When I was younger, I always used to laugh when my Dad said he’d fix something with his magic can, but as I grew up, I too learned to appreciate the many uses for WD40. WD40 is so much more than a simple lubricant you squirt on squeaky hinges. I believe everyone should have a can in their garage or basement because there are some brilliant uses for WD40. Here’s just some.
1. A Stuck Ring
Don’t you just hate it when a ring gets stuck on your finger? Forget the soap and endless tugging – one of the best uses for WD40 is to loosen a tight ring. A quick spurt and the ring slides off. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.
2. Tea Stains
Tea stains on your countertop? One way to utilize WD40 is to quirt a small amount onto a damp sponge or cloth and firmly wipe until the stain disappears.
3. Save Your Glassware
Ever had glasses and bowls stick together and no matter what you do you can’t get them unstuck? If you try too hard the glass may break. One of the ways to use WD40 I learned is to spray some onto the stuck glassware. Wait a short while for it to penetrate between the items and then gently separate them. Remember to wash them thoroughly to get rid of the WD40.
4. Refresh Your Barbecue
It’s not surprising when a barbecue grill starts looking shabby due to use and if it’s outdoors, even more so. Everyone likes their grill to look good and it can, easily, thanks to WD40. Generously spray WD40 onto the cold grill, wait a short while and then scrub with a brush (wire) until it’s clean.
5. Chewing Gum & Hair
Chewing gum and hair just don’t go together - ask any mom. Thank goodness one of the ways to use WD40 is to get rid of the gooey mess. Squirt WD40 onto the gum and hair and you can comb it out. Keep the spray away from eyes and always use WD40 in a well aired room.
6. Toilet Bowl Hygiene
A toilet bowl that isn’t gleaming white and fresh smelling is best avoided. I want my toilet bowl to be clean and sparkle so I spray WD40 on the inside, wait a short while and then scrub with a nylon brush to remove any stains and marks.
7. The Sting
Here’s one of the most unusual ways to use WD40. It can help with stings from insects and especially hornets, wasps and bees. Keep a can handy to spray on stings to relieve the pain quickly.
8. License Plate Maintenance
Don’t want to have rusty or dirty license plates? Use a light spray of WD40 on the plates, wipe with a cloth and see surface rust go. The WD40 will also stop other rust forming.
9. Doggy Mess & Shoes
Can you imagine a worse chore than cleaning doggy mess off your shoes? One of the best uses for WD40 is to spray onto the offending mess and wipe off with a paper towel. If necessary, use an old toothbrush to scrub out mess from between cracks. Just to be sure it’s all gone and there’s no smell, repeat the procedure.
Now you know some of the ways to use WD40 do you agree it’s magic in a can? What other uses do you know of?