12 Ways To Use WD-40 Around The House

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When you think of WD-40, you probably think of protecting metal from rust and making squeaky hinges quiet again. However, did you know that WD-40 can also be used for a ton of random things around the house? Time to dig up that can of WD-40 from your garage — you’re going to need it!

1. Removes Stuck Rings

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If you’ve ever found yourself panicking because a ring just will not come off your finger, spray some WD-40 on there. The ring should slide off more easily after you apply it.

2. Cleans Floor Scuffs

If you have those nasty black scuffs on your floors, just spray some WD-40 onto the area, then gently scrub. Just be sure to clean your floors afterwards so that nobody slips!

3. Removes Salt Stains

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If your winter boots are covered in salt stains, you don’t need to take them to a professional. Just use a cloth to wipe some WD-40 on them and the stains will come right off! It’s best to test out the product on an inconspicuous area first.

4. Loosens Stuck Zippers

If your zipper appears to be jammed, just apply some WD-40 to the stuck area. It will work its way through the zipper’s teeth and free up the jam.

5. Removes Crayon And Marker

If your child has decided a wall in your home would make for the perfect canvas, don’t worry. Just use a cloth to rub any crayon or marker stains with some WD-40 and they will come off with ease.

6. Removes Ink Stains

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If you accidentally get ink on a piece of your clothing, spray the area with a bit of WD-40, then let it sit. Next, wash it in the washing machine as you normally would.

7. Tackles Burrs

If your dog or cat comes home covered in burrs, just spray some WD-40 on the burrs and they will be easier to untangle from their fur. Just make sure you don’t get too close to your pet’s eyes, mouth, or actual skin.

8. Removes Gum From Hair

Just like how animals get burrs stuck in their fur, humans sometimes get gum stuck in their hair. To help remove the gum more easily, spray some WD-40 on the area before gently working to remove it.

9. Deters Wasp Nests

To deter wasps from building nests around your home, spray your eavestroughs or any other areas where you’ve noticed nests before with WD-40. It will make it much harder for them to establish a nest.

10. Keeps Leather Looking New

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If your leather furniture is looking a little dull or cracked, spray some WD-40 on a cloth and work it into the leather. Your furniture will look moisturized and shiny afterwards.

11. Cleans Oil Stains

If your car has leaked oil onto your driveway, you can remove the stains by dumping some WD-40 onto them. Let it sit for a while, then use a hose to spray everything clean.

12. Prevents Bugs From Sticking To Your Car

Tired of cleaning dead, stuck-on bugs from your car each time you go on a road trip? Just spray some WD-40 along the front bumper and they won’t stick to your car as easily.