax your eyes and neck while sitting down.
Your next step is to find studs in the wall to hang the mount on. Your tv, although it may be light, is not worth hanging in drywall. For optimal support, you need to hang the mount in studs.
Use an electric stud finder and then knock on the wall to ensure the stud is there. TV wall mounting can sometimes be a difficult task so never hesitate to ask for help or contact professional mounting services!
- Mark Drill Holes Using the Template
Mark your drill holes using the mounting template. Hold the template up where you want it to hang and drill the holes accordingly. It’s important to use a level during this step or you might end up with a crooked tv.
When you begin drilling the holes, you’ll know if you’re hitting a stud or not. If the screw goes straight through the wall, then you’ve missed the stud and will need to try again. Otherwise, you’re ready to then attach the mount and the television!
Screw the mount onto the wall and attach the tv mount piece onto the back of the tv. Ensure all screws and bolts are tight and then attach the tv to the mount on the wall.
- Attach the Television Cords and Hide Them
The mounting piece on the wall and the mounting piece on the tv will connect together. Line them up accordingly and your tv should be mounted! You’ll then be left with cords hanging from your tv.
Luckily, there are a few ways to hide these cords and you can purchase cord hiders for this exact reason from your local hardware store!
You Now Know How to Mount a TV on Your Wall!
We hope that after reading through this guide, you now know how to mount a tv on your wall! Following this guide will have your new tv mounted in no time!
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