15 Genius Tips for Using WD-40 at Home
(Original article courtesy of housedigest.com)
You may have heard of WD-40 as one of those products that can be used in multiple ways, even if you always turn to it for the same reason time and time again, such as lubricating a squeaky door hinge, for example. However, that can with the signature logo on the vibrant yellow background likely has way, way more uses than you would have ever thought — in fact, according to the WD-40 website, there are over 2,000 documented uses.
There's a use for just about every area in your house, and just about every tricky task on your list. To that end, if you don't already have a can of this product in your home maintenance arsenal, trust us — you'll want to go grab some from the store to have at home. It'll likely come in handy more often than you think. Here are just 15 of the many uses for WD-40.
Remove scuff marks from the floor
With regular use, even if you're careful, your flooring can get various scuffs and scratches over the years. Next time you spot an unsightly scuff in a high-traffic area, don't fret — as Family Handyman suggests, just reach for that can of WD-40. All you really have to do is spray the area and then wipe the scuff away, although you may want to follow up by cleaning the floor as you normally would to get rid of any WD-40 residue.
Get Rid of Residue from Stickers
Whether you've purchased a new glass vase from TJ Maxx or labelled various jars in your pantry that you later want to change, let's face it — nothing is more frustrating than painstakingly peeling away a sticker or label, only to be left with that tacky residue. However, the solution for that turns out to be WD-40, as per Family Handyman. With some WD-40 application and a few minutes of your time, you should be able to effortlessly wipe away any of that pesky residue from your item.
If you're the type to always accidentally leave your metal tools outside in the rain or snow, there's an easy hack for that: When you spot those tools that were forgotten, simply coat them with some WD-40, as the brand's own website suggests. The lubricating substance should help to prevent rust from forming on those tools, so you won't be fretting about having to replace all the implements that you left on the lawn.
Remove Stains from Stainless Sink
Stainless steel sinks are relatively easy to clean and sanitize, but occasionally you may end up with a particularly stubborn stain that just doesn't seem to budge. In cases like that, as Kitchn recommends, reach for a can of WD-40. The multi-use substance will help you tackle that stain, once and for all, whether it's because of rust, hard water, or grease, as WD-40 Australia explains. All you need to do is spray the solution onto the affected area and then wipe away — simple!
Tackle Tile Grout Grime
Even if you clean your bathroom on a regular schedule, it can be challenging to clean the grout — we'd wager that very few people have the patience to scrub along every inch of the grout during their weekly deep-clean. That's where WD-40 can come in handy; as Kitchn indicates, you can spray it on the area you're looking to deep clean, and then wash it with soapy water. This tip applies to tile anywhere in your home, from bathroom floor tile to a kitchen backsplash.