Everyone Should Know These WD-40 Tricks

Published on 04/23/2019
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WD-40 is one thing that most of us have in our homes. However, most of us don’t know about all the genius tricks it can perform. So instead of settling for creaking doors and rusty nails, delve into the depths of WD-40’s brilliance!

Removing Rings

Although a ring is usually used to symbolize a permanent union, this does not mean you should never part with the piece of jewelry! If it is stuck on your finger, spray WD-40 on the ring and you will finally be able to take it off easily. No need to cut off your own finger!

Removing Rings

Removing Rings

Removing Gum

Ugh, how annoying is it to see people spitting their gum on the sidewalk? It is simply the worst. Talk about a lack of manners. In any case, WD-40 will effectively help you remove it from the bottom of your shoe.

Removing Gum

Removing Gum

Taking Out Lipstick Stains

Lipstick can definitely help you improve your looks, though it will be an eyesore if you leave some on your clothes. Lightly spray on a bit of WD-40 if you wish to remove it. Be careful not to spray excessively, however.

Taking Out Lipstick Stains

Taking Out Lipstick Stains

Cleaning Crayon Stains

Creative children are blessings but only if they stick to paper… If their artistry makes its way to your walls, it’s a different matter altogether. Fortunately, WD-40 can help you with that. Spritz on some WD-40 and your wall will soon be back to its natural appearance.

Cleaning Crayon Stains

Cleaning Crayon Stains

Clearing Stains From Wood

Coffee tables are highly susceptible to stains courtesy of mugs and glasses. It can be highly upsetting but there is no need to fret! Can you guess what can help you clean up that mess? We are sure you can figure out the answer to that question all by yourself!

Clearing Stains From Wood

Clearing Stains From Wood

Opening Rusty Locks

A reliable lock is good but what do you do when it remains locked even when you have the key? Don’t rush off to buy a new set right away. A rusty lock can be fixed easily with the use of WD-40. Trust us when we say it will open stuck locks!

Opening Rusty Locks

Opening Rusty Locks

Removing Stickers

When you are passionate about a cause, you can show your support for the advocacy by slapping on a sticker to your car bumper. However, when the time comes to sell your vehicle, those stickers won’t do you any favors. It is definitely a good thing you can peel them off by spraying on some WD-40!

Removing Stickers

Removing Stickers

Protecting Shower Heads

Were you ever so bored that you tried counting how many pores there are on the shower head? We doubt you have but if so, congratulations. If you were that observant, you might be the first to notice when some pores no longer let water pass through! Spray a little WD-40 on your shower head if you want to prevent clogging.

Protecting Shower Heads

Protecting Shower Heads

Keeping Your AC Clean

The next piece of advice will be useful for people who are in the pre-installation stage of their AC unit. Sorry, people who already have them in place. Anyway, it might be a good idea to lightly spritz WD-40 on the AC unit before installation. This will prevent the build-up of dust and other particles in the vents.

Keeping Your AC Clean

Keeping Your AC Clean

Cleaning Water Stains

Water stains on shower walls and mirrors can be extremely annoying. Sometimes, you are unlucky enough to be the victim of a filthy stain that would not budge regardless of how hard you scrub and rub. That would no longer be the case when you use WD-40!

Cleaning Water Stains

Cleaning Water Stains

Maintaining Fridge Gasket

Are you familiar with what a gasket is? Well, we’re sure you know what it is even if you don’t know what it is called. It’s the rubber object that creates the sucking sound when you shut your fridge! It helps keep the fridge frame and fridge door apart so it is no surprise that some nasty gunk gets stuck in there. You just need to attach a WD-40 nozzle, spray it, and then wipe away!

Maintaining Fridge Gasket

Maintaining Fridge Gasket

Exterminating Bugs

Apparently, cockroaches can make it through a nuclear explosion. However, do you think they can survive a WD-40 spraying? We’ll let you find out the answer for yourself. As a warning to all bugs, prepare to meet your newest enemy.

Exterminating Bugs

Exterminating Bugs

Getting Gum Out Of Hair

We have another gum dilemma up our sleeves! We all know that it is a pain to find gum in our hair. Don’t panic, however. Just get yourself a WD-40 bottle and begin to spray! Keep in mind that you should shut your eyes and mouth while you do it. After this, you can just tug the gum out of your hair.

