Are you dying to have that sophisticated, stylish, sleek look of a mounted TV on your wall, but cannot find studs? No doubt, TV stands were nineteenth-century TV costumes that the modern world evolved out of and are not an option. No worries, you can still mount your TV even without studs.
Let me show you how to!
With the wrong tools and process, a seemingly harmless trial can quickly turn into a disaster. Therefore, learn how to mount a TV on the wall without studs safely. This article will teach just that.
Mount A TV On The Wall Without Studs (Step-By-Step Guide)
Step 1: Find out the weight of the TV and limits of the wall
Safely mounting a TV on the wall without studs is a tricky challenge. Your success at the task strongly relies on these two critical factors. Therefore, I strongly advise that you first find out the limits of the wall and the weight of the TV before mounting.
You can easily find the weight of the TV written on the manual that comes with it. Alternatively, search the manufactures’ website for detailed information about the TV, here you can also get its weight. A more strenuous but optional method would be to weigh the TV on a scale.
Different walls have different abilities to withstand pressure from weights. Therefore, it is essential to find out how much weight the fence you are working with can withstand. The last thing you want is for your tv to come crashing down and the entire wall after it.
Step 2: Choose where you want to mount your TV
While watching TV should be a relaxing, effortless experience, poor positioning can make it a backbreaking task. A too high or too low TV will strain your neck and eyes. Hence, it is of utmost importance that you mount your TV at eye level.
Pick whichever side of the wall that you prefer. This will depend on the layout of the room.
Find the hollow side; it is the right side for mounting your TV as well. I usually first consult the property owner before drilling holes into any side of the wall; you might do so too. They might want you to use a specific side.
Step 3: Choose the TV mount
Most TV mounts will be compatible with your TV. This is because there is a standard pattern used for TV’s called VESA. This means that any wall mount you get will fit your TV.
It is important to note that every mount has a specific weight that it can carry. You can find out a detailed review of the TV wall mount here. Therefore, make sure your mount and TV are well suited.
There are three different types of wall mounts.
● The fixed wall mount
This mount places the TV close to the wall without sticking it out.
● A tilting wall mount
It will allow you to tilt your TV screen up or down while fixed to the wall.
● Articulating wall mount
Finally, my favorite is the articulating wall mount. This is because it allows for greater flexibility. You can move the TV left, right, up, down, and outwards.
However, according to your creativity, preference, and needs, pick your favorite wall mount.
Step 4: Mark your desired position
After you have scouted the surroundings and are satisfied with the position you have picked out, you are ready to go. To avoid mistakes, you first sketch out the TV mount bracket. This will mark out where you will mount your TV.
Hold up the TV mount against the wall on the position you have decided. Use a pencil to mark the place. Carefully and adequately measure the point at a consistent height to makes sure you do not slant the TV.
Step 5: Drill
At this stage, you need to be sure about the position you have marked. This is because you are now making permanent drills in the place. Hence, avoid damaging your wall by making holes when uncertain about the position.
When drilling, first drill a hole in the location where the anchor will go. This will give the anchor a clear path to move into on the position you would like to mount. You will also need to drill holes where your plywood will go.
Step 6: Position a piece of plywood
Find a thick piece of plywood. Use a drywall saw to cut a piece of plywood. Cut a piece that is wide enough to hold up your TV. Make sure the plywood is thick for better holding strength. Secure the plywood in the holes you have drilled. Meanwhile, as you work, use toggles to hold the plywood in position. You can replace the toggles with screws once you are done.
Step 7: Attach the TV bracket
Take the bracket and attach it to the TV’s back. After attaching it to the TV’s rear, screw it securely onto the plywood. Make sure that it lines up correctly with the drilled holes. Then use a screwdriver to tighten the screws on both the plywood and the bracket. You must use screws that are compatible with the TV mount.
Step 8: Hook and clip on the TV
Depending on the TV’s size and weight, you might need a hand when you get to this stage. The TV mount bracket has hooks that allow you to hook on your TV. Use help if necessary to lift the TV and hook it into the right channels. When it is attached, clip it on to secure it.
Step 9: Check and adjust
Now, your TV is neatly mounted on the wall. However, you can never be sure of the position you picked until your TV is up. So, step back and see if it is in the right position you want. If not, hold the sides of the TV and rotate it to the desired position. You might need to loosen the screws to do this.
Your TV is now securely up on the wall. You can now enjoy an elegant view of your mounted TV!
Wrapping it Up!
After this useful read, you know exactly how to mount a TV on the wall without studs. Do not let studs get in the way of having the elegant, classy, and modern look you are looking for. Mount your TV like it is on studs!