If you just bought your first 70-pound tv then you would probably want to mount it to the wall so that you can enjoy your favorite movie or shows to the fullest.
The one thing that you should be careful about is the place where you want to mount the tv. It is but very obvious that you won’t place your tv just over your fireplace because first it won’t make any sense and second it won’t look good.
However, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with standard wall mounting. Moreover, this step can help you free up some space in your house and utilize the walls in the best possible way.
Now, the question is that can you mount the tv on the wall all by yourself without any expert help? Well, the answer is yes, you can do that without any professional and this way you can save yourself a lot of money too.
Mounting a tv might seem like a pretty complex process, but the reality is that if you know the right way to do it, then it’s as easy as brewing a cup of coffee. It’s a short and simple process where you first have to fix the bracket on the wall using 4 bolts and then you have to hang your tv onto the bracket.
The only part where you need to be a little care is when you are attaching the bracket to the wall, you just have to make sure that the bolts are fully tight and the bracket cannot move from its place no matter what.
1- Using a stud finder
If you are planning to mount the bracket directly on the wall studs then it’s better to first get yourself a stud finder and then make holes in the wall. An average electronic stud finder won’t cost you much, and it will be somewhat around $50.
There are some expensive ones too out there so make sure that you aren’t spending more than what you should. Also, if you ever end up with a poor quality stud finder then know that it won’t be accurate which is where you can use the old knocking technique. You just keep tapping on the wall and move along it to find the perfect place where there are studs.
2- Position it perfectly
DIY tv wall mount can save you hundreds of dollars, but then again there are some pitfalls to it if you don’t know how to do the mounting in the right way. Most importantly, ensuring that the position of the wall mount is perfect is necessary.
There are some wall plates that allow you to slide your tv left or right so that you don’t have to worry about the perfect position, but if you don’t have that plates or mount then you need to make some proper measurements and then attach the bracket with the fall. Make sure that your tv perfectly levels with your height or the place where you have to sit.
3- Keep it slow
Invest proper time in wall mounting your tv and do not rush. People usually end up making huge mistakes when they are working in a hurry.
Know that you are saving yourself a lot of money by mounting the tv without any help but still, you’ve got to be careful and you’ve got to give this process the proper time it needs.
These are a few tips that can help make this process easy for you. Just do the proper study, find the proper mount and then start your job so that nothing goes wrong.