How to hang projector screen from the ceiling in 5 easy steps?

Last updated by Nitish_Lakra on January 13, 2023

How to hang or mount projector screen from ceiling in media room?

Can you hang the projector screen from the ceiling? By following these five steps. You will be able to hang the projector screen from the ceiling.

  1. Choose Location 
  2. Measure the screen size 
  3. Find Joists in the ceiling
  4. Make a hole & Tight hook
  5. Install the screen

This is the simple way you can follow to hang the projector screen. 

If it’s not appropriate for you. Then there are other ways that are also available. Ahead I have explained. 

How you can hang the projector screen using Hooks and chains.

Also using the L-Brackets. Don’t worry if you have a vaulted or sloped ceiling. Or you have an in-ceiling projector screen.

I got all these queries and covers in this article.

Can you hang a projector screen from the ceiling?

Yeah, if you are thinking that. Your projector screen falls upon your head. Then don’t worry I will teach you properly. 

How you can hang up the projector from the ceiling professionally. Because ceiling-mounted stuff can be dangerous like ceiling fans blades.

Although it will be good to hang up the screen. If your living or media room has a lack of space. Then it is ok to suspend the screen from the ceiling.

Things to consider safety. If you buy the projector screen for the ceiling mount. Make sure your projector screen is not heavy.

And keep away your kids from the project place. And don’t drill too deep. It can hurt the ceiling. 

How do you mount a projector screen to a ceiling?

This is for those. Who has the home ceiling with the joists or studs? With the projector hanging hooks, something looks like the below image.

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Choose Location 

So, first of all, we will choose the right projector screen hanging location on the ceiling. We all know that ambient light is the resistance of the projector. 

In the presence of ambient light. The projector suffers from providing the right image quality on the projector screen. 

So choose the place where. Any kind of light does not directly fall on the projector screen. It will be better to achieve a good contrast image.

And also take care that no one bumps with the projector screen. When your screen is open.

Measure the screen size 

Measure the size of your screen. To make sure that distance is right between the two ends. 

For this use a measuring tape. And remember the screen size. Later we will need this measurement.

Find Joists in ceiling

You can’t blindly start drilling all over the ceiling. You will hurt your home ceiling. So what is the right way to find the joist or studs on the ceiling? Without hurting the ceiling much.

For this, you will need a gadget called a wala bot. With this, you will be able to find studs or joists. Anywhere in the ceiling. 

To use the wall boat. Connect your wall boat with the smartphone. Using the USB cable. And hold the wall boat & smartphone. And face the wala bot towards the ceiling.

Before that install the wall boat app from the google play store on your smartphone. For more details check out this article.

Take the ladder. Now find the joists or studs. And mark them with a pencil. And make sure that the distance between the two joists matches the screen size. 

If it does not match, don’t worry. Go over your ceiling and add them across the wood beam between joists. Where do you think it should be to match the screen size?

Now you have found the joists in the ceiling. And it matches the screen size “good”. If it does not you have to use the cross-beam wood.

Note: While adding the across beam wood. Don’t use the hammer. Use screws with the drill machine to add the across beam wood.

Read also: How to clean a projector screen? Every right way is told here.

Make a hole & Tight hook

Use the drill machine. While using the drill machine you can use the goggles to protect your eyes from dust. 

And drill on the joists or cross-beam wood. Where you have marked, those points which match the screen size. 

After this take the ceiling hook. And tight that hook into the hole. And this job is done. 

Install the screen

Now lift the screen. Hook up your projector screen on those hooks. You have just tight in the ceiling. And now your projector screen is mounted in the ceiling. 

When you can open this screen. Whenever you need it. By just pulling down by your hand. And when the use of the screen is done. Again you pull the screen, it will gently go up. And take its place.

How to hang the projector screen with the wire from the ceiling? 

How to hang the projector screen with the wire from the ceiling?
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If you have the fixed frame projector screen. Then let’s see how you can suspend the projector screen with the wire. It will be quite easy like the first one. I will explain to you one by one.

  1. For that first will need the Suspension Ceiling Wall Mount U Hook Anchor. We drill the two holes in the ceiling. And fit them there with the screws. 
  2. Now if our projector screen frame has holes already. It’s good. If not then make the threaded holes in the side or bottom of the screen.
  3. On these holes. We use the Black eye bolts. We tight them into the hole.
  4. And add the cable with the ceiling hook and the frame hook. For a good look, we use the nicopress. On the wire, at the end of the cable.

