Seven ways to use WD-40 that you probably didn’t know

Everybody knows WD-40 is the go-to product for silencing squeaks, displacing moisture, preventing rust, and loosening stuck parts. Here are

Everybody knows WD-40 is the go-to product for silencing squeaks, displacing moisture, preventing rust, and loosening stuck parts. Here are a few uncommon uses of this common household product:

1. Get stubborn stains off your tiles
Spraying some WD-40 on your tiles — floors or walls — is a great way to clean them. It removes spilled mascara, nail polish, paint and scuff marks from tile floors, and also helps wipe away grime from the grout lines. Spray some on the stain and clean up with soapy water.

2. Remove stains from clothes and carpets too
Ink stains, lipstick stains and tomato stains on your clothes? A little spray of WD-40 will ensure the stain will be removed safely and effectively.

3. No more chewing gum nightmares.
Sometimes you just can’t prevent a bit of chewed gum from ending up squished into your carpet. You might also find one of the grandkids accidentally gets gum or a tacky lolly stuck in their/your hair. Instead of cutting a patch out of the carpet or leaving the grandkids with a bad haircut, spray some WD-40 on and see how easy it is to pull the gum out.

4. Erase crayon.
If you’ve got small children visiting at home, you may have encountered the issue of budding artists making your home and walls a canvas for their crayon art. Spray some WD-40 on the crayon marks, wipe with a rag, and the crayon marks disappear. Plus, your paint will still be there.

5. Remove mildew from refrigerator strip. 
Everyone has been troubled at least once by mildew collecting in the air-tight seal strip that is attached to the outer edge of a refrigerator or freezer compartment. WD-40 will actually help remove this and take out the effort that goes into generally cleaning this. Apply it to the affected area, let it sit for a few minutes, wipe off and you have a clean strip.

6. Stuck zippers don’t have to leave you feeling stuck.
Rather than discarding that coat, dress or pair of pants or boots that has an uncooperative or stuck zipper, try using a little WD-40 on the affected area. More often than not, it will smooth it right out.

7. Add to your fishing experience.
WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a tiny amount on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big ones in no time. Also, it is a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose.

Have you ever used WD-40 for any of the above? What other uses of WD-40 do you know?

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