There is more to WD-40 than just being used to fix rusty screws and noisy doors. The amazing lubricant can be used to solve a number of your worst nightmares like gum getting stuck in your hair or squirrels indulging on your bird feeder. While we aren’t really sure what goes into the product, we honestly believe it doesn’t matter as long as we know that it works. Keep reading to learn more about how it can help with day-to-day problems.
WD-40 For Shining Your Silver
If you are entertaining guests and are planning to bring out the silver, you probably want them to use the very best. Well, WD-40 will help bring the shine out in your silverware. Just spray some WD-40 on the cutlery and do some circular wiping. That’s pretty much it!
Separating Stuck Glasses
When you have friends over, shots are pretty much expected. However, if the shot glasses are stuck, you don’t have to go to the store to buy new ones. All you need to do is bring out the WD-40 and spray! The glasses will soon come apart.
While the zipper is certainly an amazing contraption, it can lead to some pretty awkward situations if they suddenly get stuck. However, it isn’t a big deal if you’ve got some WD-40. Now, just give the zipper a small spray and you’re good to go.
White sneakers can certainly leave an impression if they are clean. While a pair might look gorgeous, it doesn’t take long before they’re covered in dirt. However, let us tell you secret – keep some WD-40 in your bag as it only takes a spray and gentle rubbing to clean the dirt off.
Cleaning Tar Stains
Since we have talked about simple stains and dirt, we will now talk about tar. Most car owners, if not all, hate it when tar gets on their vehicle. A bit of WD-40 will get the tar off in no time!
Although winter is beautiful, looks can be deceiving. Nobody likes scrubbing at icy windows when they get up in the morning. You will be glad to know that you can simply spray WD-40 and wipe the frost away! It is now possible to have winter wonderland from the dining room.
There are times when something needs to be cut but there are only stiff scissors on-hand. Well, just spray some WD-40 to the joint part. After doing this, they should work like how they did before.
Guarding Bird Feeders
In case you didn’t know, it’s actually called a birdfeeder. Unfortunately, the squirrels do not seem to have figured this out yet. To deal with this problem, just know that the rodents cannot stand still on any surface that is oily … Get it?
It’s true that a ring symbolizes a lifelong commitment, but that doesn’t mean you should not be able to take it off whenever you want! If your ring getting stuck on your finger is a regular occurrence, try spraying some WD-40 on the accessory and that should do the trick.
It’s annoying when gum gets on your shoes. Anyone who chews gum and spits it out on the sidewalk is a low-life and should not be given access to gum. Anyway, it’s a good thing we can use WD-40 to scrape it off!
Taking Out Lipstick Stains
Lipstick stains on clothes are not only unsightly but are also inappropriate! However, it is true that it can be pretty hard to remove it. Our advice? Spray a bit of WD-40 on the stain. It should be less difficult to scrub the stain off.
Cleaning Crayon Stains
Children exhibiting creativity is truly impressive, but if you find them extending it to your walls instead of limiting it to paper, don’t panic. Even if your walls have become your child’s canvas, they will a new life when you spray some WD-40 on them.
Clearing Stains From Wood
When you have guests over at your house, you might find stains on your coffee table. You shouldn’t be surprised because people typically rest their glasses or mugs on coffee tables. Luckily, a bit of WD-40 will help you clean up your coffee table. However, you might want to get cup coasters in the future.
Opening Rusty Locks
It is essential to have a great lock to keep criminals and intruders out of the house, but it is practically useless if you cannot get inside either. A can of WD-40 can help you fix a rusty lock in no time.
Stickers can be really cool. Maybe you have a cool sticker on your bumper or perhaps some sports stickers. To make it easier to remove them, use WD-40.
Protecting Shower Heads
Showering is important. However, you might have noticed that as time goes by, fewer pores on your shower head let water come out. Don’t worry because you can always WD-40 the clog away!
