20 reasons to love WD-40!

20 reasons to love WD-40!

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WD-40 is a common name in every household. It is an oil that can be used as a cleaning product, lubricant, and anti-corrosive solution. The basic functions of WD-40 are cleaning, displacing moisture and also penetrates, lubricates and protects.

Fun Fact: “The creator of the product sought to concoct a formula designed to prevent corrosion, and he perfected it, as you may have guessed, on his 40th attempt.”

Safety Precaution:

– WD-40 is petroleum based, therefore highly flammable.
– WD-40 should not be consumed or swallowed as it can be very harmful.
– It is must be used in a well-ventilated area to avoid respiratory issues.
– Fumes can be harmful to children and pets.
– Ensure proper precautions are adopted, before utilizing WD-40.

The 20 reasons are:

1) Carpet Stains Remover

Stains ruin the appearance of your carpet; Spray the stain with WD-40, wait for two minutes, apply mild detergent and warm water solution and blot the stain away. Well, if it fails the professional carpet cleaners are a call away. 

2) Remove anything from a glass surface

Whether it is an old sticker or leftover tape spray a little WD-40 and it slides off. In winters, spray WD-40 on window sills and windows to prevent snow buildup.

3) Prevents rust formation

Spraying a little WD-40 on your tools, door hinges, blades and other equipment prone to rusting will protect them. It also prevents silver from tarnishing.

4) Squeaky Doors

Any doors or fans that are squeaky can be fixed with a little spraying of WD-40 time to time. It also helps in keeping umbrellas and scissors working correctly.

5) Clean toilet bowls

Stains and gunk build up in toilet bowls over time. Spray WD-40 generously and scrub with a nylon toilet brush and it will look as good as new.

6)Remove chewing gum from hair

We have heard enough stories about getting a haircut because chewing gum was tangled in one’s hair, an absolute nightmare, Spray the tangled mess with WD-40 and let it sit for a minute or two before brushing it out. Avoid contact with eyes and rinse immediately if it occurs.

7) Removes tea stains from counters

Tea and Coffee stains refuse to go away at times, requiring a lot of scrubbing and soaking to lighten. Spray WD-40 and wipe with a clean cloth. Wipe countertop with a cleaning spray after using WD-40.

8) Slide off that stuck ring

When you are struggling to get a ring off, the pulling and tugging cause your fingers to swell up making it harder to slide off. Spray WD-40 and slide the ring off. Wash hands after use.

9) Remove Crayon from wallpaper

This tip is particularly useful if you have little children who use your walls as their personal drawing board. Spray some WD-40 on the crayon marks, wipe with a rag, and the crayon marks disappear. Plus, your paint will still be there. Always wipe with a clean cloth after and ensure your little ones are not in the room.

10) Immediate pest control

If you spot a cockroach or spider and want to instantly kill them, spray a tiny amount of WD-40 on them. To prevent them from making your home theirs, spray on window sills, door frames, and other necessary areas. Do not inhale fumes and wash your hands after use.

11) Remove nail polish from hardwood floors

People usually reach out to nail polish remover, however, acetone can have a bleaching effect on some surfaces. Spray WD-40 and let it sit for a bit before wiping it off.

12) Remove paint stains from leather

WD-40 can help in removing paint stains from the leather couch, a spritz and a rag are all you need. Be sure to conduct a spot test in an inconspicuous area before using. You can also read how to remove ink stains from leather here.

13) Prevent wasps from building hives

Wasp stings are usually remembered for a lifetime. Wasps usually build nests under eaves of your house. So liberally spray some in areas most prone to building hives.

14) Lubricates Sticky Drawers

Spraying a tiny bit of WD-40 is the best way to lubricate your sticky draws or anything that is stuck, even umbrellas. It is a quick and cheap fix.

15) Remove decal and bumper stickers 

Have an embarrassing or old decal. You do not need a razor blade or a scissor to remove bumper stickers and cellophane. Spray WD-40 and wait a minute or so before wiping it off.

16) Air Conditioning Dust Filter

Spray a small amount of WD-40 on your AC filter before installing, it is said to make your filter more effective.

17) Remove blood stains

Blood stains are difficult to get out and almost impossible to get out at times. Pre-treat blood stains with WD-40, spray on the stain directly and wait for a few minutes and then go about your usual laundry process.

18) Greasy Driveway

Be it car oil stains or old paint, spray stained areas with WD-40. However, stubborn and old stains may a good scrub, hose down when you are finished!

19) Remove melted plastic from oven

Did you put a container or tray that wasn’t meant to go into the oven? Spray the affected area with WD-40, wait a minute, and wipe with a clean rag. Make sure you wipe it with clean water before using the oven.

20) Protect your sports equipment

WD-40 can be utilized to remove dirt and decals from bicycles and can lubricate your chain and gears as well. You can use it as a protectant on your dirt bike to guard against excessive mud. Additionally, it can be used on watercraft to protect against corrosion and expel moisture.

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