How many times have you had to show a presentation in front of someone and all they could focus on was the wires from your projector? It’s an awkward moment, and one that can be easily avoided. In this blog post we’re going to go over 7 different ways to hide those pesky wires!
7 Different Methode to Hide Projector Wires
1.Run the wires down a window frame.
Running wires down window frames is a simple way to hide them. Simply cut the excess wire length and then run it through an opening in the side of your frame as close to where you plan on projecting as possible. It’s an easy method that works well for both small or large presentations, but does not create much space between presenter and audience which can make larger presentations more difficult to see.
This technique will work best with shorter cables because running longer lengths would take up too much space inside the window frame, making it impossible for light from your projector to reach past its borders so don’t use this strategy if you’re using long-range projectors or screens!
2.Cover the wires with cable tunnels.
Cable tunnels are an excellent way to cover wires and they come in a variety of colors. Just wrap the excess wire length around one side, flip it over so that the cable is on top, then fold down and roll up again as tightly as possible. Push your hand or another heavy object into the center for about 30 seconds to make sure everything stays put!
These can be found at any local hardware store or online retailer like Amazon. The only downside with this method is that you need more than just covering cables because you’re going to have cords coming out from both ends which could create unwanted clutter if not hidden properly ̶ but these are easy enough to hide behind other furniture!
This technique will work best with long-range projectors or screens because it will help conceal a lot of the excess wire length.
3.Tuck the wires behind crown molding.
Crown molding is great for hiding wires because of its thickness and ability to cover up the entirety of a wire’s length. You can either cut excess cable lengths off before tucking them behind the crown, or you simply wrap it around one side then push into place with your hand as tightly as possible ̶ just make sure not to knick any paint while doing so!
This method will work best with both small or large presentations but could possibly cause problems if using long-range projectors or screens due to lack of space between presenter and audience (although this would depend on how many people are in attendance).
You only need enough room at each end to run cables through which means that there is no chance of cords coming out from behind the crown molding. This is a great method if you’re trying to keep your cables in one place and not have cords running all over the floor ̶ just make sure that it’s securely fastened!
If this does end up coming loose, simply wrap some electrical tape around it for added security or use duct tape (although double-sided adhesive may be necessary depending on how much weight the cable will need to carry).
4.Run the wires through the ceiling and wall.
This is a great option for those who have the know-how or are willing to learn on their own! All you need is some extra in order to put drywall over your wires so they’re not visible.
Tape the excess wire length down with electrical tape and then cover with one strip of drywall, aligning it as close as possible ̶ but make sure that there’s no gaps between either layer. You can even go back and add an additional piece of drywall if needed (just don’t forget to run both pieces along the same edges).
You’ll want this storyboarded out before going forward so be prepared for any problems like finding studs or other obstacles that could end up making installation much more difficult than anticipated.
5.Sneak wires behind your couch and other furniture.
The best part about this technique is that you don’t have to spend any time hiding a wire’s length because wires are either concealed by the furniture or hidden behind it. All you need t do now is find some thin, black material and wrap your cable around one side then pull tight (or use rope) in order to create tension so as not for there to be any slack ̶ repeat on other end of cord!
This method works well with smaller presentations but could lead to cords coming out from under cushions which might not look too great. If having people sit down next to cables isn’t something you’re worried about, go ahead and give this strategy a try!
6.Hang soundproofing material to cover the wires.
If you’re not allowed to make any modifications or are unable to, this is a great option for hiding your cables ̶ just be sure that the material completely covers up all of the cables.
Soundproofing foam works best because it’s lightweight and easy-to-work with but there is some downsides which include cost (foam can get pricey) as well as potential problems with performance if installed incorrectly. Another downside includes animals like cats being able to claw through insulation easily! If having pets in proximity isn’t something you need worry about then go ahead and give this strategy a try!
This method will work best when using long-range projectors screens due to its ability to cover large distances without issue ̶ plus, it will not be noticeable from the audience’s side of things!
7.Go wireless to eliminate receiver wires.
This is a great option for small or large presentations as it eliminates the need to worry about hiding wires ̶ you just have to ensure that any wireless receiver units are within a close proximity.
If there’s no line of sight, go with an HDTV antenna and add some type of device like WiFi repeater in order to extend its range. Keep in mind though that this may not be feasible depending on your budget because antennas can cost anywhere from $14 up to thousands! If having problems finding one at an affordable price isn’t something you’re worried about then give this strategy a try!
Best bet: opt for long-range projectors screens (or HDMI) when possible so cables don’t come out from underneath cushions which might not look too great.
Hiding your projector’s wires: a few general tips
What is your budget?
This will help determine what types of materials to use ̶ for example, if you’re on a tight budget then go with insulation foam or black soundproofing material. If not too concerned about cost, then try using drywall and other more expensive items like lining the walls in order to get cables into places they otherwise wouldn’t be able to reach.
Can you make better use of your outlets?
Run wires down a window frame, through the ceiling and wall ̶ this will help ensure that they’re out of sight! If not too worried about space constraints then go ahead and try hanging soundproofing material so there’s no gaps between either layer (just make sure it’s completely covering the cables).
What modifications are you allowed and able to make?
If it’s not possible for you to get your hands on a drill, consider using painter’s tape or adhesive velcro so as not confuse where wires should go. Keep in mind though that this won’t work if there are too many cables to conceal!
How hidden do you need your cables to be?
In order for the wires to be completely concealed, use black soundproofing material or insulation foam in order cover any gaps that might show and even out bumps. For smaller presentations, consider using this strategy so there’s no chance of anyone sitting next to a cable!
There are a number of different methods to hide your projector’s wires for an easy installation. Which one you go with will depend on what’s important to you and how much money you want to spend! Just determine which best suits your needs before getting started so that the process goes as smoothly as possible.