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Brilliant Ways To Use WD 40

You are all familiar with WD 40 for loosening bolts and stopping squeaky doors, but did you know there are many other useful ways to use WD 40 inside and outside your home? I myself have used it to remove crayons off the walls, but here are some more uses you may not even imagined.


Keep Spiders Away

Do you have a fear of spiders? Then just spray some WD-40 on places where spiders and other insects can get in, such as windowsills and door frames. It will keep the spiders and other bugs out.


Removes Gum From Hair

Remove Chewing Gum


Don’t have peanut butter? Next time your child gets bubble gum stuck in their hair, spray it with some WD-40 then comb it out and rinse thoroughly. No more gum!

Poop On The Bottom Of Your Shoes!

Get Poop Off Your Shoe


Have you ever been out and about and stepped on some animal poop? Oh, it’s so messy and hard to clean it from the bottom of your shoes/boots! Yuck! All you have to do is spray some WD-40 on the sole of your shoe and use an old toothbrush to clean the poop out of the crevices. Rinse with cold water and your shoes will be as good as new. Terrific!

Keeping The Squirrels Out Of Your Bird Feeders

Keep Squirrels Away from Bird Feeders

It seems to always happen. You fill your birdfeeder, and ready for your winged friends, you look outside, and the  squirrels get into it and eat all the seeds. The birds never seem to have a chance. What can you do??? Next time you fill up the feeder, just spray a good coat of WD-40 on top of the feeder and those rodents will slip right off.

Remove Super Glue From Fingers

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I have done this so many times. I will be working on a project, and gently squeeze the tube of super glue, and somehow I get some of it onto my fingers. Now they are stuck together. What to do? Spray some WD 40 on the area, and rub your hands together and it will come off!

Help! My Ring Won’t Come Off My Finger!

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Sometimes our fingers get swollen and then it is so hard to get your ring off your finger. So if your ring is too tight, just spray a little WD 40 and it will slide right off!

Help, My Zipper Is Stuck!

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Do you have a zipper that is stuck? Well no worries, just spray a little WD 40 on the zipper, and move up and down a few times, and it won’t stick anymore!

Remove Those Nasty Scuff Marks

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If you just can’t seem to remove the scuff marks from the floor, try spraying some WD-40 on the marks and then wipe them away. The lubricant shouldn’t harm the floor, but test in an inconspicuous place if you’re concerned.
Removes Sticky Residue

Get Rid of Sticky Residue

Now this one I have used so many times! Remove the residue left behind by stickers, tape and labels Just spray with WD-40, wait about a minute then wipe the residue away with a cloth.

Remove a Paint Smudge

Remove a Paint Smudge

Your in a parking lot and find a paint smudge on your car. Maybe from a rogue shopping cart. Spray the area with WD-40 and wipe with a clean rag. It will remove the smudge.

Oil Spots On Garage Floor

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If you have a oil spot on your garage floor or the driveway, all you have to do is give the spot a good coat with the WD 40 and then hose it down. The Spot should disappear once the water dries. I am going to try this myself! You can use sawdust or sand on a fresh spill to soak it up too!

Kill Weeds

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Some gardeners will tell you WD-40 works great as a weed killer. Try using it on thistle—which should wither and die, and allow you to then pull it out, root and all, so it doesn’t return to your yard.

Remove Lime Stains in Toilet

Clean the Toilet


Did you know you can remove lime stains from the toilet bowl by spraying in some WD 40, then just scrub with a toilet brush and flush.
Remove Hair Dye Stains
Remove Hair Dye Stains
Did you know that if you color your hair at home, and you can get some of the dye on a towel, all you have to do is just spray some WD-40 on the stain and rub it in. Then toss the towel in the washer and run on a hot cycle.

Easy and Quick Way to Lube Diverter in Tub

Hard Water. Over time it builds up deposits in our plumbing. When your tub spout diverter clogs, use WD-40 with its spray nozzle curved up the spout to the diverter valve. A couple of sprays gets things loosened up and working again.

Keeps Your Car Locks from Freezing

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If an ice storm is in your forecast, spray some WD-40 in the locks of your car. It will prevent water from seeping in and freezing the locks.

Stuck LEGOs

Free Stuck LEGOs

Okay, so some of the legos are stuck so tightly together, you can’t get them free. Just spray a little bit of WD 40 on the pieces and they will come apart easily.

Removes Crayon and Marker from Walls

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I have used this many times on my walls to remove my boys ‘art’ from the walls. Just spray on some WD-40 on the wall and then wipe off the crayon or marker with a clean rag. If you have wallpaper, do a quick test first.

Remove Grease

Remove Grease

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Guys, don’t get grease all over the bathroom sink, spray some WD-40 on your hands as soon as you’re done working on your car. Rub them together and then wipe with a paper towel and follow with some soap and water.

Removes Paint From Leather

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So your painting and some paint gets on your leather couch! Oh No! All you have to do is spray the spot with the WD 40 and wipe with a clean cloth. The paint will be gone!

I would love to hear all your ideas on uses with WD 40. Have a Beautiful Day!!! USA, LLC 

22 thoughts on “Brilliant Ways To Use WD 40”

  1. I just brought a can to use on my door knob and was thinking I should have gotten the small can. Didn’t know it was so useful. Thanks for the post


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