Getting Gum Out Of Hair

Getting Gum Out Of Hair

Shining License Plates

All right, there might be some benefit in purposely keeping your license plates filthy but it’s simply not worth it. This is especially true since it is incredibly easy to simply use a dry cloth and WD-40 to bring the shine back to your license plates!

Shining License Plates

Shining License Plates

Removing Super Glue

We all know the reputation superglue has around here. Maybe it’s the superlative in the name that makes it so intimidating. Nonetheless, WD-40 can help you remove the all-powerful adhesive.

Removing Super Glue

Removing Super Glue

Protecting Guitar Strings

WD-40 can be used to clean guitar strings, though it also offers additional protection from damage! Here is what you need to know before anything else: spray WD-40 onto a cloth and wipe the strings by placing your thumb on one side and the rest of your fingers on the other side. Simply keep doing this in a sliding motion until you have everything covered.

Protecting Guitar Strings

Protecting Guitar Strings

Preventing Splinters

Not unlike varnish, WD-40 will help keep your brooms, mops, rakes, and other utensils strong and free from annoying splinters. As soon as you notice that these objects look a bit weary, just spray WD-40 and rub them to extend the longevity of your wooden tools!

Preventing Splinters

Preventing Splinters

Breaking In Baseball Gloves

A baseball glove is always a cause for celebration, though we have to say that breaking it in can be a bit of a hassle. Some turn to oils to soften it up, though WD-40 can help make the sturdy leather soften in no time. Your kid will be happier this way, we promise.

Breaking In Baseball Glove

Breaking In Baseball Glove

Preserving Leather Sofas

Basically, WD-40 is great for leather but do not forget to practice doing everything in moderation. Lightly spray WD-40 onto a cloth and then use it to wipe your leather armchair or sofa to keep it clean, shiny, and healthy!

Preserving Leather Sofas

Preserving Leather Sofas

Attracting Fish

That is right – we said ‘attracting fish’. There are fishermen out there who claim that spraying the lures with this spray helps them get a better catch! If your local fishing hole doesn’t have any restrictions about it, why not give it a shot?

Attracting Fish

Attracting Fish

WD-40 For Shining Your Silver

When we bring out our silver, we all it to be as shiny as our grandfather’s head! Anyone who thinks we are exaggerating is a fool! Now, did you know that WD-40 can help make your silver shine like never before? All you have to do is spray it, make circular motions using wipes, and sit back to enjoy your handiwork!

Shining Your Silver

Shining Your Silver

Separating Stuck Glasses

Last week, we were hosting some friends over and someone eventually suggested a round of shots. As the good hosts we were, we went to bring our shot glasses, only to find them stubbornly stuck to each other! One of our friends recommended spraying some WD-40 and so we did. Well, what do you know? It was a lifesaver because the shot glasses finally parted like water and oil!

Separating Stuck Glasses

Separating Stuck Glasses

Loosening Zippers

We all know that a stuck zipper is a problem that each and every one of us has gone through. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but this will likely happen again in the future. When it does happen, give it a small spray of WD-40 so that you can open and close it easily!

Loosening Zippers

Loosening Zippers

Shining Shoes

Fairly recently, neat white sneakers became an extremely popular trend again. Your pair might be gleaming white the moment you slip them on, though they are extremely vulnerable to dirt. It is generally not enough to scrub them using hot water and soap. However, you will see a world of difference when you spray some WD-40 and rub gently.

Shining Shoes

Shining Shoes

Cleaning Tar Stains

We have already talked about cleaning up simple dirt and stains – it is now time for something more challenging. We all know that tar can make your car look worse for wear. Can you guess who will come to your rescue during moments like this? It is WD-40, of course!

Cleaning Tar Stains

Cleaning Tar Stains

Defrosting Ice

Love or hate winter, you will still have to deal with frosty windows. It can be highly inconvenient for people who do not have the patience to scrub at the frost in the morning. Well, you know now that you can spray a little WD-40 and wipe it all away!

