15 amazing tricks with WD-40 everyone should know

Who knew WD-40 is so versatile!

Have you heard of WD-40? It’s an incredibly versatile product, which many people have stored in their garage. However, not many people know how many uses it actually has! We have used it on squeaky hinges and to lubricate locks that were tough to open, but it has many more uses. The famous spray can be found at many appliance stores or discount stores.

15. Permanent marker

What’s in a name: permanent marker is pretty permanent which makes its stains difficult to remove. The dark stripes and smudges are difficult, if not impossible, to remove. However, WD-40 can be your rescue. Spray a little on the permanent marker stain, leave it for a few minutes and scrub away with a rag.

14. Black marks

Sometimes shoes can leave annoying black marks on your floors. No worries, because this is also easily solved with just a little WD-40. Like the previous trick, just spray a little liquid on the mark and wipe with a rag.

13. Wax pastels

Does your child fancy themselves an artist and do they like to draw on everything with their crayons? Or do you use wax pastels yourself? Then you know it’s difficult to remove these colourful stains and marks. But, they’re no match for WD-40, so just spray a little on the stain and wipe with a rag.

12. Blunt scissors

Are you trying to cut something with scissors that are blunt and stiff? Try spraying a little WD-40 on them. The hinge will loosen up and the scissors will cut more easily.

11. Rings

Are you unable to get your wedding band or ring off? Sometimes our fingers can swell up because of the heat, moisture or medicine. Our rings can become uncomfortable, but at that stage it’s too late and you’re unable to take it off. Try spraying a little WD-40 around and under the band and you’ll see it slides off your finger easily.

10. Glass

Do you stack your glasses before storing them? It’s convenient because it saves a lot of space, but it can be difficult to remove them. Especially long drink glasses have the tendency to stick together, making it nearly impossible to grab just one. To loosen them without breaking one of the glasses, apply a little WD-40 on the rims of the glasses and try to separate them. Don’t forget to rinse them with hot water and a little washing up liquid.

9. Remove stickers

We don’t know why manufacturers don’t use stickers that don’t leave any residue, but for some reason we’re always left with gross sticky bits on the backs of our plates and mugs. To remove the glue and residue of stickers, just apply some WD-40 and let it sit for a while. Remove the residue with a rag or a sponge, a little scrubbing may still be required. Add more WD-40 if the sticker doesn’t come off at first.

8. Glue

Just like stickers, glue can also be easily removed with some WD-40. Even when the glue has hardened and dried up! Just spray some of the liquid on the glue, let it sit for a while and remove the glue with a rag. You might have to repeat this technique two or three times to remove all the residual glue.

7. Chewing gum

Accidentally sat in chewing gum, or did a child leave some on a rug or pillow? Don’t worry, WD-40 will be able to remove the sticky culprit. Spray some of the liquid on the gum and work it in with a rag. Keep repeating this and working at it until you’ve cleaned all the gum off your precious carpet or jeans.

6. Red stains

Has your carpet fallen victim to a nasty red stain, such as ketchup or red wine? In this case, WD-40 will also be your hero. Spray some on the stain and pat it dry with a rag. You may have to repeat this step a few times until the red colour has gone. Rinse with a little lukewarm water and soap.

5. Broken zipper

It can be quite difficult to repair a broken zipper. Try to prevent this from happening by applying some WD-40 on your zipper when it starts to zip a little difficult. If you keep the zipper supple, it won’t break as quickly.

4. Skis

Do you own your own pair of skis? Try rubbing some WD-40 on the backs before bringing them on your next holiday. Not only will you rub away scratches and stains, but you will also glide down the slopes faster than before. Use a little WD-40 and an old rag to buff it in.

3. Shoeshine

Do you leather shoes look a little worse for wear? WD-40 works as an easy shoeshine! Apply some to your shoe and buff it in with a rag. Scratches and dull spots will be a thing of the past and your leather shoes will look as if you’ve just bought them. Moreover, WD-40 is water resistant and it will wick moisture and dirt.

2. Cockroaches

Have you spotted a nasty cockroach in your home? Even then WD-40 can help out. Spray some of the liquid on the spots where you’ve seen cockroaches, and they won’t come back. This also works for spiders and other insects.

1. Scratches on your car

Buff away tiny scratches on your car with some WD-40. Easy as that!

Source: Mr. Hacker