Keeping Your AC Clean
Make sure you do this step first before you get a new AC unit installed. Spray a little WD-40 on the appliance before its installation. This way you will surely get fresher air.
Cleaning Water Stains
Is there anything more annoying than having water stains on shower mirrors and walls? We hate them, especially those that don’t go away no matter how much rubbing and scrubbing you do. Actually, if you chose to use WD-40 from the beginning, you won’t need to face this problem!
Maintaining Fridge Gasket
Some people don’t know that the rubber which separates the door of the fridge from the frame is called a gasket. However, most people probably have noticed that some terrible gunk and bits get stuck in there. When it’s time to clean it, arm yourself with WD-40 and a bit of cloth.
Have you heard that cockroaches can allegedly survive a nuclear blast? However, they won’t actually make it through a WD-40 spraying! Everybody, meet the new pest repellent which you can practically use for anything.
Getting Gum Out Of Hair
Consider yourself blessed if you have never experienced gum getting stuck in your hair. However, as long as you’re alive, it might still happen, so you should take note of this. WD-40 can help you out of this messy situation. Just be sure to close your mouth and eyes when you spray the stuff onto your locks!
Shining License Plates
There are times when a dirty license plate can be handy and save you from trouble, but is it worth it? If you decide to clean it, just use WD-40 and a dry cloth! Who knows, a cop might pull you over… to praise you for having spotless plates.
Removing Super Glue
Perhaps you are one of those people who think that super glue is indestructible. Actually, WD-40 is its ultimate nemesis! Spraying WD-40 on superglue will remove it from practically anything. Now you know.
Protecting Guitar Strings
Are you looking for something that can clean and protect guitar strings? Well, look no further because WD-40 is perfect for that. Simply slide a cloth with some WD-40 on the strings. You will become a proud owner of a musical instrument with clean and strong strings.
We bet you didn’t know that WD-40 can also be used like varnish. You should try this trick if you want to make your brooms, mops, rakes, and other single-stick items last longer. Spray and rub WD-40 on them.
Breaking In Baseball Gloves
In this day and age, we still enjoy having a new baseball glove, but we cannot really say the same about breaking it in. To soften it up, you can use oils or you can use the convenient and effective WD-40 instead.
Preserving Leather Sofas
Did you know WD-40 works like magic on leather? Show your love for your leather sofa by wiping it with a piece of cloth with WD-40. This will keep the piece of furniture in great condition. However, make sure you use WD-40 in moderation.
Yes, you read that right. Many fishermen claim that WD-40 is their secret. Apparently, they spray the miracle product on their fishing lures! It can’t hurt to try this trick, right?
Cleaning Your Grill
Remember the horror of scrubbing gunk off the grill? Well, you don’t have to suffer. Just spray WD-40 on the grill and scrub off the grease with the use of a wire brush. Be careful that there isn’t a fire while you do the spraying!
LEGO is among the greatest inventions ever. You can use it to explore your creativity regardless of age. However, it can get frustrating when the pieces get stuck. Use WD-40 to avoid that nail-breaking battle just to get pieces apart. Your nails will definitely thank you.
Separating Flower Pots
Flower pots can also benefit from some WD-40. If you are having a hard time pulling them apart, just spray some WD-40. You will surely be able to pull them off without damaging them. It will be much easier too.
Did you know that you can make this job a lot easier? To dig more efficiently, simply spray WD-40 on your spade or shovel first so that cutting into the ground will be like using a hot knife through butter. Doesn’t that sound like a dream?
Removing Tea Stains
We love tea, but we don’t enjoy cleaning the tea stains on the sink or kitchen counter! However, when you use WD-40, it only takes spray and wipe. Trust us, after you’ve finished cleaning those stains, you will even forget that they ever existed.
Although it is an artificial plant, you should still not neglect it! Use WD-40 to wipe the leaves and get rid of the dust. Just don’t overdo things and try this trick on real plants. Trust us. That won’t end well.
