If you’ve come across this guide, we’re assuming that you’re looking to mount your TV on the walls of your home by yourself. We see that you’re also quite the hands-on type, wanting to DIY this yourself, and that in itself is admirable so hats off to you. We’re not going to lie, it’s not as easy as it seems: drilling a few holes, screwing in the wall mount, hanging your TV on it. However, with our guide we’re going to make it seem as if you have a professional right beside you guiding you through step by step. Here’s what you have to do:
Choose a TV Mount
Choose your wall and how high to mount it
Choosing which wall you want to mount your TV on is imperative because it sets the mood for the whole room. Normally you’d want a TV in the living room because that’s where all the relaxing happens. But sometimes people want TVs in the most unexpected of places. The bathroom, for one because who knows you might get bored while taking a bath.
It’s also important because sometimes the walls might not have studs behind them, and no matter what if you’re mounting TVs you’ve got to have studs.
Find the studs in the wall and mark the TV dimensions
Speaking of studs, what are said ‘studs’ and what purpose do they serve? A wall stud is a fundamental building block in a house’s frame building. Putting this into Singapore context, most of the time we’d easily be able to find wall studs, but sometimes we find that the walls that we want are drywalls instead. In order to counter this, we suggest adding in reinforcements before you actually put up the TV. You can still drill into the dry wall and add your TV wall mount but end of the day, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
After locating the studs in the wall that you’ve chosen do remember to mark the TV dimensions so you have a rough gauge of where the TV will be at once it’s been mounted.
Position TV Wall Mount and check level (TWICE)
At this point, we can take our TV wall mount and position it where we’ve demarcated the area for our TV. Remember to use a spirit level and make sure that it is completely plane. The easiest way to do this would be getting someone else to help you measure how straight your monitor is. Mark where your holes are going to be for the wall mount.
As an added precaution do remember to check it twice! 2 markings and 1 hole is a lot better than 1 marking and 2 holes.
Attach TV Wall Mount to Wall
Now that we’re done with all the prep work, here comes the moment we’ve all been waiting for. It’s time to get that TV wall mount up on that wall! Start by drilling pilot holes (holes that’ll indicate where you have to drill for the main holes) into the studs where you’ve made the marks.
Get someone to help you with holding the mount against the wall where the pilot holes are at and begin drilling the screws in. A pro tip would be to NOT drill screws fully, instead stopping halfway to check if the mount is still level because vibrations do tend to cause vibrations, which may off-balance the mount. Re-position and continue drilling all the way in.
Attach mounting plate to back of TV
Now we move on to the other side, where we attach the mounting plate to the back of your TV. Be careful not to accidentally screw it in too tight! Just nice would be fine. Do a final check on both the wall and the TV and you’re almost there!
Mount TV to Wall
All that’s left is to mount your TV to the wall. Each manufacturer might have a different way of mounting the TV to the wall, so do follow the instructions specifically. Do a final check to make sure that it’s totally secure.
And that’s it! You’ve successfully mounted your TV onto the wall. Congratulations! Alternatively, if you feel that this is too much effort, or you don’t feel comfortable with certain aspects of mounting a TV, engage a TV installation professional in Singapore to help you mount your TV wall mount! Here at Tiger Mount, we’ve installed numerous wall mounts to the point where it’s second nature to us. We’ll also be able to instruct you on the best places to mount your TV. Don’t hesitate to contact us at +65 9424 6649 now!