Proslat wall tools

What Can I Store On a Proslat Wall System? (with Pictures)

What can I hang on a garage proslat slatwall? What can I store on a Proslat wall?I’m looking at installing a slatwall garage organization system. Each vendor’s slat wall hardware is proprietary. I’m researching all vendors before deciding.  I need to hang yard tools, power equipment and ladders. I need to store hoses, sports balls, and yard equipment. Proslat has a good reputation, so let’s see what they’ve got for garage wall storage. What can you store on the Proslat garage slatwall? Use the Proslat garage organization system to store bicycles, wheelbarrows, rakes, brooms, power tools, cleaning supplies, hardware, sports ball, skis, baseball bats, fishing rods, ladders and hoses. 

What is a Garage Slatwall (Slat Wall) Organization System?

Proslat wall panel slatwall garage organization holding a ladder, hose, shovel, weed trimmer, and garden tools

Proslat wall panel slatwall garage organization holding a ladder, hose, shovel, weed trimmer, and garden tools

Garage slatwalls (slat walls) are horizontal channels into which you lock proprietary hooks and baskets. You can then hang tools and sports gear from the hooks and baskets. The advantage a slatwall offers over regular hooks is that you can move everything around just by pulling and moving the hooks. No hammers or screwdrivers required. You can install the system over drywall, directly onto studs, or onto furring strips. Each slatwall vendor sells proprietary hardware. Proslat hooks don’t fit on Gladiator tracks. Once you commit to a slatwall vendor, you need to use their hardware. That’s why I’m doing vendor comparison research. Slatwall hooks lock into the wall channels. When you pull an item off a hook, the hook doesn’t move around, as pegboard hooks do. You can store ladders, yard tools and bicycles on slatwall hooks. You can hang string trimmers, leaf blowers and edge trimmers. You can store tennis rackets, golf bags, and fishing rods. You can make a home for soccer equipment and sports balls. For storing heavy hoses, view our hose-storage guide.

Proslat Wall Panel Options

Proslat wall panels are comprised of individual tracks that snap together to make panels.

Proslat wall panels are comprised of individual tracks that snap together to make panels.

Proslat wall panel kits come in 8′ x 4′  and 4′ x 4′ sizes. The panels interlock with one another.  Proslat sells aluminum wall panels. I’m not really interested in aluminum when PVC is available. PVC is durable. You can trim PVC to different sizes.

Increase and Reduce Wall Size

You can hook the panels together, and you can cut them down to size, so 8′ x 4′ and 4′ x 4′ are just starting dimensions. It is possible to cover an entire wall in Proslat slatwall. Their wall panels come with 8 ft. trim pieces to cap the edges (cut the trim in half for 4′ sides). You can group panels into larger wall coverings. You don’t have to make a wall out of your slatwall kit. You can put one panel at eye level and two more at hip level.

Wall Panel Hooks, Shelves, Baskets and Bins

Proslat 10012 super duty single hookProslat wall accessories include hooks, shelves, baskets, and bins. Proslat offers some very specific storage solutions. They sell a caddy to hang paper towels. They sell hooks shaped for fishing rods. They offer hooks designed to squeeze-hold baseball bats and skis. Some of their Amazon offerings are for retail store displays. I started to go down that rabbit hole, then I realized that a 6-hook rack isn’t really relevant to garage organizers. If you do have a lot of clothing storage to do, check out Proslat’s retail store display hooks and racks.

NAMEHEAVY DUTY PVC SLATWALL GARAGE ORGANIZER
MODEL4 ft. x 4 ft.

8 ft. x 4 ft.

IMAGES
Hang tennis and golf equipment. Hang bikes vertically. Hang power tools, electrical cords, saws and vacuums.

Hang tennis and golf equipment. Hang bikes vertically. Hang power tools, electrical cords, saws and vacuums.

The Proslat tracks are 4 ft. or 8 ft. long and a just under 5" high. They can be cut to make room for electrical outlets or for short spaces. The trim goes around the outside.

The Proslat tracks are 4 ft. or 8 ft. long and a just under 5″ high. They can be cut to make room for electrical outlets or for short spaces. The trim goes around the outside.

