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8 Uses for WD-40

For many of us, purchasing WD-40 is often prompted by the need to silence a squeaky door, only for the can to be shelved and forgotten. If you find yourself in this category, chances are you have a can of WD-40 stashed away in the pantry or beneath the sink, quietly collecting dust.

Little did you know, this well-known spray has numerous practical uses. Here are ten ways to make the most of WD-40 in your home.

Chewing Gum Removal  You can use WD-40 to remove gum that’s stuck to your shoes, clothes, walls, floors, and yes, even your hair.

Crayon on Wall If your child decides to use crayons on the wall, WD-40 will be there to help. Simply give the affected area a spray of WD-40, wipe off the crayon or marker with a clean cloth, and your wall should look as good as new.

Rusty Tool If you have rusty tools stashed away in the garage or garden, WD-40 is a great option to help bring them back to life. WD-40 will get rid of rust on your old tools, restoring your tools’ original shine.

Remove Scuff Marks off the Floor If mopping isn’t doing the trick to get rid of those scuff marks on your floor, give WD-40 a shot. A little spray on the marks, followed by a wipe, can work wonders. WD-40 is particularly great at tackling dirt and scuffs on ceramic and luxury vinyl plank floors.

Getting Rid of Stickiness There is no need for heavy tools like chisels or razor blades to deal with leftover residue from old decals, stickers, tape, labels, or bumper stickers. A quick solution is to give it a spritz of WD-40, wait around a minute, and then wipe off the residue using a cloth. 

Remove Oil Stains Dealing with stubborn grease stains is usually quite a hassle, whether it’s that blotch on your blouse or the oil mark on your garage floor. Fortunately, WD-40 simplifies the process of tackling these messes.

Make Your Stainless Steel Shine Stainless steel requires a unique form of cleaner to keep it looking its best. It effectively restores the shine and effortlessly wipes away those annoying fingerprints from stainless steel appliances.

Clean Inside the Toilet To get rid of lime stains in the toilet bowl, try giving it a spray of WD-40. After that, a good scrub using a toilet brush followed by a flush should do the trick. 

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