WD-40 tips

15 weird and useful ways to exploit WD-40 lubricant spray

WD-40 (the original name was Water Displacement #40) is quite versatile.

Besides getting rid of our squeaky door jambs, we can:

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Remove stuck Lego pieces

Spray the stuck part to lubricate and make it easier to pull apart.

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Loosen a stuck zipper

Spray on the stuck area and wiggle the zipper up and down.

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Clean and lubricate guitar strings

After playing, spray on WD-40 on a rag, and wipe the rag over the strings. This also helps prevent corrosion.

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Preserve your jack-o-lantern

After carving, spray your pumpkin liberally with WD-40 to add a protective coating.

(If you plan on using a candle, wait at least 24 hours before spraying.)

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Remove sticky stuff

Just spray WD-40 on stickers, decals and price tags. Wait about 30 seconds. Then peel it off.

It even removes all traces of duct tape.

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Make shoveling easier

Spray shovel with WD-40 so dirt and snow slides off easily.

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Keep pigeons away

Spray your roof/balcony/patio furniture with WD-40 (they hate the smell).

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Unstick gum from hair and carpet

Spray WD-40 directly on the gum.

Wait a little bit and pull the gum free.

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Splinter-free wood tool handles

Rub WD-40 directly on the wood.

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Clean, lubricate and protect in one spray

Spray WD-40 directly on the furniture and buff with a soft cloth.

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Remove black scuff marks off kitchen floor

You do not have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off… just make sure to wash off after use.

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Remove dead-bug remains from your car

Do not delay… bug guts eat away from the finish of your car if not removed quickly.

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Great for umbrellas

Spray the stem to make it easier to open and close.

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Whiteboard cleaner

Spray some WD-40 into a folded paper towel and rub out stubborn marker stains.

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Prevent flower pots from sticking together when stacked

Just spray the sides.

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Special thanks: Yumi Sakugawa

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