People are typically intimidated by the process of mounting a TV onto a stucco wall. Many people even think that TVs can’t be mounted onto them.
However, the process of it is fairly simple as it’s actually quite similar to mounting a TV on a brick wall.
In this post, we will provide detailed instructions on how you can securely mount a TV outside on a stucco wall.
We have also listed the tools and supplies you will need to effectively do the job.
So without further ado, let’s get started.
Tools and Supplies Needed
It will help you out immensely if you take out the time to first gather all the tools and supplies needed for the job before you actually start doing it.
This is because if you gather everything beforehand, you will have everything you need on hand and ready to go during the installation.
It will save you a ton of time and make the process much more efficient.
The tools and supplies required to mount a TV outside on stucco are:
- A TV mount
- A power drill
- Masonry drill bits
- A level
- A pencil or marker
- Anchors and/or concrete screws
- Driver bit(s) for the anchors or screws
- A tape measure
- A helper
- A hammer
- A small vacuum
- Painter’s tape
After you’ve gathered everything, you can begin the mounting process.
How to Mount a TV Outside on a Stucco Wall (Step-by-Step Guide)
Make sure to read all of the instructions carefully before you begin the installation.
If you do something incorrectly, you can definitely cause irreparable damage to your stucco wall. If that happens, not only will your wall be damaged but you also won’t be able to use that specific spot to mount your TV anymore.
To securely mount a TV outside on stucco, follow these steps:
Step 1: Before conducting any construction work, you must first decide on the location for your wall-mounted TV.
There are a number of factors you must take into account when deciding on a location for your TV.
First of all, it must be near a power outlet. If you don’t have a power outlet outside, then you may have to use an extension cord.
It must also be at a spot that does not cause too much glare on your TV due to sunlight. We recommend that you should mount your TV so that its screen faces north. That way, it won’t have much glare on it during most times of the day.
Once you’ve decided on a location, you can get to work on it.
Step 2: After you decide the location for your wall-mounted TV, the next step is to take some measurements and mark some key locations.
Ask your helper to hold the TV mount up at the spot on the wall at the location that you chose in step 1.
Make sure that you use a level to make sure that your helper is holding the mount upright.
As they are holding up the mount, you need to observe the locations of the screw holes of the mount. Mark these locations on the wall using a pencil or a marker.
Make sure to use something that will leave a visible, semi-permanent mark on the stucco wall. Repeat this process for all the screw holes of the wall mount.
Step 3: Observe the plastic anchors or the concrete screws that you have bought to install the TV mount onto the stucco wall.
Depending on their length, you’ll have to use the appropriately-sized masonry drill bit to drill holes for them into the wall.
Please note that the holes you drill for the screws will need to be slightly smaller than the length of the screws.
You can make an indicator for yourself during drilling by attaching a small piece of painter’s tape onto the masonry drill bit.
If your drill has a hammer function, use it. Otherwise, use the high-speed setting.
Repeat the process and drill holes for all the screw holes you marked in step 2.
Step 4: Take a hammer and use it to hammer the plastic anchors or concrete screws into the holes you drilled in the last step.
Make sure to be calculated with the amount of force you use. If you do it too hard, you risk damaging the hole and making it unusable.
There’s a chance you may have trouble hammering the anchors or screws into the holes. This is because there might be some debris or dust stuck inside the hole(s).
You can use your small vacuum with its tiny nozzle to suck out all the debris and dust from the hole(s).
Step 5: After the anchors have been installed, use a screwdriver to unscrew the holes inside them.
Next, ask your helper to hold up the TV mount at the same location. If you’ve done everything correctly, the mount’s screw holes should align perfectly with the anchors.
Re-attach the screws to the anchors with the wall mount and turn them by hand as much as you can.
Then, use a screwdriver or your drill to completely and securely screw them in.
Make sure that you don’t over-tighten as you don’t want to damage the wall mount or the anchors.
Once all screws have been tightened, your wall mount will now be securely attached to the stucco wall.
Step 6: Ask your helper to hold up the TV against the wall mount on the wall.
Depending on the wall mount’s and TV’s manufacturers, you may either need to use screws, bolts, or both to attach the TV to the wall mount.
Make sure that you read the instruction manuals for both the TV mount and TV to ensure you use the right tools to attach them.
You will most likely use assorted screws and bolts that will be provided to you with the wall mount.
As your helper is holding up the TV against the wall mount, go ahead and screw it in using a screwdriver or a socket wrench.
Test the TV for stability and you’re golden.
Wrapping Things Up…
This brings us to the end of our post on how to mount a TV outside on a stucco wall.
As you can see, the process is fairly simple and there’s really nothing to be intimidated by. Just make sure not to damage anything during installation and you should be good to go.
If you have any more questions about the process, please reach out to us in the comments below.