Your Much Needed Guide on How to Mount a Flat Screen TV on a Wall

How to Mount a Flat Screen TV on a Wall
Many people find it very difficult to hang or mount a flat screen TV set on their walls. However, it is very simple to execute this task, if specific and accurate instructions are followed, in a systematic manner.
There are two types of mounts that are available in the market, to hang a flat screen TV on a wall.
  1. Swivel mount.
  2. Stationary mount
Swivel mount keeps the TV flexible. That is, you will be able to adjust the angle of the TV according to your comfort and convenience. Stationary mount keeps the TV still, in a fixed direction.
Requirements
Mounting tools
  • Drilling Machine with Drill Bits
  • Stud Finder
  • Screwdriver
  • Spirit Level
  • Tape Measure
  • Mounting kit and screws
Procedure
Plug on empty wall
  • Step 1: The first step is to find an appropriate place to mount the television. One should avoid mounting a flat screen television on a wall, that does not have studs as plain plaster cannot sustain the weight of the whole set. Choose a position which will reduce the amount of glare reflecting from the screen. Make sure that the position will provide optimum viewing experience. Make sure that you have a plug point near the TV and all the wires can be easily connected.
Couple measuring wall
  • Step 2: Use the stud finder to find the studs that are located behind the wall plaster and mark them with a pencil. Using measuring tape, decide the height at which, you plan to mount your TV set. There are two brackets, which are needed, to
Drilling wall
  • Step 3: The third step is pretty crucial, as it involves using the drill. Place the mount on the wall with the help of another person and mark the places where you need to put in the screws. Mark points where you must drill holes, in order to fix the mounting bracket. Using a spirit level, make sure that the bracket will be exactly parallel with the floor. Drill the holes carefully and ensure that you are drilling the wall and the studs that are right behind them. The number of holes depend on the size and weight of the TV and are mentioned in the mounting manual.
Inserting screw into wall
  • Step 4: Insert wall plugs into the holes and then put in the screws with the help of the screw driver, to attach the mounting bracket to the wall. The wall plugs hold the screw in place inside the stud. Make sure that the bracket is tightly fixed and it can bear the TV weight.
Hanging telivision
  • Step 5: Place your TV on a soft surface, with the screen facing down. Remove the base mount, if it has any. Refer manual and locate the TV mounting bracket. Locate holes on the TV posterior, that align with the TV mounting bracket or swivel mount. Using appropriate size bolts, attach the bracket, to the TV backside, using a screwdriver. With that your TV is ready for mounting.
Video cable
  • Step 6: Now lift the TV, with someone's help and insert the mounting bracket into the wall bracket plate, after correct alignment. Read the manual for details regarding how to lock the mounting bracket into the wall bracket plate. You will have to attach audio, video and other cables to the TV, before mounting it.
Though this process sounds simple, one has to cautiously follow some precautions while mounting the set, like properly locating a stud or choosing the appropriate screws. Hence, it is always advisable to follow the manual. Proceed only if you are confident of pulling it off. Otherwise, let a professional handle it for you.