he dos and don’ts of DIY TV wall mounting
If you’re one of the many people who own a television but don’t have the money to pay for professional installation, don’t worry—mounting your TV on the wall is a relatively easy do-it-yourself (DIY) project. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to ensure a successful installation.
First, make sure you have the proper tools and supplies. You’ll need a stud finder to locate the studs in your wall (which is where you’ll be screwing the mounting bracket), a drill, a Phillips head screwdriver, and either aspirit level or a laser level. You’ll also need the wall mount itself, of course.
Second, take some time to figure out where you want to mount your TV. It’s important to find a spot that’s both out of the way and easy to view from your seating area. Once you’ve found the perfect location, use the stud finder to mark the studs behind the drywall so you know where to drill.
Third, it’s time to actually mount the TV. Follow the instructions that came with your particular wall mount, but generally speaking, you’ll first need to attach the bracket to the back of the TV. Then, hold the TV up to the wall in the location you’ve chosen and use a drill to screw the bracket into the studs. Make sure the TV is level before tightening the screws completely.
And that’s it! You’ve successfully mounted your TV on the wall. Just remember to use caution when working with tools and take your time to ensure a safe and sturdy installation.