How to Hang a TV from the Ceiling

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How to Hang a TV from the Ceiling
That's a nice ceiling, but where's the TV? (place of worship, notre dame, church, art, ceiling image by Paul Retherford from

If you are low on wall space and want to present your TV in a clutter-free way, take the bold step of mounting your TV to the ceiling. Ceiling-mounted televisions are no longer just for hospitals as more consumers are trying out new and exotic places to display their TVs. If you are ready to take to the sky and mount your TV to your ceiling, follow a few simple steps.

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Things you need

  • Step stool or ladder
  • Stud finder
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Wall anchors
  • Industrial adhesive
  • Screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Use a stud finder to locate a beam in the ceiling. Mark the location of the beam with a pencil. Hold the ceiling mount over the beam and mark inside the mounting holes of the ceiling mount with a pencil. Remove the ceiling mount.

  2. 2

    Drill the holes for the ceiling mount, and blow out the debris. Smear an industrial adhesive over the wall anchors and insert them into the holes.

  3. 3

    Hold ceiling mount so that you can see the wall anchors through the mounting holes. Apply an industrial adhesive to the mounting screws. Insert the screws through the mounting holes of the ceiling mount into the wall anchors.

  4. 4

    Lift the TV and line the VESA screw holes of the TV with the VESA screw holes in the ceiling mount. Insert the VESA screws through the VESA holes of the ceiling mount into the TV.

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