WD-40 is one of those things every home should carry. And even though we mainly use it when our door is squeaky, WD-40 can be used in a ton of cases. In fact, in WD-40’s website there’s a list of 2000+ uses of the product submitted by end-users, people like you and me.
In this article, we’ve gathered the 12 most amazing uses of this magical product you most probably didn’t think of:
12. SEPARATE STUCK GLASSWARE AND RINGS
Squirt some WD-40 on stuck glasses, wait a few seconds for it to work its way down, and then gently pull the glasses apart. Done! Your glasses are now separated! It works the same way with a stuck ring; simply burst some WD-40 and the ring will slide right off.
11. EXTERMINATE COCKROACHES
Spraying a small amount of WD-40 on cockroaches will instantly kill them. But, it can also work for prevention. Spray WD-40 on windowsills and door frames to keep insects and spiders out of your home.
10. REMOVE CHEWING GUM FROM HAIR
You somehow managed to get chewing gum on your hair? Don’t panic. Just spray with WD-40, and the gum will comb out more easily than you think.
9. REMOVE STICKERS FROM GLASS
WD-40 causes adhesive to lose its stickiness. Simple spray it on the sticker and glass, wait for a few minutes, and use a no-scratch spatula to remove the sticker. As simple as that.
8. CLEAN CARPET STAINS
Spray the stain with WD-40, wait for a minute, and then use a sponge with warm, soapy water. Repeat the process until the stain is completely gone.
7. PROTECT YOUR CAR GRILLE FROM DEAD BUGS
Yeap, you’ve read that right. Spray some WD-40 on your car’s grille and hood and most of the bugs will slide right off.
6. REMOVE “PAINT RUB” FROM ANOTHER CAR
You know the drill. You parked your car in a parking lot only to return and find someone’s else’s paint scratch into your car. Don’t worry! To remove these paint-rub stains, spray the affected area with WD-40, wait a few seconds, and wipe with a clean rag. Done.
5. CLEAN DRIED GLUE
Want to remove dried glue from any hard surface? Spray WD-40 and wipe clean with a clean cloth.
4. PREVENT SNOW FROM STICKING ON WINDOWS
Spray WD-40 on the outside of your windows before the snow starts and the snow won’t stick.
3. LOOSEN ZIPPERS
Is you zipper kind of stubborn? Just spray WD-40 on it and pull the zipper up and down in order to distribute the lubricant evenly over all the teeth. Done!
2. MAKE YOUR SHOES WATERPROOF
Want to make your boots or shoes waterproof? Just give them a coating of WD-40 and it will act as a barrier so that water won’t be able to penetrate the material.
1. REMOVE CRAYON MARKS FROM WALLS
Simply spray some WD-40 onto the crayon marks on the wall and wipe off with a clean rag. WD-40 will not damage the paint but the crayon marks will be forever gone!