WD-40 is an oil and water displacing spray, but it is also so much more than that. It might just be the one thing you simply should not live without. This magical elixir has so many ways it can be used that you probably never knew about. These are all the amazing things WD-40 can do.
We’ve all been there, we want to shine our best silver in honor of our guests. WD-40 can help bring out that shine with a simple spray and wipe down.
Separate Glasses Stuck Together
There’s nothing more frustrating than glasses that have attached themselves to one another. It seems like even your bodybuilder friend can’t separate them, but don’t worry, WD-40 is here to the rescue! Spray some in between the glasses and watch them easily come apart.
How frustrating is it when the zipper on your favorite bag or jeans gets stuck? Especially when it happens when we are in a rush! If you’ve got some WD-40, you can easily fix this by spraying some on the zipper and it will loosen up in no time.
White sneakers are definitely in style and don’t seem to be going out of fashion anytime soon. The only problem with these stylish kicks is how difficult it is to keep them bright and clean. WD-40 can come in handy, spraying just a bit will help you easily wipe away any dirt mucking up your shoes.
Removing Tar Stains
As you’ve probably started to notice, WD-40 is a great cleaning agent. The best part is that it cleans a wide variety of surfaces and items. Everyone has experienced getting unsightly tar on their car. Spraying some WD-40 will get that tar out easily and quickly.
Although watching snow falling when you’re indoors is a relaxing experience, once you need to start becoming mobile in the snow, it’s a lot less of a calming experience. Use WD-40 to easily defrost ice and snow from windows, be it on your car or even your house.
Have you ever need to cut something or open up a package only to find that your scissors simply won’t separate? By applying a bit of WD-40 between the blades, you’ll be able to easily unstick the blades apart and you’ll be back to using your scissors in no time.
Protecting Bird Feeders
Adding a bird feeder to your backyard is a wonderful idea until several non-bird creatures decide to come and take some of the food for themselves! You can spray some WD-40 on the edges of your bird feeder, which will make it too slippery for non-winged critter to hang on to.
It’s important to make sure to get a ring that fits your finger perfectly and won’t fall off easily. However, sometimes that means that it makes it q bit difficult to remove when needed. Don’t worry! This is another perfect case for WD-40. Spray some around your ring and easily slip it off.
Have you ever put on a brand new pair of shoes, excited as can be, only to realize you’ve already stepped in some gum that someone has carelessly tossed aside? It can be tricky to remove, but fear now, WD-40 is here to help. Easily remove stuck-on gum with a spray or two.
Remove Lipstick Stains
While it may mean that someone is interested in you, getting lipstick stains on your clothing is never fun, especially since it is pretty tough to get out. However, you can pre-treat the stain with some WD-40 to help get it out a bit faster.
Remove Crayon Stains
Sometimes kids’ creativity can mean a little bit of a mess around the house. This includes some crayon drawings on the wall. While you’re proud of their accomplishments, maybe it’s time to teach them about drawing on paper. In the meantime, use some WD-40 to easily scrub the crayon off the walls.
Cleaning Stained Wood
Nothing will ruin a nice wooden table more than stains, especially those rings coming from drinks placed on the table without coasters. Luckily, WD-40 can help clean these stains from the table. However, make sure you provide plenty of coasters next time!
Open Rusted Locks
Locks have many different uses, from locking up storage sheds in the backyard to sealing up our lockers are the gym. Nothing is worse than trying to open a lock that is sealed shut. Spraying a bit of WD-40 can help pry it open in a snap.
We’ve all placed a bumper sticker on our car that we eventually regret…don’t be embarrassed, it happens to the best of us! When the moment of clarity finally comes, use some WD-40 to help you peel off the sticker easily and without a hassle.
Unclog Shower Heads
Nothing ruins a great shower experience more than a blocked shower head. It’s pretty frustrating to have a shower with low pressure. Don’t worry, WD-40 can help here too! Clear up the clog by spraying some of the magic and experience the shower like it was meant to be experienced.
Clean The A/C Unit
The air conditioner is one of the most useful inventions of modern times. Without it, we’d truly be suffering come each summer season. Before installing a new A/C unit, make sure you clean it well with WD-40 in order to guarantee the freshest possible air possible.
Remove Water Stains
Glass shower doors are really an elegant addition to any bathroom. The only drawback is that stubborn stains accumulate pretty easily on the glass surface, which seem to never come out despite vigorous scrubbing. This is also a job for WD-40! Clean the doors with WD-40 to prevent these stubborn stains from happening.