Hang leaf blowers, shelves, pruners, rakes, vacuum cleaners, sports equipment and cleaning supplies

Hang leaf blowers, shelves, pruners, rakes, vacuum cleaners, sports equipment and cleaning supplies

Proslat wall panels are comprised of individual tracks that snap together to make panels.

Proslat wall panels are comprised of individual tracks that snap together to make panels.

DIMENSIONS8 ft. x 4 ft. (88102), 4 ft. x 4 ft. (88103)
LOAD75 LB. / LINEAR FOOT
FEATURES
  • install on studs, or,
  • install on studs through drywall
PROS
  • install tracks together or separately
  • proprietary baskets, shelves, hooks, bins
  • doesn’t mold, mildew, rot
  • 10 year warranty
  • is trimmable
  • is easy to clean
  • is also known as Martha Stewart slatwall
  • mounting hardware included
  • trim included
  • can be cut for electrical outlets
CONS
  • not easily painted
  • some buyers report that included screws not very sharp or strong
  • troubling review on Amazon – Did customer incorrectly install it? or, Did Proslat improperly respond?
  • possibly a problem keeping it stable in extremely hot climates
  • some people report material is flimsy
  • can scratch
  • mfg sometimes forget to include hardware
SUGGESTED USES
  • tools
  • rakes
  • shovels
  • ladders
  • saws
  • tennis rackets
  • see hooks (below) for more ideas

How do I Install a Proslat Slatwall?

Proslat wall panel installation instructions assume that the garage wall studs are 16 in. on center. If the studs are farther apart, then you should not assume a 75 lb. per sf. load capacity. You can add adhesive between the wall panel and studs, to shore up the bond across wider-than-16-ft. studs. Install the Proslat wall panels onto the garage wall studs. You can install onto the studs or through drywall. Install Proslat panels onto cement with furring strips and Tapcon screws. You will need a cement drill bit. To get the 75 lb. load capacity, you must install slatwall across 5 studs.

Install wall panels on studs. If studs are not 16 inch on center. use adhesive too.

  1. Start the installation at the bottom.
  2. Fasten the middle 3 screws.
  3. Leave the outside studs until the end. Install tracks on top of one another. Install the edge trim.
  4. Install the edge trim.

I found the Proslat instruction videos to be clear and easy to follow. All the Proslat installation instructions are on this page.

What are the Proslat Load Capacities?

NOTE: The Amazon listing states that the Proslat wall panels have a 75 lb. per linear foot load capacity. The Proslat.com website says it’s 75 lb. per square foot. Huge difference between linear and square feet! I asked Proslat directly. They said that the track/wall load capacity is 75 lb. per LINEAR FOOT, not square foot. The Proslat wall panels have 75 lb. load capacity per linear foot when installed across five 16″ studs. Proslat hooks can carry between 25 lb. and 50 lb. each. See more detailed information about load capacity in each hook and basket description, below.

What Kinds of Hooks Does Proslat Offer?

The Proslat hook selection is a little bit confusing. They sometimes mix up “super duty” and “heavy duty.” They’re the same hook. Here’s a simplified view of the Proslat hook offerings:

Proslat Hook Summary

HOOK NAME

CAPACITY

DIMENSIONS

Super Duty Hook / Bike Hook 13012
Use Proslat 13012 Super Duty Hooks to hang the bikes on the wall

Use Proslat 13012 Super Duty Hooks to hang the bikes on the wall

50 lb.7.5″2.8″5.5″
Heavy Duty U-Hook 13017Three hooks on the slatwall50 lb.4.2″2.8″5.5″
Ski Rack/Baseball Bat Hook 13015
Proslat 13015 Ski Hooks

Proslat 13015 Ski Hooks

25 lb.4.8″2.8″5.5″
Hose/Rope/Extension Cord Holder 13016The 13016 hose hook25 lb.7″6.5″5.5″
Vertical Bike Hook 13028Proslat 13028 Vertical Bike Hooks50 lb.2.75″5.5″5.5″
Double 8 in. Hook 13010
Proslat 13010 hooks

Proslat 13010 hooks

50 lb.8.8″2.8″5.5″
Double 4 in. Hook 13011
3 Proslat 13011 4 inch heavy duty hooks

3 Proslat 13011 4 inch heavy duty hooks

50 lb.4.8″2.8″5.5″
4 in. Hook 13002 (use only for very lightweight items)
Proslat 13002 hooks

Proslat 13002 hooks

15 lb.5″1″3.5″

Proslat offers two different 4 in. hooks. Amazon customers gave bad reviews to the single 4 inch. hook. The single 4 inch hook holds only 15 lb. I don’t know if customers are overloading the hooks. Maybe the hooks are just weak. Amazon customers give high ratings to the remainder of Proslat’s hooks.

