The 5 Best Pegboard for Garage

Getting organized doesn’t have to be difficult. With a garage pegboard, you’ll be able to keep your tools and knick-knacks ready to go.

The best pegboard I could find was the Ultrawall Garage Storage kit. It comes with tons of hooks and bins so you can get squared away right out of the box.

If you’re on a budget, you can check out the Wall Control Pegboard Organizer.

If you want to read the reviews, you’ll find them below.

Let’s get to it!

Our Top Picks

TOP PICK
Ultrawall Garage Storage
9.7
Ultrawall Garage Storage
  • Easy to install
  • Comes with hooks
  • 10 bins for storage
RUNNER UP
Pegboard Organizer Wall Control
9.5
Pegboard Organizer Wall Control
  • Comes with hooks
  • 10x stronger than conventional pegboards
  • 1 year warranty
FOR WIDE GARAGES
WallPeg (4) Black Plastic Pegboard
9.1
WallPeg (4) Black Plastic Pegboard
  • Made out of plastic
  • Comes in 4 panels
  • Won’t rust or mold


Best Pegboard for Garage

TOP PICK
Ultrawall Garage Storage

Having an unorganized garage can add hours of frustration to your day. With the power of the Ultrawall garage storage kit, you’ll never have a missing tool again.

Key Features:

  • Comes with hooks
  • 48×36″

I like that this pegboard comes with everything you’ll need.

It has 10 bins that will hold all of your loose screws and bolts. You won’t have to dig around for ages to find that one screw you can never find, now you’ll know exactly where it goes. Each bin can hold up to 22lbs.

This garage pegboard comes with 43 mini hooks that will allow you to store all of your hand tools in one place. The hooks also snap in place for easy installation.

This pegboard for garage gives you 48×36″ of storage space.

While it’s functional as heck, it can hold up to 1200lbs! That’s a ton of storage capacity by any means.

Even if you store all of your heavy-duty tools on this pegboard, you shouldn’t have any problems.

The bottom has a 48-inch rail with hooks so you can hang your loose odds and ends that don’t fit on your pegboard.

Sadly, many purchasers of this pegboard were frustrated with the instructions.

If you already know how to install a pegboard without any issue, then you won’t have a problem. Otherwise, you may want to do some research if you’re not confident in your DIY abilities.

If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution to fix up your garage, then this is the pegboard for you. I think if you’re patient with the installation process then you shouldn’t have an issue and will enjoy being able to find anything in a jiffy.

Pros
  • Great for getting organized
  • Holds 1200lbs
  • Comes with hooks and bins
Cons
  • Installation instructions aren’t great
     


Also Great Pegboard for Garage

RUNNER UP
Pegboard Organizer Wall Control

This is another great pegboard that will 100% get you organized.

Key Features:

  • 48×32″
  • Comes with hooks

Don’t like silver? Well, this pegboard comes in a variety of different colors so you can customize it how you like it. If you have a decked-out garage, then getting the color just right is going to be critical.

Wall Control claims that their metal pegboard is 10 times stronger than the conventional pegboard.

Considering it’s made in the USA, I’m inclined to believe them. And guess what, it has a 1-year warranty to back it up!

This pegboard accepts magnets, so if you have smaller magnetic tools, you can simply stick them to the pegboard with no problem.

It accepts 1/4th pegboard pegs, so if you have those on hand you can reuse them.

Don’t worry though, it comes with plenty of hooks and accessories for you to get organized out of the box.

The only downfall I can think of is that it doesn’t come with storage bins. You can purchase them separately, but you may not need them if you have a sorting system on hand already.

If you’re looking for a super simple and clean way to organize your tools, this pegboard is exactly what you need.

Pros
  • Solid construction
  • 1 year warranty
  • Made in the USA
Cons
  • Doesn’t come with bins
     


Best for Wide Garages

FOR WIDE GARAGES
WallPeg (4) Black Plastic Pegboard

Have a ton of tools and nowhere to put them? Enjoy 96 inches of glory with this pegboard.

Key Features:

  • 96×16 inch”
  • 4 different panels
  • Resistant to rust and mold

This is not one panel, it’s 4 different 24×16″ panels. If you want to split up your pegboards in the garage for different tools, this would be a great way to do so.

This is not a traditional metal pegboard, it’s made out of plastic. This can be a benefit as the metal pegboard may be prone to humidity and acquire mold and rust.

Plastic pegboards are a great alternative for anyone who has a humid garage.

This pegboard will naturally be offset so the only thing you’ll need to do when you install is screw it into your wall.

Sadly, it doesn’t come with mounting hardware or added accessories which can be a deal-breaker.

This is a great alternative for metal pegboards and it’s long as heck as well.

You’ll have more than enough space for all of your tools, just make sure to buy some hooks to hang everything.

Pros
  • Doesn’t rust or get mold
  • Long for all of your tools
  • Doesn’t need offsets
Cons
  • Doesn’t come with screws for installation


Best Budget Pegboard for Garage

BUDGET
Wall Control 30-P-3232GV

A super simple pegboard for your garage that won’t break the bank.

