Are you concerned about those rusted screws or squeaking doors? Or you might have problems with some furry animals taking over your bird feeder, or a piece of chewing gum stuck in your hair. If you are dealing with any of these issues, then here’s the perfect solution for you: WD-40. This lubricant is quite versatile and can be used in many different ways. As a matter of fact, you yourself might find new uses for it as you utilize this substance at home. So, in this manner, it’s kind of like duct tape. Those who created these two incredible products didn’t know how popular their creations would become.
You might be wondering where WD-40 got its name. Well, the two letters at the beginning of its name apparently stand for “water displacement.” Norm Larsen intended to do just that with this product when he first invented it. The number at the end of its name means that it is the 40th formula that he used. This versatile substance was first made in San Diego, California.
If you are wondering what this product is made of, we’re sorry to say this but we have absolutely no idea. But why bother? What’s important is that we know that it works exactly as it is said to work. No false advertisement here. You might even be amazed at the numerous things that you can use this miracle substance for. It would be stupid to think that it can’t help travelers, teachers, car enthusiasts, and even the regular Joe. Since this is real life, one can go a long way for regular people like us. You might be wondering how. Well, read on to see how!
WD-40 For Shining Your Silver
If you are going to take out your fineries from where you’re hiding them, then make sure you give them the right shine. Nothing makes your silverware shine like jewels than WD-40! If you want to pull all the shots to impress your guests, then we suggest that you get on with it and use this incredible product on your silverware. All you have to do is spray some of it on the surface you want to shine and wipe it in a circular motion.
Separating Stuck Glasses
Talking about entertaining guests, we mustn’t forget to prepare the shot glasses. They often get stuck together after being stored that way for a long time in the cupboard. If this happens, then don’t worry. All you need is WD-40 to solve this problem. Your shot glasses will separate like water from oil in no time.
We’ve got to admit, whoever created the zipper is definitely a genius. Although it is one of the best inventions of all time, it can sometimes be a pain. We definitely mean those times when it gets stuck! It’s a good thing that just a small amount of WD-40 can fix this problem and your zipper will zip up and down in no time!
White sneakers are definitely a thing of beauty and it’s difficult to ignore their charms. However, it can easily get dirty. So, you have no choice but to deal with it, right? Well, here’s a helpful hack for you. You can get your sneakers back to its spotless white with just a spray of WD-40. After spraying it, wipe your sneakers clean, and you’re all set!
Cleaning Tar Stains
Now that we’ve talked about dirt and stains, let’s move on to something a bit more challenging: tar stains. They may look really ugly when they on your car, but don’t worry. A little spray of WD-40 will do the trick and your car will have its usual shine.
Not many are fans of the winter season even though it sure turns the place into a beautiful winter wonderland. Or maybe that’s just what we think. Anyway, it can be very annoying when you have to scrub frosted windows, in the cold no less! Well, here’s a good tip for you. You can lessen the effort you need in cleaning your car windows by using WD-40.
Don’t you just hate it when you have to exert a lot of effort in cutting something because your scissors have turned stiff? If you do, you can easily remedy this situation by spraying some WD-40 on the said pair of scissors. See how well it works after just one spray.
Guarding Bird Feeders
This thing is called a birdfeeder for a reason. It’s meant to feed, you guessed it, birds and not squirrels of any other living creatures! So, what’s the good solution if all these other animals try to steal your bird’s food? You guessed it right, again! WD-40. You know it’s hard for them to keep their balance on a slippery surface, right?
We know that rings signify your life-long commitment to one person. However, if it stays stuck on your finger and doesn’t come off at all, then you have a problem! When this happens, all you have to do is put a little WD-40 on the ring and it should slip right off.
Isn’t it just annoying when people throw their gum on the street and it gets stuck on your shoe? We absolutely have no idea why people think it’s a good idea to spit their gum anywhere! If you’re a victim of this crime, don’t feel so bad about it. The best way to get over it is to remove the gum by using some WD-40. It’ll come right off in no time.
Taking Out Lipstick Stains
It is an embarrassing experience, but have you ever been out in public only to realize that there’s a lipstick stain on what you’re wearing? However, this doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience for you. All you need is some WD-40 to remove that lipstick stain. Just be sure not to wipe it around too much.
