TCL TVs have become extremely popular over the past few years and their 65-inch TV is definitely a balanced size that many consumers tend to get.
Mounting the 65-inch TV to the wall can definitely be a good idea as it saves space and gives you room for additional furniture.
However, if you go without the proper planning, you can definitely run into an array of issues.
In this post, we will discuss how you can safely and securely mount your TCL 65-inch TV to the wall.
Please note that for this post, we will assume that you have Drywall with 16-inch wooden studs.
We will also provide a list of the tools and supplies you will need for the process.
So without further ado, let’s get into it.
Tools and Supplies Needed
Before you start the mounting process, you should buy and gather all of the required tools and supplies first.
Well, because it will save you a lot of time. Imagine if you don’t have the tools on hand: you would have to halt the process and go buy the next tool every time.
This is inefficient and honestly, does not make sense.
Hence, gather all of the tools and supplies first and then start the process.
The tools and supplies you will need to mount your 65-inch TCL TV are:
- A level
- A stud finder
- A wall mount
- Assorted screws and bolts (that you received from the wall mount)
- A pencil or marker
- A helper
- A screwdriver or a socket wrench
- A drill
- Drill bits
- Drywall anchors (if your wall does not have studs)
Once you gather all of the tools and supplies, you can start to mount your TV onto the wall.
How to Mount a TCL 65-Inch TV on the Wall? (Step-by-Step Guide)
You may be wondering why we are providing instructions for Drywall with 16-inch wooden studs. The reason for that is because it’s, by far, the most common type of wall that most individuals have in their homes in the US.
If you have some other type of wall, you can look towards our other instructional posts that deal with your specific type.
To mount your 65-inch TCL TV to the wall, just follow these steps:
Step 1: Before conducting any actual construction work, you must first decide where you want to mount your TCL TV.
To find the perfect location, you must take some factors into account. Firstly, it should be near a power outlet and secondly, it must be at a location where you can comfortably watch it from.
It can also be a good idea to choose a location that is not near a window or any other similar light source.
Once the location has been chosen, you can begin work.
Step 2: Identify the locations of the studs in your wall using a stud finder.
Just run the stud finder over your wall and it should beep or light should glow upon it to indicate that it’s found a stud.
Since you have 16-inch spacing, once you find one stud, that means that the other one will be 16 inches away from it.
We recommend that you use at least two studs to mount your TCL 65-inch TV.
Identify the locations of at least two studs and mark them using a pencil or a marker.
Step 3: Next, you will use the marked locations of the studs to identify the appropriate location for the screw holes on the wall for your mount.
For this, ask your helper to hold up the TV mount up to the wall. Use a level to ensure that your helper is indeed holding the TV mount upright.
The screw holes of the TV mount should align with the locations of the two studs that you identified in the last step.
As they are holding the TV mount, you should mark the locations of the screw holes with a pencil or a marker.
Step 4: Use your drill to pre-drill holes into the wall that will be used to install your TV mount.
Pull the trigger gently and carefully push the drill into the marked location on the wall. Once it starts to dig in, you can increase the speed until you reach the desired length.
Repeat this process for all screw-hole locations.
Step 5: Now, you must ask your helper to hold the TV mount up to the wall once again.
If you’ve done everything correctly, they will hold the TV mount up in the same spot they did in step 3.
It’s a good idea to use a level again at this stage to ensure the mount is held upright.
As they are holding the mount, you must go ahead and install it into the wall using a screwdriver. With the screwdriver, tighten the screws at the appropriate holes.
The screws will be provided with the TV mount itself.
Step 6: Now that the TV mount has been installed, you can go ahead and attach your TCL 65-inch TV to it.
A 65-inch TV is fairly heavy and big so we highly recommend that you get the assistance of your helper for this step as well.
Ask them to hold the TV up to the mount so you can safely and securely attach it. Use a screwdriver or a socket wrench to firmly attach the TV to the mount.
Again, the screws you will need for this step will be provided with the TV mount itself.
Step 7: Once the TV is connected to the wall mount, you can ask your helper to gently let it go.
Test the stability of the TV by shaking it slightly to see if it moves. If it stands firm, that means you’ve done everything correctly and you’re good to go.
However, if it wobbles a bit too much, that means that one or more screws are loose. In this case, you must check and identify any loose screws and tighten them.
Wrapping Things Up…
That’s pretty much all there is to it to mounting a TCL 65-inch TV.
As you can see, there’s nothing too complicated about it and you can easily mount it to your wall with the correct execution and proper planning.
If you’re confused about any aspect of the mounting process described above, please reach out to us in the comments below.