How To Wall Mount A Television
Want to learn how to wall mount a television to display your new, beautiful flat panel HDTV, but have no clue where to start? This guide will help you figure out how to wall mount a television.
Things you'll need:
- A partner
- A leveler
- A stud finder
- An electric drill
- The first thing you will need is, of course, your wall mount. There are a bunch of models to choose from. You have your standard wall mounts and you have wall mounts with stretching arms. Choose the one that best fits your budget or preference.
- If you have big plans on where you want to mount your HDTV, do a stud check before buying a wall mount. Sometimes you don't have studs in the proper place you need them, which can create an annoying off-center hang. If you know where you want to hang your HDTV, make sure you have the studs in place to hold the unit up.
- Once you have figured out where your studs are using the stud finder, set up your wall mount. Setting up the mount is simple and will only require light work, such as screwing screws into their proper place. Once the mount is complete, you can set it aside and hang up your wall brackets. These brackets are what will hold in the entire mount.
- Apply the brackets to the wall by screwing the available screws into your wall and into the studs behind the wall. You should have marked out the studs before beginning to screw the brackets into place. You will need a power drill to drill the brackets into the wall properly. You cannot hammer the brackets into place. Once the brackets are in, make sure everything is straight by using a leveler.
- Test the mount and make sure it does not move. Test the mount by applying a bit of pressure using your hands. You want a nice, tight and secure mount. If it is loose, you did not get it into the wall stud and you will have to try again. You will have two other brackets which you need to screw into the back of your HDTV.
- Get another person to help you lift the HDTV up onto the wall mount. It should slip snuggly onto the bar and click into place.
- Setting the wall mount up should take less than an hour.
- You will definitely need someone else there to help you lift the HDTV into place.
Posted on: Apr. 29, 2010