How to install a TV on the wall - 6 steps to success

Installing the TV on the wall is not difficult and takes a little time. At the same time, this event requires little skills and knowledge, otherwise the device is unlikely to sag for a long time. Next, we will consider step-by-step instructions on how to install the screen on the wall with your own hands, as well as those errors that in no case should be made.

Advantages and disadvantages of the wall option

In today's world, manufacturers of plasma, LCD and LED screens are trying to minimize the size of their products. This is due to the fact that compactness allows you to save free space to create a more spacious interior. In addition, a flat screen can become a highlight of the interior, decorating the wall, both in modern and retro style. In the photo you can see one of the options for the original design of the TV on the wall:

Classic style

Another plus of installing the TV on the wall is that the equipment is less susceptible to mechanical damage if it is suspended at least half a meter from the floor.

As for the disadvantages, they can be as follows:

  • a poorly fixed bracket can cause the screen to fall to the floor, which will entail a complete failure;
  • this installation option is more time-consuming and is carried out with a partner (if the diagonal and weight are large enough);
  • there is a limitation in the area of ​​placement: it is forbidden to install the TV over heating appliances and on weak walls (for example, gypsum plasterboards, if the weight of the device is more than 35 kg).

Nevertheless, the idea of ​​wall-mounted is very popular and does not cause any problems if you follow the advice during installation.

Detailed instructions for hanging

To make the material more understandable for you, we provide step-by-step instructions for installing the TV on a wall with your own hands:

Choose the height of the placement. To do this, you need to sit on the sofa (or chair) and select the most suitable viewing area. Typically, in a kitchen, a wall-mounted TV is installed under the ceiling. This is due to the fact that during cooking, attention to the picture is not paid so much, but the music or voice from the news is more important. As for the bedroom and the hall, it is recommended to install the screen at a height of about one meter above the floor, which is the optimal value for comfortable viewing.NicheWe mark the wall. You will need a simple pencil, building level and tape measure. Based on the specified distance between the mounts, mark the points on the wall, as shown in the photo. Be sure to check the horizontality of future holes, as even a slight skew can cause the screen to fall.Surface marking

Using a drill, drill holes in the indicated places. To avoid getting into the wiring under the trim, use homemade metal detector. This device will also help you find the profile under the sheet of drywall (you need to drill into it when installing the TV on the wall).

Using a metal detectorWe drive in the dowels and fix the brackets. If the wall is concrete, no problems. With drywall, you need to be extremely careful and if you doubt that the design is able to withstand the technique, it is better to abandon this installation option. You also need to attach the guides from the bracket to the corresponding holes on the TV.Fixed bracket Dowel butterfly

When the installation of the TV bracket is completed, we prepare the screen and carefully install it in the guides (or tighten it with bolts, if this method of fastening is used).Screen hangingNow it remains to properly connect the wall-mounted TV to the network and enjoy watching. We draw your attention to the fact that it is better to hide all the wires in a plastic cable channel so as not to spoil the interior of the room. Also, so that no wires are visible, transfer the sockets behind the screen. About, how to hide wires from the TV After installing it, we talked in a separate article.Wires in cable channel

That's the whole technology of installing a TV on a wall with your own hands. At first glance, everything is simple, but still there are many nuances that need to be taken into account. We’ll talk about them later, but now we strongly recommend that you review the visual instructions:

Video tutorial on installing a TV on a concrete wall

A clear example of mounting on wood paneling

Useful tips from experts

To ensure that your equipment lasts a long time and in no case falls off the wall, we recommend that you consider the following tips for installing a wall-mounted TV:

  1. When buying brackets (usually they are not included), be sure to check with the seller what diagonal and weight of the device they are designed for.
  2. Fixed mount is much more reliable than swivel, although it reduces the viewing convenience.
  3. If you decide to install the TV in a gypsum niche (which is fashionable recently), consider the possibility of air circulation, otherwise the case will overheat, which over time will cause serious damage.
  4. The suspended screen can be insured with a home-made plasterboard stand. To do it will not take so much time, for that security will increase markedly.
  5. Do not place the screen over a home fireplace or other types of heaters. Radiated heat will also negatively affect the performance and service life of equipment.
  6. First you need to hang the TV securely on the wall, and then connect all the wires. Note that if the brackets are swivel, the length of the wires should be enough to rotate the screen in both directions (without tension).
  7. The optimal distance from the screen to the viewing area should be from 3 to 4 diagonal sizes.

That's all you need to know before you install the TV on the wall with your own hands. As you can see, everything is quite simple, the main thing is to approach the installation responsibly and to be safe - take a partner with you.

Related materials:

Video tutorial on installing a TV on a concrete wall

A clear example of mounting on wood paneling

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  • Sergei

    I don’t mind you linking to my videos. But it would be nice to write who the author is.

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