WD-40 Multi Use Can
Most people would think of WD-40 as an industrial lubricant used by handymen and machinists for silencing squeaks, preventing rust, and loosening stuck parts. Beside those uses mentioned they have dozens of other uses that sure surprise many! Once you know how much they can do for you, you will never want to go without it! Here are a few uses I discovered and came across.
- Polishing silver. Spray WD-40 on your tarnish silver. Wipe it off with a clean cloth. It is that easy to keep your silver looking sparkly and new.
- Cleaning trainers. You can remove stubborn rock salt spots. Spray WD-40 over those spots and wipe them down. You can spray your entire shoes with WD-40 to make them waterproof.
- Clean tiles. You can remove spilled mascara, nail polish, paint and scuff marks from tile floors, and also help you wipe away grime from the grout lines. Clean up access WD-40 on your tiles with soapy water.
- Keep bugs away. Spray WD-40 on window sills, etc. to keep spiders and other bugs out. I guess is the smell they didn’t like.
- Protecting bird feeders. Rats and squirrels are notorious for stealing seeds from bird feeders. Spray down the pole with WD-40 and those critters will slide down the pole like running water.
- Soften leathers. Oil can help break in stiff leather.
- Cleaning toilets. Use WD-40 the same way you would use your toilet cleaner. It will help dissolve the gunk and lime. You will notice that it gets clean quickly and stay clean longer.
- Removing crayons. Spray WD-40 on crayon where it shouldn’t be and wipe it off.
- Remove rust. Spray and rub away rust from circular saw and hacksaw blades.
- Unsticking gum. Nothing can remove those horrible hard chewed-up gum from floor and shoes like WD-40. A squirt of WD-40 makes it easier to peel gum out of carpet and even on hair.
- Removing gooey residue. Removing residue from price tags, stickers, and duct tapes. Coat item with a generous amount of WD-40 and gently peel off stickers.
- Defrosting ice. This is handy during winter. Spray your car window down with WD-40 and wipe excess away. This keep ice from sticking on your windows. Hopefully spending much less time in the cold scrapping the ice off your windows!
- Lubricate a shovel. Spray WD-40 on a shovel, spading fork, hoe or garden trowel. The soil will slide right off—especially helpful when digging in clay.
- Removing water stains. Spray a spritz of WD-40 on the shower glass panels and you will see the water stains disappear.
- Removing stains from stainless steel sinks. Spray WD-40 on the stains in the sink and wipe off with kitchen towel. Wash down sink with warm soapy water to remove smell and grease.
- Polishing scissors. Polish scissors with WD-40 regularly to keep them from getting sticky.
- Unsticking zipper. Spray WD-40 on stuck zippers and gently work them back and forth. They will eventually slide back into place.
- Removing tea and coffee stains. Squirt WD-40 on stains on your wooden surface table and you will see it banish away in no time.
- Removing tar stains. Save you pennies. Do it yourself instead of the body work garage. This work even on most stubborn tar stains. Spray generously on tar and it should melt away like butter!
- Removing ring off your finger. Ever had a ring stuck on your finger. It happens to most people at some point of their life. Try this first before chopping your finger off! Spray a generous amount of WD-40 on your finger. This work like magic. The ring will slide off your finger.
- Removing lipstick on clothing. Use WD-40 as a pre-wash stain treatment. Spray on the lipstick stain and put your item of clothing in the wash as normal.
- Extending the life span of shower head. Shower head does break down over time. By applying WD-40 you can extend the life span by years.
- Remove mildew from refrigerator gaskets. Gunk build up on refrigerator gasket over a period of time. They look pretty disgusting and unhygienic. Well, WD-40 will do wonder for you here. Simply spray WD-40 on those gunk and leave for a few minutes. Wipe off with kitchen towel and you are done. You may want to clean down with warm soapy water after that to give the overall refrigerator a good clean.
- Filter dust in air conditioner. Spray a thin layer of WD-40 on the air-con filer before installing, and you will notice the filter is so much more effective. When you change your filter you will notice that it has so much more dust than usual.
- Removes splattered grease on stove. Not only it removes splattered grease from your oven, it also polishes the entire oven.
- Clean musical instruments. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings and ski equipment.
- Floor polish. Spray on floor and it will give your floors a waxed sheen without making slippery.
- Keeps flies off cows and horses. This is an interesting hack for farmers depending if your animals actually bother with those small irritating flies. Spray on your animals and it will keep those flies away. Caution: Do put around eyes!
- Restore and clean chalkboards. We don’t see many chalkboards around these days. If you have one that needs a real clean, here is what you can do. Spray on chalkboard and wipe the access off with a clean cloth.
- Clean and polish BBQ grill. This hack is for outdoor BBQ grill. Be sure to burn it off before cooking.
- Keep bathroom mirror from fogging. Steamed bathroom mirror is quite hard to avoid especially after a hot bath or shower. Spray a thin layer of WD-40 on mirror to prevent it from steaming up.
If you have tried any of the hacks above, please let is know how you get on and share your experience.
For your info, the main ingredients in WD-40 are:
- 50% aliphatic hydrocarbons.
- <25% petroleum base oil.
- 12–18% low vapour pressure aliphatic hydrocarbon.
- 2–3% carbon dioxide.
- <10% inert ingredients.
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