Temporary Phone Screen Fix
Absolutely nothing is more heartbreaking than dropping your phone only to find that the screen has completely shattered. It’s seriously the worst! While you should definitely get your screen replaced, WD-40 is a great way to temporarily fix it and make it look better and usable until you can get a new one.
Clean The Fridge Gasket
You know that rubber on the fridge door that keeps the door sealed? Yeah, it’s actually called the fridge gasket. Now that you know, now we need to tell you that it’s time to clean it, because it’s probably very dirty right now. WD-40 can help you out with that gunk stuck in there.
One of the most underrated uses for WD-40 is probably one of the most surprising as well. Cockroaches can survive nearly everything, but spraying the house with WD-40 is a great way to repel bugs from entering your home. Watch out pests!
Remove Gum Out Of Hair
Getting gum stuck in your hair is definitely one of the most disgusting and frustrating experiences you can go through. The thing is, you may immediately turn to cutting it out of your hair, but that doesn’t have to be the solution. You can use WD-40 to help get it out, saving your precious locks in the process!
Clean A License Plate
When making a mental note of what you need to clean, your license plate most likely isn’t at the top of that list. Heck, it probably doesn’t even make it to that list at all! But it is important to clean every once in a while, and WD-40 can help keep it squeaky clean.
Remove Super Glue
Super glue is one of the most useful inventions of our time. However, we all know that once you’ve super glued something, it’s quite difficult to get that super glue off. WD-40 can come in handy in these situations too and can help un-glue pretty much anything.
Clean Guitar Strings
Every guitarist knows how important it is to keep your guitar in pristine condition. Part of guitar maintenance includes routine cleaning, and one of the most important parts of the guitar to clean is its strings. Use WD-40 to gently clean the guitar strings with a cloth.
Prevent Splinters On Brooms & Rakes
This isn’t a well known fact, but it’s true, WD-40 can also be used as a varnish. You can prevent splinters and damage on brooms and rakes by spraying some trusty WD-40 in order to prolong their lifetime.
Break In A Baseball Glove
One of the most exciting gifts in the world is a fresh baseball glove. However, breaking it in can be a challenge. Using WD-40, you can easily soften up the glove and be baseball-ready in half the time it would take to normally break the glove in.
Protect Leather Sofas
Leather sofas are a classic, but they do require quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep them in tip top shape, without any cracks. Using WD-40 in moderation can be quite effective to keep the sofa in good condition.
While this may come as a surprise and may seem counterintuitive, many fisherman have shared their secret to baiting fish successfully: WD-40! They claim that spraying fishing lures with the product helps attract more fish. We say it can’t hurt to try!
Clean The Grill
Cleaning a grill after a big cookout can be quite the task to accomplish. The burnt on grime can be tricky to clean up, but WD-40 can definitely help you out with this one too. Spray it onto the grill and wipe the grease and dirt away easily.
Separate Stuck Legos
Legos are the favorite toy of many children. However, one of the most frustrating things about legos is that they get stuck together and seem almost impossible to separate. Some WD-40 can help right out and separate these little pieces in a snap!
Separate Flower Pots
Are you sensing a theme here yet? Yes, separating flower pots that are stuck together can be very tough, but our trusty WD-40 is here to help once again. Spray some in between and separate the flower pots without damaging them at all.
Sometimes, digging into the ground can be much more difficult than expected. By spraying WD-40 directly onto the shovel, you can simplify the job instantly and watch as the shovel digs into the ground with ease.
Clean Coffee & Tea Stains
Drinking tea and coffee are one of the best things in life, which is why they’re such a vital part of nearly every single culture. However, we can all agree that the stains that they leave behind are quite annoying. WD-40 can help clean up the mess easily and with no fuss.
Clean Fake Plants
For those of us without a green thumb, fake plants are the perfect solution for some decor to brighten up our space. However, even though they’re fake, it doesn’t mean that they should be neglected. Clean and shine these plastic plants in a pinch with some WD-40.
Remove Ink Stains
Ink stains are notorious for being some of the most stubborn and clothing-killer stains out there. While sometimes it is too late to save an item of clothing, WD-40 can help save many fabrics with a spray and a rinse. Try it out next time you find yourself with an ink stain.
Clean Unwanted Dog Waste
Ah, the great outdoors! There’s nothing like a nice walk in the fresh air–except when you accidentally step in something smelly…we’ve all been there. Luckily, WD-40 can help remove that unwanted stuff simply and easily. Next time though, try to watch your step!
We often forget to clean the items we use to groom ourselves with. Case and point, when was the last time you cleaned your hairbrush? Spray some WD-40 onto your brush and soak it in some water to easily get all those dead hairs out of it. You’ll thank us later.
