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  • Writer's pictureAron Pinto

200 Amazing Home Uses For WD-40

Whether you are decluttering and staging a Waterloo Region home to sell or simply getting a jump on spring-cleaning there ares some simple household supplies that can really help you do a better job, faster.

One of those is WD-40. Technically WD-40 was created decades ago as a simple lubricant. But it has so many uses that it is hard to define what it should be used for.

There are some very good reasons to keep a can or two handy though, especially when working on your home and garden. Here are just 200 of them (yes, 200 uses for WD-40) What amazing value for something that only costs about $7 a can!

  1. Use to loosen rusty nuts and screws, clean garden tools

  2. Cleans piano keys

  3. Keeps wicker chairs from squeaking

  4. Lubricates small rolling toys

  5. Keeps garden tools rust-free

  6. Cleans patio door glide strip

  7. Removes crayon from clothes dryer (make sure to unplug dryer first)

  8. Removes scuff marks from ceramic tile floor

  9. Keeps metal wind chimes rust-free

  10. Removes crayon from walls

  11. Helps join plastic shelving to make disassembly easier

  12. Removes water spots from mirrors

  13. Lubricates hinge on pruning shears

  14. Lubricates screws on lawn furniture

  15. Lubricates hydraulic rams on slide out of 5th wheel

  16. Cleans fiberglass bathtubs

  17. Cleans and prevents rust on oil tank exterior

  18. Cleans and protects bed of wheelbarrows

  19. Prevents rust on swamp cooler nuts

  20. Removes tea stains from countertops

  21. Removes crayon from wallpaper

  22. Lubricates gate locks

  23. Removes crayon from carpet

  24. Removes tape marks from the wall where posters hung

  25. Shines leaves of artificial houseplants

  26. Keeps snow from sticking to shovel

  27. Removes coffee stains on floor tiles

  28. Keeps hose ends from corroding

  29. Lubricates moving parts on playground equipment

  30. Removes crayon from plastic

  31. Removes decals from bathtubs

  32. Removes old cellophane tape

  33. Removes crayon from shoes

  34. Cleans ashtrays

  35. Removes crayon from toys

  36. Cleans and protects underside of cast iron skillets

  37. Removes ink from carpet

  38. Keeps garden plant cages bright and rust free

  39. Cleans lawnmower blades

  40. Cleans and protects antique kitchen tools

  41. Prevents mildew growth on fountain

  42. Removes marks from floors left by chair feet

  43. Removes crayon from chalk boards

  44. Eliminates static on volume and tuning control knobs

  45. Cleans candle soot

  46. Removes ink from blue jeans

  47. Cleans residue on luggage handles

  48. Cleans old muffin tins

  49. Cleans and protects pruning shears

  50. Cleans gold-plated faucets

  51. Removes petroleum stains from clothing

  52. Keeps sewing needles from rusting

  53. Removes Kool-Aid stains from carpet and fabric

  54. Removes gunk from plastic dish-drainer

  55. Lubricates kitchen sink handheld spray nozzle

  56. Removes rust from curtain rods

  57. Removes adhesive from precious china

  58. Cleans bottoms of pots and pans

  59. Helps prevent rust on hide-a-key containers

  60. Cleans vinyl garage doors

  61. Cleans stains from tennis shoes

  62. Removes gunk when replacing old faucets

  63. Cleans and protects medicine door latches

  64. Protects wrought iron from rust

  65. Removes tomato stains from clothes

  66. Prevents rust from forming on washing machines

  67. Keeps metal wire screens rust free

  68. Removes blue baked-on acrylic cover shields from acrylic windows

  69. Preventative maintenance on cooking burner

  70. Removes coffee stains from leather

  71. Protects electric pump on furnace

  72. Removes ink stains from leather

  73. Prevents corrosion on copper parts of anything

  74. Lubricates folding parts of ironing board

  75. Removes rust from chair feet

  76. Cleans and polishes gold and brass lamps

  77. Removes adhesive price tag from shoe bottoms

  78. Keeps trigger on glue gun from sticking

  79. Cleans bed frame

  80. Protects shower heads from rust

  81. Protects silver from blackening

  82. Lubricates external pivots on lawnmowers

  83. Keeps blades from rusting on garden plow

  84. Cleans black streaks from hardwood floors

  85. Protects inner machinery in toilet against corrosion

  86. Removes paint from tile flooring

  87. Protects hand trowels from corrosion

  88. Cleans and protects pitchforks

  89. Lubricates screen channels upon installation of rubber bead

  90. Removes rust stains from bathroom tubs

  91. Cleans metal figurines

  92. Shines shower doors

  93. Protects patio door from sun damage

  94. Cleans mildew from refrigerator gasket

  95. Helps clean rust from wire shelves

  96. Cleans newspaper ink from tables

