Uses for WD-40

WD-40 can be a great help when cleaning house, especially in the bathroom. Keep WD-40 under the sink to:

  • Cut through stubborn soap scum on fiberglass shower doors
  • Prevent mildew from forming
  • Stop squeaks on cabinet hinges and drawer slides
  • Prevent rust and corrosion from forming on medicine cabinets

  • Remove unwanted bathtub traction decals (rinse with soap and water after using WD-40)
  • Drive dirt and grime from shower door tracks

By Lisa Trudeau

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September 13, 20040 found this helpful

My local thrift store tends to use a wax pencil to price their items. WD-40 removes the wax pencil with ease.

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January 8, 20050 found this helpful

WD-40 will remove most scuff marks from walls and floors.

By Nancy

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January 10, 20050 found this helpful

I've found that the easiest and best mark remover is Mr. Clean's "Majic Eraser". It works like a charm.

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January 13, 20050 found this helpful

When you are painting, or any type of mechanical work, or working with dirt, anything that will leave your hands with a substance that is hard to take off. This will work.


Note: Be careful not mix any harmful chemicals together.

By Eddie Salinas

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By DearWebby. (Guest Post)
January 14, 20050 found this helpful

When chopping wood all day, WD40 removes pine gum and sap from axe handles and prevents getting blisters or callouses. Also works fine on wheel barrow handles.


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By bsawyer (Guest Post)
January 14, 20050 found this helpful

go to and find 2000 uses

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By jawcsm (Guest Post)
May 6, 20050 found this helpful

Works great to clean tire rims.

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May 23, 20050 found this helpful

Here are some of the uses:

* Protects silver from tarnishing

* Cleans and lubricates guitar strings


* Gets oil spots off concrete driveways

* Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery

* Keeps flies off cows

* Restores and cleans chalkboards

* Removes lipstick stains

* Loosens stubborn zippers

* Untangles jewelry chains

* Removes stains from stainless steel sinks

* Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill

* Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing

* Removes tomato stains from clothing

* Keeps glass & plastic shower doors free of water spots

* Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors

* Keeps scissors working smoothly

* Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes

* Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide

* Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers


* Rids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises

* Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open

* Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close

* Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers

* Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles

* Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans

* Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons and bicycles for easy handling

* Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly

* Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools

* Removes splattered grease on stove

* Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging

* Lubricates prosthetic limbs

* Keeps pigeons ns off the balcony (they hate the smell)

* Removes all traces of duct tape

* Florida's favorite use was "cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers


* The favorite use in the state of New York--WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.

* WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.

* Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!

* If you sprayed WD-40 on a wet car distributor cap, it would displace

the moisture and allow the car to start.

* WD-40, long known for its ability to remove leftover tape mung (sticky label tape), is also a lovely perfume and air freshener!

* Sprayed liberally on every hinge in the house, it leaves that distinctive clean fresh scent for up to two days!

* Seriously though, it removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor!


* Use WD-40 for that nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off.

* Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.

* Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!

Use WD-40!

By Marie DeNovi

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By Diane (Guest Post)
June 16, 20050 found this helpful

It will get out the silly putty that has been smashed into the carpet for two years. Yippie!!

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By Pablo (Guest Post)
December 23, 20060 found this helpful

I see no references to WD40 as a way to fix faucets and shower valves that get stuck after buildup of mineral deposits.

Is there a danger of linkage after use of WD40 for this type of application???

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