WD-40 Is A Wondrous Thing, Here Are 19 Handy Uses For It You May Not Have Known

WD-40 is one of the most important and versatile tools anyone can and should have in their household. Here are just some examples of fantastic uses for the product people mostly use as lubricant, though there are so many more applications.


1. Separate stuck glasses

Anyone that has worked in a bar knows how annoying this can be. Instead of trying in vain to pull them apart with smashing them, spray a little WD-40. Wait a few seconds then pull them apart. Make sure you wash the glasses thoroughly.


2. Remove a stubborn ring

Just make sure you wash your hands afterwards!


3. Remove scuff marks

Spray the marks with a bit of WD-40 then remove with a hard-bristled brush. Your surface won’t be harmed and it’ll look brand new. Just make sure there is good ventilation, having a window open should do the trick.

4. Remove tea stains from counter tops

Tea stains are a particular nuisance. To help get rid of them, spray some WD-40 on a damp cloth or sponge and wipe away.


5. Cleaning the toilet

No need for product for your toilet. Just a few sprays, a few seconds, and a few brushstrokes and you’re on your way to a glistening toilet.


6. Restore a license plate

Good as new after a few sprays

7. Prevent wasps from building nests

Nests tend to build up in eaves, so a few sprays in those areas will prevent wasps from stinging you


8. Remove glue from your hands

If you have strong glue on your fingers/hands, just spray a little WD-40 and rub them together until it isn’t sticky anymore. Make sure to thoroughly wash your hands after.


9. Unstick zippers

Spraying a little WD-40 on a zipper then moving it up and down will help lubricate and get it working properly. If you don’t want it on your fabric, spray it on something disposable then apply with a paintbrush.

10. Prevent your gardening tools from giving you splinters

Also helps prolong your tools by rubbing a generous amount into the handles.


11. Remove dried glue

Similar to when it’s on your hands, spray the area with WD-40, leave it for 30 seconds, then wipe it clean.


12. De-grease your hands

Spray a bit into your hands, rub them around for a bit, and wash with water and soap

13. Remove old, annoying stickers

The solvents in WD-40 removes the adhesive on stickers. Just spray the sticker, leave it for a few minutes then use something to scrape it off.


14. Remove a carpet stain

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15. Remove crayon and sharpie stains

Give a wet cloth/sponge a couple of sprays and rub the stains. Should help remove those bad boys

16. Remove old, stuck chewing gum

Just spray a little bit on the spot and it’ll be removed with ease. As WD-40 is dangerous to inhale, make sure you are in a well-ventilated area.


17. Untangle fishing lines

Spray small knots then use a pin to pull them apart. WD-40 also prolongs the life of the line.


18. Clean and protect golf clubs

Spray the club heads and clean with a damp cloth. This will make them look new and protect them.

19. Help get rid of paint rub

Spray some WD-40, leave it for a few seconds, then rub it off.


20. Sadly, it doesn’t work on everything….all the feels