Defrosting Ice

Defrosting Ice

Oiling Scissors

There are things that we need to cut but our scissors simply won’t cut it. Pun intended! When this happens, you simply need to spray a bit of WD-40 to the center of the pair of scissors. Rest assured, you will enjoy cutting straight lines for a considerable amount of time after this!

Oiling Scissors

Oiling Scissors

Guarding Bird Feeders

Bird feeders are called bird feeders to indicate what animals should use it… Sadly, squirrels didn’t seem to get the memo. After all, they can’t read! Another thing they can’t do is to keep their balance on top of an oily and slippery surface. You know what to do.

Guarding Bird Feeders

Guarding Bird Feeders

Cleaning Your Grill

The grill is yet another annoying piece of household equipment to clean. All the gunk can be hard to scrub off, right? WD-40 can help you out, however. Just use it to spray the grill and scrub all the grease away with a wire brush. Obviously, do not do this when there is a fire raging!

Cleaning Your Grill

Cleaning Your Grill

Separating Lego

Lego is definitely a great toy for children (and adults!) of all ages but it can be difficult to rip off pieces that won’t come apart. It can be super frustrating, as a matter of fact. Now you know you can just spray some WD-40 to fix the problem!

Separating Lego

Separating Lego

Separating Flower Pots

This is pretty similar to the LEGO issue we just discussed. Flower pots tend to stick together and it can be hard to pull them apart. This problem won’t be on the list if WD-40 can’t help make it better! Spraying and separating them is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Separating Flower Pots

Separating Flower Pots

Digging Faster

We bet you are wondering how on earth WD-40 can make digging easier. If you plan on digging for whatever reason, you should first spray the spade or shovel with this lubricant. It will make the process smoother and you’ll feel like you are slicing into hot fudge!

Digging Faster

Digging Faster

Removing Tea Stains

The nasty tea stains on the sink and kitchen counter can make the entire place look like a dump! We bet you know what to do if you want to get rid of it! Spray, wipe, and enjoy!

Removing Tea Stains

Removing Tea Stains

Shining Plants

First of all, we want you to know that we are strictly talking about the plastic variety. Although they are meant to look fresh forever, time and dust can make them look awful. All you need to bring them back to life is to wipe them down with WD-40!

Shining Plants

Shining Plants

Removing Ink Stains

Our biggest pet peeve is when a ballpoint pen leaks while it is in your pocket. Blergh. Luckily, you can just spritz some WD-40 and it will be gone before you know it.

Removing Ink Stains

Removing Ink Stains

Cleaning Dog Poop

We all love dogs but let’s face it: there is never a good time to step on dog poop. It can also be a hassle to scrape it off your shoes! Some WD-40 spraying will help it fall right off, however.

Cleaning Dog Poop

Cleaning Dog Poop

Erasing Sticker Marks

We know that it’s been a while since they were in vogue but why did they ever put price tags and labels on the underside of DVDs and CDs? No matter. Just squirt a bit of WD-40 and wipe to take them off.

Erasing Sticker Marks

Erasing Sticker Marks

Pulling Hairs Out

First of all, we are not discussing how to pull your enemy’s hair. We are talking about taking hair out of your hairbrush! You can do this by spraying on some WD-40 on it and soaking it in water. Bid adieu to all that dead hair!

Pulling Hairs Out

Pulling Hairs Out

Waterproofing Your Shoes

WD-40 might just be more impressive than any of us ever thought. Put this wonder spray on your shoes and they will be protected during the rainy season. Whoa! I know, it’s completely revolutionary and you’ll get some wide eyes staring at you.

Waterproofing Your Shoes

Waterproofing Your Shoes

Clearing Toothpaste Stains

When you are in a hurry, you might not have enough time to wipe off the toothpaste stain you left on the sink. Those stains can stay there for a long time but not if you give it the WD-40 treatment!

Clearing Toothpaste Stains

Clearing Toothpaste Stains

Cleaning Bugs

No, we are not talking about teaching those bugs proper hygiene! As you might know, the front of your car will occasionally be filled with dead bugs. It is annoying to clean them but it is necessary. Make your life easier by using a rag full of WD-40 to wipe it all off!

