DIY

10 WD-40 Hacks You’ve Never Heard Before

WD-40 isn’t just a lubricant, you can use it protect and clean all sorts of things in your home. Check out these little-known hacks!

Clean Your Toilet

The solvents in WD-40 will help dissolve any gunk and lime in your toilet. Spray your toilet bowl for a couple of seconds and use a toilet brush to help scrub away the grime.

Remove crayon marks on walls and clothing

Use WD-40 to remove crayon or marker from walls. (BUT, only use on walls with a sheen to the paint—the oil in WD-40 can stain matte or flat paints!) Wipe away the stain with a clean rag.

WD-40 will also remove marker and crayon from furniture and appliances!

Keep Water Stains Off Glass Shower Doors

Get rid of stickers and stuck-on adhesive.

Spray on WD-40 and let it set for at least 5 minutes. Then use a sponge to scrub away the glue and paper.

Remove stuck rings

Spray WD-40 around the stuck ring and it should easily slide off.

Wipe away tea and coffee stains from countertops.

Spray a little WD-40 on a sponge or damp cloth and wipe the stain away.

Keep scissors working smoothly.

Prevent snow buildup on windows.

The snow won’t stick when you spray WD-40 on car or home windows before a storm.

Clean off chewing gum.

Have gum stuck in your carpet, shoe, or hair? Spray WD-40 directly on, allow it to set for a few minutes, then pull the gum off.

Waterproof shoes.

Not only does WD-40 create a waterproof barrier on shoes, it will also help remove any salt stains on boots during the winter months. Just spray onto the stains and wipe with a clean rag.