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How to Install a Wall Mount TV Bracket – Full Installation Guide

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It doesn’t take a genius to install a wall mount TV bracket. However, it’s not something you would want to do without knowing your way. 

With our full installation guide, you can easily install a wall mount TV bracket.

Make sure to read it through the end, have everything prepared beforehand, and follow the instructions carefully.

Quick Summary

In this blog, we will discuss the following things:

  • How to install a wall mount TV bracket?
  • The different steps to take to prepare a wall before deciding to mount a TV

A wall-mounted TV adds an extra element of finesse to any room. It clears out space for more furniture and keeps the TV safe from pets and children. 

Similarly, a wall-mounted TV can improve the viewing angle for your TV, enhancing your viewing experience. 

However, one of the main things that keep a TV safely mounted to the wall is the wall bracket. A wall bracket is an instrument that holds a TV to the wall when it is mounted on top of it. 

This means the bracket acts as glue between the wall and the TV.

Types of TV Wall Mount Brackets

How to Install a Wall Mount TV Bracket – Full Installation Guide

There are many different types of wall mount TV brackets. Each has a specific feature that sets it apart from the other. Although the installation process for them is almost the same, it’s important to know what they are like.

Simple TV Wall Brackets

Simple TV wall brackets are also known as ‘low-profile TV wall mounts. These are easily attached to the wall and the process is as simple as hanging a big picture on the wall. 

However, once you have installed the bracket and mounted the TV, you cannot adjust it.

Arm Extension Wall Bracket

These wall brackets have the ability to extend and retract the TV once it has been mounted onto the bracket. 

It does not give much room for adjustments apart from the distance between the viewer and the TV via the extension arm.

Full Motion Tilt Bracket

A full-motion tilt bracket helps the TV move in many ways to enhance the viewing experience. Once the TV is mounted onto the bracket, it can be extended and retracted, along with tilt and swivel features. This makes the viewing angles and distances highly customizable.

TV Wall Mount Bracket Installation Guide

Step 1: Find The Right Tools


It is important to find the right tools before you get to the installation process

Here are some of the tools that you will need to install a TV wall mount bracket:

  • A stud finder
  • A measuring tape
  • A pencil
  • A drill
  • A screwdriver
  • A level

Step 2: Locate The Studs in The Wall

It is important to locate the studs in the wall as they help keep the TV secure and support its weight. This is because TVs are usually heavy and the drywall itself is not strong enough to support its weight when mounted with a bracket. 

The easiest way is to use an electronic stud finder as they beep when they locate a stud. 

However, if you don’t have one, simply knock on the wall till you find an area where the knock doesn’t sound as hollow. Mark the studs with a pencil.

Step 3: Line Up Your Wall Bracket

stud marks

Once you have found your studs, it is time to line your wall bracket with the pencil markings you have made. Make sure your TV mount is compatible with the size of weight of your TV. 


You will need to use a level if your TV mount bracket doesn’t have an inbuilt one. 

It is important that you line your bracket to a desirable height and with perfect balance. If the wall mount is straight, the TV will be mounted straight. If the wall mount is crooked then the TV will be mounted crooked.

This step is especially important if you have a simple TV bracket or one that doesn’t let you adjust the angle of the TV.

Step 4: Drill The Holes

drill holes

Now comes the important step where you have to drill holes into the wall where the wall mount TV bracket will fit. Make sure to exercise safety when using a drill and drill holes into the area you marked with pencils. 

These holes will act like pivot holes. 

Make sure to bolt in the bracket lightly to see if it is straight and whether it needs further adjustments. It’s better to check and correct the process at this point than regret it later.

Step 5: Attach the Wall Bracket

tv bracket

Finally, attach the wall bracket to your wall by tightening the bolts. Then fix the wall hangers to the back of your TV, ensuring they are attached correctly. 

Now attach the TV hangers to the wall bracket and make sure it is safely attached before you let go.

Take the help of a friend to ensure safety and better handling of the TV when you mount it on the wall bracket.

Here is a great video demonstration of the whole process,

Tips On How To Install A Wall Mount TV Bracket

To make sure you successfully install a wall mount TV bracket, keep the following things in mind:

  • Always pick a wall bracket that supports the size and weight of your TV.
  • Do not start the installation process without finding the studs in the wall.
  • Make sure to screw each part of the wall bracket in place and check before hanging the TV.
  • If your wires are to go through the wall, make sure to do that before you hang the TV.
  • Do not ignore VESA patterns when drilling holes for your Tv mount bracket.

The Main Takeaway

The installation process for a wall mount TV bracket is not as hard as many people make it out to be. With the proper method at your disposal, you can easily install any Tv bracket. 

Make sure to check the weight capacity of both your mount and wall in regards to the TV you wish to mount on to it. 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to us


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