For the House and Cottages

Twenty Unexpected Uses of WD-40


Universal fluid WD-40 is known, perhaps, to all. With its help, you can remove rust, remove the jammed bolt, develop an old lock. However, there are WD-40 and very unexpected applications.

Stuck ring

You decided to try on the old ring and now you can not remove it? WD-40 to the rescue. Simply apply liquid to your finger and the ring will come off without problems.

Wooden tools

Tools with wooden tips with time can stratify because of what it is easy to get a splinter or cut. To prevent this trouble, rub the WD-40 into the wood. This will protect it from rotting and splitting.

Gum in your hair

Removing the chewing gum from the hair will be much easier if you splash it with WD-40. Important! Do not get liquid in the eyes and are in a well-ventilated area.

Super glue

Everyone at least once in his life dripped superglue on the skin. Removing it is not so easy, but not with WD-40. You can also remove the glue with an aerosol from other surfaces on which it has fallen.

Tea spots

If your favorite mug is stained with tea or coffee, sprinkle it with WD-40 and remove the dirt with a sponge. Remember to rinse the dishes thoroughly with a cleaning agent afterwards.


If a sticker is placed on some surface that cannot be removed, sprinkle it with WD-40 and rub in the liquid with a cloth.

Brilliant Silver

Apply some WD-40 on a soft cloth and wipe the silverware. This will prevent loss of gloss and keep the metal in good condition for years.

Chewing gum

WD-40 will help remove chewing gum from any surface: carpet, rubber soles, clothes. Apply the liquid, allow to stand and remove the gum.

Colour pencils

WD-40 without problems will cope with colored pencils and crayons on the wall, furniture, clothes. Apply the liquid to the stain and remove with a soft cloth.

Piano keys

Over time, the piano keys may turn yellow. WD-40 will help return them to the old look


WD-40 will easily remove ink from jeans or leather. Apply liquid to the stain, let stand, and then wash as usual.

Tool protection

A thin layer of WD-40 will help prevent rust on tools.

Stuck glasses

Sometimes, when stacked on top of each other, the glasses may get stuck to separate them, apply a little WD-40 and wait a couple of seconds. Then carefully separate them and wash them before use.

Spots on the carpet

Apply WD-40 to a spot on the carpet, wait two minutes and remove with a sponge and soap and water.

Guitar strings

Apply a small amount of WD-40 to the fabric and gently wipe the strings. Do not touch other guitar parts.


When food sticks to the shelves, it is not easy to remove it by the usual means. In this case, WD-40 will come to the rescue.

Leather furniture

Soften and protect the leather upholstery with the WD-40. Apply a small amount of liquid to the fabric and go over the skin.

Pre-treatment of stains

If a stain appears to be difficult to remove, apply some WD-40, let stand and wash as usual.

Paint stains on the car

You got used to the parking lot, leaving the paint on the memory? Apply to the stain WD-40, wait a couple of seconds and remove with a clean cloth.


The invasion of insects, especially cockroaches, can be a real nightmare. You can get rid of them with the help of WD-40. Spray the insects directly, and they will die immediately. Walk through all the slots and holes to prevent uninvited guests.

Dirty hands

All day digging in the car in the garage? Wash hands after this can be very difficult. Apply a small amount of WD-40 and rub it into the skin. Remove with a paper towel, then wash your hands with soap and water.

Fishing lures

It may seem strange, but the fish like WD-40. Spray the bait to get a bigger catch.

Tangled fishing line

Continuing the theme of fishing. WD-40 will help unravel messed fishing line.

Grill grate

Grill grates are hard to launder. However, you can remove all this stuck food with the WD-40. Apply spray, wait half a minute and remove all with a stiff brush. After rinsing with dishwashing detergent.