There’s nothing more upsetting than thinking your shoes are waterproof, confidently stepping into a giant puddle, only to find out that you are sorely mistaken. Avoid this situation by waterproofing your shoes with our handy WD-40! You can also waterproof your coat and hat with it as well.
Clean Toothpaste Stains
Toothpaste stains on the sink are quite nasty. We are all guilty of leaving these on the sink for far too long, but that’s no excuse. With the help of WD-40, easily wipe away these gross stains from your sink and keep your bathroom nice and clean.
Clean Bug Splatters
There’s nothing less exciting than having to clean a bug that’s flown to its demise onto your car, leaving quite the splattered mess in its wake. While it can be challenging to clean it off, this process becomes much easier if you spray WD-40 onto the mess. Simply wipe away the mess and it’s all gone!
Clean Bathroom Tiles
Speaking of gross things, the dirt and mildew that tends to accumulate on bathroom tiles is some of the least pleasant stuff on earth. It’s important to clean this mess before it gets out of hand, and WD-40 can help simplify the cleanup process.
Silence The Squeak
We all have heard it, the squeak of brand new shoes. It’s annoying enough to wear off the excitement of new shoes for sure. Spray some WD-40 on the bottom of your shoes to avoid this annoying sound, everyone around will thank you as well.
Prevent Snow Buildup
Snow buildup on windows is not only annoying to clean up, but can also cause some damage to your windows. Did you know you could prevent this buildup altogether buy spraying your windows with WD-40 before the snow arrives? Try it out next winter.
We already know that WD-40 can help prevent bugs from entering our homes, but did you know you could also prevent wasps around your deck and the rest of the house? Spray some around the areas you typically see them, and forget your worries.
Tone Down The Polyurethane Shine
While adding a polyurethane shine is something many people do to create a nice effect on their wooden floors, sometimes too much shine can end up looking pretty bad. You can tone down the shine by spraying the floor with WD-40 and spreading it around with a rag.
Prosthetics are a wonderful invention that have helped millions of people around the world. But sometimes they can make situations a little difficult when they give some trouble during removal. WD-40 can ease this difficulty.
Remove Dried Glue
Few things are as frustrating as finding some dried on glue residue. However, you don’t need to stress out, because with a few sprays of WD-40, you can easily wipe away the residue without damaging the surface. Another great use for our favorite product!
Grease is really one of the most frustrating things to come in contact with, because it is so difficult to clean. If you’ve tried washing it off with soap and water, you’ll know that doesn’t help much. However, WD-40 can help easily de-grease, just make sure you thoroughly wash your hands afterwards.
Clean Carpet Stains
One of the most upsetting things is finding a giant stain on your carpet, especially when you’re not sure where it came from and how you’re supposed to clean it up. Don’t worry, this is another job that WD-40 can take care of!
Remove Tomato Stains
We all love tomatoes and the many wonderful dishes they can provide. However, they are truly one of the messiest fruits/vegetables (we’re not here to debate!) out there. But yes, that’s right– WD-40 helps with tomato stains as well!
Clean The Fridge
Sometimes we keep our fridge in perfect condition. Other times, we let things get a little out of hand, and things can really get crazy in there. Spilled food gets caked into shelves and can really smell up a fridge. You know what can help eliminate those messes? That’s right, good ol’ WD-40!
Pre Wash Treatment For Blood Stains
It seems like every time we wear light colored clothing, we’re all magnets for dirt and spills. The same goes for skinned knees and elbows, which always happen when we’re wearing white! We all know how frustrating it is to get a blood stain on our favorite pants, but did you know that WD-40 can be used as a pre-wash treatment in order to save your clothes?
Clean Off Old Wax
Part of being an avid snowboarder or surfer means having to maintain your board properly. Regular maintenance includes waxing the board, but part of that also includes cleaning off previously applied wax. WD-40 can help get every last bit off of old wax that may cling stubbornly onto your boards.
Prevent Boat Corrosion
As Rachel Green’s father on Friends let us all know, rust is like cancer for a boat. Corrosion is really the greatest enemy for any boat, and it is important to take steps in order to prevent it from happening. WD-40 is a great tool to use as a preventative measure in order to make sure your boat doesn’t fall victim to damaging corrosion.
De-Barnacle Your Boat
While we’re on the topic of boats, another nuisance that can plague our boats is barnacles. While these are a classic addition to many pirate ships, in reality, they are pretty unwanted additions to your boat. With the help of WD-40 and a scraping tool, you can easily get rid of these pesky barnacles.
