1. Do I need to mount to a stud?
The first thing you’ll want to understand is the weight of your TV. There are a number of wall anchors out that can handle the weight of today’s flat screen TV’s without needed to be mounted to a stud.
If you need to mount to a stud?
Studs are a piece of wood behind the drywall to support the wall’s frame. Most walls have studs spaced16 inches apart. You can use a stud finder and this gives you a secure place to affix your screws.
When using one of these devices, however, you’ll find the readings can sometimes be off. A stud finder may actually locate a seam in the drywall instead of a stud and that won’t be good for securing your new flat screen. Also, the studs might not be the correct distance for your wall mount spacing. You might not be able to locate studs where you want to hang your TV either.
2. The Hole Screw Location
Most DIY’ers are hanging their TV and mount themselves on the wall instead of hiring a professional. Most mounting plate screw locations can easy be found by placing it flat against the wall.
Trying to eyeball the mounting plate location may not be the best idea. It may look fine with just the bracket but once you put on the much larger TV. If you are too high, your TV will hit the ceiling. If you are not centered, it will show up more pronounced once the TV is mounted.
By following the instructions in conjunction with your NeverMeasure, you can easily line up and identify hole location.
3. Is It Askew (crooked) Or Level?
Once you get your holes drilled, your mount attached it is too late to discover you are not level! Using the NeverMeasure leveling feature, along with the horizontal level, it does not hurt to additionally verify level vertically as well.
As easy as the mounting bracket looks to hang, it is the critical step to ensure your expense TV purchase looks it’s very best!
Be sure to use a level or NeverMeasure during the wall mount installation. Since the NeverMeasure includes vertical and horizontal levels, this will help you avoid redoing your project and will give you an accurate scale.
By following the three steps outlined above with anchor selection, hole locating, and leveling, you’ll be sure to have a successful project! With NeverMeasure these steps can go frustrating to complete with confidence! Once you do get your TV mounted, be sure to take a photo of your new set up and share with us at #NeverMeasureAgain to be featured on our website and social media. You can also follow us online for project ideas and solutions.