If you are looking for a way to hang your projector screen from the ceiling or on the wall, this is the article for you! We have listed some easy steps for you to hang a projector screen.
Both systems will require some DIYing but are very basic and straightforward. Both can be mounted on a ceiling or wall. The first project is a DIY projector screen that can be mounted from the ceiling.
A projector screen may look complicated to hang but it is actually very simple and straightforward. Projector screens are supplied with wall mounting brackets and ceiling fixing points so they are easily hung on both the ceiling and the wall.
How To Hang A Projector Screen From A Ceiling?
You can use the same method to fix it on the ceiling and on the wall. The mounting brackets (the little plastic parts that hold up the screen) will require fixing to a beam on a ceiling or a large stud on a wall.
DO NOT WALL MOUNT THE SCREEN UNLESS IT IS SPECIFICALLY SUPPLIED WITH WALL MOUNTING BRACKETS.
- Screws that are the same diameter as the hole in the brackets. We have used 5mm screws.
- A drill
- Ceiling mount
Steps to hang projector screen from ceiling
- Locate the stud or beams in your ceiling (avoiding the amount of light that would come through it)
- Drill a 5mm hole where the bracket is to be mounted.
- Screw in the bracket and hold it with tape for now
- Fit the projector screen into the bracket until you can’t get any more of it in and ensure that there are no gaps at all between the screen and frame (unless you have chosen to mount from the wall.).
- Now fit both screws supplied with your screen into your fixing points to hang it on the ceiling depending on which method you used for mounting it. It should be level and perfectly straight now!
- Attach the screen to the ceiling by hammering it through the holes where you have screwed it into the bracket.
- If you want to mount both sides of the screen, attach this screw directly into your fixing point on walls. It will come in handy if you ever need to replace it.
- If you didn’t hang it off your ceiling but rather from studs on the wall, drill a hole through your stud/beam so that it is roughly half of the size of your screen and screw in your bracket using screws that are half as long as those used for the ceiling mount, this allows a more level surface for hanging it while still attaching it securely onto stud/beam.
How To Hang A Projector Screen on the Wall?
You can use the same method to fix it on the ceiling and wall. First, you are going to measure the size of the stud or beam where you want to hang your screen. To do this, using a straight edge, measure in from both sides where it will sit. You should get an accurate measurement now that you have done this for both types of mounting points.
- Wall mount or stud finder
- Tape measure
- Marker/pen/tacky marker
Steps To Hang A Projector Screen On A Wall
- Measure the size of your screen on both sides and make a note of this measurement.
- Attach a level to the wall where you plan to hang your projector screen and get two measurements in from each side, one from the front and back of your screen and the other from the sides (must be similar to your first measurement).
- Take these measurements, measure out 2-3 cm in between each one, and mark this out with a sticky tape measure or marker.
- Go back and measure and mark out where you want your screen to be on your wall.
- Drill holes into your wall for the screws on the projector screen mounting brackets to sit through.
- Attach the screen to the projector mounting bracket screwing it to that first hole you marked out and using those long screws with a smaller head (about half a centimeter in size).
- Using those long screws, attach the rest of the screen to the wall/studs depending on which method you used above for hanging it from the ceiling or wall.
Where should you mount your projector screen: Ceiling or Wall?
The easy answer is the mounting brackets (the little plastic parts that hold up the screen) are designed to fit onto ceilings/rafters and wall studs. So choose one that suits your needs.
However, there are advantages and disadvantages of both options so we will lay it out for you to choose from.
As a general rule, mount the screen as high up on your wall or ceiling as possible. For example, mounting in the middle of a room means that you won’t have to look up at it when sitting on the floor.
You have learned how to hang a projector screen from the ceiling and on the wall. You have also learned when to mount your projector screen from the ceiling versus the wall. It is now up to you to decide what suits your situation best.
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