When you see that iconic yellow and blue can, you automatically think of using WD-40 to protect metal from rust or making stuck things unstuck. However, WD-40 can be used to remove grease and grime, get crayon off the walls, and even get gum out of hair.
There are lots of ways WD-40 can be used around the home. Here are some of the most useful WD-40 hacks.
1) Splinter Free Wooden Handles
When your tools get older sometimes they can splinter off. To prevent your hands from getting pricked just rub a WD-40 into the wood. It will protect the handle from rotting and splintering.
2) Loosen a Ring
Squirt a little bit of WD-40 on your finger to help slide a stuck ring off.
3) Stuck Zipper
WD-40 will help get your stubborn zipper unstuck and will make it slide easier. Spray it on your zipper and try to shimmy it up and down to let the WD-40 lubricate the zipper and distribute it evenly.
4) Remove Gum From Hair
You should be able to pull gum out of hair with ease after spraying it with WD-40. Make sure you avoid the eyes and spray in a well-ventilated area.
5) Get Rid of Strong Glue
Are your fingers stuck together with super glue? Spray some WD-40 on it and rub your fingers together until it goes away. You can also use it to remove glue from unwanted surfaces.
6) Remove Dog Poo
You’ll never have to scrape dog crap out of your shoes ever again. Just spray some WD-40 on the bottom of your shoes and rinse it with water. The dog poo will slide ride off.
7) Remove Tar and Stubborn Scuff Marks
Remove tar and stubborn scuff marks from hard-surfaced floors by spraying it with WD-40 and scrubbing.
8) Prevent Wasp Nests
Spray WD-40 where wasps build their nests in the springtime. This will prevent them from building when the weather gets warmer.
9) Get Rid of Tea Stains
If your countertop has become stained with tea, you can spray some WD-40 on it and wipe it away with a sponge to remove the stain.
10) Prevent Snow Buildup
If you don’t want snow to build up on the windows of your home or car, try spraying a little bit of WD-40 on the outside of your window before it snows to prevent it from sticking.
11) Clean Toilet Bowl
Spraying WD-40 into your toilet bowl and wipe it down with a toilet brush to get rid of gunk and lime buildup.
12) Clean a License Plate
Remove rust from a license plate by spraying it with WD-40 and wiping it with a rag. This will make it look like new.
13) Winterproof Shoes
Coat your shoes or boots with some WD-40 to prevent water from getting in. This will also remove salt stains. Spray your shoes with WD-40 and wipe with a clean rag to get rid of the stains.
14) Wipe Away Crayon
Spray some WD-40 onto crayon that was drawn on walls, table surfaces or even your TV screen. It will wipe away with ease.
15) Remove Stickers
Spray some WD-40 on a stubborn sticker or price tag and rub the sticker off.