Buying a projector is definitely is hectic task as I have written a lot of posts on this blog but still after buying and handling in the best way is still a difficult task. When you get home after buying a projector then it comes to settle things up. Hanging the projector screen is one of the tricky parts, not so difficult by a bit technical. A ceiling projector screen will be perfect so for ,No everyone interested in wall projector because it is little bit difficult than ceiling projector. If you have a more space than, I will prefer for wall projector. In case of loose fitting, there is a tough task because there are a problem for damaging of projector. Here I will discuss hanging screen from ceiling.
Now after getting a projector and setting up in the best place where you wanted and it’s time to add a new projector screen to the scenes. If that is not handled perfectly that will end up by falling and getting scratches on it. After falling, yes it is still usable but that will not look cool
How to Hang a Projector Screen – on the Wall or Ceiling
Today I will discuss how to handle multiple things and get best results by hanging the projector screen either on the wall or ceiling. If you follow my given guidelines that will be in great results.
Before landing in this you need to know there different types of projector screens. Some are best for ceiling and some are specifically for walls to provide good results. Now if you are going to buy, before buying you need to keep in mind which place is feasible for you either on the wall or ceiling. Here are the steps:
Setting Up projector screen
The very first step in hanging the projector is to set up the projector in the right way that will not fall and get any type of damage.
There are bracket connectors on the top of the screen that hold the projector in the right position. These connectors can be seen while installing the screen. So you don’t need to worry about it falling anyway.
What you need
While setting up here are some things you need to keep with you to set up.
- hook snaps
- screws driver
- wall hanging brackets
- marker and measuring tape.
Eyebolts are specified types of screws having the loop ending, while hook snaps as the name says are hooks that snap open and close.
- You got bracket connectors on top so screw up those eyebolts with those connectors.
- Grab the hook snaps and snap them on the eyebolts loop.
Keep in mind
As explained earlier that there are a lot of different types of projector screens their main motive is same there handling may be different. As the process of setting up is explained, maybe some projector screens come preinstalled with this.
2. Setting up Ceiling
Till now you set up a projector screen now it’s time to hang it with the wall or ceiling. For that you need to do some configuration on the wall. For hanging you need screws either maybe toggle bolts or eyebolt screws. Here is how to Project Laptop Screen on Wall Without Projector.
Don’t hang your projector screen near the window or the door ,Because you need full focus on your screen while watching your best movie. You should not hang on that place where lightening can effect your view.
Here is one of my suggestions: you can also use other types of screws to make it hold with the wall but using these specified are best. Because they can hold weight in the best way. That will make the overall process very safe.
There are two types of screws that I am going to fix the projector screen. Maybe you got one type of them that will perform well in your case. Here is the best way to hang the projector screen.
These bolts are very feasible to use and convenient. Here is how you can hang the projector screen with the wall using eyebolts.
Simply twist the bolts through the ceiling and connect the hook that is attached with the screen and make it hang with ease.
Using Toggle Bolts
Hanging the projector screen is not a big deal using Toggle Bolts but you need to notice certain things to maintain security of not falling on ground. That is only possible when you follow the instructions strictly. Here is also a video at the end that will guide you.
First of all before starting you need a ceiling hook to hook the screen with the ceiling as they are best in case of hanging anything horizontally with the ceiling. Follow these steps to hang the projector with toggle bolts.
- Take any type of drill to make a hole in the ceiling that can fit toggle bolts.
- Remove the cover from bolts and insert them in holes of ceiling.
- Round the wings back and make sure to do at least 3 rounds to knot it tight.
- Make a folding of wings and tuck inside the ceiling.
- Now the hook is usable to hang the screen with it.
Where to Hang Projector Screen?
Now when you have completely gone through how to hang the projector screen but still there is one question where to hang the projector what is the best place and best performing place will be?
You need to keep in mind whether you want to hang it on the wall or ceiling when on ceiling at which place of ceiling to place. Here we are going to discuss in depth. As you know the hooks are strong that may damage the ceiling so you need to keep in mind that the ceiling and wall are strong enough to handle the sturdiness and weight of the screen.
When it comes to the ceiling that may be damaged with the screen as if the ceiling could not hold it right. For that purpose you need to look at the frames of the ceiling that will be strong that are holding the ceiling.
Just simply search for the frames that are behind the ceiling then you are good to go with putting them with frames. There are two ways to find it:
- Use a Stud Finder: move the machine on the ceiling where it blinks red that means there is metal. You have found the stud.
- Use a Magnet: Take a magnet simply move it on the ceiling where it will stick that means we got our destination. And can hang with the help of that.
Once you found the stud at the exact same spot where you wanted to hang then you are lucky as just make connection with studs and hang. What if you don’t get studs at the desired place? You might be thinking of how to mount a fixed projector screen on drywall? It’s not a big deal to add wooden planks under the drywall and you are good to go.
How Can I Measure Projector Screen?
The next step is to measure. Measuring correctly is so important. Do not try to rush through it.
- Place Measurements
The placing measurements can be obtained in 2 easy steps.
- Make sure the screen brackets are spaced evenly apart. The length of the screen could be the entire length or shorter.
- For the ceiling, use the same measurement and note the exact spot where you want it.
2. Screen Measurements
You need to get the best optimal screen for your ceiling that must not be so high as well as not so low even that it touches the ground.
Make sure your screen can extend all the way to the floor if your ceiling is high. Ideally, on the ground, but at least to an appropriate viewing height.
You have more options to choose from if your ceiling is average height. Projector screens most often have average ceiling heights in mind.
Before deciding on a screen, measure your area, find one that fits, and plan it out fully. When I was setting up projector for Netflix I noticed you to keep size in mind very precisely to get best result.
If you want to hang your projector screen on the wall or ceiling, both are very much simple, you just need to set up the screen first. After that, just add hooks to the wall or ceiling and then connect both very easily. Thank you for taking the time to read this and hope you found it helpful.