From loosening bolts to stopping hinge squeaks, WD-40 is used to do a whole lot of things. But did you know that this magical solvent can be used for many other astonishing things? Let’s check them out!
#1. Keep Spiders Away
But what does the WD mean in the WD-40? Water displacement. WD-40 is primarily used as a solvent. Its lubricating properties do not come from the substance itself, but rather from the dissolving components. Does the sight of spiders scare you? Spray WD-40 on areas where spiders and other insects can enter, such as window sills and door frames. This will ward off other bugs and spiders away!
#2. Bid Farewell to Carpet Stains
Try not to let ink or other stains spoil your lovely carpet. Simply use WD-40 to spray on the dirt, wait a minute or two, then use your regular carpet cleaner or clean gently with a sponge and warm soapy water. Continue until the stain is completely removed.
#3. Reducing Polyurethane Shine
Sometimes recoating with polyurethane can make a floor look slightly too gleaming. You can reduce gloss and glare by spraying WD-40 on a soft cloth and wiping the floor with it.
#4. Keep Wooden Tool Handles Splinter Free
Although no tool can last eternally, your wooden-handled devices can last longer if you prevent them from shattering into pieces. Rub a generous amount of WD-40 into the wood. It protects the wood from moisture and other corrosive elements and keeps it smooth and splinter-free for the tool’s life.
#5. Waterproof Shoes and Boots
Is it humid outside? No worries, simply give a coat of WD-40 over the sides and top of your shoes (Thank me later!). It acts as a protective layer against moisture, keeping your socks and boots from getting soaked.
#6. Prevent Wasps from Building Nests
Be careful of yellow jackets and other wasps messing up your fun during summer and spring. They love building their nests under rooftops. Therefore, for next spring, sprinkle a generous dose of WD-40 under each and every eave of your home. Doing so will prevent the wasps from throwing their parties there!
#7. Repair Squeaky Hinges
Nothing can be more irritating than a squeaking hinge on a door. Apply WD-40, rotate it back and forth, and the squeaking should disappear. Here’s how to remove the hinge pin to silence an off-balance hinge.
#8. Remove Poop from Your Shoe
You return home and discover that you have walked in dog races during your evening walk. No problem! Simply spatter WD-40 on your shoes’ sole and use an old toothbrush to clean the droppings out of cracks. Rinse thoroughly with cold water! We promise your boots will be as good as new!
#9. Remove Tight Jewelry
Is your ring too tight? A quick spray of WD-40 will help you slide it off your finger.
#10. Break-in a New Baseball Glove
Another excellent use for the WD-40 that you haven’t thought of yet? Use the WD-40 instead of crowbar oil to break a new baseball or softball glove. Spray the glove with the WD-40, put a baseball in the palm and fold it sideways. Take an elastic or belt and tie it around the folded glove. The WD-40 will help soften the leather and form a pocket around the baseball. Keep the glove fastened overnight, then wear it for a while to conform to the shape of your hand.
#11. Get Rid of Sticky Fingers
Next time you’re working on a project and accidentally get some super glue stuck to your fingers, simply sprinkle the area with WD-40. The sticky glue will come off as you rub your hands together.
#12. Remove a Paint Smudge
When you find a paint stain on your car – for example, a dishonest shopping cart in the parking lot – spray the area with WD-40 and wipe it off with a clean cloth. This will remove the stain.
#13. Remove Chewing Gum
Forget peanut butter. The next time your child gets gum in their hair, spray it with WD-40, comb it through, and rinse it out thoroughly.
#14. Loosen a Zipper
The zipper of this stubborn jacket doesn’t stand a chance against the WD-40. Spray directly on the zipper and move the zipper pull up and down on the teeth several times.
#15. Renew Faded Plastic Furniture
Bring back color and shine to faded plastic patio furniture. Simply spray WD-40 directly onto the surface and wipe with a clean, dry cloth. You’ll be surprised at the results.