Hiding TV cables in a solid wall is a great way to create a clean, sleek look in your home. There are a few different ways to do this, and the best method will depend on the type of wall you have and the type of TV cables you’re using. If you’re not sure how to hide TV cables in a solid wall.
In this article, we will show you how to do both! Take the first step by measuring the area where your cables will be hidden. Once you have that information, cut a hole for each cable exactly where you measured it. Make sure the hole is big enough so that the cable can fit through without getting stuck and large enough so that any mounting hardware or screws does not poke through the walls either (you may need some extra padding if necessary).
What Equipment Do I Need To Keep Ready Before Proceeding
- An empty hole in the solid wall large enough to fit the cables
- Cable covers (preferably with magnetic closure)
- A drill
- A drill bit that is the same size as the cable covers
- Tape measure
- A Level
- A straight edge
- Paint or a bonding agent
How To Hide TV Cables In A Solid Wall – Straightforward Process
- Start by measuring the distance from the nearest edge of the hole to the TV. This distance is the maximum distance the cable covers can be from the hole.
- Cut the cable covers to this length. Make sure the covers are the same length all the way around.
- Place a piece of tape measure along the length of the cable cover and mark the distance from the nearest edge of the hole to the tape measure.
- Drill a hole in the wall using the drill bit that is the same size as the cable covers. Make sure to make the hole deep enough so that the cable covers will reach it.
- Fit the cable covers into the hole. Make sure that the covers are tightly fitted and that there are no gaps.
- Paint or bond the cover to the wall using the bonding agent.
How To Hide TV Cables In A Solid Wall – Second Process
If you need to route cables from one side to the other in a room, flooring may be the best way to hide the cables.
- If you live in an old house and have something like carpet, you can usually lift them along with the underlay to expose the floorboards.
- If you are lucky, the board will be placed at right angles to the desired cabling. This usually means that the joists to which the boards are attached are run the way you want the cables to be routed. This means that you can lift one or two boards and then wire and fish the cable management rods, which will save you a lot of work.
- Once that’s done, just tape the cable through. To attach and effectively hide the TV cable, measure the span of the wall between the base of the screen and the floor. This is the required cable cover length and can often be trimmed to fit.
- For cable concealer kits, use a hacksaw to cut the base and top of the cable cover.
- Then follow the manufacturer’s instructions to screw the cable channel base to the wall, insert the TV cable into the channel, and snap the cover to the top.
The cable cover is usually sold in a neutral color such as white or metallic gray, which stands out when the wall color is different. However, when painted in the same color as the wall (using latex paint), it blends seamlessly into the room.
How To Hide TV Cables In A Solid Wall – Third Process
If you are unlucky with the cable passage behind the gypsum board, you may encounter horizontal stanchions that you have to go through. You need to cut out a part of the gypsum board and a part of the stud so that the cable can pass through. We recommend the following method:
- Insert the pole into the wall to measure the distance from the horizontal stanchion.
- Measure this mark on the wall. Use the multi-tool to cut a square from the drywall at the top of the stud. It should be cut slightly wider than the stud but not too wide. 1 cm or 0.5 inches on either side is sufficient.
- Remove the gypsum board cut piece. Be careful not to break the board as it will be used to fill the holes. If the gap to the brick behind the gypsum board is too small, you will need to cut a gutter to get the wiring into the wall and chase the brick behind it.
- Again, we recommend using a multi-tool for this. Simply mark and cut the line between the cable inlet socket and the cable outlet socket.
- You can use a jigsaw, but it requires a little more strength. If you pay attention to the part of the gypsum board that you cut out, you may be able to reuse it to fill the channel you created.
- Route the cable behind the gypsum board and reattach it to the wall to fill the hole.
This article described three different but effective methods on how to hide TV cables in a solid wall. We hope you understand all three processes. If you find any difficulty doing it yourself, you can contact a technician.
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