Removing Ink Stains
If there is something more annoying than pen leaks, it has to be pen leak stains on clothes. Not only are you out of something to write with, your clothes are also stained with ink. You will be glad to hear that you just need a spray and rinse in order to get it off!
Cleaning Dog Poop
Who doesn’t hate getting dog poop under their shoes? It’s annoying, smelly, and gross. However, WD-40 can make the poop fall right off! As for the people who don’t pick their dog’s poop up, your time will come. The universe has its ways.
Erasing Sticker Marks
When you purchased CDs and DVDs before, they sometimes came with price tags and labels on the underside. Whoever thought this was a good idea was very wrong and should not have been put in charge of things. Lucky for us, WD-40 made peeling the tags off much easier!
Pulling Hairs Out
Don’t jump to conclusions. The hairs we are talking about are the ones on your hairbrush.No hair pulling please. Spray WD-40 on the hairbrush, dunk it in water, and pull all those hairs out without a struggle. Trust us, it works.
Waterproofing Your Shoes
While it doesn’t seem believable, WD-40 will makes your shoes waterproof! Just spray it on your shoes, your winter hat, your coat, and even your socks (if you want). You will stay dry when the rain comes down. You’re now ready for winter.
Clearing Toothpaste Stains
Toothpaste stains on the sink or counter are not a nice sight. These stains will actually be there for a really long time unless you spray a bit of WD-40!
Car owners face many challenges, including a bug splatter. They can be really hard to clean, and they’re super ugly. Why not make your life easier and use a rag and WD-40 on them? Thank us later.
Washing Bathroom Tiles
Gunk, dirt, nail polish – these are just a few things which make their way to bathroom tiles. We are pretty sure you don’t want us to go through the full list. Use some WD-40 and scrub these gross stains away!
Unsqueaking Squeaky Shoes
It isn’t easy to act all professional if your shoes are squeaky. Our suggestion? Spray WD-40 to tone your footsteps down! Your shoes will be really silent and you can become an international spy if you want. No one will hear you come.
Preventing Snow Buildup On Windows
Winter can truly be beautiful, but it can be difficult to appreciate the scenery if the windows are all misted up. Spray some WD-40 to solve this. Actually, before the snow starts, you should spray your windows to prevent snow from resting on them in the first place.
Protecting Against Wasps
Summer is perfect for getting out and enjoying the sunshine! However, we humans aren’t the only ones who think so. Wasps and bees also enjoy the heat express and they all come out to build their new homes at this time. The problem is that they usually choose to build homes in our rafters! Spray WD-40 in areas where the flying fellas might set up so that they will choose another place.
Toning Down Polyurethane Shine
Varnish does give wooden floors a pretty facelift, but the impact it makes can sometimes be too much. No one wants to walk into a home which is shining brighter than Mount Everest’s snow. To “tone down” that glow a bit, wipe it down using a piece of cloth with some WD-40.
Removing Stuck Prostheses
There are times when it is quite difficult to remove prostheses. Getting help from someone would be great, but they’re not always there to lend a hand. Removing prostheses can be a bit easier with the use of WD-40, which works as a dislodger.
Cleaning Dried Glue
We understand that glue is supposed to remain in place for all eternity. However, we sometimes have second thoughts in life, so basically nothing is set in glue. At least, that’s how it is when it comes to WD-40. If there is any product which knows how to clean dried glue up, it’s our friend.
Degreasing Your hands
Grease is one of those things which never really goes away. The soap you use to wash it even becomes greasy. You basically need a knife and some acid to remove grease – don’t try that, by the way. Remove grease by using WD-40. Just don’t forget to immediately wash your hands off.
Removing Carpet Stains
Carpets are beautiful – at least, they usually are. A stain can ruin a perfectly good carpet. No matter how much you paid for that wine, your rugs or carpets at home will not increase in value if a drop of the drink goes to them. No need to worry though because WD-40 has you covered if wine, apple sauce or shoe dirt found its way to them.