Cleaning Bugs

Cleaning Bugs

Washing Bathroom Tiles

Our bathroom tiles tend to fill easily with all sort of gunk! Yikes. At least WD-40 can get those out in record time. You don’t have to spend too much time on your knees scrubbing away; it’s as simple as a spray and a wipe.

Washing Bathroom Tiles

Washing Bathroom Tiles

Unsqueaking Squeaky Shoes

We bet you can already tell where we are going with this! As you might know, clown shoes are definitely not the only type of footwear that could squeak. If your shoes are squeaky, it will stay quiet as soon as you spritz a small amount of WD-40.

Unsqueaking Squeaky Shoes

Unsqueaking Squeaky Shoes

Preventing Snow Buildup On Windows

When winter comes around, it is common to see the windows mist up. This is definitely not ideal if you want to enjoy the snowy wonderland outside! Spraying a little WD-40 will do the trick. We all love a white Christmas, so why shouldn’t we get to see it through clear windows?

Preventing Snow Buildup On Windows

Preventing Snow Buildup On Windows

Protecting Against Wasps

If you thought that you were the only one who wanted to come out to play in the summer then you’re very wrong. Wasps and bees seek out new places to build nests, and a perfect spot is under the rafters in your house. That is unless you have WD-40 to spray around your rafters beforehand. You can thank me later.

Protecting Against Wasps

Protecting Against Wasps

Toning Down Polyurethane Shine

There are few things more beautiful than a perfectly varnished floor. The truth however, is that sometimes that initial shine can be a little over the top. What you can do to combat that is just spray a little WD-40 over the floor and wipe it down with a rag. You’ll see just how great it looks after that.

Toning Down Polyurethane Shine

Toning Down Polyurethane Shine

Removing Stuck Prostheses

It might not be something you’ve thought about, but for people with prostheses WD-40 can be a miracle worker. Removing prostheses can sometimes be a real hassle and this is especially true when there’s no-one around to help. By spraying WD-40 on the prostheses it can make removal and reassembly a lot easier.

Removing Stuck Prostheses

Removing Stuck Prostheses

Cleaning Dried Glue

We all know that glue is supposed to keep things stuck together, but sometimes we want to get rid of it. This is especially true if it’s dried in a place you don’t want it. So what do you do when you want to make it disappear? You know it! WD-40 is the solution to this annoying problem – just spray and wait for the glue to loosen.

Cleaning Dried Glue

Cleaning Dried Glue

Degreasing Your hands

Have you ever worked for hours with grease? It is one really nasty thing to get off your body. Some people swear by pouring gasoline over their hands and then washing that off. The problem with that is it will ultimately dry your hands out and cause them to become rough. WD-40 on the other hand with help the grease come right off and without costing you soft hands.

Degreasing Your Hands

Degreasing Your Hands

Removing Carpet Stains

Do you know just how many people have dried carpet stains in their living rooms? No, we have no idea either, but it’s terribly sad that they’ve come to accept that it’s a part of their furniture. Truly sad because if they had only known about WD-40’s magic touch they would have never have had to accept that kind of reality.

Removing Carpet Stains

Removing Carpet Stains

Getting Rid Of Tomato Stains

Do you know what drops harder than a rock to the bottom of the ocean? A huge glob of ketchup from a hot dog onto your shirt just before an important meeting. We all make the same mistake of trying to rub it away with then napkin already covered in ketchup. Ugh! That shirt might not be ready for the meeting, but at least you can salvage it in the long run by spraying it with WD-40 before washing it.

Getting Rid Of Tomato Stains

Getting Rid Of Tomato Stains

Wiping Down Your Fridge

If you’ve ever taken the time to clean your fridge (we won’t judge you if you haven’t) you’d know that it’s hardly a fun experience. Refrigerators have a reputation of collecting all sorts of gross food leftovers. When you try to clean this gunk away, it can be quite challenging. Try spraying WD-40 on the stubborn parts and then wipe away with a dry cloth or paper towel.

Wiping Down Your Fridge

Wiping Down Your Fridge

Pretreating Blood Stains

Before you start imagining the scene of a homicide, think a little smaller – maybe like a bloodied nose or a cut finger. Sorry for pulling Hollywood out of the picture. Blood dries fast on clothing and it can leave a nasty stain. Before the stain becomes that, spray it with WD-40 and then wash it out.

