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Shawna Bailey
Shawna Bailey
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5 Surprise Uses for WD-40

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$6
2 Minutes
Easy

Do you have WD-40 in your home? I'll bet you do. Somewhere I read that 4 out of 5 American homes have WD-40 in it. That's not surprising to me, considering there are so many uses for it, but do you really know how many things you can use WD-40 for? The list goes on and on. Here are some surprising uses I found for this little miracle worker.
5 surprise uses for wd 40, cleaning tips, how to
Use 1: Get Stuck Rings Off Fingers
5 surprise uses for wd 40, cleaning tips, how to
In the summer my fingers blow up, and I have such a hard time getting my wedding ring off my finger. Spraying a little bit of this on my finger made the ring slide right off. I washed my hands right away afterward to get rid of the smell and the chemicals. Use 2: Keep Dirt From Sticking to Tools
5 surprise uses for wd 40, cleaning tips, how to
This is especially great for all my plants. It's annoying to continuously wash the dirt and grime from my tools. But by coating them with WD-40, the dirst and grime slides right off. Use 3: Seal Shoes Against Water
5 surprise uses for wd 40, cleaning tips, how to
WD-40 is a great water repellent. If you heavily spray your shoes, and then let them dry, they will repel water. How cool is that? Use 4: Remove Sticky Residue
5 surprise uses for wd 40, cleaning tips, how to
Yoou know when you're trying to upcycle that wine bottle or tomato jar for another project, but the sticky residue won't come off? WD-40 gets it off without a problem! No more sticky residue from stickers, decals, or tape! Use 5: Remove Glue From Surfaces
5 surprise uses for wd 40, cleaning tips, how to
WD-40 isn't just for sticky residue, it also takes off old and new glue from table and other surfaces. You know that glitter glue that's still on your kitchen table from your kids Sunday project? Use WD-40 and it will come off in a jiffy.

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2 questions
  • Lynn
    on Aug 27, 2016

    What do you use remove the petroleum residue from your kids shoes. and the kitchen table?

    • Donna
      on Aug 29, 2016

      TRY TO ORDER IT OVER THE INTERNET IF IT IS NOT AVAILABLE IN YOUR STORES.

  • Bec10280672
    on Aug 28, 2016

    What is meant by getting "petroleum residue" off shoes and table. Not quite sure where this residue came from.

    • Robin
      on Aug 19, 2018

      You can also use a tennis ball with a slit in it, so you can slip it on a wooden broom handle. I used this to clean scuff mark off an elementary school turrozo floor. It works great

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  • Kathy Truden Brassard
    on Jan 30, 2018

    WD-40 will not hurt your hands as it's made from fish oil. It's also great for fire ant bites. It will also untangle gold chains! Hundreds of uses for it! I love my WD-40! I have cans all over the house!

  • Jbaker
    on Jan 30, 2018

    No question, but FYI, WD40 also makes a great stainless steal cleaner and polisher

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