Getting Rid Of Tomato Stains
We love ourselves a hot dog or a hamburger – the soft bun, the meat, the spicy mayonnaise, and the ketchup. However, no one likes it when it slides down the front of their shirt, especially if it is a white shirt. If this does happen to you, spray a cloth with some WD-40 and gently wipe the shirt clean.
Wiping Down Your Fridge
Fridges are somewhat like the ocean. We’ve never really explored their deepest depths. This is especially true with regard to dirt which gets trapped in there. We know a guy who discovered a stalk of celery only after about 8 months… needless to say, it didn’t look green. He should have cleaned that mess up using the ever reliable WD-40!
Pretreating Blood Stains
Whether you are Dracula or a regular person, you likely don’t want blood on your clothing. Perhaps you cut your finger or fell and grazed your knee. That blood blotch will not become a permanent stain if you use some WD-40. It is like first aid for clothing.
Cleaning Off Old Wax
We should thank the winter gods for ski season! Keeping your skis or snowboard in great condition isn’t only done by waxing, but also by removing old wax as well. WD-40 was made for getting rid of that old stubborn wax… in addition to numerous other things, as you should know by now.
Protecting Your Boat From Corrosion
It should be your top priority to keep your boat in tip-top shape. The natural enemy of a boat owner and enthusiast is corrosion. To protect your boat against it, we say add a layer of protection by using WD-40.
Removing Barnacles From Boats
You know you have a sweet ride when you find ocean life starting to get attached to your boat… literally. Looking to remove barnacles which found a resting place on your boat? You’ll need this. You can scrape off that mess with a putty knife and WD-40. For a finishing touch, add some rubbing with sandpaper.
Protecting Golf Clubs
Avid golfers and cleaners out there know that it is a real challenge to keep golf clubs in mint condition. That is why you might want to try this little life hack. It can certainly go a long way. Grab a can of WD-40, spray and shine your clubs. They’ll look great, and it will also keep them in good condition.
Removing Stuck Spark Plugs
Isn’t it amazing how NASCAR mechanics do stuff with such haste? They remove damaged spark plugs from a vehicle so quickly. Their trick is actually connected to WD-40. They use the stuff to make the stubborn spark plugs come out easily. Try it… we’re pretty sure NASCAR mechanics know what they’re doing.
We don’t know whether you have regular saws, rounded saws, or electric saws. Whichever you have, they surely collect dirt and dust which can be difficult to remove. WD-40 can be used to make the dirt come off and make it hard for it to stay on to begin with.
Making Wicker Quiet
We haven’t really figured out what the deal with wicker is. It makes these weird sounds if you sit down on it. Sometimes, it feels like it judges people’s weight, which is not cool. If you’re wondering what the solution is to this first-world problem, it’s WD-40. Spray where it creaks and squeaks, so you won’t hear it speak!
Lubricating Toys With Wheels
Is there actually a parent in the whole world that doesn’t mind the sound squeaky wheels make? If there is, we applaud them. For the rest of the parents, toys with squeaky wheels probably remind them that they used to be a kid and had annoying, noisy toys too. Well, just spray WD-40 on those wheels and say goodbye to the squeaking!
Cleaning Sliding Doors Sliding Strip
Dragging a sliding door which won’t budge is actually more difficult than playing tug-of-war against Arnold Schwarzenegger. If your sliding door is giving you a problem, it’s time to take out that can of WD-40. Spray the metal strip on the floor and then slowly slide the door a couple of times until you feel it has become easy.
Preventing Wind Chimes Rust
A wind chime adds character to a home’s entrance or porch, but the decorative piece shouldn’t look like it’s come from a garage sale by a zombie. Weather plays a major role in the wind chimes’ rustiness, but you can actually prevent this. Spray WD-40 prior to the wet season and you will have a wind chime which actually makes the sounds it’s supposed to.
