WD-40 is well known by mechanics for its uses in their industry. However, there are so many more uses for this magic little solution than most people think of or make use of. You may think that it seems a bit pricey, but a simple can of this can last you a long time. Here are 15 ways you can use WD-40 in your life to certainly make it worth your money.
Keep your tools clean while gardening
A generous coat of WD-40 on your shovels or other gardening tools helps keep dirt and debris from sticking to the shovel. The material will slide off easily, and the WD-40 helps to keep the tools from rusting over time as well.
Unstick Luggage Wheels
Spray some on luggage wheels to unstick them! There's nothing worse then this happening in an airport.
Help with stuck gum
Some WD-40 in your hair or carpet where gum has gotten stuck will help free up the gum. It’s certainly a lifesaver so you don’t have to damage or cut your carpet or precious hair. Nightmare saved!
Soften leather items
New leather or old leather can get stiff and hard to work with. Spray some WD-40 on a cloth and rub it into the leather to make it easier to move.
If your children have ever enjoyed Legos to play with, you know that they often get super difficult to separate at times. A little WD-40 in the crack of those stuck Lego blocks can turn the nightmare into easy separation.
Get rid of rust from appliances
Rusting saws or tools can be protected with a coat of WD40. If you want to stop rust from starting on your tools, coat with some WD-40 before the rust starts to appear.
Wipe away drink stains
Stains from coffee or tea on your counter are no problem anymore! A cloth with some WD-40 can wipe away those stains with ease.
Goo be gone
Leftover residue from tape, stickers, and other sticky items can be a hassle. WD-40 helps wipe the residue away from surfaces easily so that you don’t have to deal with those sticky bits.
Free up stuck zippers
Tough and stuck zippers are a hassle and happen very often. A little bit of WD-40 on the affected area can help to free up the zipper. If you do it more often it’ll prevent the zipper from getting stuck in the first place!
Fix rubber bands
When rubber bands get old they snap very easily because they’ve lost their elasticity. Spray a bit of WD-40 on the rubber band and rub the oil into the band. Slowly work this around the whole elastic then you can start stretching the band carefully.
Keep splinters away
Wooden handles on rakes and other tools can splinter over time. If you give the handle a good coat of WD-40 it will help seal out weathering that makes the wood splinter in time.
Winter proofing for shoes
Rubbing a cloth with WD-40 on your shoes helps remove stains and weatherproof your shoes. Do this often over the winter when you notice it wearing off and you won’t have anything to worry about.
Restore license plates
WD-40 restores dirty and rusting license plates. This is useful for your own license plate or for plates you’re trying to preserve (if you’re collecting).
Block bug nests
Putting some WD-40 in areas that you know bees or bugs like to make nests will help to keep the nests from being made. If you don’t know where to start, it’s common that nests are made under the eaves of your house. Start there!
Removing strong glue
If you got glue stuck to your fingers during a project, WD-40 can help. It’ll help to free the glue from your fingers, no more tough fingertips from stuck on glue!
Cleaning guitar strings
Put some WD-40 on a cloth and run the cloth over your guitar strings gently to help lubricate and clean your guitar strings. It prevents snapping of strings and helps the sound stay like new for longer.
There you have it, a whole 15 ways to use WD-40 around the house! So many people don’t realize the versatility of this spray. Using it for things like this can certainly help to make your life easier and make a can worth its price. Make sure to get your money’s worth!