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Unexpected Uses of WD-40

Jan 17, 2018 0 Blog, Improvements

What does Gary Haygood and WD-40 have in common? Gary wants to make your life easier even in its little details.

Check out these great ways we found to use WD-40.

protect bird feeder from squirrels

To 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.

exterminate roaches & repel insects

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 children at home.

get difficult stains off clothes

Spray WD-40 directly on the spot, wait a couple of minutes, and wash as usual. Try to get to the stain while it is still fresh, because once it sets, it will be harder to get rid of.

keep wasps from building nests

The favorite place for wasps to build nests is under eaves, so mist some WD-40 under all the eaves of your house. It will block the wasps from building their nests there.

clean carpet stains

Spray the stain with WD-40, wait a minute or two, and then use your regular carpet cleaner or gently cleanse with a sponge and warm, soapy water. Continue until the stain is completely gone.

kill thistle plants

Just spray some WD-40 on them and they’ll wither and die.

wipe away tea stains

To remove tea stains from countertops, spray a little WD-40 on a sponge or damp cloth and wipe the stain away.

keep dead bugs off car grill

Spray WD-40 on the grill and hood before going for a drive and most of the critters will slide right off. The few bugs that are left will be easy to wipe off later without damaging your car’s finish.

remove decals & stickers

To remove decals and stickers from most surfaces, just spray them with WD-40, wait about 30 seconds, and wipe them away. For stickers on glass, pray WD-40 on the sticker and glass, wait a few minutes, and then use a no-scratch spatula or acrylic scraper to scrape the sticker off.

clean oil spots off driveway

Spray the spot with a generous amount of WD-40 and then hose it down with water.