Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Clean Hardened Paintbrushes Naturally

Find out how to remove hardened paint from a paintbrush the natural way using vinegar. Watch this video to find out more.
Misting a bead of silicone caulking with denatured alcohol to make it easy to spread.

Tip for Smoothing Silicone Caulk

Silicone caulk has great adhesion and flexibility, but it can be hard to spread out evenly. Watch this video to see how to use denatured alcohol to spread silicone caulking easily.
Cutting a door hinge mortise with a chisel.

How to Cut Mortises for Door Hinges with a Chisel

A door's hinge mortises are often cut by machine with a router and straight bit, but you can cut mortises by hand using a hammer and chisel. Here's how to do it!
Using drill to power drive a screw hook.

How to Install Screw Hooks Fast

Screw hooks are great for hanging up tools and other items in your workshop or garage. Watch this video for a fast and easy way to power drive screw hooks into a wall stud or ceiling joist using a drill.
Oven door, partially open, in a modern home

How to Clean Inside the Glass on an Oven Door

Here's how to clean between the glass panes on an oven door without having to take the door apart.
“Today’s Homeowner” host Danny Lipford installs a rain diverter

How to Install a Rain Diverter

Gutters are a common way to handle rain running off a roof, but if your house doesn’t have gutters, you can still keep rainwater away from doors by installing a rain diverter. Watch this video to see how.
Shop vac with base removed

How to Use a Shop Vac as a Blower

If you don’t own a leaf blower to blow debris out your garage, you can use a standard shop vac instead. Watch this video to find out how to turn your wet/dry shop vac into a blower for removing dirt, dust, and debris.

How to Stop a Closed Door from Rattling

Follow Joe's advice to stop a door from rattling when it’s closed.
Scoring ceramic tile with a glass cutter to cut the tile to size.

How to Cut Ceramic Tile with a Glass Cutter

Find out how to cut ceramic tile by hand using a glass cutter, square, and wire clothes hanger. Watch this video to find out more.