Cleaning Crayon Stains
No good parent would ever deny their children the opportunity to express their creativity. It is, indeed, very good to support creative endeavors, but parents need to set some ground rules first. Otherwise, your walls might look like murals and you’d have to do a lot of scrubbing to clean them. Good thing there’s WD-40 to help you clean the mess!
Clearing Stains From Wood
It is not surprising to see the stains of coffee tables. After all, it’s there to serve as the resting spot of your guests’ coffee mugs. Anyway, it’s not such a big problem as you can use WD-40 to remove the coffee stains. However, you might want to use coasters in the future to avoid getting coffee stains on your coffee table.
Opening Rusty Locks
It is true that you need to buy a lock that is hard for other people to unlock, or else what’s the point in buying one, right? However, you shouldn’t have a problem opening it with your key. Rust can make a lock stuck, so if you struggle in opening the lock, fix it by using WD-40.
Isn’t cool to stick some stickers on your car? Especially those that show the causes and advocacies that you support. Some even have cool designs. Don’t hesitate to put them on the bumper of your car. It’s not really a permanent commitment. When the time comes that you want to remove it, use some WD-40 and it should do the trick!
Protecting Shower Heads
We’re not sure if you’ve reached a point of boredom where you count all the pores of your shower head. But if you did, then you might find out some other things about it. You might see that some of the pores are clogged, preventing water from coming out. Just get some WD-40 to unclog these pores and enjoy your shower on full blast!
Keeping Your AC Clean
We have some very helpful advice for those who plan to install a new air conditioning system at home. You mustn’t forget to put some WD-40 on your AC unit before you install it. Why? Well, it actually helps keep dust and other small particles from building up on your AC unit.
Cleaning Water Stains
Do you hate it when you see water stains on mirrors and glass walls? Well, if you do, you must be familiar with the frustration that comes with having to scrub these stains. If you want to avoid doing all the hard work, use WD-40 to help you scrub these stains away!
Maintaining Fridge Gasket
Let’s be honest, the gasket is possibly the most difficult part of your fridge to clean. If you don’t know what it is, it’s the rubber part of your fridge’s door that makes the sucking sound whenever the fridge door is closed. Should you decide to clean it, we’re sure that you will find some dirt in it, so make sure to use some WD-40 to remove the dirt easily!
The rumor mill claims that cockroaches can even live in a place with a nuclear past. So, we are going to challenge these critters. Can they endure a spray of WD-40? We think it’s highly unlikely. Cockroaches are not the only creepers that WD-40 repels. It also keeps other bugs away.
Getting Gum Out Of Hair
Getting chewing gum out of your hair is an experience that we are sure you don’t relish. You are one of the lucky few if you have never experienced this. But in case you do, WD-40 is definitely the solution. Just spray it on the area where the gum is stuck and slowly remove it. Make sure to close both your eyes and mouth when you spray this miracle substance though.
Shining License Plates
A dirty license place may help you get out of some messy situations, but it doesn’t change the fact that it is such an eyesore. Our solution? Get some WD-40 and a piece of dry cloth, and wipe the dirty license plate until it’s squeaky clean.
Removing Super Glue
Well, we’re not sure if you’ve heard of this, but apparently, the superglue is not that powerful at all! Its kryptonite is called the WD-40. If you ever need to undo a superglue effect, just spray some WD-40 on it. Now, this is one fight that I’d like to see!
Protecting Guitar Strings
Guitarists will definitely love WD-40 because of the benefits they can get from this incredible product. They can use it in cleaning the guitar strings as well as in keeping them from damage. All they have to do is put some WD-40 on a piece of cloth and use it to wipe the guitar strings along its length. It doesn’t only clean the strings; it also makes them last longer!
Another wonderful use for WD-40 is to varnish our household equipment. You can use it on mops, brooms, rakes, and other cleaning materials with single-stick handles. Just spray the WD-40 on the handle and rub. This will make sure that it is splinter-free and sturdy!
Breaking In Baseball Gloves
Getting a new baseball glove is great, but breaking it in is a process that you need to master. Why? Using these new gloves without breaking it in first will definitely hurt your hand. How do break in new baseball gloves? Simple. Use WD-40! Oils, in general, can be used to soften the leather, but what can we say, we really find this all-around miracle substance incredibly useful!
Preserving Leather Sofas
When cleaning your leather sofa, make sure to do it right by using WD-40. Just spray it on a piece of cloth and wipe away the dirt and dust on your sofa. While you want your sofa clean, you don’t want to slide off it when you sit, so make sure to use the WD-40 in moderation.
