There’s nothing worse than mounting a new flat-screen TV only to have it fall off. Although mounting a TV may seem like an easy task, a lot can go wrong. This is especially if you don’t have the right tools.
If you’re nervous about mounting a TV for the first time, don’t worry. Here we break down how to mount a TV and which tools you need to get the job done.
Dry Wall TV Mounting
If you’re like most people, you will mount a TV on standard drywall. The tools you will need a pretty simple, and you may already have them in your toolkit.
One of the things you will need is a stud finder. This will help you locate where the wood studs are. The next tool you will need to mount a TV is a power drill and bits. A variable speed drill will ensure that you don’t strip the screws.
Don’t have any studs? No problem. Hanging a TV without studs is easy. All you need to do is nail the wall plate onto the drywall and then hang the TV.
Another tool you will need is a level — preferably a 3-foot or 5-foot level. This will ensure that the TV is leveled. Next, you will need a socket wrench and sockets.
You will also need safety goggles. Whenever you work with power tools, wearing safety goggles is crucial. Lastly, you will need a wall mount kit that fits your TV’s dimensions.
Brick Wall TV Mounting
For brick wall TV mounting, you will need the aforementioned tools. Along with those you will need a hammer drill — to get through the brick wall.
Next, you will need carbide-tipped masonry bits. Unlike standard bits, these are strong enough to penetrate brick.
Lastly, you will need a concrete sleeve anchor. This helps fasten the mounting bracket to the brick.
Also, be sure to connect the power cord and cables to the TV before you mount it. Doing this will make it easier to get to the connection panels.
Now that you know how to mount a TV on brick and drywall, let’s talk about how to hide cables.
How to Hide Cables
A pile of cables and cords is an eyesore. Thankfully, you can effortlessly hide them.
One way you can do this is by purchasing a cord cover. These are made to hide cables below your TV. They come in an array of shapes and styles that will fit your home decor. They’re even printable!
Another way you can high unsightly cords is by installing a TV in-wall wiring kit. These allow you to hide wires and cables behind the walls. Not to mention, they are easy to install and are code compliant.
Are You Ready to Mount a TV?
As you can see here, you don’t need to hire a handyman to mount a TV. All you need is a few tools and a helping hand to successfully hang your television.
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