HOOK NAMESUPER DUTY/BIKE HOOK/U HOOK
QUANTITY3
MODEL13012
IMAGES
Hang yard tools on the 13012 Super Duty Bike U-Hook

Hang yard tools on the 13012 Super Duty Bike U-Hook

This shows the 13012 bike hooks mounted on the proslat wall. You only need one hook to hang the bike

This shows the 13012 bike hooks mounted on the Proslat wall. You only need one hook to hang the bike

LOAD50 LB.
DIMENSIONS7.5″ x 2.8″ x 5.5″
FEATURES
  • steel
  • silver powder coated
  • rubber coated
PROS
  • sturdy
  • decent surface area for holding items
CONS
  • none found
SUGGESTED USES
  • bikes
  • ladders
  • pressure washers
  • strollers
  • tools and gear up to 50 lb.

 

NAMEHEAVY DUTY U HOOK
QUANTITY3
MODEL13017
IMAGES
Three hooks on the slatwall

Three hooks on the slatwall

Proslat 13017 super duty U hook

Proslat 13017 super duty U hook

Hang yard tools on the 13017 Heavy Duty U Hook

Hang yard tools on the 13017 Heavy Duty U Hook

LOAD50 LB.
DIMENSIONS4.2″ x 2.8″ x 5.5″
FEATURES
  • steel
  • silver powder coating
  • rubber coating
PROS
  • sturdy
  • shape is good for long items
CONS
  • none found
SUGGESTED USES
  • backpacks
  • hockey gear
  • golf gear
  • tools and gear up to 50 lb.

 

NAMESKI/BASEBALL HOOK
QUANTITY2
MODEL13015
IMAGES
Hang skis from Proslat 13015 hooks

Hang skis from Proslat 13015 hooks

Proslat 13015 Ski Hooks

Proslat 13015 Ski Hooks

LOAD25 LB.
DIMENSIONS4.8″ x 2.8″ x 5.5″
FEATURES
  • steel
  • silver powder coating
  • rubber coated
PROS
  • can install into stud without Proslat wall system
  • protects and isolated equipment
CONS
  • could be wider for fatter skis
SUGGESTED USES
  • hang 1 pair skis per hook
  • hang 2 baseball bats per hook

 

NAMEHOSE, ROPE, EXTENSION CORD HOLDER
QUANTITY2
MODEL13016
IMAGES
The 13016 hose hook carries up to 25 lb.

The 13016 hose hook carries up to 25 lb.

The 13016 hose hook

The 13016 hose hook

LOAD25 LB.
DIMENSIONS7″ X 6.5″ X 5.5″
FEATURES
  • steel
  • silver powder coating
  • rubber coating
PROS
  • shape holds wider, deeper items
CONS
  • could be deeper
  • 25 lb. is light for a big hose
SUGGESTED USES
  • hose
  • extension cord
  • rope
  • ladder
  • tools and gear  up to 25 lb.

 

NAMEVERTICAL BIKE HOOK
QUANTITY2
MODEL13028
IMAGES
Proslat 13028 Vertical Bike Hooks

Proslat 13028 Vertical Bike Hooks

Hang the bike by the front and back tires on the Proslat 13028 Vertical Bike Hooks

Hang the bike by the front and back tires on the Proslat 13028 Vertical Bike Hooks

LOAD50 LB.
DIMENSIONS2.75″ W X 5.5″ D 5.5″ H
FEATURES
  • steel
  • silver powder coating
  • rubber coating
PROS
  • can use just 1 per bike
CONS
  • 3″ tire a bit fat for hook
  • need to tighten regularly
SUGGESTED USES
  • bicycle
  • tools and gear up to 50 lb.

