How to Mount a TV on the Wall in Easy Steps

14, Oct, 2023

14, Oct, 2023



Mounting a TV on the wall is the best way to use this space because TVs with stands take up so much valuable space. And it's not just about clearing up clutter—it's also about making sure your viewing experience is as immersive and comfortable as possible. So if you're ready to start mounting your TV but aren't sure where to start, here's everything you need to know about getting started:


Get your tools together.

Now that you've decided on where to mount your TV, it's time to get your tools together. You'll need

  • TV mount: Obviously, you'll need a TV mount rated for your model of TV to attach your TV to your wall. Get a TV mount that matches the VESA mount dimensions listed in your TV manual.
  • Power drill: While mounting the TV with a screwdriver is possible, utilizing a power drill will make the process go more quickly.
  • A variety of drill bits: Employ a carbide-tipped masonry bit to drill pilot holes into the drywall so that you can insert mounting screws. You'll need a Phillips head drill bit to insert the mounting screws.
  • Stud finder: For best stability, attach your TV to a stud rather than drywall unless you want a TV tragedy.
  • Level: Don't rely on your eyes for this one; no one wants to see crooked television.
  • A friend (optional): Televisions are large, heavy, and difficult to lift. It's impossible to hold one steady while aligning brackets unless you're far better coordinated than we are. For the best results, bring a friend.


Determine where you want to put the TV and measure it out.

Ideally, this should be close to an electrical outlet so that you can easily plug in any devices (such as game consoles). You also need a spot where people can sit comfortably while watching TV--so keep this in mind when choosing where exactly on your wall it will go!

Choose your position carefully because viewing angles can frequently affect the viewing experience. It is not only more labor to move the TV after the fact, but it will also create holes in your wall that are not needed.

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Make use of a stud finder to locate the wall studs

Place the tip of your stud finder on the wall where you want to mount your TV, then press down firmly until it makes contact with something solid (such as drywall). Once it indicates that a stud has been found, move your stud finder across the wall. Then, use some painter's tape to mark the location so you can remember it.

If there's no solid object behind that particular area of drywall (or other material), move along to another spot until there is one.


Mark and drill your pilot holes.

Now that you've got your wall studs located, it's time to start drilling holes in the wall. You will need a drill bit that is the same size as your screws and make sure that you are drilling into studs. These are the little holes that your mounting screws will use to attach to the wall. For this, you should probably have a partner.

  • Place the mount against the wall. To make sure it is straight, use a level.
  • Mark lightly with a pencil the locations of the holes that will be drilled to secure it to the wall.
  • Use a drill bit attachment to create holes where you marked with the mount.

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Screw in the brackets.

Now that you've got the mounting brackets in place, it's time to screw them into the wall. This part can be done by hand if you want, but a power drill makes things go much faster and easier. Make sure that each bracket is screwed into at least one stud on either side of your TV--this will ensure that your new setup is secure and stable.

The next step is making sure it's level and firmly attached before proceeding with any other steps in this process!


Mount the TV to the wall.

Attach the plate to the back of the TV with the included hardware. Following the manufacturer's instructions, align the mounting arm or plate on the TV with the bracket on the wall. Always read the directions because this can vary from mount to mount.

Once you've got the right hardware for your TV and have securely mounted it to the wall, make sure the TV is level. If it's not, use a bubble level to adjust it so that it looks straight on from all angles.

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Hang the wires out of sight, if needed.

If you're using a cable management kit, attach the wires to the clips with zip ties or other fasteners. If you don't have one, try one of the following methods:

  • Use a wire hider--a device that hides cords behind your TV and makes them easy to tuck away when not in use.
  • Wrap them around a board or piece of foam insulation for a clean look that doesn't require any tools. (This method works best if there are just two or three wires.)
  • Put some duct tape over exposed cables so they blend in better with their surroundings.


It's easy to mount a TV on a wall, as long as you follow these steps and keep safety in mind throughout the process.

  • Follow the instructions in your TV manual.
  • Keep safety in mind throughout the process: don't attempt to mount a TV that is too heavy for you, use appropriate tools and hardware, pay attention when drilling through walls, etc.
  • Don't use a stud finder on drywall; only use it on wood or metal studs (the metal strips behind walls). This can cause damage to your wall and make it harder for future repairs if needed later down the road!
  • Don't get distracted while drilling--drilling holes can be very dangerous if mishandled or done improperly!

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Now that you know how to mount a TV on the wall, what are you waiting for? This is a great way to save space, make your home look more modern and stylish, and enjoy your favourite shows in style. With these easy steps in mind, it won't take long before you're enjoying all of these benefits!

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