Simple Solutions

Simple Solutions

Watch as home expert, Joe Truini, shares innovative tips to help you solve common household problems. Email your Simple Solutions tips to simplesolutions@todayshomeowner.com


Fix damaged porch railing

How to Repair a Damaged Wood Porch Railing

Here’s a simple way to repair a damaged wood porch rail using a couple of plywood forms, clamps, and some auto body filler.

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WD-40 has more uses than stopping squeaks and cutting through rust.

5 Ways to Clean Using WD-40

If you’re using WD-40 just to stop squeaks and cut through rust, you’re missing out on these great lifehacks!

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Using spray lubricant to unclog an expanding foam spray tube.

How to Clean and Unclog an Expanding Foam-Spray Tube

Expanding foam is a great way to seal cracks and gaps around your home, but the spray tube can become clogged with foam after using it. Watch this video to find out how to unclog it.

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Removing nails

How to Remove Stuck Headless Nails from Wood

Removing stubborn nails with a hammer is easy, but what can you do about headless nails? Here’s the Simple Solution.

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Wood cutting boards

How to Clean and Disinfect a Wood Cutting Board

Here’s a nontoxic way to clean and disinfect a cutting board.

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Porch lantern

How to Clean Glass on Outdoor Light Fixtures

The glass panes on the inside of exterior light fixtures can be difficult to clean. Here’s a tip that uses inexpensive foam paintbrushes that can make the process a lot easier. Watch this video to find our more.

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Power strip

How to Mount a Power Strip to a Desk or Wall

Having a nearby surge protector comes in handy. But keyhole-shaped slots make it difficult to mount the power strip to a desk or wall — until now.

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mineral spirits test

How to Pre-Stain Wooden Furniture and Spot Defects

You can spot wood imperfections with mineral spirits. Joe shows you how!

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