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Homemade Scrub Brush Drill Cleaning Attachment

By: Joe Truini
Homemade scrub brush drill attachment chucked into drill.

Homemade scrub brush drill attachment chucked into drill.

Scrub brushes work well for cleaning, but they require a lot of elbow grease. To convert a standard hand scrub brush into a power attachment for your drill:

  1. Cut the handle off a round scrub brush.
  2. Drill a hole in the middle of the brush.
  3. Insert a 4” long machine bolt in the hole from the bristle side.
  4. Put a washer and nut on the back side and tighten it up.
  5. Chuck the bolt into a drill.
  6. Run the drill at medium speed when using the scrub brush attachment.

Watch this video to find out more.

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Video Transcript

Joe Truini: There are a wide variety of scrub brushes available for cleaning hard surfaces in the kitchen and the bathroom, and they all work pretty well. The problem is you have to scrub by hand, and where’s the fun in that, so I decided to introduce a little power.

I took a long handled scrub brush, and I drilled a hole down the center. And I attached a four-inch-long machine bolt, and I chucked it into a drill. So now I have a power scrubber. Show you how it works.

I’m going to spray a little tile cleaner on the floor here, and I’m going to run the drill at like medium speed—not too fast—and it’s going to scrub this clean easily and quickly. How about that.

If you try this trick, you’ll find that you never go back to hand scrubbing again.


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  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    May 28th, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Hi, Mark!
    Sandblasting is one option (using protective gear and taking necessary precautions). But this only helps if there’s no damage; otherwise, sandblasting can worsen the damage.
    You also can ask the home center for chemical rust treatments, but again, careful application is a must to prevent damage.
    Good luck!

  • Mark Johnson Says:
    May 7th, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Do you know of a proper way to clean oxidation from metal siding or metal roofs?

    Thank you

  • CJ Says:
    January 17th, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    You are a genius! What a great idea. Inexpensive and less wasteful than a brush set or cleaning wand setup. Thanks!

  • R kaur Says:
    December 30th, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    All ideas very useful.thanks millons! Good Luck for future.

  • Bret Says:
    September 25th, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Just a safety tip: Wear good eye goggles or face shield. Could you imagine a product like Tilex getting in your eyes?

  • Kevin Says:
    April 17th, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    There are also 2inch 4inch 5inch for cleaning bathroom and carpet.
    Do you have stiff,medium and soft bristle for this?
    Stiff and medium also can clean tire.
    Could you tell me the bristle is PP or nylon?

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Homemade Scrub Brush Drill Cleaning Attachment