Scrub brushes screwed to your steps are perfect for cleaning shoes and boots to keep from tracking dirt in the house.

  1. Scrub brushes with a plastic body won’t rot and last longer than wooden brushes.
  2. Start by drilling two 3/16” holes in each scrub brush.
  3. Attach the scrub brushes to the bottom step with 1 5/8” coated decking screws.
  4. Hose out the scraper periodically to remove dirt, and unscrew it when refinishing the steps.
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Joe Truini

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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