22 Surprisingly Genius Uses for WD-40 That You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Dated: October 5 2020

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We all know that WD-40 is useful for mechanic work, and even to fix some squeaky hinges around the house.

However, there is a whole range of WD-40 hacks that can be used to improve and fix issues around your home. By the time you finish this, you may consider WD-40 your new best friend. Remember to have plenty of open air ventilation when working with WD-40 for health safety.


1. Give those squirrels the slip by spray painting the tops of your bird feeders.

If the bird feeders are high, put a cushion or trampoline underneath for hours of entertainment.

Save46 Amazing Uses for WD-40Reader's DigestTo keep squirrels from taking over a bird feeder, spray a generous amount of WD-40 on top of the feeder. The pesky squirrels will slide right off.-13 uses for WD-40

2. Have a glass stuck inside another that you need to separate without shattering?

Let a little WD-40 work its way down between them and gently separate them. Be sure to wash very well before using again.

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3. You can use WD-40 on cockroaches for an instant kill. Just a quick spritz will do.

If you want to keep those and other creepy crawlies out of your home, spray some WD-40 on the windowsills, frames, screens, and door frames. Be sure to avoid breathing any in, and do not do this if you have babies or small children in the house.

Save46 Amazing Uses for WD-40Reader's DigestExterminate roaches and repel insects Don’t let cockroaches, insects, or spiders get the upper hand in your home. • Keep a can of WD-40 handy, and when you see a roach, spray a small amount directly on it for an instant kill. • To keep insects and spiders out of your home, spray WD-40 on windowsills and frames, screens, and door frames. Be careful not to inhale the fumes when you spray and do not do this at all if you have babies or small

4. WD-40 is awesome for removing difficult scuff marks from your floor. If there are a lot of marks, keep those windows open.

5. Tannin stains (tea and coffee) are easy to remove from a counter with some WD-40 and a sponge or damp cloth.

Save46 Amazing Uses for WD-40Reader's DigestRemove tea stains from the counter

6. You can use WD-40 to dissolve tough stains in the toilet bowl.

Remember your ventilation! Might want to be sure not to get any on the seat, or using the bathroom will be a whole new kind of exciting.

Save46 Amazing Uses for WD-40Reader's Digest13 Amazing Uses for WD-40 8. Clean toilet bowls You don’t need a bald genie or a specialized product to clean ugly gunk and lime stains from your toilet bowl. Use WD-40 instead: Spray it into the bowl for a couple of seconds and swish with a nylon toilet brush. The solvents in the WD-40 will help dissolve the gunk and lime.

7. You can spray WD-40 on the outsides of your windows to prevent frost and snow buildup.

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8. You can prevent wasps and yellow jackets by spraying WD-40 under the eaves of your home, and anywhere they like to build them.

Do it in the spring before they come around and you wont have to dodge uninvited residents every time you walk around the house.

Save46 Amazing Uses for WD-40Reader's DigestKeep wasps from building nests Don’t let yellow jackets and other wasps ruin your spring and summer fun. Their favorite place to build nests is under eaves. So next spring mist some WD-40 under all the eaves of your house. It will block the wasps from building their nests there.

9. Is the shine from your polyurethane shine causing you to reach for your sunglasses?

Spray some WD-40 on a cloth and wipe the floor a bit to tone it down. Be sure not to get it too thick or you might be surfing around your house rather than walking.

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