Uses for WD-40

June 9th, 2017

When you see that iconic yellow and blue can, you automatically think of using WD-40 to protect metal from rust or making stuck things unstuck. However, WD-40 can be used to remove grease and grime, get crayon off the walls, and even get gum out of hair.

There are lots of ways WD-40 can be used around the home. Here are some of the most useful WD-40 hacks.

1) Splinter Free Wooden Handles

When your tools get older sometimes they can splinter off. To prevent your hands from getting pricked just rub a WD-40 into the wood. It will protect the handle from rotting and splintering.

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2) Loosen a Ring

Squirt a little bit of WD-40 on your finger to help slide a stuck ring off.

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3) Stuck Zipper

WD-40 will help get your stubborn zipper unstuck and will make it slide easier. Spray it on your zipper and try to shimmy it up and down to let the WD-40 lubricate the zipper and distribute it evenly.

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4) Remove Gum From Hair

You should be able to pull gum out of hair with ease after spraying it with WD-40. Make sure you avoid the eyes and spray in a well-ventilated area.

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5) Get Rid of Strong Glue

Are your fingers stuck together with super glue? Spray some WD-40 on it and rub your fingers together until it goes away. You can also use it to remove glue from unwanted surfaces.

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6) Remove Dog Poo

You’ll never have to scrape dog crap out of your shoes ever again. Just spray some WD-40 on the bottom of your shoes and rinse it with water. The dog poo will slide ride off.

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7) Remove Tar and Stubborn Scuff Marks

Remove tar and stubborn scuff marks from hard-surfaced floors by spraying it with WD-40 and scrubbing.

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8) Prevent Wasp Nests

Spray WD-40 where wasps build their nests in the springtime. This will prevent them from building when the weather gets warmer.

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9) Get Rid of Tea Stains

If your countertop has become stained with tea, you can spray some WD-40 on it and wipe it away with a sponge to remove the stain.

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10) Prevent Snow Buildup

If you don’t want snow to build up on the windows of your home or car, try spraying a little bit of WD-40 on the outside of your window before it snows to prevent it from sticking.

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11) Clean Toilet Bowl

Spraying WD-40 into your toilet bowl and wipe it down with a toilet brush to get rid of gunk and lime buildup.


12) Clean a License Plate

Remove rust from a license plate by spraying it with WD-40 and wiping it with a rag. This will make it look like new.

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13) Winterproof Shoes

Coat your shoes or boots with some WD-40 to prevent water from getting in. This will also remove salt stains. Spray your shoes with WD-40 and wipe with a clean rag to get rid of the stains.

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14) Wipe Away Crayon

Spray some WD-40 onto crayon that was drawn on walls, table surfaces or even your TV screen. It will wipe away with ease.

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15) Remove Stickers

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Spray some WD-40 on a stubborn sticker or price tag and rub the sticker off.

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