Protect Golf Clubs
Anyone who enjoys golf, whether as a casual hobby or as a weekly pastime, is aware of the importance of keeping your golf clubs in tip top condition. While we’re sure there are plenty of cleaning products specifically designed for golf clubs, you may not need to spend that extra money, since WD-40 can help you get the job done just as well.
Loosen Spark Plugs
One of the most frustrating things to deal with is spark plugs that get stuck. Removing these damaged plugs can really become an annoying task to deal with. However, with some application of WD-40, getting those stubborn spark plugs un-stuck will become a whole lot less frustrating.
Clean Old Saws
Saws are certainly one of the most useful and versatile tools that can occupy our toolshed. However, they have a tendency to get dirty pretty quickly. This dust and dirt can accumulate and make your tasks more difficult than they need to be. Use some WD-40 to clean things up before things get really bad!
Prevent Wicker Noise
There’s nothing quite like sprucing up an outdoor space with beautiful wicker furniture. The only drawback is when wicker makes annoying creaking sounds while sitting on it. While there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with this, you can quiet down the creaks with a couple of sprays of WD-40.
De-Squeak Toy Car Wheels
Speaking of annoying squeaks, any parent will be able to relate to this one. While your child’s favorite toy car can provide endless hours of entertainment, it can also cause hours of headaches if its wheels are squeaky. Luckily, these squeaks can be easily silenced with a bit of WD-40 sprays.
Clean Sliding Doors Sliding Strip
Sliding doors are a beautiful addition to the home that provide extra natural light and easy access to the outdoors. However, have you ever struggled with a tug-o-war battle with a sliding door? It can get pretty frustrating. You can help ease up a stuck sliding door by spraying some on the sliding strip and slowly un-sticking the door.
Prevent Wind Chime Rust
Wind chimes are a lovely addition to your backyard, porch, or entryway. However, their charm may fade away as they tend to rust up. You can prevent this from happening by spraying new wind chimes with WD-40 before each rainy season and ensure that your wind chimes stay beautiful year-round.
Putting together plastic shelves or drawers is not usually a difficult task to handle. However, when it comes to taking them apart, this can be an entirely different story. This is especially true with older shelves. To avoid difficult in disassembling, spray WD-40 between the pieces that come together so you can easily take them apart later.
Clean Fiberglass Bathtubs
Few things in life are as relaxing as taking a nice, long bath at the end of a stressful day. However, nothing will put a damper on your bath more than dirty stains that accumulate in the tubs over time. Clean up these tough spots with the help of WD-40 and avoid any future messes with regular maintenance.
Clean & Prevent Wheelbarrow Rust
Wheelbarrows are an extremely useful tool to have in your shed when it comes to maintaining a yard. Keeping them in good shape is important in order to maintain the wheelbarrow’s longevity. WD-40 can come in handy when you want to keep your wheelbarrow clean and rust free.
Remove Tape Marks
Sometimes putting things up that aren’t framed requires tape. Think: taping posters to your bedroom walls, putting up flyers around a city, etc. The only drawback is when you have to start removing the tap, which leaves behind tape marks and gunk. Use WD-40 to wipe away the mess quickly and easily.
Maintain Swings & Playground Sets
Adding a swing set and playground are a wonderful way for kids to stay active and enjoy time outside. What’s less than optimal is a playground set that creaks and squeaks. To prevent and alleviate these annoying noises, apply some of our trusty WD-40 on the areas that make the noise.
While ashtrays are not exactly known for being the cleanest of all household items, it is still important to keep them as clean as possible, especially after each use. You may have noticed that it gets pretty hard to clean sometimes. In order to avoid this, next time you have a new ashtray, spray it with WD-40 to make your life easier while cleaning it.
Maintain Lawnmower Blades
It goes without saying, but lawnmowers don’t come cheap. Since they’re quite the investment, it’s important to maintain them properly and keep them clean. Use WD-40 to clean the blades and keep them in top shape, and you’ll ensure many years of good use from your lawnmower.
Remove Chair Marks
Something that is often unavoidable is leaving behind marks on the floor, whether it be from moving chairs or other kinds of furniture. WD-40 will help you out here, too! Wipe down these marks with the product and make sure to wipe all residue well in order to avoiding any slipping.
De-Gunk Luggage Handles
Part of traveling includes attaching luggage stickers in order for the airport to keep track of our belongings. We’ve all experienced the unpleasant feeling of removing these labels and getting sticky residue on our hands and luggage. An easy way to quickly wipe away the gunk with with the help of some WD-40!
Remove Stickers From Plates
It’s always exciting to buy a new dish ware set, whether it’s the first time you’re buying a set for your home or you’re simply updating your set. The only frustrating thing to deal with is removing all the stickers from the bottom of the dishes! In order to avoid leaving behind a sticky residue, use WD-40 to help the stickers easily peel off.
