The best way to watch a movie or play video games is on a big screen. But for most people, that means setting up the projector and TV in the living room, bedroom or den. The problem is that these rooms usually have white walls and no windows – which makes them not ideal for watching movies! What’s an avid home theater lover to do? Well, there are many ways you can hang your projector screen on the wall without having to make any permanent changes to your space. Here are six tips for hanging a projector screen so you can enjoy it from anywhere in your house!
Where To Hang Ceiling Projector Screens
In every Celling there are frame that support its structure called studs. These studs are a place to hang your projector screen as they will provide the most support, but you don’t have to put them there!
What do I need?
- Stud finder or Measuring Tape and Pencil
- Stapler with staples (these can be found at any hardware store)
Where should I install my projector screen?
The location of where you install your projectors is crucial because it effects what type of frame system you use. If possible, try not to mount screens on exterior walls that face westward during summer months or eastward during winter months – these directions receive more sun exposure in extreme seasons and create an uncomfortable glare for viewers. You also want to avoid north-facing windows because the sun will be shining directly into your viewers’ eyes.
How to Hang a Projector Screen on the Wall: Five Tips
1: Set Up a Ceiling Mount
Hanging the screen from your ceiling is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to watch movies without having to worry about wires and cords getting in the way. It’s also a good option for rooms with high ceilings, so you don’t have any trouble finding enough space! To set up this type of mount, all you’ll need are two screw hooks or nails (as long as they’re sturdy), an extension cord that has been cut down into two pieces.
one short piece should be approximately four inches long while the other should be 12-18 inches long – some duct tape or electrical tape, and rope. Now before hanging it on your ceiling just yet make sure that there’s enough space for you to access the cord while it’s plugged in.
2: Get a Ceiling Mount Kit
Ceiling mounts are great, but they can be time-consuming and difficult to set up if you don’t have any experience with DIY. Luckily there is an easier way! You can buy a ceiling mount kit that includes everything you need (including screws) just like Tip 1 above and will make installing your projector screen much quicker.
This type of hardware system works well for people who rent their homes or apartments too because once the install is complete all you’ll need to do is close off the extra wire from your extension cords – no one else will ever know it was there! These kits even come with 12 feet of cord, so you can place your projector wherever is most ideal for watching movies.
3: Get a Projector Screen Stand That’s Built to Fit on the Wall
If you want to take hanging up your screen one step further and hide it completely behind the wall then there are two good options available that will work well in any room with either high or low ceilings.
A) LightStream from Lorell
The first option is called LightStream from Lorell which hangs an 11 x 17-foot screen flush against a flat surface while creating discreet wires out of sight. It includes all hardware needed (including screws) along with 12 feet worth of wire – Plus this type doesn’t require any installation as long as you have some strong hands and a helper.
B) Use Command Strips to Hang the Screen on Studs
The second option for hiding your projector screen behind the wall is called VideoFrame by On-Wall Solutions and it’s a great solution if you don’t have any high ceilings or just want to offer an efficient way of hanging your screen that doesn’t require as much space.
This system features hardware with Velcro strips (that will attach securely) along with 12 feet worth of wire – same idea! Just like Tip 0, this one does not require installation either and can be hung on studs in drywall without having to drill anything into them first. Which do you think would work best?
4: Mount the Screen on a Stand
For those who looking for more permanent solutions then hanging your screen on studs or mounting it to your ceiling is one of the best ways to do that. You can use either bracket mounted into the wall (that are hidden) along with screws, which you’ll need two packs – each pack will have four long and short screws so make sure they match up before buying them!
Or there’s also an option called Wall-E Projector mount from Peerless Industries; this type works well if you want something that attaches directly onto a drywall without worrying about any surface being attached to first such as brick walls, wood paneling, plasterboard, etc. The installation process is easy enough – you’ll need two people though to make sure the screen is level.
5: Mount it on Metal Studs for a Clean and Simple Solution
If you want that clean look then mounting your projector screen onto metal studs is one of the best ways to do so! It will be really easy too since these types of mounts are usually designed with screws already attached – they come in packs of 16 which would cover an average size room.
All you have to do now is attach them into the wall either horizontally or vertically depending on what’s most convenient for where you’re placing your screen, mount up your hardware, plug in your extension cords (make sure there’s enough space!), and hang your screen itself. Voila! Your projector screen is up and ready to go.
6: Hang Your Screen Installed Against the Wall With Hardware Strips
Another way to mount your projector screen against a wall when space is limited is by attaching Velcro strips onto metal studs. You’ll need to measure the strips and then cut them before attaching them, which are a strip of Velcro on one side and an adhesive foam pad on another – you can find these types at your local hardware store!
Now just mount up the screen by placing it against where you want it first, then attach the velcro strips onto it until they’re secure in place; now all that’s left is mounting up brackets or using screws into metal studs (which will be hidden) to hang them up high enough so no wires show.
The benefits of hanging your projector screen against the wall mean no need for high ceilings, it can be installed in a matter of minutes (without any expertise needed), and you’ll have an easier time cleaning up after if necessary. Plus these types are often prettier than mounting them onto ceiling brackets or even drywall mounts!
Now that we’ve gone over all six tips to make sure your home theater is set up just right then next thing you should do is find out what type works best for where you’re looking to put your screen – whether it’s on high walls with LightStream from Lorell, mounted on studs with Velcro strips (or screws), or attached directly into metal studs.