The new trend in home entertainment is to mount a TV onto your wall. This provides a better view of the screen and clears space in the room. This is a very modern way to display a TV in your home.
This guide will provide instructions on how to mount a TV on your wall in an hour or less. You will be enjoying popcorn and a movie on your mounted TV in no time:
- You first need to purchase the proper size bracket for your TV. The brackets are sold in size ranges. Buy a size that will accommodate the size of your TV screen. You can purchase the brackets online or at an electronics store.
- Now remove the base or stand from the flat-screen TV. The stand should pull right out of the bottom of the TV. There might be one or two screws to remove in the process.
- Lay your TV down with the screen down and look for four mounting holes on the back of the TV.
- Screw the bracket you purchased into the four holes on the back of the screen. You will need a Philips head screwdriver for this part of the process. The bracket needs to be 100% secure so tighten the bolts appropriately.
- Find the studs in your wall. Then use a level to ensure you mount the TV evenly and mark the spots of the studs with a pencil on the drywall.
- Drill pilot holes into the drywall based on your measurements and the locations of the studs. Ensure the holes are in the same pattern as the mount bracket you purchased.
- Place the TV in the position of the pilot holes. You will likely need another person to hold up the TV in order to allow you to tighten the mount into the wall.
- Screw the bolts from the mounting bracket into the pilot holes in the wall using your Philips head screwdriver.
- Cut a squre hole in the middle of the wall where the mounting bracket and TV will be. Then cut a hole directly below that hole that is just 1 foot above the floor. Feed your cords and cables through the top hole and out the bottom hole and into the nearest electrical outlet.
- Lift the TV up and hang it onto the wall. Ensure the mount can hold the TV on its own before letting go entirely.
The TV is now mounted and ready for you and your family to use it for entertainment and leisure in your home! Enjoy!