Yes, you read the title right. It might sound unbelievable, but some fishermen actually use the WD-40 on their bait to attract more fish. So, if you love fishing, you might want to try this and see for yourself. You’ll be surprised at how attractive your lure is to all the fish in the sea.
Cleaning Your Grill
One household chore that many don’t look forward to doing is cleaning the grill. Getting the gunk out of it can be energy-consuming. So, to make your job much easier, use some WD-40. Just apply it on the grill and use a wire brush to scrub away the grease. Just a word of advice, though, don’t do this while the grill is on.
As a child, you may have experienced playing with LEGO and building things using it. If you have, then you are familiar with the frustration that comes when two or more pieces are stuck together. Here’s a great tip for you, use some WD-40! Enjoy playing LEGO without breaking any fingernails.
Separating Flower Pots
There are many other items at home that are stuck together when stacked, not just shot glasses and LEGO. This time, you may find stuck flower pots when you look out your garden. You can finally separate them by using WD-40!
Do you know how using WD-40 can make digging a lot easier? If you don’t, then here’s how to do it. Simply spray some WD-40 on the shovel first, then start digging. This should make your shovel glide into the earth easily, making the digging process much less stressful for you. This trick works for spades, too!
Removing Tea Stains
Tea is a drink that some people enjoy. However, just like coffee, it could also leave a stain on the counter, coffee table, or the kitchen sink! So, to remove the stains, make sure to have some WD-40 in hand. Just spray it on the stain, leave it for a few minutes, then wipe it away using a piece of cloth.
If you like having fake plants around the house because of the beauty they lend to your home, then you will need this tip. They might be artificial, but they also need some love! Just get a can of WD-40 and spray it on your fake plants and wipe them with a cloth. This will give them a glow that will brighten up your home even more. But just so we’re clear. Don’t spray the WD-40 on your real plants, okay?
Removing Ink Stains
Pen leaks are not just annoying, they’re also an eyesore. Not only that, but others can easily see the ink on your clothes as well. Good thing the WD-40 can help clean this mess up. Just spray some of it on the area where the ink leaked and rinse it off. This can surely save you from the need to shop for new clothes!
Cleaning Dog Poop
This experience is as bad as having chewing gum stuck on your shoes, but only with a much fouler smell. Gross. Why don’t some dog owners clean up after their dogs? I could easily curse them until kingdom come, but it won’t clean up the poop on my shoe. So, let’s just use some WD-40 to solve this problem and move on.
Erasing Sticker Marks
Have you ever bought CDs and DVDs? If you did, then you must have bought some with the price tags on the underside. Luckily, WD-40 can make removing the sticker marks a lot easier. However, this still brings us to the question as to why some people placed the label on the bottom in the first place.
Pulling Hairs Out
Before you think of anything bad, we mean pulling hair out of your hairbrush! This means that we are going to leave the hair on the top of your head alone. So, going back, just spray, then soak the hairbrush in and with WD-40. After these steps, you can start pulling hair from the hairbrush. Again, you get to save some money because you don’t need to buy a new brush.
Waterproofing Your Shoes
Did it ever occur to you that WD-40 can turn your shoes from regular shoes to waterproof ones? If it didn’t, now we’re saying that it does. So, remember this hack in rainy weather! Just spray it on your shoes and see how the water slides right off them. By the way, this trick also works for jackets and winter coats.
Clearing Toothpaste Stains
Not even toothpaste stains can fight against WD-40! If you like having shiny counters and sinks, then make sure to have some WD-40 at home. This is all you need to remove those toothpaste stains! A clean bathroom is no less than what you deserve and WD-40 will help you have one.
Dead bugs on your car fender are annoying to look at and simply makes your car look bad. They can be difficult to remove and clean as well. Luckily, we have an incredible substance called WD-40 that will make the cleaning process less arduous.
Washing Bathroom Tiles
Cleaning bathroom tiles is one of the most difficult household chores there is. A closer look would tell you that a lot of nasty stuff is lodged in between those tiles. The amazing WD-40 is here once again to save the day. Now, you have the help you need to maintain a clean bathroom.
Unsqueaking Squeaky Shoes
Have you ever been embarrassed because of your squeaky shoes? Only clown shoes and baby shoes are supposed to squeak, right? Good thing you can avoid this blush-inducing situation by applying some WD-40 on your shoes.