Joining Plastic Shelves
Not many people find putting plastic shelves together a problem. However, it’s a different story when they’re actually trying to disassemble shelves. To beat the frustration when it’s time to get the shelves apart, spray the parts which go into one another prior to building the furniture piece for the first time. You will reap the benefits afterwards.
Whitening Fiberglass Bathtubs
Stains in bathtubs are gross! The problem is that we can’t help it sometimes. No matter how hard we scrub them down, the stains can be pretty stubborn. WD-40 can get rid of the stains for a while, and when you have to clean them up once more, the spray will help make it easier.
Wheelbarrows have metal, and wheelbarrows have wheels. Now that the obvious is out of the way, you should know that you can keep these things clean and rust-free by always using WD-40. We won’t go into much detail, but we think you will agree when we say that they look and work better if they’re rust-free.
Removing Tape Marks
We think people putting posters up their room wall using tape will always be a thing. However, when the time comes for the posters to be taken down (to be replaced of course), they often leave some nasty tape marks behind. Wipe the marks down with WD-40 and you will see that they come right off.
Lubricating Swings And Other Playground Equipment
If your kid thinks the creaking see-saw or the squeaking swings are therapeutic, you should probably skip this one. If they annoy you a lot, then spray WD-40 on the parts creating the creaking choir croak. You will love the results.
Ashtrays collect not only gross cigarette butts and ash, but also some dead insects – someone needs to tell the crawly creatures that smoking kills! When you get a new ashtray, spray WD-40 on it and you’ll see how easy cleaning it up gets. Everything will come right off.
Maintaining Lawnmower Blades
Did you know that the blades for your lawnmower do not come cheap? If you want them to remain in good condition, and rust-free, give them the WD-40 treatment. Although we really shouldn’t need to say this, make sure the machine is off if you’re wiping the blades down.
Removing Chair Marks
Just like footwear, chairs can leave some marks on the floor too. The same goes for different kinds of furniture. If you’d like to get rid of the nasty stains, whip out WD-40. Make sure you wipe them down and don’t leave residue behind – people might slip because of it.
Cleaning Luggage Handles
It is necessary for airport staff to put stickers on luggage handles, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get annoyed about the fact that the handles feel very sticky when we remove the stickers! Actually, we know the answer to this problem. Spray the residue with WD-40. Then, wipe it away.
Removing Stickers From Plates
Speaking of sticky stuff, let’s add plates to this list. We’re not talking about plates greasy with food residue; you have to wash them. There isn’t a shortcut to washing dishes. What the magic product WD-40 can do is to help make removing stickers which come with your plates much easier.
Removing Dust From Mosquito Screens
Mosquito screens have a really specific purpose, and they often do a good job. However, aside from stopping the annoying pests from having a feast on your feet at night, mosquito nets have the tendency to collect a significant amount of dust. To prevent this, wipe the screens using a piece of cloth with some WD-40.
Polishing Gold And Brass Lamps
Even though we don’t think a genie will pop out when you rub a golden lamp, it’s still better to wipe down your gold or brass ornaments. If you do this, you will be able to keep them shining like beautiful stars and prevent the build-up of dust. Don’t forget to use the magical product WD-40, of course.
Lubricating Folding Chairs And Ironing Boards
It’s really frustrating when you try to pry open an ironing board or a folding chair… and it sucks even more if you can’t get it to fold up again! What’s up with metal joints getting so rusty so quickly? Anyway, get them WD-40’ed up and they will be back into full use.
Restoring Metal Figurines
Not everyone is keen on metal figurines, but the fans of the ornaments know how rusty they can become. One good example of this is the Statue of Liberty. Anyway, whether you keep your metal figurine inside or outside, spray WD-40 on it so it they can last long and look good.
