What’s not to love about the convenience of a wall-mounted vacuum in your garage? Vacuuming your car, cleaning your garage, and vacuuming indoor items you’d rather bring outside is a piece of cake with a hanging shop vac. In this guide, I share the best wall-mounted garage vacuums and reviews of each model.
Several important specs to consider when choosing your hanging garage vacuum are:
- Motor Power – This can get confusing since manufactures list horsepower, amps, air watts, and the controversial measure of peak HP. A good rule of thumb is to check the amp rating. Hanging vacs with 10+ amps typically cost more and give you more overall power.
- Canister Size/Capacity – If you want to avoid having to frequently empty the dirt out of your shop vac, then aim for a larger dirt tank of four gallons or more.
- Hose Length – Always check hose length, the type of hose(s), and the number of hoses included with the package. The advertised max hose length may require you to attach multiple hoses or use a single hose. Once you know the max hose length of the model that interests you, then it’s time to compare it against your garage and/or required dimensions.
- Motor Life – Unfortunately, no shop vac motor lasts forever, especially if you plan to use it for big jobs. Transparent sellers will share rated motor life.
- Wet/Dry Functionality – Not all wall-mounted garage vacs are made for wet/dry use. Be sure to check for this feature before making your final decision.
- Blower Functionality – If you want to use your vacuum as a blower as well, check for this feature. Most shop vacs offer blower functions, though, they typically aren’t as good as a leaf blower.
- Warranty Period & Terms
Now that you have an idea of the key specs to consider, let’s check out an overview of my top picks before going over detailed reviews of each model.
Top 5 Wall-Mounted Garage Vacuums
Wall-Mounted Garage Vacuum Reviews
Next, we’ll take a closer look at the models from the chart above in the individual reviews below. In each review, I include the most important features to consider along with the pros & cons of owning each. Once you have the chance to consider each review, you’ll know for sure which model(s) is the best for your garage.
#1) VacuMaid GV50PRO Garage Vac PRO
If you want a wall-mounted garage vacuum that gets the job done with the highest quality components, VacuMaid’s Garage Vac PRO is the right choice. With this vacuum, you get commercial car wash quality suction in the comfort of your own home. In addition to that highlight, you get the largest canister of the models in this guide and the longest hose at 50′. Plus, there’s the option to choose a 30′ hose if 50′ is more than you need.
Outside of power and capacity, the Garage Vac PRO includes all the accessories you need for spotless car detailing, general garage cleaning, and light-duty workshop cleanups. Mounting it to a stud is easy with the included hanger bracket.
Finally, if you’re anything like me, you’ll appreciate that VacuMaid products are made in the USA by a 3rd-generation family-owned business. This extra peace of mind also comes with the comfort of a 5-year warranty for residential use, which is one of the longest terms you’ll find. Overall, if you want a powerful wall-mounted garage vacuum that’s built to stand the test of time, it doesn’t get much better than this.
- Changing the bags is convenient and easy
- High-quality accessories
- Ample power for a vacuum blower and the long hose gives you enough length to clean your driveway
- The most powerful motor of the models in this guide
- Comparable to vacuums at the car wash
- The long 5-year warranty period for residential use
- Made in the USA by a family-owned business
- Not the best choice for vacuuming large quantities of wood shavings and sawdust
- The super-long hose length takes away from suction power (you may prefer the 30′ hose)
- Not the quietest shop vac
- Not a wet vac
#2) Bissell 18P03 Garage Pro Wet/Dry Wall-Mounted Vacuum & Blower
Being one of the most well-known vacuum brands, it makes sense for Bissell to manufacture one of the best-rated wall mount garage vacuums. Of the models in this guide, this is my favorite for the money. The main reason for that is its wide range of capabilities, including being a wet/dry vac. So, if you were disappointed by the VacuMaid not being a wet/dry vac, this is the first place to look.
For car detailing, you get seven handy attachments to do a thorough job and more suction power from the 12A motor than competing models. Next, you might like that this model features a 32′ hose rather than 50′ to avoid losing suction & blowing power while still giving you more than enough length to complete most jobs.
Several final considerations are the semi-translucent dirt tank & LED full water tank indicator for easy tank monitoring, fairly quiet operation, and an acceptable warranty period of two years.
- More than enough hose length for most jobs at 32′
- The blower does an acceptable job
- Ample accessories for car detailing and most jobs
- The see-through dirt tank takes the guesswork out of knowing when to empty it
- Wet/dry function unlike the VacuMaid model
- Quieter than competing models
- The hose might be too narrow for some jobs
- Not as powerful as a true shop vac
- You may find that the hose mount feels too small
#3) Vacmaster VWM510 5-Gallon 5 Peak HP Remote Control Wall Mount Wet/Dry Vacuum
Unlike the first two models. Vacmaster’s VWM510 is built more for versatility. The mount features a quick-release lever to quickly convert the vacuum from a wall-mounted model to a portable wet/dry vac. Additionally, it features a 20′ power cord and 21′ hose for a total reach of 41′.
