13 unusual ways to use WD-40


The secret composition of the WD-40 fluid is still unknown to anyone, but this does not prevent enthusiasts from finding new uses for it.

How often have you encountered a household product that has its Facebook page and numerous fan sites? What product was first used to protect the plating of space rockets from corrosion, and now it is sold in virtually every supermarket?

You, probably, have already understood that it is a question of the most popular WD-40, popularly known as "vesdeshka". His formula is still carefully guarded, but this does not prevent us from successfully using its remarkable properties. Everyone knows that the WD-40 can be successfully used to lubricate constipation and hinges, loosen sticking nuts, remove rust, defrost locks. But the possibilities of this universal remedy are far from being limited to this. Below you will find 13 ways how the WD-40 can help you in a variety of situations.

1. Separation of wedged glasses

What if several glasses tightly wedged one in another? You can, of course, apply force, but this can be somewhat complicated if the glasses are made of thin glass. So just pop the WD-40 and wait a little while the lubricant penetrates the gap. Then pull and empty the glasses easily. Do not forget to wash the dishes well afterwards.

2. Removing the stranded ring

Our bodies have the ability to increase and decrease, and more often they do exactly the first. If at one point you find that the familiar ring doesn't want to get off your finger, then use our magic tool. A couple of drops for lubrication, and the ring can easily slide off without any noticeable effort and pain.

3. Killing cockroaches and scaring insects

If you have unsuccessfully tried all the tools in the fight against domestic insects, then why not give a chance to WD-40? Simply spray the spray onto window sills and frames, ventilation grilles and doorways. Be careful not to inhale the substance, be especially careful if you have small children at home.

4. Removing chewing gum from hair

This situation is not too often, but, in case of occurrence, turns into a real nightmare. It is difficult to disentangle a well-stuck gum, and you cannot cut your hair, so we take and apply WD-40. Of course, it is necessary to protect the eyes and respiratory organs. After a while, the foreign object can be easily combed with a comb.

5. Removing scratches and scuffs from the floor

Whatever strength your flooring possesses, sooner or later it will still form numerous scratches and marks. You can try to remove them using the WD-40 tool. Apply a thin layer, wait a few minutes, and then clean the desired places with a brush.

6. Removing tea stains

To remove tea stains from the tabletop, apply a little of the substance on a sponge or damp cloth, and vigorously rub the stain until it disappears.

7. Cleaning toilet bowls

On the shelves of hardware stores are a whole series of different tools to fight for the whiteness of toilet bowls. But the real winner stays somewhat apart. Spray the surface with a WD-40 liquid, brush a little, and then rinse. No lime scale and salt deposits.

8. Waterproofing impregnation for shoes

Your winter boots or boots can be made waterproof by applying a WD-40 spray on them. It acts as a barrier to water penetration, so your feet will always be dry. Just keep in mind that not every coverage can correctly respond to such an appeal, so it’s best to experiment first in a small area.

9. Cleaning and restoring license plates

The numbers of cars start to rust rather quickly and lose their original appearance. It will help to restore them all the same wonderful spray. Clean the room from dirt, apply a veshka, rub it well, and it will sparkle like new. After this treatment, the license plates will be permanently protected from rust.

10. Prevent freezing of windows

You can not affect the weather and cancel the winter cold. But on the other hand, you are perfectly capable of applying a layer of WD-40 on the outer surface of the glass, and then your windows will always be clean and not freeze.

11. Get rid of wasp nests.

Wasps very often build their nests under the eaves of the roof of your house. Such a dangerous neighborhood can't help but strain, so it’s best to try to pre-sprinkle the WD-40 into all such nooks and crannies. The wasps will never go there.

12. Removal of dog excrement

There are many unpleasant things in life, but cleaning the grooved sole of a sneaker or boot from the consequences of an unsuccessful step is something. Not only does it smell awful, but it also does not want to be cleaned. It remains only to resort to the help of our universal remedy. Spray the WD-40, leave it alone for a few minutes, and then simply rinse it under running water.

13. Removing glue marks

If you are not too careful to use glue and soiled surrounding surfaces or even your hands with them, then you can put everything in order with the help of WD-40 liquid. It easily dissolves and removes even very strong adhesives, with almost no trace.