Hanging a TV on a wall isn’t always easy, and if it’s a brick wall it can seem even more difficult.
If you want to get the perfect angle, you’ll need to measure carefully and calculate exactly where to place the bracket, or else you could end up with multiple drilled holes on your wall.
There are several ways to hang a TV on a wall. This guide shows you how to hang a flat panel TV using a bracket.
TV brackets come in two main types, a wall mount, and a ceiling mount. The former is easier to install but requires drilling holes into the wall. The latter is more expensive but allows you to position the screen at almost any height.
Is It Safe To Hang A TV On A Brick Wall?
Many people are very worried when it comes to hanging objects on a brick wall and whether it can affect the structural integrity of a wall, well let us assure you that yes, it is safe.
Although there are some people who say that it’s unsafe to hang a television on a brick wall, it’s actually perfectly safe as long as you take the necessary precautions and use the right hanging tools.
It’s true that bricks are heavy, but when properly hung, they won’t fall off even if someone tries to pull the TV away from the wall. We do recommend that you take precautions to make sure that no one accidentally pulls the TV away from the wall.
You should consider installing a locking device on the back side of the bracket. This will keep anyone from pulling the TV away from the bracket and also acts as another way to secure the TV to the brick wall.
You could also put a chain across the top of the TV to prevent someone from pulling it away from the wall. This would be especially useful if you’re going to leave the TV unattended for long periods of time and it is not out of reach of children.
How To Hang A TV On A Brick Wall
In this guide, we show you how to mount a flat panel TV onto a brick wall. This is an easy DIY project for beginners and experts alike.
- Tape Measure
- Wall Bracket (correctly sized to the TV)
- Screws and plastic anchors
- Balance Beam
- Screwdriver and appropriate length drill bit
- Rubber Mallet
- TV Mount
- A friend or family member to help
Step 1: Measure And Choose Positioning
Measure your TV first so that you know what size bracket you will need and decide on where you want to place the TV. Make sure it is located near a power outlet to avoid any loose cables hanging.
Next measure and mark where you will need to drill the screws of the bracket into the wall, use a piece of tape to mark this or a dark pencil.
Step 2: Find The Installation Height And Location
Place your TV gently on the ground or a flat surface with the back side facing up. Take the bracket and attach it to the TV.
Next, measure the bottom of the wall bracket to the bottom of the TV, this will enable you to mark the bracket mount location onto your brick wall.
Once you have this completed, remove the wall bracket from the TV as you will need it for the next step.
Step 3: Mark The Screw Holes
Take the bracket and hold it against the wall, you will use your measurements from earlier to find the exact location, going from the tape markings on the wall to where the base of the TV would be.
Use a level to ensure the bracket is even and use a dark marker to mark the screw holes on the wall.
Ensure the screw hole markings are not on mortar lines, they must be on a brick, over half an inch from the edge to prevent cracking.
Step 4: Drill Screw Holes Into The Wall
Measure your screws against your drill bit and mark how long the hole needs to be on your drill bit. Begin to screw-drive gently into the wall, tapping the back of your tool with your palm to place the bit.
Increase the speed of the drill when you are in the brick and drill in as far as needed to reach the desired length marked on your screw bit. Repeat this step for as many screw holes as necessary and place the plastic anchor into each hole once completed using a rubber mallet.
Step 5: Attach The Bracket Using Screws
Attach the bracket to the brick wall by screwing it directly into the holes you drilled earlier and filled with the plastic anchorage.
Be careful to check that the mount is balanced using a balance beam before fully tightening the screws.
Step 6: Install The Screen
Now that everything is attached, you can attach the screen to the bracket. There are many different methods to do this and so you should follow the instructions provided with the TV mount to complete this step.
Step 5: Relax And Enjoy!
All that is left to do is to ensure that everything is securely fastened before cleaning up and settling down to watch your newly fitted TV.
This is a great way to hang a flat panel television without having to cut a hole in your wall. It’s easy to do, works like a charm, and doesn’t require any special tools.
This method is also good for hanging other items such as speakers, lamps, mirrors, etc.
The only downside to this method is that you need to drill a couple of small holes in the wall. However, these holes aren’t very noticeable once the final product is installed.