Bust Dust From Mosquito Screens
Being able to open windows in order to let fresh air in is a very important part of owning a home. However, it’s equally important to have a screen in order to prevent unwanted flying creatures from infiltrating your home. Keep these screens dust free, wipe them down with WD-40 and keep your home both mosquito and dust free.
Polish Brass & Gold Lamps
While keeping your brass and golden lamps polished won’t help you summon a genie, you can at the very least be pleased with how lovely they look! Keep these trinkets shiny and dust-free by wiping them down with WD-40 and a soft cloth.
Fix Folding Chairs & Ironing Boards
There’s almost nothing more annoying to deal with than a folding chair or ironing board that simply won’t unfold due to old and rusty joints. Once again, WD-40 can help make your life much easier. Spray some directly onto the joints in order to loosen up the metal joints and resume life as normal.
Restore Metal Figurines
Metal figurines can be a lovely addition to liven up your home’s decor. The only drawback is their tendency to get a bit rusty. In order to prevent this, make sure to keep them properly cleaned and maintained with a good spray of WD-40 every once in a while.
Enhance TV Signal
While most people have moved on in the digital age, for those of you still clinging on to a TV with antennae, you have to make sure to keep them in good condition in order to keep getting a clear picture signal for your TV shows. Wiping them with WD-40 and a cloth will help keep things in order.
Do you have a problem with critters around the house? While most of the time they’re harmless, sometimes they can get into your trash and cause huge messes. To prevent this from happening, you can spray WD-40 onto the top and sides of your trash cans, which will cause it to be slippery and harder for them to climb on and into.
Remove Oil Stains
Did you get an oil stain on your favorite shirt? Don’t despair! While oil is one of the more difficult stains to deal with, you definitely don’t have to give up and throw it out. Try spraying it with WD-40 in order to salvage it, as WD-40 can help remove oil from many different textiles.
Clear Clogged Drains
Dealing with a clogged drain really can be one of the most frustrating inconveniences, as the sink is something we use pretty much every single day. While this is super annoying, WD-40 can be a simple fix for this issue. Spray some of the product and allow it to sit before watching your sink unclog before your eyes.
Good speakers can be a great long-term investment. As with everything valuable, proper maintenance and care will help extend years of the product’s life. You can help protect and maintain your speakers by wiping them down with dry cloth and a light spray, taking care to not overdo it.
Protect Car Doors
One of the most obviously crucial parts of your car is its doors, which need to stay in great shape in order to maximize safety as well as protection from weather. In order to prevent rain or snow from getting in, keep the rubber lining in good shape by spraying a coating of WD-40 on them.
Remove Gum From Lint Screen
The lint screen of your dryer is probably one of the best inventions out there. While it helps trap all the extraneous lint, it does get some more difficult things stuck to it once in a while. An example of this gum, which can actually be easily removed with a bit of WD-40!
Clean Cookie Tin Rust
Cookie tins have long been part of many family’s food traditions. How exciting is it to open up the lid and grab a fresh, delicious cookie? But what if you can’t wrestle that lid open? It must mean it’s time to add a little bit of WD-40 to the sides of the lid in order to keep it easy to open and prevent it from getting rusty.
Wooden furniture is a great addition to any backyard in order to maximize the outdoor space and is a great way to entertain outdoors. It’s also imperative to keep the wood protected from mildew, which can be done with some WD-40 sprays!
Removing Silly Putty From Furniture
Silly putty is a great toy to keep kids entertained and play while using their imaginations. However, many parents know the downfall of this fun toy: when it gets stuck to furniture. However, you don’t need to despair when this happens. A bit of WD-40, a rag, and some elbow grease will get it all out in no time.
Clean Piano Keys
Pianos are not only a fantastic instrument to have around, but can also serve as a beautiful piece of furniture as well. Who doesn’t want furniture that can produce lovely music? In order to keep your piano maintained and in top shape, you can clean the keys with the help of a little bit of WD-40.
Prevent Mildew On Fountains
Although not everyone might have a water fountain in their backyard, this is still applicable to any outdoor decor or furniture you may own. Due to consistent contact with water (whether from the fountain or rainwater), mildew is to be expected. However, spraying down with WD-40 can help prevent mildew growths.
Remove Smoke Stains
While there are plenty of different ways of getting smoke stains on walls, ranging from accidental fires, to harmless candles, either way, these are the type of stains you definitely want to get rid of. While soap and water won’t do the trick, adding a bit of WD-40 will help make this cleanup job a whole lot easier.