WD-40: 11+ Amazing Uses You Didn’t See Coming

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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, because 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 then 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, because the wall seems 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 those 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, then 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.


Removes Labels


If you’ve bought something and it has the price tag that won’t come off and is leaving the residue, then 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 such 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.


Stuck Zippers

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!

Carpet Stains

WD-40 is a magnificent stain remover. Even on your carpet. Little one got ahold 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 then be easy to remove.

Removes Lipstick

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

Coffee, tea, and kool-aid 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.

Toilet Stains

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:

Eliminates static on volume and tuning control knobs

Helps join plastic shelving to make disassembly easier

Penetrates and frees stuck toilet shutoff valve

Helps prevent rust on hide-a-key containers

Use to loosen rusty nuts and screws, clean garden tools

Shines leaves of artificial houseplants

Shines shower doors

WD-40 Lubricates As Well:

small rolling toys

hinge on pruning shears

screws on lawn furniture

hydraulic rams on slide out of 5th wheel

gate locks

moving parts on playground equipment

kitchen sink handheld spray nozzle

folding parts of ironing board

external pivots on lawnmowers

screen channels upon installation of rubber bead

W-D 40 Also Keeps:

wicker chairs from squeaking

garden tools rust-free

metal wind chimes rust-free

snow from sticking to shovel

hose ends from corroding

garden plant cages bright and rust free

sewing needles from rusting

metal wire screens rust free

trigger on glue gun from sticking

blades from rusting on garden plow

WD-40 Does Even More to Clean:

piano keys

patio door glide strip

fiberglass bathtubs

rust on oil tank exterior

bed of wheelbarrows


underside of cast iron skillets

lawn mower blades

antique kitchen tools

candle soot

residue on luggage handles

old muffin tins

pruning shears

gold-plated faucets

bottoms of pots and pans

vinyl garage doors

doggie doo from tennis shoes

medicine door latches

gold and brass lamps

bed frame

black streaks from hardwood floors

rust from wire shelves


metal figurines

mildew from refrigerator gasket

newspaper ink from tables

TV antenna

WD-40 Also Removes:

crayon from clothes dryer (make sure to unplug dryer first)

scuff marks from ceramic tile floor

water spots from mirrors

crayon from walls

tea stains from countertops

crayon from wallpaper

crayon from carpetc

tape marks from the wall where posters hung

coffee stains on floor tiles

crayon from plastic

decals from bathtubs

old cellophane tape

crayon from shoes

crayon from toys

ink from carpet

marks from floors left by chair feet

crayon from chalkboards

ink from blue jeans

petroleum stains from clothing

Kool-Aid stains from carpet and fabric

gunk from plastic dish-drainer

rust from curtain rods

adhesive from precious china

gunk when replacing old faucets

tomato stains from clothes

blue baked-on acrylic cover shields from acrylic windows

coffee stains from leather

ink stains from leather

rust from chair feet

adhesive price tag from shoe bottoms

paint from tile flooring

rust stains from bathroom tubs

rust stains from floor after mopping

gum from wallpaper

WD-40 Also Prevents:

rust on swamp cooler nuts

mildew growth on fountain

rust from forming on washing machines

damage on cooking burner

corrosion on copper parts of fountain

WD-40 Does Even More to Protect:

wrought iron from rust

electric pump on furnace

shower heads from rust

silver from blackening

inner machinery in toilet against corrosion

hand trowels from corrosion

patio door from sun damage

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 then let me know what you think!


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