Who doesn’t have a can of WD-40 around the house? But if you’re using it just to stop squeaks and cut through rust, you’re missing out on a lot of other good uses including cutting through grease.
Try spraying a greasy tool with a little WD-40 — you don’t need much, just a little bit — and then wipe it off. What you’ll find is it’ll cut right through that grease, no problem at all.
Got some grease on your hands? Same thing — spray a little WD-40; it’s a pretty mild solvent, but it’ll cut through a lot. It doesn’t harm your hands at all.
WD-40 is also great for many other common uses. You can use it to remove tar and bugs that are stuck to your car — it won’t harm the paint at all.
If you have kids who have drawn on the walls with crayons, spray a little WD-40 and wipe it with a soft cloth. Don’t worry about it harming or dissolving the paint.
Also, if you have a sticky residue when you peel off a sticker from a surface, and it always leaves some of that glue behind, spray it with some WD-40 and wipe it. You’ll see it comes right off!
So next time you grab a can of WD-40, remember it’s good for a lot more than squeaky hinges.
I love your simple solutions section! I have used many of them.
Glad to hear it, Jean — please pass them on!
Enjoyed your video about WD-40.
But I was reminded of the old saying;
“If it moves and it’s not supposed to, use Duct Tape. If it doesn’t move and it’s supposed to, use WD-40.”
Lori wants you to come by and do a show about making our backyard into a mini-paradise in the city.
The cement on the entrance of my garage door has chipped away on both sides of the iron rod support and so it leaks moisture. I have re-cemented it several times but it crumbles right away. Last winter it froze shut so hard the door would not open. Is there a way to fix it permanently? The driveway and garage floor are in pretty good shape except for this. Thank you. Sure enjoy your show.
Using wD40 on kitchen cabnets cleans and polishes them, smells good too!