Key Features:

  • 32×16″
  • Comes in multiple colors

While still being a budget option, this Wall Control Metal Pegboard still comes in 10 different colors. If you want to match the paint job of your garage, you shouldn’t have any issue with the options available.

If you want to upgrade to get the accessory set along with it, it’s only a few bucks more.

Wall Control stands behind their galvanized steel pegboard and offers a one-year warranty alongside their products. The steel panel was engineered to prevent wear out from usage over the years.

You won’t need any framework as well, simply mount directly to the studs and that’s it.

If you are after a super simple option to get organized, then this Wall Control pegboard isn’t the right choice for you.

Pros
  • Super simple option
  • Comes in different colors
Cons
  • Doesn’t come with extra accessories
     


Runner Up Budget Pegboard

RUNNER UP BUDGET
Wallmaster Pegboard Organizer Garage Storage

If you want the customizability of a pegboard kit but don’t want to break the bank, consider this option.

Key Features:

  • 48×24″
  • Comes with hooks

 

This kit comes with 40 hooks and 4 bins. You’ll be able to hang a variety of small tools, nuts, and bolts with no issue.

I like the beige look, it’s sure to fit in with most neutral garage paint jobs.

It’s made out of galvanized steel that was built to resist rust and corrosion.

It’s big enough at 48×24″ that you should be able to fit almost your entire toolbox on it with no issue.

You won’t have to worry about it giving out on you over the years as it isn’t made out of particle board!

Installation does require a drill, so make sure you have one on hand to make installation a breeze.

It’s hard to find anything to not like with this pegboard!

Pros
  • Cheaper than other options
  • Comes with bins and hooks
Cons
  • Hard to find anything wrong with this set!


Best Garage Pegboard FAQ

How to Install a Pegboard?

Step 1. Start by measuring your garage’s wall space. Jot down the height and length as you’ll need it for later.

Step 2. If you’ve purchased a pegboard that’s larger than you need, you’ll need to cut it down to your measurements with a circular saw or jigsaw. Keep the pegboard front face down to keep it clean.

Step 3. Use a stud finder and mark the studs on your wall

Step 4. If your garage has drywall, you’ll need 2 furring strips for the horizontal edges and one for every wall stud you cross when installing.

Step 5. Attach the furring strips to the studs with 3/4″ wood screws

Step 6. If you can get a friend to hold the pegboard in position over the furring strips

Step 7. Once it’s level, drive 3 inch wood or drywall screws into each of the corners into the furring strips

Step 8. Test how stable your pegboard is, if not stable, then screw in the screws more

Step 8. Enjoy your new pegboard!

What type of pegboard is best?

Metal pegboards will be able to hold more tools without being damaged. One downside is that if your garage has moisture issues, then it will rust over time.

If you have a moist garage and you don’t plan to install a dehumidifier, then you can go for plastic models. The benefit here is that they won’t rust or mold over and they’re a bit cheaper.

Wood is also an option, but it also will be susceptible to moisture damage in your garage.

Are metal pegboards better than wood?

Metal will be able to hold more than wood pegboards. If you only plan to place light tools on your pegboard, then wood will be fine.

If you plan to add heavy duty tools like wrenches and screwdrivers, then look into steel pegboards.

What can I use instead of pegboard?

One solution to pegboards in your garage is using velcro strips. All you need to do is attach the velcro to the item you’d wish to keep organized.

The only issue is if you’re trying to hang heavier objects which may not be able to hold themselves with only velcro.

What to Look for in a Garage Pegboard?

Size

How many garage tools you own and how much space you have available will all factor into what size pegboard to purchase. Pre-determine the exact measurements you’re going to need by measuring the free space in your garage.

If you don’t have wall studs, then you’ll want to look into other options like hanging from ceiling studs instead. If you don’t find the right size garage pegboards, you can opt to cut one with a circular saw or jigsaw.

Accessories

Some garage pegboards offer included peg hooks as well as plastic bins for organization. If you don’t want to add more cost to the equation, look for an all-in-one kit that will make getting your garage organized easy.

Material

If you have heavy tools, you’re going to want a heavy duty garage pegboard.

One downside of metal pegboards is that they are prone to rust. You can opt for MDF pegboard, but it will not be able to hold as much as its steel counterpart.

Ease of Installation

If you aren’t handy and don’t know how to locate wall studs, then you may want to look into hiring a professional or even consider rolling garage cabinets instead. You’ll have the same amount of organization but it will cost a bit more.

Warranty

You’ll only know if your pegboard has structural damage when you place heavy duty tools on plastic pegboards or even metal. Because of this, you must have a warranty so you can have your pegboard replaced should anything go wrong.

Final Thoughts

You deserve an organized garage and that’s why I suggest to go with the Ultrawall Garage Storage kit. You’ll have plenty of storage options available and you won’t need to buy anything else!

If you’re on a tight budget, you can likely get away with the Wall Control Pegboard. Make sure you pick up the extra pegboard hooks if you don’t have any laying around.

If you need help organizing your garage, then take a look at our extensive guide!

About Roy Cohen

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