One feature you’ll like to get the most suction power out of this vac is that it includes two hoses. For jobs that require 10 feet of hose or less, you’ll find that using the single 11′ standard hose gives you more suction power. One of the drawbacks to the Bissell and VacuMaid models above is the single hose length. You won’t have that same problem with the Vacmaster VWM510.
A couple of final highlights are that this vacuum is built for quiet operation if you’re concerned about noise, it’s made for wet/dry use, features a blower function, and there’s a convenient remote on/off switch located on the contoured handle. Overall, this model is the best wall-mounted shop vac in this guide
- Easily switches between a wall-mounted shop vac and portable shop vac
- Includes multiple hoses to get the most suction power for every job
- Long 20′ power cord
- Remote on/off switch conveniently located on the hose handle
- Includes all the necessary attachments
- Quiet operation for a shop vac
- Includes a blower noise diffuser
- The flexible hose shrinks in length when in use
- No see-through tank for easy monitoring
- Reaching tight crevices with the attachments may feel cumbersome or awkward
#4) GarageVac GH120 Surface-Mounted Garage Vacuum Cleaner
Next up is the best compact wall-mounted garage vacuum. If you want a low-profile model that you forget is there until you need it, the GH120 is your solution. However, it’s important to keep in mind that at 1-gallon capacity, it fills up a lot faster than the other models in this guide. For this reason, the GH120 is best for car detailing and cleaning up small messes in your garage.
Do you also need a vacuum for your RV or boat? The cool thing about the GH120 is that it easily transforms into a compact portable vacuum by disconnecting it from its mount. Plus, you get the satisfaction of knowing that it uses a hypo-allergenic filtration system for indoor uses & getting the most from the dirt bag’s capacity without losing suction power.
One last highlight is the included stretch hose. When not in use, the hose shrinks to 8′ for easy storage, yet it extends up to a full 40′ when in use. Finally, GargageVac’s GH120 is made in the USA and comes backed by the longest warranty featured in this guide.
- Made in the USA
- The most compact model in this guide
- Easily switches between a wall-mounted vacuum and portable vac
- The unique flexible hose design gives you 40′ to work with and stores at just 8′
- HEPA-type filtration to prevent the spread of dust and allergens
- Includes all the accessories you need for auto detailing
- An extra-long 6-year warranty period
- Its small capacity means more frequent bag changes
- Not a wet vac or blower
- Less suction power than other models in this guide
#5) Stanley SL18133 Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Hanging Vacuum
Stanley is a common hardware brand that’s known for manufacturing quality products for affordable prices. Currently, Stanley’s SL18133 is the most affordable wall-mounted garage vacuum that I’d personally recommend. Compared to the other models in this guide, it doesn’t offer the same level of suction power, though, with the right expectations, it’s an excellent choice for most homes.
Concerning functionality, the SL18133 vac gives you wet/dry functions and the option to remove it from its wall mount for portable use. Keep in mind, this vacuum does not have a blower function. There’s some confusion regarding this issue, so be aware of this if you want a wall-mounted vacuum with a blower function.
The SL18133 comes with all the accessories & parts you need to get up and running out of the box, including a hose, extension wands, various nozzles, bags, and the mounting bracket. All in all, Stanley’s SL18133 is best for people who want a basic wall-mounted garage vacuum for occasional use and car cleaning.
- Stretch hoses for easy storage
- High-quality accessories
- Wet/dry capability
- Easily lifts off the bracket for more reach or portable use
- Ample suction for a vac in this price range
- Easy to empty with optional bag use
- The top handle makes it easy to move
- The least powerful of the vacs in this guide
- No blower function
When choosing the best wall-mounted garage vacuum for your home, be sure to consider the points listed in the opener. People who are unhappy with their purchases often overlooked the considerations at the beginning of this guide. Once you know the features that you absolutely can’t live without, it makes choosing the right model a lot easier.
For example, if you want a blower function, then be sure to avoid models without a blower. If you want a wet/dry vac, then be sure to verify that the model you want offers that function before you buy it. That may sound silly, but details often get overlooked during the search for the best product, and it happens to the best of us.
Overall, I’m a fan of all these models, and once you match your needs to the functions of each vacuum, landing on the best wall-mount shop vac for your garage becomes a no-brainer.