Preventing Snow Buildup On Windows
Although winter gives us some incredible views, it also brings with it some inconveniences. One of which is the snow that builds up on the window. How do we enjoy the view if this happens? You’re in luck because now, you can prevent snow build up on your window by spraying some WD-40 on it. Not only that, but your window, in general, will be easier to clean.
Protecting Against Wasps
We all love summertime, right? How can we not! It is the one time of the year where we can have as many barbeque parties, beach trips, and picnics as we want. However, sneaky bees and wasps tend to use this time of the year to make nests and hives. WD-40 will make them stay away from your roof!
Toning Down Polyurethane Shine
Now, it is important to take good care of your floor when you are cleaning the house. After all, it is the biggest part of the room, which means everyone will notice it. We all like shiny floors, but you have to avoid going over-the-top! When it is shinier than you would like, address the problem with WD-40.
Removing Stuck Prostheses
Although this trick will not be useful to everyone, we cannot guarantee that you won’t have to use prostheses in the future. Nonetheless, we think everyone should know this just in case. While it can be hard to replace and remove prostheses, WD-40 should make it easier.
Cleaning Dried Glue
Glue is always useful for sticking things together, but there comes a time when you have to get rid of it. Wet and dry, non-sticky and sticky, we bet you can guess what will take care of it. Look no further than WD-40 if you want to say goodbye to any kind of glue.
Degreasing Your Hands
Greasy hands can be incredibly uncomfortable. You can scrub and wipe as hard as you want, but it will rarely solve the problem. We bet you can figure out what we suggest doing instead. Spritz on a little WD-40 before wiping it with a cloth or a paper towel. Regular soap should come after this.
Removing Carpet Stains
Isn’t it sad how people spend a lot of money on their carpets and rugs only to let stains stay on them forever? It does not have to be this way. Ensure that you get your money’s worth by keeping them as clean as you possibly could. Spray some WD-40 on the carpet or rug. Voila, that’s it!
Getting Rid Of Tomato Stains
Tomatoes are all fun and games until they suddenly explode all over you after a bite! What could be worse than getting tomato stains all over your white shirt? Talk about an easy way to ruin your day. The stains will remain there until you do something about it. Might we suggest some WD-40 to fix it?
Wiping Down Your Fridge
There is a good chance that you, like us, need to work on cleaning your fridge a little more often. But who can blame us? After all, it involves hard work to do this. You would not have to break your back scrubbing and cleaning if you make sure to use WD-40 beforehand.
Pretreating Blood Stains
Let us face it, no one truly likes getting blood stains on clothing. However, there are times when accidents and the like are completely unavoidable. Of course, you should first get any injuries fixed! However, when it is time to do the laundry, WD-40 will do wonders for the brown stains.
Cleaning Off Old Wax
People have different opinions when it comes to winter, but surely we will all say that there is nothing quite like winter sports. It is the time of the year to bring out your snowboards and skis! If you are a little on the lazy side, we bet you still haven’t cleaned the equipment even a year later. Guess what will help?
Protecting Your Boat From Corrosion
It is already wonderful to just spend time near the sea, but we promise you that there is nothing like being on a boat. This is not only an expensive hobby, but it is also a rather taxing one. One thing seamen and boatmen need to do is guard the vessel against corrosion. WD-40 on the stern should fix it!
Removing Barnacles From Boats
Seamen also face another problem on the regular: barnacles! These stubborn particles will also lead to corrosion if you do not watch out. You can prevent damage and repairs by getting a can of WD-40 and a putty knife to get rid of the barnacles. If you are eager to eat every last bit of barnacle out there, you can also use sandpaper to ensure you get them all.
Protecting Golf Clubs
Now, not everyone is a fan of golf, but you are in luck if you consider yourself one. We all know that golf clubs can be costly pieces of equipment. Maintenance is important to get the best bang for your buck. However, it doesn’t need to be expensive – simply put WD-40 on them after each round!
Removing Stuck Spark Plugs
If you are a racing fan, perhaps you have noticed just how quickly mechanics can remove damaged spark plugs from racecars. At this point, we are sure you can guess what their secret is! Yes, we are talking about WD-40. This is what helps them work on the car without wasting a single second. Your favorite racecar driver probably thanks the miracle substance for their wins!
