I want to install a pegboard in my bonus room to hang a bunch of these Husky stackable storage bins.

There are mounting holes behind the bins designed for pegboards (approx. 2.5" apart).

Now here’s the thing: I don’t want to deface the wall too much with a subframe made out of 2x2's. It won’t have to support the weight of a bunch of power tools, but it won’t be too lightweight either.


I know that I’ll have to mount the pegboard on the studs, but will I need empty space behind it to accommodate the pegs?

If I wanted to paint the pegboard, what kind of paint should I use?

Thanks for the help.