Enhancing TV Signal
It isn’t that common anymore to have television sets with bunny-ears antenna, but if you are sitting at home with one, then try spraying a cloth with WD-40 and wiping the antenna down. This way the antenna will stay in good condition and you get a clear picture as well.
Listen, it will never become anyone’s favorite activity, no matter how easy it can be. Regardless, cleaning toilets can definitely become a bit easier if you use WD-40. Spray where the ewwiness is. Then, brush it away. We are sure you’ll be really impressed with the results.
Fighting Off Animals
Are you in a never-ending battle with cats and raccoons? Do they always try to steal stuff from your trash cans? Spray WD-40 on the top and the sides of the garbage cans. They’ll surely have a hard time getting inside. Now, you won’t have to clean up the mess these critters make after they go through your trash.
Removing Stubborn Oils
Oil is a really strong contender when it gets on pretty much anything. We fight it with many different kinds of soaps and detergents, and we often don’t succeed. A miracle worker, WD-40 effectively gets the oil out of practically anything
Clogged drains seem like they’re the worst thing ever, and then you remember this list is filled with many other annoying things. Sometimes, drains become clogged from hair and dirt, but sometimes, what they need is just the WD-40 treatment. When your drain is stubbornly refusing to drain, spray it with WD-40 and then let it sit prior to draining the water. You will love the results.
Protecting Your Speakers
Music enthusiasts know that sound systems are really not cheap. If want to extend their life, slow down the wear-and-tear, gently wipe over the speakers using dry cloth lightly sprayed with WD-40. Just make sure not to use too much WD-40.
Protecting Your Car Doors
The rubber bits which stand between the car door and the car’s entrance are essential to keeping the car waterproof. Without it, water will seep into the vehicle during a storm. Spray WD-40 on the rubber parts to ensure that they will stay strong for many years to come.
Removing Gum From Lint Screen
Isn’t the lint screen in the washing machine amazing? However, even the most impressive stuff in life has their weaknesses, and a lint screen’s weakness is chewing gum. Sometimes children leave gum in the pockets of their clothes. You can probably guess where the gum ends up – not far from WD-40’s reach!
Cleaning Cookie Tin Rust
Having to fight the cookie tin lid just to get a treat has got to be the worst thing ever. No one should have to be in that situation. If you spray some WD-40 on the lid, just on the part where it closes, you can save yourself a whole lot of frustration. However, make sure you don’t get the WD-40 on the cookies. You don’t want to find soggy inedible cookies when you open the can, right?
Fighting Off Mildew
Wooden furniture placed outdoors start to rot once the wet weather comes. Fight this by spraying your wooden furniture’s legs and tops with WD-40. You won’t need to worry about a mildew infestation there this winter. Pretty useful information.
Getting Silly Putty Out Of Furniture
Oh, bless children. The little ones play everywhere, and a lot of silly putty comes with that wonderful playing. If you have tried to clean the stuff up, you’ll know that it’s really stubborn! Now imagine it getting on your sofas! You’ll need to spritz a little WD-40 on a rag and lightly scrub it down.
Cleaning Piano Keys
What do you think of a dirty-looking piano? Some believe that the musical instrument gets character, but if you ask us, it just looks like someone neglected it for a long time. Give those keys the cleaning that they deserve. Spray WD-40 on a piece of cloth and wipe off the dirt.
Preventing Mildew Growth On Fountain
We understand that not everybody has a fountain in the house, but for those who do, this hack is for you. Fountains have water running all day, so it’s understandable if they collect mildew. However, that doesn’t mean we like mildew on fountains. What you can do is spray the fountain down with WD-40 when the water is off. Doing this will help you prevent things from growing there.
Removing Smoke Stains
At a romantic dinner, candles set the mood. However, when the candles go out and the lights come on, stains are sometimes left by the trail of smoke that candles let go. If you have tried using soap and water to remove the marks, you’d know that it doesn’t really do anything. WD-40 does a lot more, of course!