 

NAMEDOUBLE 8 IN. LOCKING HOOKS
QUANTITY3
MODEL13010
IMAGES
Power tools hanging on the Proslat 13010 hooks

Power tools hanging on the Proslat 13010 hooks

Proslat 13010 hooks

Proslat 13010 hooks

LOAD50 LB.
DIMENSIONS8.8″ x 2.8″ x 5.5″
FEATURES
  • steel
  • silver powder coating
  • rubber coating
PROS
  • very stable
CONS
  • none seen
SUGGESTED USES
  • power tools
  • saws
  • shovels
  • brooms
  • rakes
  • skates
  • tools and gear up to 50 lb.

 

NAMEDOUBLE 4 IN. LOCKING HOOKS
QUANTITY3
MODEL13011
IMAGES
Hang yard tools on the 13011 The 4 in. double hook

Hang yard tools on the 13011 The 4 in. double hook

3 Proslat 13011 4 inch heavy duty hooks

3 Proslat 13011 4 inch heavy duty hooks

LOAD50 LB.
DIMENSIONS4.8″ x 2.8″ x 5.5″
FEATURES
  • steel
  • silver powder coating
  • rubber coating
PROS
  • very stable
CONS
  • none seen
SUGGESTED USES
  • power tools
  • saws
  • shovels
  • brooms
  • rakes
  • tools and gear up to 50 lb.

 

NAME4 IN. STEEL HOOKS
QUANTITY12
MODEL13002
IMAGES
LOAD15 LB.
DIMENSIONS5″ x 1″ x 3.5″
FEATURESsteel
PROS
CONS
  • GENERIC, Proslat doesn’t manufacture these hooks
  • loose fit
SUGGESTED USES
  • I would not recommend buying these hooks

 

What Bin Sizes and Shapes Does Proslat Offer?

I like the Proslat bins. They’re my favorite accessory. Proslat makes the bins from PFE plastic. PFE is easy to clean. It’s also transparent. You can easily see what’s inside the bins. I prefer the Proslat bins over the Proslat shelves. But I generally prefer bins over shelves regardless of brand. Bins have sides. Shelves don’t. I enjoy the stability bins offer. Here are the Proslat bin sizes and weight load capacities:

NAMESMALL BIN
QUANTITY10
MODEL3210
IMAGES
Most slatwalls come with bin options. These Proslat bins are carrying (and sorting) screws, nuts and bolts.

Most slatwalls come with bin options. These Proslat bins are carrying (and sorting) screws, nuts and bolts.

10 small bins (3210) in slatwall

10 small bins (3210) in slatwall

LOAD33 LB.
DIMENSIONS5.5″ x 5.5″ x 4″
FEATURESPFE plastic
PROS
  • easy to clean
  • translucent
  • impressive weight capacity
CONS
  • none seen
SUGGESTED USES
  • screws
  • nails
  • safety pins
  • molleys
  • bolts
  • nuts
  • hardware and gear up to 5″ max length and 33 lb. total

 

NAMELARGE BIN
QUANTITY3
MODEL3230
IMAGES
Large bins carrying caulk, towels and gallon jugs

Large bins carrying caulk, towels and gallon jugs

LOAD66 LB..
DIMENSIONS14″ x 11″ x 7″
FEATURESPFE plastic
PROS
  • easy to clean
  • translucent
  • impressive weight capacity
CONS
  • none seen
SUGGESTED USES
  • cleaning sprays
  • caulk
  • paper towels
  • gallon jugs
  • spray paint
  • auto fluids
  • auto parts
  • supplies up to 66 lb.

 

NAMEEXTRA LARGE BIN
QUANTITY2
MODEL3240
IMAGES
2 Extra Large bins carry caulking and gallon jugs

2 Extra Large bins carry caulking and gallon jugs

2 Extra Large bins in slatwall

2 Extra Large bins in slatwall

LOAD55 LB
DIMENSIONS22″ x 14.2″ x 7.5″
FEATURESPFE plastic
PROS
  • really big size
  • easy to clean
  • translucent
  • impressive weight capacity
CONS
  • haven’t found any
SUGGESTED USES
  • grass seed
  • Calcium Lime Rust
  • Windex
  • gallon jugs
  • paper towels
  • transmission fluid
  • car wax
  • plant food
  • lawn fertilizer
  • supplies and gear up to 55 lb. total

