In case you’re wondering how to hide TV cables in a solid wall then this is the guide for you!
There are plenty of possible methods to completely *vanish* the cables coming out of your TV, by taking advantage of the environment. Stay with us, as we learn the best possible methods!
TV cables can be hidden effectively by placing an object in front of them or hiding them on the back of your TV.
You could also make a perfect cut canal on the solid wall to put the cables inside and then cover them in a way for them to become invisible!
Let’s begin unwrapping!
How to Hide TV Cables In A Solid Wall – Top 5 Working Methods!
1. Covering TV Cables Effectively
It is entirely possible to cover the TV cables with any type of household object, without making holes in the wall.
Whether it will be by using the wardrobe or anything else, it’s up to you based on the environmental circumstances.
Important – Measure the Cables First:
Make sure to acquire the lengths of the cables before making any decisions in moving furniture with the sake of placing the piece in front of the cables.
Take your measures and then add a couple of more lengths to the furniture you’re about to move in.
- Covering TV Cables in the Kitchen:
Using your fridge or kitchen counter is also possible for covering the cables entirely.
Make sure to lead the TV cable through or cause it to drop down behind your countertop until it’s nearly out of sight or it could no longer be recognized.
- Covering TV Cables in Living Room:
Hiding cables in your living room is also easy, as there’s your sofa, living room table, and other big furniture objects that you could place the cables behind.
If your TV is on a larger stand or there’s a big set of drawers, you could become quite creative and hide the cables in plain sight!
Tip: Use plain cable ties to combine all TV cables into one, since it’s easier to hide!
2. Hiding TV Cables Effectively
If your cables are hanging underneath your TV, rolling them up and attaching them to a stand on the back of the TV is always an option.
If your TV is positioned on a stander, you could also put the cables on the back of the drawer and they will stay hidden at all times!
- Place Them on the TV Stand
If there’s a stand on the back of your TV, roll up the cables around the stand and they should remain hidden behind your TV at all times.
Ensure that the TV stand is solid and that the cables will not move even when your TV is shaken a little bit,
- Hang the Cables On a Nail
If your TV cables are laid on the wall behind your TV, put a nail on the wall and hang the TV cables on top of it.
Make sure that the nail is solid and it is not moving up/down as this could cause the cables to fall off frequently.
- Put the Cables on Another Cable!
If there’s a large HDMI cable going into your TV that’s secured enough to hold other cables, try to wrap the cables around the thicker cable until they no longer move.
This is an effective method to hide TV cables using the little space you have on the back of your TV.
If neither of these methods is working for you, let’s see if we can paint the cables!
3. Painting Cables in Wall Color!
One of the most effective ways to cover a cable on your solid wall is to paint the cables the same color as the wall.
This will cleverly cause the cables hanging from your wall to disappear, in plain sight, which might be the best possible method without making holes in the wall.
- Acquire a paint similar to your wall’s overall (primary) shade color!
Paint the Cables with Perception!
View the distance color of the wall before matching the color of the cables.
In addition, you need to make sure that the cables are securely attached to the wall (permanently) before painting to avoid creating a mess.
Tip: Some users prefer using hot glue to attach the TV cables to the wall.
4. Building a False Wall (Facade)
If you can’t hide the cables within the wall, you should build a false layer on the above.
This will allow hiding the cables in an excellent manner, without damaging the wall or having to move any of the furniture or other stationary factors from the surrounding.
Alert: Building a false wall may sometimes require expert intervention!
How to Build the False Wall?
- Measure the piece of material (false wall) that you need.
- Tip: Use any flat piece of wood, metal, or even wallpaper.
- Acquire the piece of false wall you would need first.
- Then trace and attach the cable to the true inner wall.
- You can then glue the bottom and top of the fake wall.
- Some people prefer to only position the fake wall stationary.
- Tip: Use LEDs for the outer parts and ejects for effect.
Recommended: The fake wall should be made in a way to be removed and installed again since the TV cables might need to be replaced or interacted with for any other needs.
5. Hide TV Cables in Solid Wall
To illustrate how this works, we’re going to refer to the wall holes are “traces” or “routers”, since this is exactly what you need to do for the cables to fit in.
Then the cables should be installed and (if possible) glued to the inner parts of the traces into the wall and covered with wall paste.
- The wall traces can be made using a wall drill machine or hammer!
How To Begin?
✅ Acquire the appropriate tool, as it could be a ring saw for its precise cuts, or something simple and easy to use such as a brick bolster.
✅ Measuring the cuts and the cables is essential to properly place the wires into your solid wall and for them to be easy for covering later.
✅ Undertake safety measures by using gloves, glasses, and a protective jacket when creating holes in the wall since using cutting tools could result in injuring yourself badly!
How to Cut Through a Solid Wall?
- Remove ALL furniture from the wall for tracing.
- Roll the carpet and spread a newspaper below.
- Use a marker to sketch the exact cable traces.
- Acquire your assistive tool and start removing it.
- Fit the cables frequently to avoid removing too much.
- Fit the cables as soon as the traces are deep enough.
- Glue the cables stationary inside the wall traces.
- Cover the traces with wall paste and wait to dry.
- When the past is completely dry, paint the wall.
Note: Removing the cables from the wall happens by cracking and removing the wall paste!
How to Hide TV And Speaker Cables in a Solid Wall?
Assuming you have another pair of cables you need to hide along with your TVs, there’s an excellent way to hide all sets of cables effectively, on a completely solid wall.
Reminder: Some of the steps above might also help so check them out!
How to Combine Cables into One?
By tying up your speaker cables to the ones coming out of your TV, you’ll make it into a wire harness that goes everywhere together.
This is the most effective way to have both of the cables at the same location, without splitting apart and coming out from everywhere.
- Move In Your Speakers!
To tie up the cables, make sure your speakers are as close as possible to your TV so the cables could become similar in length.
If necessary, roll some of the cables and drop them behind the drawer, wardrobe, or whatever stand your TV is on.
- Tie the Speaker!
Once the cables are next to one another, use plain cable ties to combine all cables into one big cable, which you can easily hide later.
In addition, you can use scissors to cut the parts from the ties coming out to minimize the visible things around the TV and speakers.
In this guide, we’ve definitely learned how to hide TV cables in a solid wall in a couple of different ways including – covering, hiding, wall drilling, and painting.
Keep in mind that hiding cables happen differently in all homes due to the variety of opportunities!
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.