Purchasing a home entertainment system, such as a TV, often means having to install it on your wall for use. To do so, contacting a TV mounting service ensures professional wall TV installation.
This article will discuss installing a wall TV, go over the necessary equipment, and provide detailed steps for installing a TV.
Equipment You’ll Need for Wall TV Installation
For those that prefer to do wall TV installation themselves (rather than using a TV mounting service), the following are the required tools:
- A tape measure for measurement.
- Drill bits: Carbide-Tipped Masonry bit to make holes in the wall and Phillips Head Drill bit to drive the mounting screws into the wall.
- Power drill or a screwdriver to tighten screws.
- Level (to ensure a leveled installation, you wouldn’t have to drill many holes trying to get your TV to be in a straight line).
- Pencil or painter’s tape to mark your measurements.
- Stud finder for support (optional).
How to Install Tv on Wall
#1. Choose a Position
The first thing you need to do is decide the TV’s position, according to your preferences. Be careful doing so because the viewing angles will affect the picture quality. Be sure not to pick a place randomly, only to discover it does not give the best viewing quality, to then remove and mount again.
#2. Find the Stud
The stud is a reliable spot to hang the frame that will support your TV. You can find a stud using a manual method, a stud finder, or even wall toggles.
The manual way requires finding an outlet on the floor and measuring above sixteen inches. Using a stud finder is relatively easy and may ensure better accuracy, but you only need to move the stud finder around the wall. When the stud finder spots the best place, it gives a signal, which can be marked using a pencil or painter’s tape.
When using wall toggles, ensure it is strong enough to carry the weight of the frame and TV.
#3. Drill Your Pilot Holes
Drill small holes in the wall where you drive in your mounting screws. The holes should be in line with your stud. It’s time to attach your frames. Use two bolts in one stud, minimum. To drill the holes, attach a massive bit to your drill.
Height should allow you to see the middle of the television screen when you stand before it for the frames.
#4. Mount Your TV
When you have fastened your frame to the wall, hide your wires behind the walls to ensure a neat and sleek aesthetic. You can tie the wires together neatly and fix them behind the decor or a shelf. The idea is to find any way you won’t have many cables hanging around.
You can also buy a cover with the same color as your wall and use it to cover the wires. However, if you use a TV mounting service, they install an in-wall, putting the cables in the wall.
The next thing to do is to locate the mounting plate attachment holes at the back of your TV and attach the mounting plate. Lift the TV carefully, place it in the frame, and use a level to ensure it is straight.
Don’t try to lift the TV alone. Instead, look for a friend to help you, as it may not be as lightweight as it seems. Then, if the TV is not level, find a way to lift the lower side and lower the higher side.
You can do your wall TV installation if you decide to. The task is not too challenging when given the right tools and a good guide. However, if you have cold sweats about doing it yourself, it would be best to use a TV mounting service to ensure neat work.