Simple Solution

Because of the way most of us use a wire brush, the bristles near the very end of the brush wear out prematurely, rendering the brush useless—almost. Here’s how to save a badly worn, deformed wire brush: Take a hacksaw and cut off the damaged section from the end of the brush. That’ll shorten the brush slightly, but expose a set of barely used bristles at the brush end.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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