Written by Bonne

Hang up your TV and wall mount in 4 steps

You have bought a wall bracket that lets you hang your TV against the wall. But how do you proceed? To make it easy for you, I have put all the steps you need to take. Follow these instructions and your TV hangs on the wall in no time.

Collect the materials you need

Collect all the materials you need from the wall mount's packaging. Chances are you might have some left-over materials when you're done installing. This is due to the fact that, often, multiple materials are provided for different size TVs. Do you own a large TV that you can't carry by yourself? Make sure there's someone in the room to help you.

The following items aren't included in the packaging, but are required:

  • Philips screwdriver
  • Flat screw driver
  • Hammer
  • Ring spanner
  • Drill or impact drill
  • Vacuum
  • Stone or wood drill bit in the same size as the provided wall mount plugs
  • Spirit level (if it isn't included with the wall mount)
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure

Step 1: attach the frame of the wall mount to the TV

TV mount material

Place the TV on a soft and stable surface with the screen facing down. Use a cloth or mat if you're placing the TV on the floor or on a table. Look for the right bolts in the wall mount's packaging and attach the strips or mounting interface to your television. Make sure that the strips or mounting interface doesn't stick out above, beneath, or on the sides from the TV.

Step 2: mark where you want to hang up the TV

TV mount draw on wall

Mark the drilling holes on the wall. For the the ideal height, mount the TV on a height at which your eyes are level with the top third part of the screen. Because the TV is bigger than the mount, it might hang a little bit lower or higher than what you had in mind. A simple way to determine the exact height is to place the mount on the TV without attaching it. Afterward, you can measure the distance between the screw holes and the bottom of the TV. Mark this distance beneath the screw holes of the wall and you'll know exactly how your TV will be positioned on the wall.

Step 3: attach the mounting system to the wall

Hang TV mount

With help of the a screwdriver and the included screws, you can attach the wall mount to the wall. After installation, a few systems can still be readjusted a little bit. This allows you to perfectly install the mount, even if you haven't perfectly drilled the holes. Use your spirit level to make sure the mount is hanging straight.

Step 4: hang the TV with the frame on the system

Hang TV mount frame

Pick up the television and bring it to the wall. Depending on the mounting system, you can attach the TV to the wall mount.

  • Do you have a wall mount with strips? Place the television, including strips, in the wall mount. Some systems will make a 'click' sound once you've mounted the television.

  • You can mount a swivel arm wall mount by attaching your television to the arm via the mounting interface.

  • Do you own a wall mount that requires you tighten the bolts after installation? Place the spirit level on top of the TV, straighten the screen and tighten the bolts.


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