25 Surprising Uses for WD40

This is pretty cool! According to their website the is over 2000 uses for WD40. I have picked out 20 pretty surprising ones but the list really does go on and on! 

  1. Lubricates luggage zippers.
  2. Unsticks stacked drinking glasses.
  3. Removes marking pen from glass objects.
  4. Winter proof boots.
  5. Removes labels from medicine bottles.
  6. Take off stuck finger ring.
  7. Removes crayon from walls and wallpaper.
  8. Removes crayon from carpet (be sure to test WD-40 on low visibility area of carpet before using).
  9. Kills roaches and repels insects. Spray on window sills, doors, screens, etc.
  10. Deter wasps from building nests under your eaves of your house.
  11. Soften leather like a baseball glove.
  12. Spray on ant bites or bee stings to take the itch or pain out.
  13. Removes tomato sauce stains from clothing.
  14. Untangles necklace chains.
  15. Untangles fishing line.
  16. Removes oil from hands.
  17. Removes tar from hands.
  18. Removes rust from saws.
  19. Removes glue from carpets.
  20. Keeps bugs from car grill.
  21. Unsticks sparks plugs.
  22. Clean oil spots from a driveway.
  23. Removes paint rub from another car.
  24. Revives spark plugs on a humid or rainy day. WD-40 displaces water and your car will start right up.
  25. Protects horses hooves from ice build-up in the winter.


By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'