Unless you live under a rock, I am sure you’ve heard of and probably even used WD-40 at least once in your life. It has so many everyday uses that we use it for such as the car, cleaning and unsticking rusty metal, and the best one that probably everyone has used on: anything that makes annoying noises, like a squeaky door. You may not be aware but it has a multitude of other uses. This is the king of hacks! It’s not just for the squeaky door anymore. In fact, it has a multitude of other uses you probably aren’t aware of.
So to fill you in, here are some ingenious WD-40 uses that will be time savers for you. They are so simple and WD-40 so inexpensive, there’s no reason not to try! Check out these uses and let me know what you think.
Removes Crayon from Any Surface
So, I am sure we’ve all been there. Your little one, for reasons we’ll never know, left the coloring book or paper and decided the wall was better. At the time, you were horrified because your thought is how am I going to cover this? I need to buy paint and primer, right? Wrong! Simply use WD-40, sprayed directly to the wall (The Krazy Coupon Lady says only walls with a sheen. Matte or flat paint will stain!) and wipe away your child’s drawings.
Protect Glass Doors from Stains and Buildup
If you have glass showers doors, you need to know this amazing trick for keeping water stains and buildup on the doors.
Stuck On Chewing Gum
Again, pretty sure we’ve all had a gum issue one time or another. I’ve had the sticky gooey mess because someone spits their gum in the parking lot. Annoying, right?! Whether it’s on your carpet, pants, or shoes, stuck gum is seriously a pain. I didn’t know then, but I am saving us both future heartache by telling you that you can spray WD-40 directly onto the gum. Just let it set for a few minutes. Then it’ll pull the gum right off.
If you’ve bought something and it has the price tag that won’t come off and is leaving the residue, simply spray a little and WD-40 does the work for you. It’s also great if you like to reuse jars and want to get the labels off.
Swollen Fingers & Stuck Rings
Have you ever had the panic attack that your fingers were swollen and you could feel the rings tightening like a vice? I had an episode a couple Christmases ago where I could feel it and went to take the rings off and they would not budge. We were trying everything! We were so afraid I’d need to go to the ER and get them cut. If this ever happens to you, all it takes is a spray of WD-40. It does the work and the stuck ring will quickly slide off.
Have you ever been wearing something that the zipper got stuck? Oh the fear! I had a jacket on and was stuck. Luckily for me, it came unstuck. But if yours ever doesn’t unstick, or you feel it’s starting to get that way you can certainly head it off at the pass by simply a spray of WD-40. No more worries!
WD-40 is a magnificent stain remover. Even on your carpet. Little one got a hold of a pen and marked on the carpet? WD-40 to the rescue! Spray the stain with WD-40 and let it sit for few minutes. The stain will be easy to remove.
So you got lipstick on your favorite shirt, did ya? Yep, you guessed it…Just a spray of WD-40 will take that out!
Prevent Snow Buildup on Windows
Perfect for the winter season, this tip will definitely save your windows from snow buildup. Just spray WD-40 over the outside of your windows before the snow starts and the snow won’t stick. You can also try this hack for your car’s windows.
Remove Stains From Countertops
Coffe, tea, and koolaid or terrible on counters especially laminate. However, WD-40 is the remedy for that as well! Spray a little on the counter, wait a moment and wipe.
Seriously, is there anything that WD-40 can’t do?! Again, just spray it on the stains, wait for a few, and then use the toilet brush to wipe away.
Here Are Even More Uses:
Use to loosen rusty nuts and screws, clean garden tools
Cleans piano keys
Keeps wicker chairs from squeaking
Lubricates small rolling toys
Keeps garden tools rust-free
Cleans patio door glide strip
Removes crayon from clothes dryer (make sure to unplug dryer first)
Removes scuff marks from ceramic tile floor
Keeps metal wind chimes rust-free
Removes crayon from walls
Helps join plastic shelving to make disassembly easier
Removes water spots from mirrors
Lubricates hinge on pruning shears
Lubricates screws on lawn furniture
Lubricates hydraulic rams on slideout of 5th wheel
Cleans fiberglass bathtubs
Cleans and prevents rust on oil tank exterior
Cleans and protects bed of wheelbarrows
Prevents rust on swamp cooler nuts
Removes tea stains from countertops
Removes crayon from wallpaper
Lubricates gate locks
Removes crayon from carpet
Removes tape marks from the wall where posters hung
Shines leaves of artificial houseplants
Keeps snow from sticking to shovel
Removes coffee stains on floor tiles
Keeps hose ends from corroding
Lubricates moving parts on playground equipment
Removes crayon from plastic
Removes decals from bathtubs
Removes old cellophane tape
Removes crayon from shoes
Removes crayon from toys
Cleans and protects underside of cast iron skillets
Removes ink from carpet
Keeps garden plant cages bright and rust free
Cleans lawnmower blades
Cleans and protects antique kitchen tools
Prevents mildew growth on fountain
Removes marks from floors left by chair feet
Removes crayon from chalkboards
Eliminates static on volume and tuning control knobs
Cleans candle soot
Removes ink from blue jeans
Cleans residue on luggage handles
Cleans old muffin tins
Cleans and protects pruning shears
Cleans gold-plated faucets
Removes petroleum stains from clothing
Keeps sewing needles from rusting
Removes Kool-Aid stains from carpet and fabric
Removes gunk from plastic dish-drainer
Lubricates kitchen sink handheld spray nozzle
Removes rust from curtain rods
Removes adhesive from precious china
Cleans bottoms of pots and pans
Helps prevent rust on hide-a-key containers
Cleans vinyl garage doors
Cleans doggie doo from tennis shoes
Removes gunk when replacing old faucets
Cleans and protects medicine door latches
Protects wrought iron from rust
Removes tomato stains from clothes
Prevents rust from forming on washing machines
Keeps metal wire screens rust free
Removes blue baked-on acrylic cover shields from acrylic windows
Preventative maintenance on cooking burner
Removes coffee stains from leather
Protects electric pump on furnace
Removes ink stains from leather
Prevents corrosion on copper parts of fountain
Lubricates folding parts of ironing board
Removes rust from chair feet
Cleans and polishes gold and brass lamps
Removes adhesive price tag from shoe bottoms
Keeps trigger on glue gun from sticking
Cleans bed frame
Protects shower heads from rust
Protects silver from blackening
Lubricates external pivots on lawnmowers
Keeps blades from rusting on garden plow
Cleans black streaks from hardwood floors
Protects inner machinery in toilet against corrosion
Removes paint from tile flooring
Protects hand trowels from corrosion
Cleans and protects pitchforks
Lubricates screen channels upon installation of rubber bead
Removes rust stains from bathroom tubs
Cleans metal figurines
Shines shower doors
Protects patio door from sun damage
Cleans mildew from refrigerator gasket
Helps clean rust from wire shelves
Cleans newspaper ink from tables
Removes rust stains from floor after mopping
Cleans and protects TV antenna
Removes gum from wallpaper
Penetrates and frees stuck toilet shutoff valve
I feel like I should get a gunslinger belt. With WD-40 being my gun lol. Here I am to save the day…with WD-40. Why are we buying so many products if all we need is WD-40? This just made life that much easier. stubborn stains be gone!
Give these a try and let me know what you think!