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16 Life hacks with WD-40

I'm a big fan of WD-40 and the hundreds of uses for this product and I'm sharing some great ways to use WD-40 in the home.


More than just a lubricant for everything in the home, you can use WD-40 to open locks or padlocks that have frozen closed. Simply spray a generous amount of WD-40 into the mechanism of the padlock to release.

WD-40 is the ideal solution when you need to lubricate or loosen steel components that are rusted in place. Spray the effective parts until it's easy to move or separate.





A regular application of WD-40 to garden taps will keep rust at bay and also extend the working life of your taps. The unique formulation lubricates the tap workings and prevents parts from locking.

Stop car door squeaks instantly with a quick spray of WD-40 on the squeaky areas. Open and close the door a few times to ensure squeaks are gone.

Glassware stacked on top of each other sometimes has a tendency to stick together. To avoid damaging your glassware, spray WD-40 along the join where the glass items are locked together and gently wriggle to separate the pieces.

Another way to use WD-40 is when a ring gets stuck on your finger. Lightly spray around the ring to loosen and make it easier to slip off.

Sticky labels are a nuisance, but are easily removed with a spray of WD-40. If you find the label sticks as you peel off, spray more WD-40 until you can remove the entire label. You can even use WD-40 to remove sticky labels from timber and board - without affecting any finish you want to apply.

Spray WD-40 on any sticky residue left behind by labels to completely remove with ease.

Prestik stuck on fabric? It's easy to remove with a squirt of WD-40. As you spray, pull the Prestik away from the fabric until it's all removed and then wash as you normally would.

You can also use WD-40 to remove lipstick and crayon from clothing, even if it's already been washed. Spray the stain liberally with WD-40 (it won't damage your clothes) and rub lightly with a fingertip until the stain disappears.

Every home should have a can of WD-40. Keep scissors lubricated and sharp with a quick spray of WD-40. WD-40 acts as a cutting oil and helps keeps scissors and blades sharp.

WD-40 is great for loosening items stuck by rust and you can use it on a car battery when you need to remove it. Spray WD-40 onto the rusted components until they are easy to unscrew or loosen.

Keep a can of WD-40 in your dashboard cubby or car toolbox for a variety of quick fixes. WD-40 makes it easy to remove carbon dust from wheel rims. Saturate the area and then wipe clean.

WD-40 is great for polishing chrome components on a motor vehicle. Lightly spray the area, wipe with a soft cloth and then buff to a shine.

WD-40 can be used for cleaning too! Use it to remove crayon from walls and carpets...

...and to remove left behind pen stains on a whiteboard.

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