Go check your saws at home. If it has been a long time since you last used them, chances are good that there will rust on the rounded ones. Unfortunately, this means they are not quite as efficient as they were before. However, they will be as good as new when you put WD-40 on them!
Making Wicker Quiet
We all love how wicker chairs look, although it can be rather annoying when they start to make squeaking noises after some time. Did you know that WD-40 is going to help with this? Simply apply WD-40 to the area that squeaks before you wipe it down. The noise should be gone in no time!
Lubricating Toys With Wheels
We all love letting our kids play as much as they want as we do our own thing in the same room. This is only possible, of course, if the wheels aren’t making squeaking noises the whole time. Instead of getting mad at the little ones, grab your WD-40 can and spray it on for some peace and quiet.
Cleaning Sliding Doors Sliding Strip
The most common reason to get sliding doors over regular doors would be the ease of use. However, the effect basically goes out the door when they won’t budge. Luckily, you do not have to get them replaced if you have a bottle of WD-40 handy. Just spray some on a cloth and wipe the ledge!
Preventing Wind Chimes Rust
Wind chimes sure are charming. Although it is not everyone’s cup of tea, they can certainly add more character to the room if you are a fan. Unfortunately, this would not work if they get all gross and rusty. Did you know that this won’t happen when you apply a little WD-40 right before you hang them up?
Joining Plastic Shelves
Putting plastic shelves together is a job most people can do, noWD-40 included. However, taking them apart afterward can be very challenging. What you could do to prevent this is spray WD-40 on the parts that meet up with one another and that way they will come apart much more easily the next time you want to separate them.
Whitening Fiberglass Bathtubs
Anyone who has a fiberglass bathtub installed in their home should know how annoying it is to scrub the thing. Rub as hard as you want, but it simply seems impossible to get it as white as you want it to be. However, this can be solved by first spraying the tub with WD-40 before you start scrubbing it. Of course, do not forget to wipe it when you are done!
People with wheelbarrows, this one is for you. This is going to apply regardless of what you use the wheelbarrow for. If you are having a hard time wheeling it around, some WD-40 on the wheels will have it moving in no time. It will also make the cracking and squeaking noises disappear!
Removing Tape Marks
Who doesn’t look hanging posters on their way when it is time to decorate the room? As much as we love the character they add to the space, we cannot deny that there is no beauty in the residue they leave. Well, can you believe that you can easily remove them when you use WD-40? The next step is to just peel them off!
Lubricating Swings And Other Playground Equipment
We are sure that you will hear a lot of noises when you take your child to the playground. However, there is nothing quite as iconic as the sound that seesaws and swings make! Although they can take you back to your earliest memories, they will get on your nerves soon enough. Any guesses what will tone it down?
Are you a smoker? If so, we know that you have an ashtray in your house. We aren’t here to talk you out of your vice, only to offer some advice. We know that cleaning ashtrays can be a nasty and tedious task, so why not try spraying WD-40 on the surface before anything? This will make the ashtray easier since the ashes will come right off when it is time to clean it.
Maintaining Lawnmower Blades
In case you didn’t know this nifty trick yet, we’re glad to be the ones to let you in on the secret. After all, we all know how costly lawnmower blades can be. Your wallet will be glad if you take good care of them, but what should you do? Well, they will last much longer when you use WD-40 to wipe them!
Removing Chair Marks
Are there chairs, sofas, and other pieces of furniture that you have not moved around in a significant amount of time? If so, you will probably find marks underneath them! Your first instinct might be to go down on your knees and scrub as hard as you could. If that does not appeal to you, did you know you can get them off by wiping with a cloth and WD-40?
Cleaning Luggage Handles
We all know just how important it is when airline companies put stickers on the bags you check in. After all, this is something they do to make sure your luggage does not get lost! However, it is a different story when you have to take them off. All the sticky nastiness will disappear when you bring out the WD-40.
Removing Stickers From Plates
Speaking of stickers, we honestly cannot think of a more annoying one than those they stick on plates. It kind of feels like you can scrub as hard as you want, but they simply won’t budge. When you find yourself in this situation, we recommend grabbing some WD-40 instead of a knife. All you need to do is to spray and wipe!
Removing Dust From Mosquito Screens
yyNo one will argue with us when we rave about how amazing mosquito screens are. Unfortunately, they have a tendency to collect incredible amounts of dust as well. If you want to sleep without allergies and mosquito bites, spray some WD-40 on a piece of cloth and wipe the screen with it.