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The Right Way to Mount a TV on Metal Studs

by Shassi Kumaran 06 Jun 2024
The Right Way to Mount a TV on Metal Studs

Mounting a TV on metal studs can be a challenging task if you don't have the right tools and techniques. Unlike wooden studs, metal studs require specific hardware and methods to ensure a secure and stable installation. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the steps to mount your TV on metal studs the right way, and feature two exceptional products from Condomounts that make the process seamless: the Condomounts Metal Stud TV Mount - Fixed and Elephant Anchors.

Why Metal Studs?

Metal studs are commonly used in modern construction due to their resistance to fire, termites, and rot. They are lightweight yet strong, making them ideal for commercial buildings and some residential homes. However, mounting heavy objects like TVs on metal studs requires special considerations because metal studs are hollow and thinner than wooden studs.

Tools and Materials You Will Need

Before you start, gather the following tools and materials:

  • Stud finder (capable of detecting metal)
  • Level
  • Drill with appropriate drill bits (for metal studs and drywall)
  • Screwdriver
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Condomounts Metal Stud TV Mount - Fixed
  • Elephant Anchors
  • Toggle bolts (if not included with your TV mount)

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Locate the Metal Studs

Using a stud finder, locate the metal studs in your wall. Mark their positions with a pencil. Metal studs are typically spaced 16 to 24 inches apart. Make sure to find the center of each stud where you will be attaching the mount.

Step 2: Measure and Mark

Measure the height where you want to mount your TV. Mark this height on the wall, ensuring it's at a comfortable viewing level. Use a level to draw a horizontal line where the top of the TV mount will be placed. This will help you keep the mount straight during installation.

Step 3: Drill Pilot Holes

Using a drill bit designed for metal, drill pilot holes at the marked stud locations. These holes will help guide the screws and ensure they are inserted properly. Make sure the holes are slightly smaller than the screws to ensure a tight fit.

Step 4: Install Elephant Anchors

For added security, especially if you're mounting a heavier TV, use Elephant Anchors. These heavy-duty drywall anchors are designed to hold up to 90 lbs on drywall and can be used with metal studs as well. Here's how to install them:

  1. Drill a 1/2-inch hole at each marked location.
  2. Insert the Elephant Anchor into the hole until it is flush with the wall.
  3. Use the included bolts to secure the anchor in place. The Elephant Anchor's design ensures that it won't fall into the wall during installation.

Step 5: Attach the Metal Stud TV Mount

Now, take the Condomounts Metal Stud TV Mount - Fixed and align it with the pilot holes and installed anchors. This mount is designed to span across three studs, providing maximum support. Here's why it's an excellent choice:

  • Superior Versatility: Accommodates configurations of 20", 24", and 32" apart, making it suitable for various wall setups.
  • Effortless Setup: Comes with specialized metal stud wall mounting hardware, ensuring easy installation.
  • Exceptional Strength: Made from heavy-duty cold-rolled steel, it holds TVs between 42” to 75”, weighing up to 200 lbs.
  • Sleek & Space-Saving: The low-profile design holds your TV just 1.4" from the wall, maximizing space.

Secure the mount to the wall using the provided hardware. Ensure the mount is level and tightly fastened.

Step 6: Mount the TV

With the mount securely in place, it's time to attach your TV. Follow the instructions provided with your TV mount for attaching the brackets to the back of your TV. Once the brackets are attached, lift the TV and hook it onto the wall mount. Secure any additional screws or bolts to ensure the TV is firmly attached to the mount.

Step 7: Final Adjustments and Safety Checks

After mounting the TV, make any necessary adjustments to ensure it's level and positioned correctly. Double-check all screws and bolts to make sure they are tight and secure. Finally, give the TV a gentle push to test its stability. It should not wobble or shift.

Why Choose Condomounts Products?

Condomounts Metal Stud TV Mount - Fixed

This mount is specially designed for metal studs, providing a reliable and secure solution for your TV installation needs. Its ability to span across three studs offers superior support, while its sleek design keeps your TV close to the wall. Made from high-quality materials, it ensures long-lasting durability and stability.

Elephant Anchors

Elephant Anchors are a game-changer for mounting on drywall and metal studs. They offer incredible holding power, making them perfect for heavy-duty applications. Their unique design prevents them from falling into the wall during installation, and they create smaller holes compared to traditional anchors. This kit includes everything you need, eliminating the need for multiple trips to the hardware store.

Benefits of Using Elephant Anchors

  • Strong Holding Power: Can support up to 90 lbs on drywall.
  • Versatile Applications: Suitable for TV wall mounts, shelves, curtain rods, and more.
  • Easy Installation: Simple to use and provides a secure fit.
  • Complete Kit: Comes with all necessary components for a hassle-free installation.


Mounting a TV on metal studs doesn't have to be a daunting task. With the right tools, techniques, and products, you can achieve a secure and professional installation. The Condomounts Metal Stud TV Mount - Fixed and Elephant Anchors are specifically designed to make this process easier and more reliable.

Whether you're mounting a large 75-inch TV or a smaller 42-inch model, these products offer the strength and stability you need. Follow our step-by-step guide to ensure your TV is mounted safely and securely, and enjoy the enhanced viewing experience in your home.

For more information and to purchase these products, visit Condomounts. Elevate your TV installation experience with the best solutions on the market. Happy mounting!

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