How to Make Your Home Shine | Brilliant WD40 Uses

If you're looking for a versatile solution to common household problems, look no further than WD-40.

This trusty can of magic isn't just for squeaky hinges; it has a myriad of uses around the home. From rejuvenating stainless steel to tackling stubborn stickers, WD-40 is a handy product to have around the home.

Let's dive into some WD-40 uses in the home that will make your life easier.

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Restore the shine to your stainless steel with WD40!

1. Restoring Stainless Steel

Stainless steel appliances can lose their luster over time, but with WD-40, you can bring back their shine.

How to revitalize stainless steel with WD-40

Simply spray WD-40 onto the surface and wipe in the direction of the grain.

WD-40 on stainless steel

Fingerprints and smudges will wipe away with ease and leave you with a sparkling exterior.

Remove stubborn stickers easily with WD40!

2. Removing Stubborn Stickers

Got a pesky price sticker that just won't budge?

Sticker being peeled off the back bottom of a bowl effortlessly

Spray it with WD-40 and let it sit for a few minutes.

WD-40’s many miracle uses

The adhesive will loosen, allowing you to peel off the sticker effortlessly.

WD40 grill cleaning

3. Cleaning Barbecue Grills

Don't let dirt and grime ruin your barbecue experience.

Grill grates being scrubbed clean

Spray WD-40 onto the grill grates, let it sit, then scrub away the buildup with a grill brush or scrubbing pad.

Deep clean your grill with WD40 for a spotless finish!

Your grill will be ready for the next cookout in no time.

BBQ grill maintenance

You can also spray the WD40 on the outside of the BBQ to remove greasy residue and restore its shine!

WD40 plastic planter hack

4. Reviving Plastic Planters

Give your outdoor pots a new lease on life with WD-40.

WD40 household maintenance hacks

Spray it onto faded plastic planters and wipe down the surfaces to restore their color and shine.

How to restore faded plastic planters with WD-40

They'll look brand new again.

WD40 craft scissor cleaner

5. Restoring Craft Scissors

If your craft scissors are sticky or gunked up, WD-40 can help.

Clean your craft scissors

Spray it onto the blades and wipe away any residue with a clean cloth.

Craft tool revitalization

Your scissors will cut like they're brand new.

WD40 shower head descaler

6. Removing Limescale from Shower Heads

Say goodbye to limescale and rust stains on your shower head.

WD40 cleaning solutions

Spray WD-40 onto the affected areas, let it sit, then gently scrub with a soft brush or sponge.

Limescale removal technique

Wipe away any residue for a sparkling clean finish.

WD40 silverware protector

7. Protecting Silver from Tarnishing

Tired of polishing silverware? WD-40 can help prevent tarnishing.

Polishing silverware

Spray each utensil with WD-40, rub it all over, then buff dry with a clean cloth.

Protect your silver from tarnishing with WD40!

Your silver will stay shiny for longer.

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How to Use WD40 Around the Home

With these WD-40 hacks, you can tackle a variety of household tasks with ease. From cleaning to maintenance, WD-40 is a versatile solution for everyday problems.

So next time you're at the store, grab a can of WD-40 and keep it close at hand.

Have any WD-40 uses to share? Share it in the comments below!

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  • Gene Gene on May 29, 2024
    Why WD-40 on front porch?
  • Jri55945912 Jri55945912 on May 29, 2024
    What about the odor? I am allergic to petroleum and petroleum based products. It makes me wheeze. I can be in the house and still get that effect when my husband uses it in Garage.
  • Terrial Terrial on May 31, 2024
    i have a lock on a door that The key always stick to and won’t allow it to turn to lock or unlock. Will WD 40 wok on the key or the lock?
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  • AreEmBe AreEmBe on May 31, 2024
    "Old timers" using it as a rub doesn't mean it's not toxic. It just means that there wasn't enough valid research done at that time. YOU need to read the ingredients. Matter of fact, carefully read the document in the link. This is from the company that makes WD40.
  • Mos34450571 Mos34450571 on Jun 04, 2024
    Petroleum distillates are never a good thing to be adding to your food. I wouldn't use it on the grill or the silverware, unless you wash the residue off after cleaning. That would sort of defeat the purpose of using it on the silver to keep it from tarnishing. There are lots of food safe silver polishes out there and grill cleaners that don't leave a residue.