- Find the wall studs.
- Using wood screws and making sure to drive the screws into the studs, hang two horizontal strips of wood on the wall. Space them so one will be near the top of your pegboard and the other near the bottom. I used 1" x 2" strips about 3' apart for my 4' board. If you have a large pegboard or you plan to hang heavy things on it, you may want to add more horizontal and/or vertical strips of wood.
- Using wood screws with heads larger than the pegboard holes, attach the pegboard to the wood strips.
|red lines show the approximate location of the 1" x 2" mounting strips|
Spray paint works well for pegboards. A roller with latex paint will also work if you load the roller lightly and use very little pressure so that paint doesn't drip through the holes. I used a spray primer and then gently rolled on purple latex paint for a nice, even finish.
My tools and supplies now have a purple home near the ponies' new lilac abode. :)
Anyone else using pegboard in your home?