What Type of Screws Do I Need to Get from the Wall Bracket to the TV?
TV Mount Screw Size | What Type of Screws Do I Need to Get from the Wall Bracket to the TV?
(TV Mount Screw Size) I am mounting a Samsung TV to the wall. I bought the best selling TV Wall Mount Kit. I have everything setup to mount the TV. I have the necessary tools and all the hardware. The problem I’m having is that the screws that came with the TV mounting kit don’t fit the back of the TV. The screws that came with the TV mount kit are quite wide. I am unable to secure the TV to the mounting bracket. am i forgetting something? How do I find out what type of screws fit my TV to hold the bracket?
What Size Screws Do I Need for Wall Bracket to TV?
Screws to mount the TV to the wall bracket:
The most common screw for securing the TV to the wall bracket is the M8 screw.
Other screw sizes for some TVs are M4, M5 and M6.
The length will be determined by the type of TV you have.
Here are 4 screw kits to mount your TV to a wall mount bracket…
M8 TV Mount Screws With Rubber Spacers
M8 x 20mm – M8 x 30mm – M8 x 40mm – M8 x 50mm
M4 M6 M8 Screw Size Comparison Chart
Note the size difference on the M4, M6, and M8 screws
The length of the screw will be in conjunction with the depth of your specific TV.
The most common M8 screw lengths for TVs are 10mm, 12mm, 20mm, 25mm, 30mm, 40mm, 50mm and 60mm.
There are also some TVs that require longer millimeter screws.
Most screws will need a spacer to allow airflow behind the TV etc.
See the image below to see the spacer on the TV screw…
TV mount with screw-on rubber spacer
Spacers are used on TV mount screws for airflow and length issues
Wall Bracket to TV Screw Chart – VESA
M4 – M6 – M8 – B0lt Screw Size – Screen Size – VESA
To find the depth or length of the screw you need:
Insert a pencil or toothpick into the screw hole to estimate the depth or length of the screw.
You can also purchase a Universal TV to Wall Bracket Screw Kit and it has all the necessary screws, including spacers and washers.
The screws holding the TV mounting bracket in place must have at least 5 mm of threads to secure the TV in place.
Make sure you add the depth or thickness of the TV mounting bracket when finding the right screw length.
How to hang your TV on the wall – step by step
Universal Mount Kit – Find Stud – 24″ – Mount to Stud – Drywall
Take the guesswork out of finding the right size and length screws for the wall bracket from your TV…
Here are TV to Wall Bracket Screw Kits for Samsung TVs, LG TVs, Vizio TVs and Universal TV Mounting Screw and Washer Kits.
Samsung TV Mounting Bolt Screw Washers
This screw kit will fit all Samsung TVs when mounting the TV to the wall bracket
LG TV Mounting Bolt Screw Washers
This screw kit will fit all LG TVs when mounting the TV to the wall bracket
Vizio TV Mounting Bolt Screw Washers
This screw kit will fit all Vizio TVs when mounting the TV to the wall bracket
universal tv mount screw
This screw kit will fit most TVs when mounting the TV to a wall bracket