Installing a flat-panel TV for optimum aesthetic appeal and a super clean look for your entertainment center is the way to go. Here’s how to mount your flat-screen television to the wall. If you already have all you need, that’s fantastic! Let’s get started on how to mount your TV on the wall the best manner possible.
How To Install Tv Wall Mount Bracket Easily and Fast
When you begin your swivel TV wall mount installation, make sure you have the following items on hand:
- Stud Finder: Don’t attach your TV to drywall unless you want a TV disaster—make sure you’re installing to a stud for optimum stability. Alternatively, you may wind up with a costly disaster on your hands.
- You may attempt to attach the TV with a screwdriver, but it would take a long time. To make this job go faster, we suggest utilizing a power drill.
- Drill Bits: Various Drill Bits
- Carbide-Tipped Masonry Bit: Use this bit to drill pilot holes in the drywall for your mounting screws.
- To drive the mounting screws, you’ll need a Phillips Head Drill Bit.
- Level: No one likes to watch corrupt television, so don’t trust your eyes on this one. Ensure your freshly mounted TV is level by using a level. This can help you prevent a misaligned TV as well as holes in your wall.
- To mount your TV to the wall, you’ll need a TV mount that’s rated for your model of TV. Look up the VESA mount dimensions in your TV handbook and purchase a TV mount that matches. And if you need assistance choosing a mount, we can help! Here’s where you can find our list of the finest TV mounts.
- Tape for painting (optional): Label your wall studs with a small piece of painter’s tape after you’ve located them. This is much more visible than a pencil mark, and you won’t have to write on your wall, which is always a plus in our opinion.
- (Optional) a friend: Lifting a television is difficult since it is large, heavy, and uncomfortable. Trying to keep one stable while aligning brackets is a recipe for disaster unless you’re a lot more coordinated than we are. For the greatest outcomes, enlist the help of a buddy.
Don’t forget about cable management as well.
You don’t want wires and TV antennae dangling from your television. That’s a certain way to sabotage the entire sleek look you were aiming for in the first place. Fortunately, there are a few cable management solutions.
- Hiding them behind a wall is a good idea. You may either run them through the wall or knot them tightly together and hide them behind a shelf or other piece of décor.
- Purchase a cover. There are coverings that match the color of your wall and provide an easy method to conceal wires.
How to Mount Your TV on the Wall
- Choose a location for the television. When it comes to getting the greatest image quality, angles matter a lot, so think about where you’re going. After the fact, moving the TV is not only inconvenient, but it also leaves holes in your wall. If you have a fireplace, placing your TV above it is a common choice since it is usually the room’s main point.
- Using a stud finder, locate the wall studs. Move your stud finder over the wall until it shows that a stud has been discovered. When it does, use painter’s tape to mark the spot so you can remember where it is.
- Make your pilot holes and drill them. These are the tiny holes where your mounting screws will go through the wall. You’ll almost certainly need a buddy for this.
- Place the mount against the wall. Ensure it’s straight using a level.
- Make light lines with a pencil where you’ll drill the holes to secure it to the wall.
- Drill holes where you indicated with the mount using a masonry bit attached to your drill.
- The mounting bracket should be affixed to the wall. Drill the mounting screws into the pilot holes you created in the previous step while holding your mount to the wall.
- Connect the mounting plate to the television.
- Remove the TV stand first, if you haven’t done so previously.
- On the back of the TV, look for the installation plate attachment holes. These sometimes are covered with plastic or already have screws installed. Remove them if this is the case.
- Using the supplied hardware, mount the plate to the back of the TV.
- Fix your television to the wall. This is the last and most important step! Grab your spouse once again, since doing this alone may be difficult.
- Lift the television with caution, using your legs rather than your back! We don’t want any injuries to spoil the party.
- Line up the TV’s mounting arm plate with the wall bracket and link them according to the owner’s manual. This varies from one mount to the next, so read the directions carefully.
- Take pleasure in your freshly installed television!
That’s all there is to it! With a wall-mounted TV, you can kick back, unwind, and enjoy the high life.