Pretreating Blood Stains

Pretreating Blood Stains

Cleaning Off Old Wax

For anyone who’s a keen ski and snowboarding enthusiast, it’s a known fact that waxing skis and boards is a necessity. The problem arises when the a full summer season has passed and you need to get your skiing equipment ready again. Leftover wax is a pain in the behind. Try spraying it down and then wiping it clean for a fresh, new and smooth start to ski season.

Cleaning Off Old Wax

Cleaning Off Old Wax

Protecting Your Boat From Corrosion

Maintaining a boat is hard work, but any dedicated skipper knows that you have to put in the work if you want your boat to last. In life there are hardly any shortcuts for the things we need to do, but WD-40 is, as we know, a miracle worker. It can help protect a boat from corrosion, protecting it too in the long term from permanent damage.

Protecting Your Boat From Corrosion

Protecting Your Boat From Corrosion

Removing Barnacles From Boats

Speaking of boats, do you know how harmful barnacles underneath boats can be? So what are you supposed to do when barnacles come up on your water vessel? Instead of trying to scrape them off without success, try spraying WD-40 on them. After that you can use a putty knife to peel them off. If there’s anything remaining, just use sandpaper to clean it up.

Removing Barnacles From Boats

Removing Barnacles From Boats

Protecting Golf Clubs

If you’re an avid golfer then I propose you listen up carefully because you know darn well that golf clubs need to be kept well. If you’d like to keep them in tip-top condition, wipe them lightly with WD-40 after every round of golf you play. Soon you’ll see just how valuable that is.

Protecting Golf Clubs

Protecting Golf Clubs

Removing Stuck Spark Plugs

If I told you that NASCAR mechanics had a trick as to how they remove and replace spark plugs lightning fast, would you want to know how? That was a silly question – of course you want to know! These professional mechanics actually use WD-40! They’ve proven that it’s the best way to remove them, especially under pressure.

Removing Stuck Spark Plugs

Removing Stuck Spark Plugs

Renewing Saws

It’s really annoying when saws get rusted. They’re not cheap, you know! So instead of looking for new saws to replace the ones that you originally spent so much money on, try out our trick. Spray some WD-40 on your saws, even your round ones, and they’ll look and feel great!

Renewing Saws

Renewing Saws

Making Wicker Quiet

If you’ve ever sat in a wicker chair then you’ll know exactly what we mean when we talk about the “wicker creak”. For some reason or other, when you take a seat on a wicker chair or bench, it creaks. But WD-40 has a staunch stance against noisy chairs, and so should you.

Making Wicker Quiet

Making Wicker Quiet

Lubricating Toys With Wheels

Whether it’s for your kids’ sake or for yours, WD-40 can make those squeaky wheels on toys stop squeaking. No child enjoys playing with toys that don’t move. I remember trying to push around a big red truck my parents had gotten me for my sixth birthday. One drive through the mud and those wheels wouldn’t budge any longer.

Lubricating Toys With Wheels

Lubricating Toys With Wheels

Cleaning Sliding Doors Sliding Strip

Argh! Isn’t it the worst? You know what I’m talking about, dragging a sliding door open or closed when it simply won’t budge. If you think we aren’t going to share a solution for this then you probably haven’t been paying attention. Spray the strip where the door is supposed to move and then wipe it clean. You might need to do this more than once to clean up all that dust.

Cleaning Sliding Doors Sliding Strip

Cleaning Sliding Doors Sliding Strip

Preventing Wind Chimes Rust

So not everybody wants wind chimes outside their house, but for those who do, here’s a trick you’ll love. A little bit of rust might add some character, but too much makes them look tacky and dirty. Spray them with WD-40 and watch them survive every season.

Preventing Wind Chimes Rust

Preventing Wind Chimes Rust

Joining Plastic Shelves

Putting plastic shelves together is as simple as can be. The problem arises when you need to separate them. You can actually just spray the connecting bits with WD-40 and then slip them into place when you’re first putting it together. When you’re ready to eventually disassemble it, you’ll be so happy with how easy it is to separate the components.

Joining Plastic Shelves

Joining Plastic Shelves

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