  97. Removes rust stains from floor after mopping

  98. Cleans and protects TV antenna

  99. Removes gum from wallpaper

  100. Penetrates and frees stuck toilet shutoff valve

  101. Spray on rototiller blades to prevent rust during off-season

  102. Cleans melted vacuum belt from carpeting

  103. Removes crayon from television screen

  104. Lubricates zippers on lawn mower grass catcher bags

  105. Cleans gunk from chain saws

  106. Prevents rust on metal patio chairs

  107. Removes crayon marks from glass

  108. Camouflages scratches in cultured marble

  109. Removes berry stains from patio furniture

  110. Removes gum stuck to concrete

  111. Cleans heavy dirt from shovels

  112. Cleans rust from metal exterior of speakers

  113. Coat outside pipes during winter to help prevent freezing damage or pipe bursts

  114. Removes glue deposits from linoleum

  115. Lubricates hinges on antique smoking stand

  116. Removes masking tape residue from linoleum

  117. Cleans gunk built up on doorknobs

  118. Removes stickers from credit cards

  119. Cleans smoke stains

  120. Removes lipstick from carpet

  121. Lubricates metal latches on chain link fences

  122. Removes melted scotch tape from dining room table

  123. Removes stains from coffee cups

  124. Removes crayon from screen doors

  125. Removes crayon from plastic tables

  126. Removes oil stains from nylon

  127. Spray on hula hoe swivels to clean & prevent corrosion

  128. Lubricates air holes before inserting hand air pump nozzle onto tires

  129. Keeps lawnmower wheels turning smoothly

  130. Keeps plant supports from rusting

  131. Removes gum from linoleum floor

  132. Removes strawberry stains from countertops

  133. Removes tar from shovels

  134. Keeps plant hangers from rusting

  135. Removes mascara from tile floors

  136. Erases marks caused by chair backs on running boards of wall

  137. Spray on silverware during unused periods to prevent tarnishing

  138. Clean black marks from shoes off the floor

  139. Removes labels from medicine bottles

  140. Removes wax from shoes

  141. Cleans chair wheels

  142. Cleans window sills

  143. Protects snow shovels from the effects of salt

  144. Cleans and protects washer lid

  145. Prevents corrosion on outdoor light fixtures

  146. Removes felt pen marks from floor

  147. Loosens valve stems on lawnmower tires

  148. Removes gum from aluminum siding

  149. Removes wax from vinyl surfaces

  150. Lubricates mixer gears

  151. Removes rollerblade marks from kitchen floor

  152. Adds moisture to and preserves ivory and bone items

  153. Keeps lawn mower carburetors free of gunk

  154. Removes Velcro stickers

  155. Polishes away scratches on countertops

  156. Lubricates vacuum cleaner roller brush

  157. Cleans gunk from base of toilet bowl

  158. Lubricates runners on porch glider

  159. Cleans roofing tar off circular saw blades

  160. Protects exposed metal parts on snow blowers

  161. Removes sticker residue from clothes

  162. Removes gum from flagpoles

  163. Keeps clay from sticking to shovels

  164. Prevents rake from rusting

  165. Removes laundry detergent stain from washer

  166. Polishes splash guards

  167. Cleans crayon off of rock walls

  168. Lubricates ball valve handle on sprinkler system

  169. Lubricates return springs on riding lawnmowers

  170. Keeps kitty-doo from sticking to electric cat-box rakes

  171. Removes dried toothpaste stains

  172. Removes silly putty from furniture

  173. Cleans lime stains from toilet bowls

  174. Spray on bottom 6 inches of wooden patio table to prevent mildew build up

  175. Removes glue from refrigerator

  176. Helps clean showers

  177. Cleans build up on hedge trimmers

  178. Lubricates gardening shears

  179. Cleans dog hair from sliding door rollers

  180. Removes ink from most items

  181. Removes rust from cookie tins

  182. Keeps flower pots from sticking together when stacked in storage

  183. Removes gum from dryer lint screen

  184. Cleans tar from rubber water hoses

  185. Removes scuff marks from lawn furniture

  186. Removes rust stains from tile floors

  187. Lubricates lever on razor scraper

  188. Removes lipstick from fabric

  189. Cleans and lubricates the rubber surrounds on stereo sub woofers

  190. Spray down drain to remove scum

  191. Removes crayon from place mats

  192. Removes stubborn oils and shampoo residue from bath mats

  193. Spray around bottom of garbage cans to prevent animals from getting in

  194. Removes oxidation from aluminum window frames

  195. Polishes and protects brass candlesticks

  196. Cleans music racks

  197. Cleans peanut butter from shoelaces

  198. Cleans and protects blades of pruning shears

  199. Cleans wood planter bed

  200. Cleans scum from rubber gloves



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