Many people are highly intimidated by the process of mounting a 60-inch TV to the wall.
Mounting your TV can save you a ton of space and allow you to be more dynamic with your living room’s setup.
In this post, we will discuss how you can easily and securely mount your 60-inch TV to the wall.
We’ll describe the entire step-by-step process and also list the tools and supplies you will need.
So without further ado, let’s get started.
Tools and Supplies Needed
As with all of our instructional posts, we will provide the list of tools and supplies you will need for the job first.
Before you start the installation process, we highly recommend that you take the time to go through the list and gather all the tools and supplies first.
Gathering them first and having them on hand will save you a lot of time because you won’t have to go searching for them every time you move on to the next step.
The tools and supplies you will need to mount your 60-inch TV are:
- A wall-mount
- A level
- A stud finder
- Assorted screws and bolts (that you received from the wall mount)
- A screwdriver or a socket wrench
- A drill
- A pencil or marker
- A helper
- Drill bits
- Drywall anchors (if your wall does not have studs)
Take your time to gather all the tools listed above. If you don’t own some of the tools and/or supplies, you should buy them.
Once you have everything, you can get started with mounting your television.
How to Mount a 60-Inch TV on the Wall (Step-by-Step Guide)
For this post, we will assume that you have Drywall with wooden studs with a spacing of 16 inches.
We are using this template because these types of walls are the ones that are most common in American households.
To properly attach your 60-inch TV to the wall, follow these steps:
Step 1: Before doing anything, you must first decide the location where you want to mount the TV.
There are a number of factors to take into account when deciding the location for your TV. Ideally, it should be near a power outlet and at an angle from where you can comfortably watch it.
If possible, you should also have the location be away from windows or any other external light source.
As for the height, a 60-inch TV’s optimal height for most individuals is 27 inches from the floor to the bottom of the screen.
Once you find an appropriate spot for the TV, you can begin to work on it.
Step 2: The next step is to find the locations of the studs in your wall.
It’s important to identify where the studs are because you will install the TV mount directly into the studs.
Do not install your mount directly into Drywall unless you have the proper tools for it.
To identify the locations of the studs, you must use your stud finder.
We recommend that you use at least two studs to install your TV mount.
For this post, we are assuming that you have 16-inch spacing. That means that once you identify the location of one stud, the other should be located 16 inches away from it.
Use a pencil or marker to mark the locations of the two studs you will use on the wall.
Step 3: With the assistance of your helper, hold the TV mount up to the wall near the locations you marked for the studs.
It’s important that the mounting holes of the TV mount align with the locations of the studs that you marked in the last step.
Always use a level at this stage to ensure your helper is not holding the TV mount in a crooked way.
Use a pencil or a marker to mark the locations of where you will drill the mounting holes into the studs.
Step 4: Use your drill to make holes into your studs at the locations in the wall that you marked in the last step.
Pull the trigger of the drill only slightly and gently push the drill into the Drywall. Once it starts to dig in, you can increase the speed.
If you apply too much pressure initially, it can definitely damage your Drywall. Hence, be extremely careful.
Step 5: Next, you must ask your helper to hold up the TV mount up to the wall again.
As you can probably imagine, the TV mount should be held up against the wall so that it perfectly aligns with the holes that you drilled in the last step.
It’s important that you use a level at this stage again to ensure the TV mount isn’t being held up crooked.
Use a screwdriver to screw in the TV mount securely into the wall. Again, be gentle when tightening the screws. If you over tighten, you can severely damage the wall and even the TV mount itself.
Step 6: Once the TV mount has been securely installed and you have ensured it’s stable, you can now mount your TV onto it.
The process for attaching the TV onto the TV mount can differ slightly depending on the manufacturers of both your TV and TV mount.
We strongly recommend that you read the instructions provided by both the TV and TV mount manufacturers before you proceed with this step.
In most cases, this stage will involve you attaching the TV to the mount by screwing in the bolts to the appropriate mounting holes using a screwdriver or a socket wrench.
The screws will be provided with the wall mount.
Step 7: Once you have safely installed the TV onto the mount, it’s important that you test its stability.
Ask your helper to gently let the TV go and assess whether or not it has been properly installed.
You can do this by holding the TV and trying to shake it gently. If it doesn’t budge, then you’re good to go.
However, if it wobbles a fair amount, then you’ll have to identify which screw or screws are loose. Identify and tighten the loose screws and then, you’re pretty much done.
Wrapping Things Up…
This brings us to the end of our post on how to mount a 60-inch TV.
As you can see, the process is not daunting at all. All it needs is planning and the right tools.
If you have any further questions regarding wall mounting, please let us know in the comments below.