Below you'll find 10+ WD-40 uses throughout your home, as a household remedy for cleaning, stain removal and more.
When my Dad stocked a tool box for me, for my very first apartment when I moved out on my own, he made sure to add a can of WD 40. When I asked him what it was for, he answered, "this little can can do all kinds of things."
And you know, he was absolutely right. Below I've listed quite a few uses for this product, plus there's a round up of even more uses from around the site, below that!
My hope is that after reviewing all these ways it can be used around your home, you'll be convinced to get a can for your tool kit as well!
Just about every parent faces that moment when their child takes a crayon not just to the coloring book, but to the walls in their home.
A bit of WD-40 on a cloth, with some elbow grease, will quickly remove the markings. Then you can wipe the area with a cloth and cleanser to remove any residual WD-40.
You can get more tips for crayon removal from walls here.
In addition, you can get more tips for cleaning walls here.
Don't resort to razor blades or your fingernails to try to remove stickers, decals, and bumper stickers from items.
Instead, add just a spritz of WD-40, wait a few seconds, and them easily peel away the sticker or decal without leaving any sticky residue or half of the sticker behind.
Doing it the easy way, with WD-40, keeps you from getting aggravated, and also from damaging whatever the items is by accidentally scratching it.
Check out more adhesive removal products reviews here.
Zippers on pants, jackets or even boots can all get stuck. A quick spray of WD-40 will loosen the zipper up in no time, and make it easy to move up and down as needed.
You can get more tips and ideas for how to unstick a zipper here.
Have you ever noticed those black scuff marks on your vinyl or tile flooring, often caused by someone's shoes with black soles, tar, or even from rough use and abuse of your flooring?
Instead of scrubbing so hard spray a small amount of WD-40 and the scuff marks will be removed much more easily.
Caution: WD-40 can make the floor a bit slick though, so first try to use as little as possible to remove the scuffs, and then clean the area well to remove any WD-40 residue so you don't have any slick spots.
As I mentioned above, you can remove entire stickers and decals from hard surfaces using WD-40 so you don't end up with half a sticker that is permanently stuck to something.
But it can also help you if you already tried to remove the sticker, and that sticker, or other tape, like masking tape, duct tape or packing tape, has left behind a sticky or tacky residue on the surface where it used to be.
Squirt just a small amount of WD-40 on the surface where that stickiness and tape residue are located, and wipe until the residue is removed and you're again left with a clean, smooth and non-sticky surface.
Or someone carelessly throws gum onto the ground and you step on it. Uggghh.
When you get gum on any of these surfaces you can stop the stickiness and remove it with a spray of WD-40. It gets rid of the stickiness, so it doesn't cling to the surface, and can be removed.
You can see a round up of tips for chewing gum removal from a variety of surfaces at the link.
Everyone's gone to the cabinet to get a glass at some point and found that two glasses that have been stacked together are stuck together. You've got to be careful how you try to pull them apart to make sure they don't break.
One simple way to loosen them up easily is to squirt just a little WD-40 where they're sticking together, give it a few moments to work it's way down into the area and they'll slide right apart.
Make sure to thoroughly wash the glasses afterward to remove any residue from the product before you drink from either of them again.
Sometimes you have to disassemble a bicycle, piece of furniture or other item that has some rusting screws, bolts or nuts.
The classic use for WD-40 will come in handy here, to help grease those items and make it easier to get them loose. Trust me, your hands, the tool you're using, and the item you're working on will all thank you!
We've all made a mistake with the super glue, or another strong adhesive, and ended up with sticky or stuck together fingers.
A spray of WD-40 is just what you need to remove glue from skin with ease.
Finally, when shoveling snow you can keep the snow sliding easily off the shovel with each pass, instead of sticking onto it making it more difficult and the shovel more heavy, by spraying WD-40 on the blade before you begin.
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Crayon Stain Removal From Multiple Surfaces
Remove Ink Stains From Carpet
Removing Crayon On Concrete Or Brick
Remove Gum On Shoe
Crayon Removal From Wood Floors & Furniture
Remove Sticky Residue From Bounce Dryer Bar From Dryer Drum
Polishing Stainless Steel After Damaged By Easy Off Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner
Removed Melted Crayon From Car Upholstery
Reactivate Old Or Dried Oil Stains To Get Out The Spot
Clean & Shine Stainless Steel Appliances
Remove Grease & Asphalt Stains
Removed Wite-Out From Floor
Remove Tar From Carpet
In addition, check out this article rounding up reader tips for evem more uses for WD40 around your home.
Do you have more uses for this product you'd like to share?
It can be for things like lubricating squeaky door hinges, loosening stuck or rusty bolts, removing grease from tools, and even removing gum, rubber cement and sticker adhesive from surfaces, or something completely new. As we're learning, the sky's the limit for this stuff!
You can skip down to share your uses below.
The best uses and tips will be featured on the site, like the uses already listed above.
I'm always looking for more helpful household hints, and unusual uses for everyday items in our homes.
Share your tips and ideas below. Remember, photographs are not required, but they are encouraged, especially if helps us understand your use or tip.
Click the links below to see WD 40 uses for around the home which have already been submitted by others.
Feel free to comment on any of these submissions to tell us whether you use the product in a similar way, or about any other thoughts you have.
Uses For WD40 Around Your Home
Below I've gathered lots of uses for WD40, that have been sent in as tips from readers. Interestingly, many of these uses aren't for the common …
How To Remove Crayon Stain Using WD-40
A good way to remove a crayon stain and marks from a variety of surfaces is to use WD-40. Normally you think of WD-40 as the substance you spray onto …
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