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Cleaning How To & DIY

Get your home sparkling clean by discovering our step-by-step cleaning tips & ideas.

How to Clean a Shower Head

Your shower keeps you clean every day—are you returning the favor? Shower heads need to be cleaned regularly to perform optimally and stay bacteria-free. Fortunately, keeping them clean is an easy, set-it-and-forget-it task.

How to Clean a Gas Stovetop

It’s no surprise that your stovetop can get messy—it’s where you cook and prepare most of your meals. It’s easy to neglect cleaning it regularly, but you can remove cooked-on stains and grease with ease with a few simple steps.

How to Clean & Polish Copper

Tackle dirt and tarnish to restore the rich, gorgeous gleam to this durable metal—on cookware, plumbing, and other household items.

S20 E4, Mauro Henrique teaches Kevin O’Connor how to clean a dried out paint brush
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How to Clean Dried Out Paint Brushes

In this video, Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique explains that while paintbrushes need to be cleaned after every use, all is not necessarily lost if the paint dries on a brush.

How to Clean Laminate Floors

Once installed, laminate must be properly cared for to keep it looking as good as day one. Read on for our tips for cleaning your laminate floors.

How to Clean Windows Like a Pro

Looking for the best window washing solutions? Follow our DIY window cleaning tips.

How to Remove Mold From Wood

Mold commonly grows on wooden surfaces, as wood is very good at absorbing water. Add to this moisture warm temperatures and mold spores (which are always in the air), and it’s the perfect storm for a mold infestation. Read our guide to learn how to easily remove mold from wood.

How to Deep Clean Your House

Go beyond the weekly dust swipe-and-sweep and gear up for what pros call a "deep cleaning." Read our tips for deep cleaning your living room, bathroom, kitchen and laundry appliances.

How to Clean a Hot Tub

Regularly cleaning your hot tub will keep your spa in tip-top shape. Read our guide to learn the best practices for cleaning and caring for your hot tub.