 

NAMEDEEP BIN
QUANTITY5
MODEL3220
IMAGES
Deep bins carrying gloves, which are a little bit too tall for the bin height

Deep bins carrying gloves, which are a little bit too tall for the bin height

5 Deep Bins in slatwall

5 Deep Bins in slatwall

LOAD66 LB.
DIMENSIONS6.7″ X 5.5″ X 7″
FEATURESPFE plastic
PROS
  • easy to clean
  • impressive weight capacity
  • very deep
CONS
  • best width for gloves but not tall enough
SUGGESTED USES
  • gloves
  • paint brushes
  • screws
  • wire connections
  • small items up to 66 lb. total

 

What Basket Sizes and Shapes Does Proslat Offer?

Proslat gave the XL Mesh Basket a large capacity and a wide mouth. This is a large basket. You might find it difficult to get to bottom items. Put larger items in this basket. Put sports balls and toys in this basket. Baseball bats and hockey sticks will fit well. Proslat also offers a Ball Organizer. Customers are happier using the XL Mesh Basket to store sports balls. The Ball Organizer is not a winner. The compartments are too small to carry soccer balls and basketballs.

NAMEXL MESH BASKET
QUANTITY1
MODEL10032
IMAGES
Proslat XL Mesh Basket is better than Proslat's actual ball storage solution

Proslat XL Mesh Basket is better than Proslat’s actual ball storage solution

LOAD40 LB.
DIMENSIONS24″ w x 14″ d x 26″ h
FEATURES
  • polyester mesh
  • mesh attaches to frame with Velcro
PROS
  • wide mouth
  • large capacity
CONS
  • Proslat suggests this basket for cleaning products, but I think that they would get lost in such a deep basket. Use this for sports balls and toys.
SUGGESTED USES
  • sports balls
  • toys
  • boots
  • shoes
  • gloves (mitts)

 

NAMEBALL ORGANIZER
QUANTITY1
MODEL63023
IMAGES
LOAD30 LB.
DIMENSIONS12″ X 12″ X 49″
FEATURES
  • powder coated steel
  • nylon mesh
  • 3 storage compartments
PROS
  • 3 compartments are annoying to separate
CONS
  • compartments are too small for soccer balls on up
SUGGESTED USES
  • I wouldn’t buy this but it’s recommended for sports balls and toys

What Size and Shape is the Proslat Paper Towel Holder (Dispenser!)

At first I dismissed this accessory as unnecessary. However, the towel holder is a dispenser, which changed my mind. A bin can hold a towel, but a towel dispenser is nice little luxury in the garage. The paper towel dispenser has a ridiculously high weight capacity of 75 lb.

NAMEPAPER TOWEL SHELF HOLDER
QUANTITY1
MODEL10029
IMAGES
10029 Paper Towel Dispenser, not just a holder!

10029 Paper Towel Dispenser, not just a holder!

LOAD75 LB.
DIMENSIONS16.5″ x 10″ x 6″
FEATURES
  • steel
  • silver powder coated
PROS
  • dispenser (not just a holder)
  • higher sides than a shelf
  • large weight capacity
  • will mount on studs or on slatwall
  • dispenser is convenient
CONS
  • possible manufacturing issues, return if not happy (Amazon customer service is great)
SUGGESTED USES
  • paper towels
  • Windex
  • auto cleaner
  • auto fluids

 

What Size and Shape are Proslat Shelves?

The 24″ x 12″ metal shelf is a typical Proslat slatwall accessory shelf. Amazon customers give Proslat shelves high ratings. They call the shelves “strong and sturdy.” While I prefer bins to shelves, Proslat shelves are sturdy and reliable. I just like the tall sides on bins that keep items from falling off the edges. Plus, wire shelves allow things to fall through the shelf itself. I’d rather use bins. (Learn more about garage shelves.)

NAMEMETAL SHELF
QUANTITY2
MODEL13018
IMAGES
2 13018 wire shelves. I prefer bins

2 13018 wire shelves. I prefer bins

LOAD50 LB.
DIMENSIONS24″ x 12″
FEATURES
  • steel
  • silver powder coated
PROS
  • sturdy
  • stable
CONS
  • wire shelving allows things to fall through
  • shelving in general allows things to fall off of the sites
  • not a mark against Proslat shelving, just true of shelves in general
SUGGESTED USES
  • up to 50 lb.