That’s how you can hang up the fixed frame projector screen from the ceiling. With the help of a wire. 

On the behalf of the wire, you can also use the chain. But for the clean look, it will be better to use the wire with the nicopress.

How to mount the In-ceiling electric projector screen from below?

Placing the in-ceiling electric projector screen. Inside the ceiling could be a very complicated job for some people. 

Who never gets involved in this type of project. You can hurt your projector ceiling. And yourself too. So if you are one of them, some people. 

Don’t try this, consult the professionals of those companies. Which you have bought the screen. They will help you out in this situation.

If you want to do it by yourself. Here is a step by step guide.

Find the right location on the ceiling

The first step will be to find the right ceiling location in your home. Where no pipeline or wire will hurt during assembling the screen in the ceiling. 

And also take care of the joists. This is the important thing. Check all these things. If all these things are ok. While cutting the ceiling. Then you can move ahead.

The important thing is how you will see through the ceiling. Where the joists gape between two joists. 

Where you can cut the ceiling and assemble your screen. And other things like wires or pipes. If they are on the other side of the ceiling. And not visible.

For that, you have to use the wala bot. As you can see in the below image. You can get this thing in an online shop. For a good price. 

Measure and cut the ceiling installation space

Now measure the length and width of your screen module. And mark this measurement in the ceiling on the ceiling. And cut the ceiling.

Place the suspension bar

Go over your ceiling and place your suspension bar in a safe place. From where your screen doesn’t fall. Use the nut and screws to tighten your suspension bar with the joists. 

And now add the threaded rod with the suspension bar. And tight them with the nuts. Now your hanging structure is ready.

Connect the device and power cable

Now it’s time to connect your device that comes with the screen module. And also connect the screen module and the device with the power outlet.

Tuck in wire

Now tuck all your wire inside the ceiling and make sure someone is over there that holds these things up there.

Now raise the screen module

This is time to lift your screen module with the help of two people. And the third person that is present above there. 

Here connect the threaded rod with the screen module and tighten them with the nuts.


Now you have to do the last two things. Install the flange cover panel. And take the cloth and move it over your screen module.

How do you suspend the projector screen in the vaulted or sloped ceiling? 

If your home has a vaulted ceiling or half vaulted ceiling. It looks quite difficult. 

How you will hang up the projector screen on the ceiling. If you are in this situation don’t worry. Their solution for this. See the below image.

How do you suspend the projector screen in the vaulted or sloped ceiling? 
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In the image, as you can see, there is a vaulted ceiling. Not too much. But yes there it’s. Which can make things difficult. 

While hanging up the projector screen. In the comparison of the normal flat ceiling.

To solve the problem. You have to add the rectangular wood log between the vaulted ceiling. 

And suspend them with the joists. Now hang up your projector screen with the wood log.

I don’t think it’s effective. But you can try this also.

You can also use the command strips to hang your projector screen with the ceiling. For that, you have to first determine the weight of your screen. Which you want to hang on the ceiling. 

If your screen weight is 33.7 Pounds. Then you have to use the command strip that can hold the 33.7 pounds (above it will be better). 

Let’s say you have to use the command strip that one piece can hold 16 pounds.

You have to use the three command strips. Always use the extra weight command strip. To save your projector screen from falling.

Using the L-Brackets

For this, you will need two L-Brackets. Secure your L-Brackets with your ceiling using the screws. 

Now we take the eye bolt. Wing Nut and washer. First, put the nut in the eye bolt

Then place the washer and over the wing nut. And tighten them. 

Now we use the snap link. And you have to hook it up with your projector screen.

hang up the projector screen using the L-Brackets
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Mounting the projector screen on the ceiling is a cool idea. Because it saves your place in the room. 

With the proper tutorial, you can easily hang up your projector screen with the ceiling.

You don’t need to be experienced or a technician to suspend the projector screen from the ceiling. 

Except for the in-ceiling projector screen. This needs some experience to do the job.

Rest ideas are easy and anyone can do them. Without any experience. Just you guys you have to spend. 

On the essential equipment like eye bolts, screws, and L-brackets, etc. If you don’t have a drill machine. You have to also spend on this.

See you next time…



Nitish Lakra is a writer and editor with over a decade of experience in the publishing industry. He has written for numerous publications on a variety of topics including home theatre and projector. Nitish is passionate about educating and informing readers through his writing and strives to provide accurate and engaging content. When he's not writing, Nitish is enjoying the pc games, movies or cooking. My YouTube: @nitishlakra My Instagram: @nitish__lakra


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