You can make a drill scrub brush for less than $2! I made this DIY drill brush with a dish scrubber from the Dollar Tree and a 50 cent bolt and hex nut. Easy to attach to your drill and get hard to scrub tile extra clean!
Since we’d been traveling quite a bit the past couple months (Alaska and NYC most recently!) some of our household chores had fallen by the wayside.
When we are home, we keep busy with Eric in grad school, me running a business, and everything else life throws at us!
Needless to say, cleaning the shower had fallen pretty low on our list. We have a gorgeous carrera marble shower with these little hexagon tiles on the floor.
They are pretty, but a bit hard to clean! Since scrubbing on my hands and knees kills my back (I had spinal surgery in 2010 so I have to be extra careful!).
I decided to make this DIY drill brush attachment for the drill to minimize the scrubbing I had to do on our shower floor.
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DIY Drill Brush
Dish Scrubber with a round brush
Using a miter box and saw, cut the handle off your dish scrubber. You may have to use a clamp to help hold the brush in place while you cut.
Carefully drill a hole in the middle of the scrub brush to create your DIY drill brush. It’s easiest to drill through the back side of the brush, but it lays best on that side so you may have to drill through the bristles.
After you’ve drilled the hole, insert your bolt and attach with a hex nut.
Insert into the drill and lock into place!
Important: When it’s time to start cleaning, you’ll want your drill turning in REVERSE! If you try to run it like normal, the hex nut will loosen and the brush will stop turning.
To clean our shower, I used Ajax and my new drill scrub brush. There were a few stubborn areas (especially in the corners of the shower that were hard to get to) that I had to use TileX on.
Overall, the shower floor is MUCH cleaner and I’m really happy with my new drill scrub brush attachment!
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DIY Drill Brush - Make A Drill Scrub Brush
See how I made this DIY drill brush using a dish scrubber from the Dollar Tree, and a 50 cent bolt and hex nut. It is so helpful for chores around the house.
- Dish Scrubber with a round brush
- 1/4-in Carriage Bolt
- 1/4-in Hex Nut
- Miter Box and Saw
- Using a miter box and saw, cut the handle off your dish scrubber.
- Carefully drill a hole in the middle of the scrub brush to create your DIY drill brush.
- After you’ve drilled the hole, insert your bolt and attach with a hex nut.
- Insert into the drill and lock into place!
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