 

Storing TV’s and Vacuum Cleaners on Proslat’s Universal Mount

Proslat offers a “universal mount.” You can’t buy this on Amazon. Find it on Proslat.com. The mount holds 75 lb. per sf. Use the mount for heavy hoses, televisions and vacuum cleaners. Dimensions are 12″ x 9.h” x 2″.

Storing Yard Tools on Proslat Hooks

The 4 inch and 8 inch double hooks hold 50 lb. Use these hooks for hanging power tools, garden tools and vacuum cleaners. You can also use the Super Duty/Bike Hook/U-Hook and the Heavy Duty/U-Hook for larger items like power tools.

Storing Cords, Ropes and Hoses on Proslat Hooks

I have some huge (and heavy) hoses to hang so I’m not sure this system is going to work for me. The hose/cord/rope hook (13016) carries 25 lb. But I do like it for hanging electrical cords and rope. I would use the Universal Mount mentioned above, instead.

The 13016 hose hook carries up to 25 lb.

The 13016 hose hook carries up to 25 lb.

Some of my hoses are way heavier than 25 lb. I don’t always drain the water before hanging them. A 175 ft. 5/8″ diameter rubber/nylon garden hose weights about 28 lb. If this hose is full of water, it weighs about 52 lb. If this hose is still on the hose reel, the entire package weighs between 65 lb. to 75 lb. Use the Universal Wall Mount for heavier items like my hose reels. The 50 lb. hooks hold more weight, but are not as deep or wide as the hose hook.

Is Proslat a Good Value?

Stay tuned for slatwall comparisons! I will share more as I research slatwall garage organization systems. I will be doing more articles like this for other slatwall brands..

Conclusion

The Proslat garage wall organization system has a good reputation. The hooks are strong, except for the 4 in. 15 lb. capacity hooks. The baskets are good, but I would avoid the Ball Storage basket. The compartments aren’t wide enough. The bins look great. They carry an enormous amount of weight. They come in four sizes. The Proslat wall system is a contender.

P.S. Proslat Cabinets

I’m only evaluating the slatwall system today. Stay tuned for a cabinet overview.

P.P.S. Proslat Ceiling Storage

Proslat also offers manual and motorized ceiling storage. I removed the ceiling storage information from this article. I wanted to focus only on the slatwall. I will analyze the Proslat ceiling solutions soon. I will put a link here to that article once I post it.

Why Proslat?

Proslat is a popular slatwall garage organization brand. With two exceptions, Proslat’s Amazon customer ratings range from four to five stars. Owners dislike Proslat’s 15-lb. capacity 4 inch hook . It’s not strong enough. They also dislike the Proslat sports ball bag. It doesn’t hold that many balls. Too much of the bag is material, and not space to hold balls. Customers give high ratings to the Proslat hook assortment, quality and load capacities. Proslat rubber-coats the 4 in. and 8 in. double hooks. You don’t need tools to lock the hooks onto the wall. Customers like Proslat for hanging garden tools such as rakes, brooms, and ladders. Hoses can be very heavy. Check out hose weight reference guide before hanging your hose on your garage wall.

Customers say the Proslat bins hang firmly on the wall. The hardware bins are PFE plastic, which is translucent and easy to clean. People like the bigger bins for storing auto and cleaning fluids. We prefer wall cabinet pesticide storage. But Proslat bins will work. You can store gallon-jugs in the larger Proslat bins. Proslat engineered the bins to hold 50 to 66 lb. Proslat offers specialized garage storage solutions, too. They offer hooks for hanging skis, baseball bats, and fishing rods. They offer a paper towel dispenser with a 75 lb. capacity shelf. Proslat garage wall storage is a heavy duty and good-looking solution.

Proslat is a top-tier garage storage wall solution. It’s sturdy, durable, easy to use and very good looking. I’m also looking at Gladiator and Rubbermaid. They’re all high-quality. It might boil down to which hooks and bins you like.

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Where can I find Proslat assembly instructions? Below! I attached them to this article for you.


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